Gettysburg Pennsylvania was the site of the Gettysburg
Battle, and directly following the war became the major
hub for Civil War reunions. Today, Gettysburg Pennsylvania
is still a gathering place for soldiers from many different
wars, as well as a memorial place to commemorate soldiers
who have died and even the site of Civil War reenactments.
National Military Museum is a popular attraction in
Pennsylvania and full of war memorabilia and other interesting
information. Nearby, the Gettysburg Pennsylvania National
Cemetery, dedicated to the memory of Abraham Lincoln,
is the site of burials from the Civil War.
The city of Gettysburg started as a gathering place for folks traveling to nearby cities such as Philadelphia and Pittsburgh. The first building to be constructed in what is now the town of Gettysburg, in fact, was a tavern known as the Dobbin House Tavern, built in 1776, which can still be visited today. Eventually, the city of Gettysburg gathered more settlers and became the county seat of Adams County. Historically, Gettysburg was made up of trade workers specializing in shoe making, running taverns and the like. Today, the economy of Gettysburg relies more heavily on Gettysburg travel and tourism.
One major attraction to Gettysburg vacationtioners is
the site of the Gettysburg Battle. During the American
Civil War, the Gettysburg Battle raged on July 1st through
July 3rd in the year 1863, resulting in the death of thousands
upon thousands of soldiers and one civilian. After the
battle, Abraham Lincoln visited the site to attend a ceremony
to dedicate the National Cemetery. It was during this
visit that he delivered his famous Gettysburg Address.
For this reason, the Gettysburg National Cemetery is a
popular part of most Gettysburg vacations.
Gettysburg travelers can include a number of things to do, and there are some great bed and breakfasts and Gettysburg hotels found in the downtown historic district of Gettysburg geared toward accommodating tourists. One popular activity on a Gettysburg vacation is a tip on the Gettysburg Scenic Railroad, which is a real train from 1884, which makes trips between the towns of Gettysburg and Biglerville for about $10 per person. Although food is not served aboard the train, this is a great way to experience Gettysburg travel through the novelty of an old-fashioned train while enjoying some of the natural beauty that surrounds Gettysburg.
Another great option for things to do in Gettysburg includes a trip to visit some of the area's best wineries. Pennsylvania wine tours include trips to wineries found just outside the town of Gettysburg, and there are even some great wine tour packages available for travelers staying in hotels in Gettysburg and throughout Pennsylvania. Yet, another way to enjoy the outdoors while staying in Gettysburg is a trip to one, or many, of the Gettysburg area golf courses. Many are owned by the city itself and as such have quite reasonable prices. Fishing and camping just outside the city are also popular was to spend an afternoon or a weekend - just be sure you have a current out-of-town Pennsylvania fishing license prominently displayed.