Both tourists and locals have to park in Gettysburg. It’s definitely worth visiting and shopping downtown, so don’t let parking deter you. Downtown is the best part of Gettysburg and it’s easy to park.
I’ve lived here for 30 years and I rarely have trouble parking. But realize you might need to walk a block or two.
Unless you are a Gettysburg resident, and unless you park in the garage, your parking will technically be limited to three hours. If you’re at a meter and you need more time, come back and re-feed your meter.
There is no grace period for borough meters. If your time is expired you will likely get a ticket.
If you’re in a non-metered space you are limited to two hours unless you have a permit.
Meters are easy to use. There are over 300 of them in the business district around the square. If you drive a bit around the blocks near the square you’ll almost certainly find an open metered space.
You can use the parking app to pay at the meters, and you can also use dimes and quarters. You’ll need 12 quarters to park for two hours near the square, however. Many locals keep a stash of quarters in their car.
There is a parking garage, located at 74 East Racehorse Alley, just behind the Gettysburg Hotel between Carlisle Street and North Stratton Street where you can park all day and not worry about the three-hour limit.
And the parking garage rates are cheaper — only $1.00 per hour.
The meters on the square and within one block of it are the most expensive. Meters more than one block from the Square are $1 per hour just like those in the parking garage, and you need only walk one block.
BE AWARE – METERS ARE ENFORCED. IF YOUR METER EXPIRES YOU’LL LIKELY GET A TICKET.
How to pay your ticket:
If you do get a ticket, it’s really not that expensive. Tickets are $25 if they are paid within one week; $40 after that.
Payment can be made online using this link
Or you can send a check or money order, payable to “Borough of Gettysburg,” to the Gettysburg Borough Office: 59 E. High St. Gettysburg, 17325
There is also a dropbox at the borough office where you can leave your check.
It’s easy to park in Gettysburg – enjoy your visit.