Dog Friendly Activities in Gettysburg, PA

Gettysburg is more than just a beautiful historic town, it is a destination for travelers with dogs. Read through this guide for advice on things to do and places to go in the Gettysburg area with your furry best friend. 

The Gettysburg National Military Park

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The Gettysburg Battlefield contains 1,300 monuments, markers, memorials, and plaques. Paved roads and well marked walking paths connect the magnificent sculptures all over the Battlefield. The Gettysburg Battlefield is a dog walker's dream come true. The park is also over 9 square miles in size, which means there's always plenty of new places to explore with your dog on a leash. The only limitations placed on dog owners is that dogs are not allowed inside any cemetery, building, or museum. 

The Gettysburg Dog Park

Gettysburg has a fenced in park designed for dogs! The park is open from 6:00 AM to Sunset all year long. At the park your dog can enjoy the freedom of being off of a leash and you can relax knowing they are in a fenced in dog friendly park. The park is located at 545 Long Lane, Gettysburg, PA 17325. Click here to visit the Gettysburg Area Recreation Authority's official website

The Gettysburg Outlet Shoppes

The Gettysburg Outlet shoppes are a strip mall style shopping plaza with plenty of space for walking your dog around. Outdoor benches and outdoor access doors to restrooms make this a particularly good place to shop with your dog. Designer brand outlet stores include Under Armour, Brooks Brothers, Coach, Bass, Tommy Hilfiger, Eddie Bauer, Adidas, Harry & David, The Gap, Talbots, Columbia Sportswear, and many more. Click here to visit the Outlet Shoppes at Gettysburg official website. 

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Places to Eat with your Dog

Gettysburg restaurants have adapted to the trend of visitors travelling with their dogs. Many local Gettysburg eateries have outdoor seating areas where guests with dogs can sit and enjoy a delicious meal without hiring a dog sitter for the evening.

Dog friendly Gettysburg restaurants include:

  1. The Pike Restaurant & Lounge
  2. Farnsworth House Tavern
  3. O'Rorke's Eatery and Spirits
  4. Reid's Orchard and Winery

Dog Friendly Battlefield Tours

There are two different ways to tour the Gettysburg Battlefield and bring your dog along with you. You can reserve a tour with a Licensed Battlefield Guide by calling the Association of Licensed Battlefield Guides. Licensed Battlefield Guides ride in your personal motor vehicle and give you a tour of the Battlefield. Tours can be set to a standard two hours or additional hours can be added to extend the length of the tour beyond two hours. You can also tell a Guide whether there is a specific area of focus that you would prefer them to focus the tour on. Another way to tour the battlefield with your dog is to pick up a free copy of the Gettysburg Auto Tour at the National Military Park Visitor's Center. The Auto Tour brochure can also be downloaded by clicking here. With this guide you can drive from place to place at your own pace in your personal motor vehicle and learn the story of the Battle of Gettysburg.