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 smoke and flame of full scale artillery fire, the explosions and smell of black powder, smoke rings drifting in the air, the distinct pounding of thundering hooves and the metallic clash of mounted cold steel sabers will always be a highlight for both re-enactors and visitors at the annual Gettysburg Civil War Re-enactment.
July 3-5, 2015, the popular events will be held at the Gettysburg movie site. This beautiful event site is three miles south of Gettysburg next to Gettysburg National Military Park, the Eisenhower National Historic Site, the historic Sachs Mill Covered Bridge, and overlooks Big and Little Roundtop.
Exciting battles daily. Besides these popular battles, there will be field demonstrations, live mortar fire, a living history village, medical demonstration area and two large living history tents with continuous programs all day. Just a few of the announced living history programs include ladies period dress, Civil War music, period religious services, Civil War period weddings, presentations by the generals and Civil War photography. Visitors can also stroll through the military camps talking to the re-enactors and browse the extensive sutler area.
The 152nd Gettysburg Anniversary Civil War Reenactment is a very popular all-day family event designed to both entertain and educate.
Tickets and complete information are available at the Official Gettysburg Re-enactment website at www.gettysburgreenactment.com or by calling the Gettysburg Anniversary Committee at (717) 338-1525. Order tickets early as grandstand seating usually sells out in advance.