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. Or you can
download the new
Gettysburg walking tour app . The tour will take you by
many historic structures that have molded the heart of our community.
The home of David Wills is now open to the public and fully restored
by the National Park Service. The
David Wills House is the place where President Lincoln
stayed when he came to Gettysburg in Novmeber, 1863 and put the
finishing touches on his famous speech, the Gettysburg Address.
Licensed Town Guide Walking Tours are available 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. As you stroll
down Chambersburg Street past the hotel, you will pass Lord Nelson's
Gallery, featured on our website. For more infomation
on our many specialty shops and galleries please visit http://www.gettysburg.travel/visitor/shop.asp
Our pick favorites are Spirited Ladies, A&A Village Treasures,
Blue Brick Gallery, Gettysburg Frame Shop, A Little Irish too, and
so many more. Every month the Gettysburg Area Retail Merchants Association
Friday Gettysburg Style".
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
Museum, 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. This is a must see museum!! Further down
Baltimore Street vist Lincoln in Art and on to Steinwehr Avenue,
you will find Tessa's Habitat and Dale Gallon's
Gallery. The shops are endless and varied from the finest art to
the simplest souvenir.
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. Horseback tours and Segway tours add a unique
twist to your tour experience.
Gettysburg's newest attraction is the National
Park Visitor Center located about 1 1/2 miles south of Gettysburg
on the Baltimore Pike (Route 97 South). The vast museum will take
you through the causes of the Civil War
as well as other battles between 1860-1865. The main focus is on
the Battle of Gettysburg and the story is told thru the life of
the common soldier, the correspondants and the civilians themselves.
An orientation film narrated by Morgan Freeman is a must see! The
Cyclorama is a huge oil painting depicting Pickett's Charge. The
painting is longer than a football field and over 26 feet high.
Cyclorama which means 'painting in the round' was a popular form
of entertainment in the late 1800's. They were originally shown
to make a person feel as though they were in the midst of the battle.
This exhibit now includes the sky and accompanying diarama and which
has been fully restored. Another must see part of our nation's history.
The center is also the site where you can purchase
tickets to tour the Eisenhower National Historic Site. Shuttle
buses leave from the visitor center on a scheduled basis and take
you to the only home President and Mrs. Eisenhower ever owned. Once
at the farm you will take a self guided tour of the home and the
grounds. This tour takes about 2 hours and is a nice addition to
your Gettysburg experience.
Other Local Activities of Adams County include:
- Visiting the Gettysburg National Military
Park and Eisenhower National Historic Site
- Golfing at well over a dozen courses all within a 30 minute
- Hiking a potion of the Appalachian Trail
and other state park trails included in Caledonia State Park and
Michaux State Forest.
- Downhill and Cross-Country Skiing
- Tour local wineries including Adams
County Winery, Hauser
Estate Winery and Reid's
Orchard and Winery
- 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) Great Markets
to visit include - The historic
Round Barn, Boyer
Nursery and McDannell's
- Spa services - we recommend Gettysburg
Day Spa a full spa located just a block away from the hotel.
- 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
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