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.
At Battlefield Brew Works…It’s all about the beer. We start by personally meeting with all of our suppliers and hand select the best they have to offer in grains and hops. Then we slowly hand craft our beers to bring you a historical experience like no other.
Dan Kulick has over 18 years of brewing experience. He started homebrewing while attending the University of Pittsburgh. He is still true to his homebrew roots by being vice president of the A.L.C.Y (Ales and Lagers Carbonated by Yeast) Homebrew club. Dan then honed his craft as a professional Brewer at Rock Bottom Pittsburgh under the watchful eye of Brewmaster Matthew Carroll. He was the assistant Brewer at Rock Bottom for over four years before transitioning to Gettysburg and Battlefield Brew Works.
Spirits of Gettysburg Distillery is the first licensed distillery in Gettysburg and Adams County since prohibition and shares the historic site with Battlefield Brew Works. The distillery was created to build on the success of the Brew Works: a distillery uses fermented products and separates alcohol from water based on the difference in their boiling points.
Come to the Historic Montfort Farm and raise a pint in the Spirit and to the Spirits of Gettysburg!
Located in the historic W. H. Monfort Farm, the brick farmhouse was completed around 1848 and the architecturally significant PA Dutch brick-end barn was completed the following year. Henry Monfort and his brother, Jacob, built the house and farmed the land. A family letter written on 8 July 1863, only 5 days after the battle of Gettysburg, documents events on the farm. As Johnson’s Division began to be evacuated from Culps Hill, the farm was converted into a Confederate Field Hospital. Over 1,300 Confederates were brought here, making it one of the largest Confederate Hospitals, with soldiers occupying the house, barn and considerable space around the farm. When the Confederates retreated from Gettysburg, 446 soldiers were left at the farm. They remained for about 28 days before consolidation at Camp Letterman (Hospital Hill). Forty-seven died and were buried on the farm, but were disinterred and moved to Hollywood Cemetery in Richmond Virginia later. The families lost considerable livestock, crops, furniture, clothing, linens, etc. and were not compensated until the late 1880’s. The farm remained in the Monfort family until around 1921.