There's definitely something for everyone among the Gettysburg tourist attractions, whether you enjoy the charm of small town shops or the thunder of motorcycle riding.
Most people are surprised at the variety of activities and that they're not all battle related, although the picturesque battlefields provide a beautiful background.
The battlefields are one of the main Gettysburg tourist attractions, but you can go beyond the battlefield. Gettysburg is certainly a unique place to visit!
The Best Museums to Visit
When you visit Gettysburg, be sure to stop at some of the places on this list of my favorite Gettysburg museums.
Gettysburg Visitor Center
The new Gettysburg visitor center and museum opened in April 2008. It houses the Getttysburg cyclorama.
The David Wills House Lincoln Museum
A visit to Gettysburg should include a tour of the Wills House Lincoln Museum where President Abraham Lincoln slept before he gave the Gettysburg Address.
The Eisenhower Farm
The Eisenhower farm at Gettysburg was used by President Dwight D. Eisenhower and his wife Mamie during the Cold War as a retreat and place to entertain guests.
Live Theater in the Gettysburg Area
Enjoy live theater during your visit, from summer theater at Totem Pole Playhouse to special stars year round at the Majestic Theater in Gettysburg, PA.
Gettysburg Golf Courses
If you need a break from the battlefield tours, try a round at the Links at Gettysburg or Cedar Ridge Golf Course. Both courses are gorgeous.
Battlefield Harley Davidson
Read about my visit to the Gettysburg Harley Davidson shop.
Boyds Bears Gettysburg
Read about my adventures in the Boyds Bear Country big red barn.
Especially for Kids
There are several historical places in Gettysburg about the Civil War for kids. Children can also take a break from history for other family fun attractions. They're listed here!
I hope you have fun visiting and exploring the variety of things to see and do in Gettysburg.