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.
This Historic and Victorian Inn, named in honor of Brigadier General Elon John Farnsworth, who led an ill-fated charge after the failure of Pickett's charge, claiming the lives of Farnsworth and 65 of his men, is the ultimate place to host your next event. The original part of the house was built in 1810, followed by the brick structure in 1833. The house sheltered Confederate Sharpshooters during the three-day conflict, one of whom is believed to have accidentally shot 20 year-old Mary Virginia "Jennie" Wade, the only civilian who died during the battle. More than 100 bullet holes are still visible on the south side of the home. Following the battle, the home was used as a hospital. The Lincoln procession passed the Farnsworth House on November 19, 1863, on the way to the National Cemetery where President Lincoln delivered the famous Gettysburg Address. The Farnsworth House has won many awards and recognitions over the years. A&E, BBC, Food Network, Discovery, History, Sci-Fi, Travel Channels, Hollywood Squares, and Wheel of Fortune have featured our Historic Inn.
For a dining experience reminiscent of the Civil War era, our Meade and Lee Dining rooms offer Pennsylvania Dutch and period fare served by period dressed servers. Whether you choose a buffet or a plated meal for your group, everyone is sure to leave full and satisfied. Our family friendly Sweney's Tavern features a vast collection of props from the movie, Gettysburg, and is the perfect casual atmosphere to host your meeting, luncheon, or dinner. Our Civil War camp is complete with wagons, tents, a waterwheel, blacksmith shop, and so much more. This is the perfect outdoor venue for a lunch, dinner, or history presentation.
A dinner theater experience is something that your guests will remember forever. We can add a ghost or history presentation to your meal or schedule a tour directly after. Your tour guide, dressed in period attire, will take you for a trip back in time. With his or her detailed accounts and stories, you and your attendees are sure to have a great time.