Yes we have a famous battlefield to tour by car, bicycle, horseback, and even on foot but we boast a wealth of activities beyond those historic acres.
From historic taverns to ethnic cuisine, farm-to-table dining to unique edibles, the tastes of Gettysburg are sure to please every palate.
With adventures to suit every budget, Gettysburg and Adams County businesses offer plenty of packages to help visitors create their dream vacations.
A full marathon (26.2 miles) hosted by The Gettysburg Foundation and the YWCA Gettysburg & Adams County. Most of the course is on the Gettysburg National Military. Gettysburg has never hosted an event like this, and you will want to make sure you have a spot at the first-ever Gettysburg Battlefield Marathon. Pass historic sites such as Pennsylvania Monument, Sachs Covered Bridge, Devil's Den, Eternal Light Peace Memorial and more. The marathon begins and ends at the Gettysburg National Military Park Visitor Center. Click here for a map of the course.
This race will be popular and the field is limited to 1000 runners and we have an early bird special of $110. After July 1, the price increases to $135. The registration fee includes a free long-sleeve hi-tech shirt with race logo (must register by Oct. 6), tickets to the Gettysburg National Military Park Visitor Center with access to the Cyclorama painting and “New Birth of Freedom” film and more SWAG. Finishers will receive a medal at the finish line. A pre-run spaghetti dinner will be held on Saturday from 5-8 pm at the Gettysburg Area Rec Park, 545 Long Lane, Gettysburg. The price of the meal is included with your registration, runners may purchase additional meals for their family and friends for only $10. Runners must register online. Click here and follow the steps. All proceeds benefit the host organizations.
About the YWCA
The YWCA Gettysburg & Adams County is a membership organization that has been meeting the needs of our entire community for over 90 years. The YW is the largest child care provider in Adams County. It works toward racial justice and the economic empowerment of women. The YW offers a fantastic fitness center with the only public indoor swimming pool.
About The Gettysburg Foundation
The Gettysburg Foundation’s mission, in partnership with the National Park Service (NPS), is to enhance the preservation and understanding of the heritage and lasting significance of Gettysburg and its national parks. The Foundation focuses its work primarily on the battle of Gettysburg and its context in the American Civil War, as well as President Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address. Assistance is also given to occasionally support the Eisenhower National Historic Site, President Dwight D. Eisenhower’s residence in the Gettysburg community.