Gettysburg, PA from Culp's Hill

The borough of Gettysburg from the observation tower at Culp's Hill in Gettysburg National Military Park. 12/26/18

U.S. 15 Business travels 14.2 miles through Gettysburg in southern Adams County. The bannered route extends north from Emmitsburg, Maryland to Fairplay in Freedom township along Emmitsburg Road. Crossing Marsh Creek into Cumberland township, U.S. 15 Business advances north to Greenmount and Gettysburg National Military Park.

Within the borough of Gettysburg, U.S. 15 Business lines Steinwehr Avenue northeast to Baltimore Street (former U.S. 140/PA 97). Baltimore Street leads the route north to U.S. 30/PA 116 at Lincoln Square in Downtown. Carlisle Street continues U.S. 15 Business north to Lincoln Avenue and PA 34, where it turns east to Harrisburg Street.

Leaving Gettysburg, U.S. 15 Business follows Old Harrisburg Road north from Harrisburg Street into Straban township. Combining with PA 394 on Shrivers Corner Road, U.S. 15 Business returns to U.S. 15 west of Hunterstown.

U.S. 15 Business was established in 1964 over the former route of U.S. 15. U.S. 15 along the limited access highway bypassing Gettysburg to the east was completed in 1962.

U.S. 15 Business North

U.S. 15 Business (Emittsburg Road) enters Gettysburg National Military Park north of Barlow Greenmount Road (SR 3006).
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Reassurance marker north of Wheatfield Road in Gettysburg National Military Park.
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Sickles Avenue converges with U.S. 15 Business alongside a walking/horse trail.
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Steinwehr Avenue continues U.S. 15 Business north from the Gettysburg borough line ahead of King Street.
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The north end of PA 134 (Taneytown Road) ties into U.S. 15 Business (Steinwehr Avenue) opposite Washington Street (SR 049).
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PA 134 (Taneytown Road) heads 7.5 miles south from Gettysburg to Barlow and the Maryland state line near Harney.
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Baltimore Street (SR 2035) extends 2.42 miles north from the end of PA 97 at U.S. 15 (Blue-Gray Highway) to become a part of U.S. 15 Business at Steinwehr Avenue.
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U.S. 15 Business continues along Baltimore Street north from the former end of U.S. 140/PA 97 to Downtown Gettysburg.
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Reassurance marker at Baltimore Street and Locust Avenue.
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U.S. 15 Business (Baltimore Street) north between Breckenridge Street and Wade Avenue.
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PA 116 stems west from U.S. 15 Business along Middle Street to Fairfield Road away from Gettysburg.
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PA 116 arcs southwest from Gettysburg to Fairfield and PA 16 in Carroll Valley.
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U.S. 15 Business North Pennsylvania Route 116 East

U.S. 15 Business (Baltimore Street) meets U.S. 30 at Lincoln Square in Downtown Gettysburg. Still posted as of 2019, the erroneous shield for U.S. 34 was installed by 2012.
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U.S. 30 follows Chambersburg Street west and York Street east from U.S. 15 Business at Lincoln Square.
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PA 116 turns east alongside U.S. 30 (York Street) to Hanover Street.
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Beyond U.S. 30 and Gettysburg, PA 116 continues to Bonneauville and McSherrystown.
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Lincoln Square
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U.S. 15 Business North


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U.S. 15 Business shifts onto Lincoln Avenue east to Harrisburg Street at the south end of PA 34 on Carlisle Street.
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U.S. 15 Business South

U.S. 15 Business curves onto Lincoln Avenue west from Harrisburg Street south to PA 34 on Carlisle Street in Gettysburg.
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PA 34 (Carlisle Street) runs north from Gettysburg to Biglerville and Bendersville.
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U.S. 15 Business overtakes Carlisle Street south from PA 34 at Lincoln Avenue.
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U.S. 15 Business (Carlisle Street) meets U.S. 30/PA 116 west from York Street and U.S. 30 east from Chambersburg Street at Lincoln Square.
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U.S. 15 Business continues south from Lincoln Square along Baltimore Street.
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U.S. 15 Business South Pennsylvania Route 116 West

A trailblazer for PA 97 references the former alignment of the state route on Baltimore Street from U.S. 15 Business at Steinwehr Avenue, 11 blocks to the south.
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PA 116 overlaps with U.S. 15 Business (Baltimore Street) 452 feet south to Middle Street.
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PA 116 branches west from U.S. 15 Business to Fairfield.
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U.S. 15 Business South


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U.S. 15 Business (Steinwehr Avenue) enters Gettysburg National Military Park south from King Street in Gettysburg.
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Emittsburg Road leads U.S. 15 Business south from Long Lane at Gettysburg.
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Photo Credits:

06/04/05, 12/26/18 by AARoads

Connect with:
U.S. 15
U.S. 30
Route 34
Route 97
Route 116
Route 134

Page Updated 02-08-2021.

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