The Gettysburg Hotel, Est.1797
What became Gettysburg was carved out of the wilderness in the mid-1700s by Scottish-Irish immigrants, who were later joined by English settlers, German Lutherans, and a small number of free African Americans. In 1863, the quiet country town in Adams County was forever inscribed in the memory of the nation when Union soldiers halted the Confederate army’s and where President Lincoln memorialized the fallen in his poignant address at the battlefield cemetery’s dedication. Preservation efforts begun immediately after the Battle of Gettysburg, and renewed following its 25th and 50th anniversaries, saved much of the battlefield as a commemoration. Gettysburg’s historic downtown has also recently been the focus of a major preservation initiative.
Beyond being the site of one of America’s greatest speeches and the Civil War’s largest battle, Gettysburg offers access to outstanding scenic beauty, recreation, and festivals and other historical landmarks such as the Eisenhower National Historic Site, Dwight D. Eisenhower’s home during his presidency and retirement
At the heart of Gettysburg’s historic district, The Gettysburg Hotel is located at One Lincoln Square at the junction of Rt. 30 and Bus. 15, within an hour’s drive from Harrisburg, Pa., and a two hour’s drive from Washington, D.C., and Baltimore, Md. The closest airport is Harrisburg International Airport; the next-closest is Baltimore-Washington International. Gettysburg has a small airfield for private aircraft. Car rentals and limousine and taxi service are available. A seasonal trolley makes stops at local attractions, and commercial buses run from downtown Gettysburg to the battlefield year-round.
Gettysburg is situated in south central Pennsylvania at the junction of Business Route 15 and Route 30. From the north or south, take Business Route 15 to Gettysburg. From the east or west, take the Pennsylvania Turnpike to Business Route 15 South, or travel Route 30. The Gettysburg Hotel is located at One Lincoln Square, where Business Route 15 and Route 30 meet.
From Baltimore-Washington International Airport (BWI)
From the airport take I-95 North towards Baltimore. Exit I-95 onto I-695 North. Follow I-695 North and exit onto I-795 North. Follow to Route 140 West to Westminster, Maryland. Exit Route 140 to Route 97 North and continue approximately 20 miles to the traffic circle in Gettysburg. The hotel will be on your right when you enter the traffic circle.
From Harrisburg International Airport
From the airport take Route 283 West to the Pennsylvania Turnpike. Exit at old Exit 17 onto Route 15 (Gettysburg Pike) South. Continue on 15 South for approximately 25 miles and exit at the York Street Exit (Route 30) and proceed West on Route 30. Follow approximately two miles to the traffic circle and the hotel will be on your right side.
Harrisburg International Airport
One Lincoln Square
Gettysburg, PA 17325