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.
See a different side of Gettysburg, with this look at the people and places that played a part in World War II. You will visit two prisoner-of-war camps hidden away from public view—one an interrogation camp and another serving as a work facility.
Hear stories of the navy’s map-making operation preparing for the invasion of Japan, and consider the scrap drive that almost took some of the battlefield’s most famous monuments.
Learn why an intelligence camp was located here, training specialized troops for psychological warfare.
You will also hear moving stories of WWII veterans buried in the national cemetery (yes, the one that Lincoln dedicated). From Pearl Harbor to the Battle of the Bulge to Guadalcanal, these war-time casualties (nearly 500 laid to rest here) encompass all theaters of the war and all branches of the military service.
*Note: Wear Comfortable Shoes
Event Dates and Times:
May 13th, June 3rd & August 19th - 3:00pm
September 17th - 9:00am