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.
The Historic Farnsworth House Tour & Fare "Showplace of the Civil War" offers Civil War Camp, Farnsworth House Tour, Combination Tours, and Dine in an Authentic Civil War Camp. If you are looking for the Civil War experience, this is the place to visit. Tour an authentic Civil War Camp and have lunch or dinner right in the camp. Surrounded by tents, wagons and sleds, experience a day in the life of a soldier. Eat from a tin plate like the soldiers used and drink apple juice dispensed from the back of a 1885 wagon and drawn from an oak barrel. Whether you are looking for something to do for 2 people or 100 people, this is the place for you!
In Their Shoes: Experience life through the eyes of a Civil War Soldier, and follow us to the garret (attic) of the Farnsworth House for a sharpshooters view of Cemetery Hill, and to see relics from the Gettysburg Battlefield. Then follow them to an authentic encampment to experience the hardships of everyday life for a Civil War soldier! Tour a civil war camp conducted by a civil war soldier in full battle dress. During this program, you will experience a day in the life of a soldier. Guests are issued a wooden replica rifle, haversack and hat. See tents, wagons, spring house, blacksmith tent and a demonstration by your guide. The camp area is actual battle ground held by confederate during the battle of Gettysburg. This tour also includes:
Eat In Camp –”A once in a lifetime experience”
25 Person Minimum – Tax and Gratuity Inclusive
Have lunch or dinner in the same area the Louisiana Tigers ate during the battle. All meals include a choice of bottled water or apple juice dispensed from the back of a 1895 wagon and a choice of two sides: applesauce, mac & cheese, green beans, or whole kernel corn. For dessert, enjoy gingerbread topped with fresh whipped cream.
Abraham Lincoln – charbroiled quarter pound black angus burger
Elon Farnsworth – all beef hot dog with all the trimmings
Civil War Soldier – Beef Stew served over our buttermilk biscuits
Jeff Davis – Creamed chicken served over our buttermilk biscuits
John Pyles – Farnsworth House Inn specialty Game Pie made with pheasant, duck, turkey and bacon served in a rich brown sauce over our buttermilk biscuits
11th Corp Whole Pig Roast - 40 person minimum – Tax and Gratuity inclusive
Roasting a whole pig is a special Camp event unlike pork prepared for the Civil War soldiers and referred to as “Salt Pork” rarely using ham or bacon. Our fresh pig is slowly roasted for over 7 hours at a low temperature and is fork tender and succulent. Hand pulled and served plated or on a roll
Group rates, menus and additional information is located on our website or call Sarah Dull at 717-334-8838 for more information.