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There's so much to see and do in Gettysburg, your dilemma won't be what to put on your schedule but rather how to fit it all in. A good place to start and get your bearings is the Historic Train Station - it doubles as both an attraction and the Official Visitor Center of the Gettysburg Convention and Visitors Bureau. They'll help you with your trip planning and leave no stone unturned if that's what you desire. If you'd rather go at a more leisurely pace and put an itinerary together yourself, we've come up with a list of best attractions in Gettysburg for you as well.
One of the most visited National military parks in the country is also Gettysburg's main attraction. Visitors can tour the Gettysburg National Military Park and the Battlefield by car on their own or with a registered guide via bike, Segway, foot, or horseback. (We loved the Segway.)
Most of the town's attractions center around the Battle of Gettysburg and the Civil War but there are also plenty of things to do that don't involve a look back into history. If you're traveling with kids in tow, be sure to break up the history lesson for them and go on the Gettysburg Scenic Railroad. They'll enjoy riding an 1884 Vintage rail coach through nearby towns. The Explore and More Children's Museum gives kids a chance to explore, play and build.