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.
Music, Gettysburg! is a premier concert series featuring international, regional and local musical artists for the greater south central Pennsylvania region. Concerts are free and open to the public thanks to support for the series that comes from the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg, from businesses and from many individuals.
All concerts (unless specially noted) take place in the chapel of the Gettysburg Seminary.
Mark Oldenburg, Chair of Music, Gettysburg! notes that musicians and musical ensembles come from all over the country, and the world, because they love the venue in Gettysburg — both the chapel’s extraordinary acoustics, and the appreciative audiences too.
Friday, Oct. 14: Janet Yieh, organist - 7:30pm; Catch a rising star! One of America’s most exciting young organists, fresh from Juilliard and Trinity, Wall Street.
Sunday, Nov. 13: Sunderman Chamber Players - 4pm; Five stars from the Sunderman Conservatory perform gems from the Baroque including music by Handel, Telemann and selections from J.S. Bach’s comic “Coffee Cantata.”
Monday, Nov. 14: Air Force Heritage Brass - 7pm; Bringing the military tradition of brass, percussion, and vocals to the concert stage, Heritage Brass performs patriotic favorites, jazz standards, and new compositions with excellence and precision.
Sunday, Nov. 27: Advent Choral Vespers - 7:30pm; Starting off the holiday season with transcendental music of hope and expectation in the candle-lit chapel, led by the Schola Cantorum of Gettysburg.
Sunday, Dec. 18: Sing Out, Ring Out, Christ is Born - 7pm; Our annual Christmas concert offering favorite performers in sampler of holiday delights.
Friday, Jan. 20: Burns Night - 7:30pm*; Celebrating Robert Burns, Scotland’s national bard, with his verse, and music from the Highlands by Cormorant’s Fancy. *(Saturday as snow date)
Sunday, Jan. 29: Felix Hell, organist - 4pm; The internationally renowned organist returns to his favorite instrument.
Sunday, Feb. 19: Opera Susquehanna: Lucia di Lammermoor - 4pm; A concert production with orchestra, soloists, and chorus from a new regional ensemble.
Sunday, Mar. 5: Aire Duo - 4pm; Music for soprano and trumpet, from Susan Hochmiller and Steven Marx, two of the stars of the Sunderman Conservatory.
Sunday, Apr. 23: Double Choir - Folkemer Psalms and More - 3pm; The world premiere of Stephen Folkemer’s Psalm Concert sung by the Schola Cantorum of Gettysburg and the Mt. St. Mary’s Chorale, with soloists, strings, brass and organ. Plus plenty of other glorious choral masterworks for Double Choir and instruments.
Sunday, Apr. 30: Gettysburg Children's Choir and Chamber Chorale - 4pm; These area vocal ensembles, featuring students in grades three through twelve, go from strength to strength, combining the energy of youth with precision far beyond their years.
Sunday, May 14: Gettysburg Chamber Orchestra - 4pm; Celebrating its 20th anniversary with nothing but Brahms, the GCO brings back violinist Tessa Lark for the Violin Concerto and concludes with the 2nd Symphony.
Saturdayday, June 10: Gettysburg Brass Band Festival - Noon-8pm; We’re delighted to host this all day event on our outdoor pavilion, and to sponsor one of the East Coast’s finest bands.
Sunday, Jun. 11: American Songbook 2 - 4pm; Wayne Hill, Michael Matsinko and special guests return, this time presenting the greatest hits of Irving Berlin and Jerome Kern, plus the melodies of WW2.
Sunday, Jul 2: Dearest Home - 6pm; The perfect way to spend Independence Day weekend in Gettysburg: popular music from Civil War times, in the shade of the trees of Schmucker Grove.