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.
Join us for a night of food, drinks, and a lot of history. Enjoy your dinner in Sweney's Tavern while Tim Smith gives a history lecture. For several years now, Tim has taught us about various topics at our Round Tables, and it has become a must-see event. Suggested $10.00 admission to attend plus the cost of your food. We hope to see you there.
The Bushwhacker: On June 23, 1863, a detachment of the 14th Virginia Cavalry was galloping along the Chambersburg Pike, west of Cashtown, in pursuit of Northern Militiamen. As the riders passed though a narrow defile at the base of Gallagher's Knob, a shot rang out from the woods nearby. A gray-clad soldier, slumped in his saddle, mortally wounded, the first Confederate soldier to die in Pennsylvania during the Gettysburg Campaign. The man who pulled the trigger was Henry Hahn, a local resident, who had under the influence of alcohol, boasted that he would shot the first Rebel he saw. Although he is said to have regretted his rash act for the rest of his life, history would forever remember him as “the Bushwhacker.” Join Licensed Battlefield Guide and Historian, Timothy H. Smith as he recounts the events surrounding was has become known as the incident on South Mountain, June 23, 1863.