Originally Posted by John from Central Florida
Gettysburg is an awesome place. If you're a history buff a day or two won't really cut it. Late spring - early summer are not bad, just be sure you don't go on July 4th week (thousands are there each year for the battle anniversary). Not trying to plug any particular campground (everybody has their favorites for their own reasons) but I've stayed several times at Artillay Ridge Campground, simply because it's just across the street from the park.
I am an avid KOA fan. However, Artillery Ridge Campground is the place to stay (Artillery Ridge Campground - Artillery Ridge Union Artillery Reserve Campground
). We have stay there several times and the Gettysburg Visitor's Center is less than a 5 minute drive. Also, that RV spots are good sized, especially if you get in the back of the campground.
I would say 4 - 5 days would be good if you really like history and want to take advantage of all the free Ranger talks. We did about 2 - 3 a day. There is also the Eisenhower farm to see.
As for dinner, I recommend the Dobbin House (Dobbin House Tavern
) for fine dining. As for a sport bar atmosphere we like the Appalachian Brewing Company (Gettysburg Battlefield – Appalachian Brewing Company
). There beer is good, but their root beer is amazing.
I think the best time to go is September/October.