15+ Stunning Day Trips from DC You Can’t Miss » Local Adventurer
Distance: 82 mi / 1 h 30 min (map)
Things You Can’t Miss: Self-Guided Audio Tour, Jennie Wade’s House, Ghost Tour
What to Eat: Food 101, Mason Dixon Distillery, The Garryown Irish Pub
Taking in the tranquil beauty of these green fields, it’s hard to imagine the horrors that took place over the three days at Gettysburg. Even when listening to how events played out during your self-guided audio tour, it’s impossible to take it all in.
Monuments, large and small, line the route honoring all those who fought here. Witnessing the turning point of the US Civil War is a moving experience, but there is more to see than the battlefield.
The town of Gettysburg has many historic buildings that still carry scars of the war. To glimpse daily life in the 1860s, tour the Jennie Wade House, who was also the only civilian killed during the three days of fighting. While in town, enjoy browsing the antique stores or go search for the paranormal on a ghost tour.