8 days in Valley Forge, Gettysburg & Harpers Ferry Itinerary

8 days in Valley Forge, Gettysburg & Harpers Ferry Itinerary

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8 days in Valley Forge, Gettysburg & Harpers Ferry Itinerary

Pittsburgh
Fly:  4​h
Valley Forge
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
Gettysburg
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Harpers Ferry
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  3​h 45​min
Pittsburgh

3
days
Valley Forge

Valley Forge
The Village of Valley Forge is an unincorporated settlement located on the west side of Valley Forge National Historical Park at the confluence of Valley Creek and the Schuylkill River in Pennsylvania, United States. Venture out of the city with trips to Chaddsford Winery (in Chadds Ford), Longwood Gardens (in Kennett Square) and Harrah's Philadelphia (in Chester). Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at Chanticleer Garden, take in the history at Valley Forge National Historical Park, stop by Baldwin's Book Barn, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Norristown Farm Park.

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Pittsburgh to Valley Forge is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive. November in Valley Forge sees daily highs of 54°F and lows of 36°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can travel to Gettysburg.

Things to do in Valley Forge

Parks Classes Nightlife

Side Trips

Harrah's Philadelphia, Chanticleer Garden, Longwood Gardens, Norristown Farm Park, Baldwin's Book Barn
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Longwood Gardens
Longwood Gardens
Harrah's Philadelphia
Harrah's Philadelphia
Valley Forge National Historical Park ©

2
days
Gettysburg

Gettysburg
Located near the memorial park marking the site of one of the largest Civil War battles, the town of Gettysburg sits in a landscape of rolling green hills with views of the Blue Ridge Mountains in the distance.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Tue): get engrossed in the history at Gettysburg National Military Park Museum and Visitor Center and then take in the history at Gettysburg National Military Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed): have some family-friendly fun at Victorian Photography Studio, witness the site of a historic battle at Association of Licensed Battlefield Guides, then stroll the grounds of Gettysburg National Cemetery, then brush up on your military savvy at Gettysburg Museum of History, and finally take in the views from Sachs Covered Bridge.

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Getting from Valley Forge to Gettysburg by car takes about 2 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to 53°F, and evening lows to 37°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can drive to Harpers Ferry.

Things to do in Gettysburg

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3
days
Harpers Ferry

Harpers Ferry ©
With a population of less than 300, Harpers Ferry is as quaint as they come.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Harpers Ferry: Winchester (Rocking S Ranch, LLC, Handley Regional Library, & more). Spend the 25th (Sat) exploring nature at Harpers Ferry National Historical Park. There's still lots to do: get to know the fascinating history of Antietam National Battlefield, look for gifts at True Treats Historic Candy, and sample the fine beverages at Bloomery Plantation Distillery.

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Getting from Gettysburg to Harpers Ferry by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train. In November in Harpers Ferry, expect temperatures between 55°F during the day and 35°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Harpers Ferry

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Winchester, Bloomery Plantation Distillery, Antietam National Battlefield
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Antietam National Battlefield ©
Antietam National Battlefield
Bloomery Plantation Distillery
Bloomery Plantation Distillery
Rocking S Ranch, LLC ©
Rocking S Ranch, LLC

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