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Gettysburg National Military Park

Leashed dogs are allowed to visit the outside portions of the battlefield at the pet-friendly Gettysburg National Military Park in Pennsylvania. Gettysburg was one of the most famous American battlefields, which marked the turning point in the Civil War. Later, President Lincoln gave his famous Gettysburg Address here. The battlefield consists of auto and walking tours. Please note that dogs are not allowed into buildings or the cemetery. Visit Website

Or call (717) 334-1124 or email GETT_Superintendent@nps.gov for more information.


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Gettysburg National Military Park has received a rating of 4.5 out of 5 bones by 11 canine critics on BringFido and 5.0 out of 5 by 8,379 guests on TripAdvisor.

  • Tori
    Oct 16, 2023
    Great history spot to bring the pups

    We did the auto tour with our pups which worked perfectly because we got to go at our own pace and walk around with the pups at each stop. It is a great way to have your fur family added in the trip. I will say it is a lot of in and out of the car but we'll worth it and the only spots they can't go in is the building and cemetery.

  • Kathy
    Sep 10, 2023
    Amazing place to visit

    The history, education, statues and Auto Tour were excellent. Download the NPS app for the Auto Tour. We learned a lot! Lots of space for you to walk with your dog.

  • Megan
    Jun 27, 2023
    Auto Tour for the Win

    While the museum and visitor’s center are off-limits to pups the auto tour was great! We picked up a map from the visitors center and used the NPS app for audio clips. There was parking at the stops along the way so we could get out with the doggies and explore.

  • Alyssa
    Jun 12, 2022
    Nice historical walk

    GNMP has really nice trails that are denoted on a large map near the Visitor’s Center. Dogs loved it!

  • Marissa
    Oct 4, 2021
    Loved Walking with our Pup

    A caravan-style tour of the site was perfect because our dog rode alone with us. The only place he wasn’t allowed was the visitors center (no buildings) and the National Cemetery. But there was so much to walk and see, including Little Round Top!

  • Emily
    Jul 16, 2021
    Great for a Day with a Dog

    Make sure you arrive at the Visitor Center early (like an hour or so before they open!) to get great, crowd-free photos with the beautiful sign and the statue of Abe. There are maps up for grabs without going inside which is really convenient. The trails that branch off the Visitor Center are lovely and we made a really long loop. Getting an early start meant enjoying a lot of great areas with little to no crowds even on a holiday weekend.

    Pretty much all the monuments are dog-friendly, just no cemeteries and nothing indoors. When you are done for the day do a tick check- we found one on our pup even though he is up-to-date on his preventions.

  • Nicholas
    Apr 10, 2021
    Full of history

    From what we could tell there was 2 dog friendly trails. We hiked before visitors center open so there may be more options available. Get there early it fills up quickly after nine am.

  • Theresa
    May 15, 2018
    Self-guided audio car tour

    Dogs aren't allowed in the visitor center, but we got out of the hot car and waited in the shade of the bookstore entrance side while we took turns inside. You'd have to ask if they're allowed at the outdoor patio with umbrella-covered tables outside the saloon. This picture was taken at the separate bathroom rest stop on the self-guided, car audio tour.

  • Brea
    More than a year ago
    Lots of choices

    Lots of different kinds of places for walks. We had a pleasant little hike on Culp's Hill.

  • Courtney
    More than a year ago
    Historical Adventure!

    This was a great trip! You can take your dog along! Just no cemeteries or inside the buildings. Everyone was very sweet to my dog. There were a lot of people on Memorial Day so I was glad that my dog handled crowds of hands petting him so well. Definitely NOT a place for unfriendly dogs.

  • Becky
    More than a year ago
    Wonderful sight seeing

    I took my Shepherd (Canine Good Citizen and Therapy certified) to the parks and took some of the most gorgeous pictures, to date, of him. People were friendly and receptive towards his friendly attitude. The park is NOT a good place to take an unsocialized dog because people naturally approach you and want to pet your dog. GREAT hiking, wonderful trails.

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