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.
Debra McCauslin of For the Cause Productions has created and provides "Freedom Lies Just North: The Underground Railroad Tours of Adams County" and "Echoes from the Past: African American Voices At Gettysburg Tours." Both driving tours last approximately 2 and a half hours.
The Underground Railroad of Adams County Tour takes place in the heart of the northern Adams County fruitbelt in the pristine Quaker Valley just ten minutes from Gettysburg. Visit the Yellow Hill Cemetery, the historic Menallen Friends Meetinghouse and the area where free Blacks and Quakers collaborated to help others find freedom years before the Civil War literally came to our doorsteps. Costs are $15 for adults and $5 for students. Details are available at www.gettysburghistories.com.
The African American Voices at Gettysburg Tour takes place in Gettysburg and features stories of local and nationally-known people of color who lived in or visited Gettysburg before, during and after the Civil War. Hear echoes from the past in the voices of ALL those connected with the period in our history. Costs are $15 for adults and $5 for students. Details are available at www.gettysburghistories.com.
To book either tour or for more information, please contact Debra McCauslin at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 717-357-5812 (cell) or 717-528-8553 (office). Proceeds from For the Cause Productions are donated toward local preservation.
Avid historian Debra Sandoe McCauslin, author and publisher of Yellow Hill: Reconstructing the Past Puzzle of a Lost Community, is an instructor at Harrisburg Area Community College. She has made presentations to historical societies and Civil War Roundtables throughout the eastern US. McCauslin specializes in people and places of local interest around the time of the Battle of Gettysburg. Presentations range in length from 20 to 60 minute and are ideal for civic clubs, school classes, special interest groups and the general public. To see a full listing of all For the Cause Productions programs, visit www.gettysburghistories.com.