The hotel is located on Lincoln Square in downtown Gettysburg, within walking distance of the museums, battlefields, and other historic sites at Gettysburg National Military Park.
Established in 1797 as a tavern, the hotel was recently renovated, though it still preserves its historic details. Gettysburg Hotel has been named the city’s best hotel each of the past six years by Celebrate Gettysburg magazine.
Next door to the hotel is the David Wills House, where President Lincoln finished writing the Gettysburg Address. You can tour the home’s five museum galleries and two re-created rooms.
Enjoy a romantic dinner by the fireplace at the on-site restaurant; this Getaway includes a $20 dinner credit here. Or grab a pint at the Gettysburg Hotel's local tavern, an English-style pub with a turn-of-the-century mahogany bar.
The hotel’s guest book includes Ulysses S. Grant and Henry Ford, and President Eisenhower used the hotel as his national center of operations.
Guests can take a dip in the seasonal rooftop pool or work out in the onsite fitness center.
Guest rooms are outfitted with flat-screen TVs and free high-speed Internet.
Light renovations will be taking place in the lobby through mid-March.
Gettysburg, Pennsylvania: Civil War Battlefields Set in Rolling Hills and Valleys
A little more than 100 miles west of Philadelphia, Gettysburg lies in the scenic hills of the Cumberland Valley in southern Pennsylvania. The town is probably best known as the site of the Civil War’s most famous—and bloodiest—battle. Each year, visitors flock to the 20,000-acre Gettysburg National Military Park, where Union soldiers defeated General Robert E. Lee’s Confederate troops and turned the tide of the war. Led by a Civil War expert, you can take a guided tour of the battlefields, or you can drop by Gettysburg National Cemetery, the spot where President Lincoln delivered the Gettysburg Address.
The hilly landscape makes a picturesque backdrop for a number of seasonal outdoor activities, such as golf at The Links at Gettysburg or skiing and snowboarding at Liberty Mountain Resort, a few miles outside of town. Day trips to Baltimore and Washington, DC, are easy—both cities are about a 90-minute drive from Gettysburg.