Inn at a Glance: The Inn at Lincoln Square
This red-brick building in downtown Gettysburg has had several incarnations in the last 200 years. It started out as a home around 1820, and later served as a clothing store and the city’s branch of the YWCA. It’s now a homey inn with three suites and two townhouses.
- Historical style: Suites and townhouses hark back to earlier eras with features such as four-poster beds and patchwork quilts.
- Modern amenities include WiFi access and partial or full kitchens.
- Warm welcome: Each stay includes a bottle of wine.
- Where to eat: The Parrot, an American Fusion restaurant about a block away, serves food like its signature burger made with local organic beef.
- Awards: TripAdvisor’s Certificate of excellence for 2013, 2014, 2015, and now 2018.
Gettysburg, Pennsylvania: Civil War Battlefield amid Rolling Hills and Valleys
Gettysburg lies in the scenic hills of southern Pennsylvania’s Cumberland Valley. The town is best known as the site of the Civil War’s most famous—and bloodiest—battle. Visitors explore 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. Guests can take guided tours of the battlefield or drop by Gettysburg National Cemetery, where President Lincoln delivered the Gettysburg Address.
The hilly landscape makes a picturesque backdrop for a number of seasonal outdoor activities, such as golf in the summer and skiing at Liberty Mountain Resort in the winter. Day trips to Baltimore and Washington, DC, are easy—both cities are about a 90-minute drive away.