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.
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, but the app is quirky. You can’t buy less than one hour on the app, for instance.
It’s a lot easier to use quarters. You’ll need 12 quarters to park for two hours near the square, however. Locals keep a stash of quarters in their car.
There is also a parking garage, located at 74 East Racehorse Alley, just behind the Gettysburg Hotel between Carlisle Street and North Stratton Street. You can park all day there and not worry about the two-hour limit.
BE AWARE – METERS ARE ENFORCED. IF YOUR METER EXPIRES YOU’LL LIKELY GET A TICKET.
Parking garage rates are cheaper — only $.75 per hour.
It’s easy to park in Gettysburg – enjoy your visit.