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.
History is brought to life on canvas with the new American Art Retreat at Gettysburg - four-day, all-inclusive adult art and history getaway, which features first-class accommodations and customized fine-dining experiences.
Art connoisseurs and beginners alike will discover the fundamentals of plein-air painting, explore the nation’s most famous Civil War battlefield, relish in the beauty and bounty of southern Pennsylvania and engage in lively lectures by experts.
The new retreat will debut Sept. 23-27, with an emphasis on portraits, learning to capture person’s likeness, uniqueness and mystery. A second retreat will be offered Oct. 7-11, which will focus on the theme of still lifes, perfect for the season as the bountiful apples turn red and jewel-toned leaves dazzle in the sunlight.
Vacationers will begin each day embracing their creative side, learning the fundamentals of painting outdoors in the serenity of Gettysburg’s hallowed ground. Then, artists will spend the afternoons enjoying a variety of activities, including an adventurous battlefield horse-trail ride, a picturesque wine tour through local vineyards and numerous stops at notable historic sites.
Evenings will be spent indulging in delicious fine-dining meals created especially by The Wyndham’s Executive Chef Claude Rodier, followed by engaging lectures with pre-eminent scholars on topics ranging from Gettysburg’s impact on world history to the current state of fine art in America.
After a compelling day spent painting, touring and dining, retreatants will be able to unwind and relax at The Wyndham, Gettysburg’s finest hotel, offering upscale amenities including plush bedding, flat screen TVs, an indoor swimming pool and a state-of-the-art fitness center.
The American Art Retreat is offered to adults 21 and over and will provide all art supplies, four continental-style breakfasts, two picnic lunches, one formal lunch at an award-winning Gettysburg restaurant, luxury motor coach transportation and much more.
For more information and to register for the retreat, visit www.americanartretreat.com.
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