Concierge Corner
   
 
   
  The James Gettys Hotel is located in historic downtown Gettysburg, which was established in 1787. Today, many of the original buildings have been restored and a self-guided walking tour brochure is available at the hotel lobby. The tour will take you by many historic structures that have molded the heart of our community. Also now available is a Licensed Town Guide Walking Tour with your personal town guide, you will hear human interest stories about our town relating to the battle and our towns history. As you walk through Gettysburg, you will also be intrigued by the many unique shops. uments, and other collectibles.

Nightly ghost tours are offered by Ghosts of Gettysburg, whose main office can be found on Baltimore Street. Just a few doors down from the Ghost office, you will find the Shriver House, a living history museum where you can step back in time to 1863 and learn of the Shriver family and their life during the Battle of Gettysburg. Further down Baltimore Street and on to Steinwehr Avenue, you will find Tessa's Habitat, a wonderful gift shop focusing on Civil War gifts, collectible bears, ceramics, and candles.

Gettysburg offers a number of tour possibilities. You can hire a Licensed Battlefield Guide at the National Park Visitors Center, who, for a reasonable fee, will accompany you and your companions on a guided tour of the battlefield. You can also tour the battlefield in a fully restored 1930's Yellowstone tour bus from Historic Tours. Battlefield tape tours are also available - we recommend the Gettysburg Battlefield Tape Tour produced by Greystone Communications and sold at the National Park Visitor Center.

Other Local Activities of Adams County include:

  • Antiquing
  • Visiting the Gettysburg National Military Park and Eisenhower National Historic Site
  • Golfing at well over a dozen courses all within a 30 minute drive
  • Hiking the Appalachian Trail and other state park trails
  • Downhill and Cross-Country Skiing
  • Touring local wineries and microbrewery
  • Sampling local produce at our many orchards and fruit markets (Farmers Market on the Square - every Saturday from 7:00 AM - 12:00 noon - June through September)
  • and anything else we can help you find

We will do our best to make your stay as memorable as possible.

 
  James Gettys Hotel   27 Chambersburg Street   
Gettysburg, Pennsylvania 17325
Tel: 717-337-1334 or 1-888-900-5275  Fax: 717-334-2103
 
  2006 James Gettys Hotel