Gettysburg Square

Gettysburg College is ideally located between several major metropolitan locations and is mere steps away from the iconic battlefields that shaped our nation’s history. Our location provides both a lively local atmosphere and close proximity to Washington D.C., Baltimore, Harrisburg and Philadelphia – just one of many ways that we are able to offer big-city resources while maintaining our small-town charm.

Gettysburg students love to take advantage of everything the area has to offer, whether it’s hanging out at the College’s on-campus night club, The Attic, going to Midnight Madness at the dining center, hitting the slopes at Ski Liberty, or doing some shopping at the Outlet Shoppes at Gettysburg.

More to see and do

Around Gettysburg

Beyond Gettysburg:

Regional map


Liberty Mountain Resort (20 minutes)
Spend a winter afternoon skiing, snowboarding, or snow tubing at Ski Liberty.

Hershey, PA (60 minutes)
Stop by the Sweetest Place on Earth, home to Chocolate World and more than 60 rides and attractions, including 13 roller coasters and a water park, at HersheyPark.

Baltimore (75 minutes)
Tour the Inner Harbor and National Aquarium, check out a Ravens or Orioles games, and more.

Washington, D.C. (90 minutes)
Enjoy the Smithsonian Museums and National Art Gallery, panda watch at the National Zoo, and take advantage of the other attractions located in the nation’s capital.