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Camping and Lodging

Scout units visiting Gettysburg typically camp in tents or stay in a cabin. These are the most economical options.
Click on the name of the facility to find out more information.

Cabins

Units from New England, Ohio, and other places located similar a similar distance from Gettysburg like the cabins because they can let tents, stoves and other gear at home.

Camp Tuckahoe

Camp Tuckahoe is the local council camp of the New Birth of Freedom Council. It is located approximately 40 minutes North of Gettysburg. It has eight cabins with capacities ranging from 14 to 40 people. Two cabins, which hold 40 people each, have indoor plumbing and heat. The rest have a frost free spigot outside and a woodstove for heat.

Camp Conewago

Camp Conewago is the small 25 acre council camp of the New Birth of Freedom Council. It was a Council Summer Camp in the 1920's and still has many orginal buildings. It is located approximately 25 minutes East of Gettysburg. It has two small cabins. One can accomodate 21 people, the other 10. It also has 6 "Rothrocks", which are open air shelters that can accomodate 8 people each.

Ironmaster's Mansion Hostel at Pine Grove Furnace State Park

The Ironmaster's Mansion Hostel is a historic building located within Pine Grove Furnance State Park that is managed as a Hostel. Overnight accomdations for up to 48 people are avaliable.


Tent Camping

McMillan Woods

McMillan Woods is a youth group campground on Gettysburg National Military Park. The campsite is free, but there is a small reservation fee. It is open from April through October. Scout groups must have tour permits issued from their local council. Tent camping only; no recreational vehicles. Facilities include water, portable comfort stations, trash receptacles, fire rings, picnic tables, common use area and common use shelter (pavilion). No fireworks, air rifles, firearms, or cutting of trees in the park.

For additional McMillan Woods campground information, go to http://www.nps.gov/gett/planyourvisit/campgrounds.htm

Daniel Lady Farm

The Daniel Lady Farm is owned and operated by the Gettysburg Battlefield Preservation Association. The farm played an important role in the battle as HQ for Confederate 2nd Corps in the attack on Culps Hill and as a field hospital. It is located 1/2 mile east of Gettysburg on Hanover Road (PA-116). Camping is allowed by Scout Units. Information is located on the Ameican Living History Education Society Website

Camp Tuckahoe

Camp Tuckahoe is the local council camp of the New Birth of Freedom Council. It is located approximately 40 minutes North of Gettysburg. It has 14 campsites which can accomodate 40 to 50 people each.

Camp Conewago

Camp Conewago is the small 25 acre council camp of the New Birth of Freedom Council. It was a Council Summer Camp in the 1920's and still has many orginal buildings. It is located approximately 25 minutes East of Gettysburg. It has 7 campsites that can accomodate approximately 25 people each.

Pennsylvania State Parks

Caledonia and Pine Grove Furnace State Parks are a reasonable distance from Gettysburg and have group campsites.

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