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.
Gettysburg National Military Park’s free summer interpretive program series begins on June 11 and offers visitors a chance to learn about the people and places that made history during the Battle of Gettysburg. Hike the fields of Pickett’s Charge, explore the rocky summit of Little Round Top, reflect on the words of the Gettysburg Address, and much more on these Nation Park Ranger-guided experiences. Gettysburg is offering new and exciting summer programs that will appeal to first time and repeat visitors alike. Highlights include:
For visitors interested in living history, the Visit to the Past programs helps to connect people with the life and work of soldiers and citizens over 150 years ago:
At the George Spangler Farm, the National Park Service is offering a new, experiential program that places visitors in the roles of doctors and nurses who worked at the field hospital, struggling to save the lives of the over 1,900 wounded men who were treated there. Tickets are required to visit the farm, which is owned by the non-profit Gettysburg Foundation, and is accessible by shuttle bus only. Tickets can be purchased at the Museum and Visitor Center. Open Friday through Sunday, 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
For a complete listing of all of the free summer ranger programs, please visit our website at www.nps.gov/gett, or pick up the Today in the Park planning guide available at the Park Service information desk inside the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum and Visitor Center, 1195 Baltimore Pike, Gettysburg. Gettysburg National Military Park is a unit of the National Park Service that preserves and protects the resources associated with the Battle of Gettysburg and the Soldiers’ National Cemetery, and provides an understanding of the events that occurred there within the context of American history.
Gettysburg National Military Park
Gettysburg, PA 17325