With several hotels in town and more along the main routes, visitors have plenty of options -- and Frederick lodgings are close enough, too. If you plan to attend the reenactment in July, reserve at least 8 months in advance.

In the heart of town, the 109-room Quality Inn Gettysburg Motor Lodge, 380 Steinwehr Ave. (tel. 800/228-5151 or 717/334-1103; www.gettysburgqualityinn.com), has outdoor and indoor pools and an exercise room.

If you'd like to sleep in a bit of history, the Best Western Gettysburg Hotel, 1 Lincoln Sq. (tel. 800/528-1234 or 717/337-2000; www.gettysburg-hotel.com), is on the town square. Down the street is the James Gettys Hotel, 27 Chambersburg St. (tel. 888/900-5275 or 717/337-1334; www.jamesgettyshotel.com), with 12 suites.

Two hotels are located at the Gettysburg Gateway complex northwest of the battlefield on Route 15. The Wyndham Gettysburg, 95 Presidential Circle (tel. 717/339-0020), has 248 rooms, indoor and outdoor pools, and a contemporary style. The Courtyard by Marriott, 115 Presidential Circle (tel. 717/334-5600), is slightly more casual with 152 rooms and an indoor pool. The location of these hotels is ideal for families. About 5 minutes from downtown, they offer four restaurants, a lounge, and free parking. Also here is the eight-screen Gateway Theatres (tel. 717/334-5575, or 334-5577 for movie schedule), which shows the 30-minute "Fields of Freedom" film about Gettysburg all day long in summer (afternoons only other times).

Outside of town, the Quality Inn at General Lee's Headquarters, 401 Buford Ave. (tel. 800/228-5151 or 717/334-3141; www.thegettysburgaddress.com), overlooks the battlefield of Seminary Ridge, and has an outdoor pool. The Hilton Garden Inn Gettysburg, 1061 York Rd. (tel. 877/782-9444 or 717/334-2040; www.gettysburg.gardeninn.com), has an indoor pool.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.