Things to Do

So Many Choices

Gettysburg is a central location for exploring south central Pennsylvania, Maryland and northern Virginia. Stay with us a week and you will tour the Gettysburg attractions plus have time to do several day trips to Harrisburg, Hershey, Lancaster, Antietam, Harpers Ferry and Washington DC.

To help you with your plans, visit for the “Calendar of Events” in order to add special events that be be taking place in Gettysburg during your visit. And remember to ask Eileen for further suggestions as you plan your trip.  We suggest a minimum of two full days and ideally a three day visit to Gettysburg.  See our suggested itinerary below but feel free to explore all the options and create your own as well.


Day One

Tour the National Military Park Visitor’s Center Museum  just two miles from our B&B in the morning followed by a private tour of the battlefield in the afternoon with a Licensed Battlefield Guide. Enjoy dinner at the Dobbin House and take a Ghost Storytelling walk in town.


Day 2

Tour the Eisenhower Farm in the morning followed by lunch at a downtown Gettysburg restaurant and a tour of either the Shriver House, the Wills House or the Jenny Wade House. Spend some time in the boutique shops along Chambersburg, York and Baltimore Streets and possibly enjoy wine tasting at the downtown winery shops. Finish your day with a Paranormal Investigation with Stewart Cornelius of History and Haunts.


Day 3

Choose from either a tour of the many area antique malls, a visit to the three area wineries or an agri-tourism visit to the orchards and farm stands of the area. Nearby New Oxford is home to over 200 antique shops and close to the Hauser Estate Winery which have wonderful local PA wines. The Round Barn is one of the outlets for local produce. In addition to these ideas, the third day could take advantage of either a horseback or a segway battlefield tour.