Gettysburg Campus

About the Gettysburg Campus

Located within two hours of Baltimore and Washington D.C., the Gettysburg campus of United Lutheran Seminary is situated in the heart of one of our country’s most charming and historically important towns.

The seminary, founded in 1826, is the oldest Lutheran seminary in the Americas, and was a key location during Battle of Gettysburg. Thus a simple walk around campus provides students and their families with what we call a “thin space” experience; a sense that we’re standing in the space that exists between and beyond the temporal.

While Gettysburg is a small town, our unique location draws approximately three million visitors per year. In fact, Trip Advisor named Gettysburg the top historical family vacation spot in the nation! The town is set to accommodate both tourists and residents with restaurants, bars, coffee shops, and recreation opportunities. From the seminary you can walk right into downtown Gettysburg, where you can sit in the garden with a “cuppa” at The Ragged Edge or a “glass” at the Garry Owen pub, enjoy the nightlife on the square, or shop in one of the many boutiques.

Right on our campus you’ll find the fully equipped YWCA— gym, fitness center, swimming pool and more—to which our students and their families enjoy subsidized memberships. Our 52-acre campus also hosts a greening seminary featuring 66 geothermal wells, a 16 bed kitchen garden and fully stocked food pantry for use by the seminary community, and a mile long multi-use historic pathway looping through unparalleled view sheds.

One of my favorite things about living in Gettysburg is the opportunity to be active and engaged in both historical and contemporary issues while living in a truly unique, caring community.

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