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Things to Do in Gettysburg, PA

Gettysburg, PA, is known around the world for the Civil War battle that took place in July 1863. For over 150 years, visitors have stopped to see the landscape and walk in history's footsteps. Today, we invite you to discover all that Gettysburg has to offer including the engaging and tasty experiences in the countryside of Adams County.

A Gettysburg getaway is just the thing you need to make your summer inspiring! Let us help you plan your next Gettysburg vacation with a few planning tips. 

Planning a Gettysburg history adventure? Look no further. Be sure to take in a battlefield orientation program before heading out on one of ten different ways to learn about the 3-day Civil War battle including horse tours, Segway tours, bicycle tours and more. Be sure to include a walking tour of the town of Gettysburg where the civilians hid as the battle raged through the streets and the wounded soldiers were cared for in homes and churches. Let a period guide lead you through personal stories in restored house museums. Engage with the history first-hand each weekend in season during Living History encampments. 

Take in another era of Gettysburg at the Eisenhower National Historic Site, the only home that the President and his wife, Mamie, ever owned. 

Beyond the history, you will be entertained with two new escape rooms, food tours, and theater. Take in a concert or country event. Spend your late evening chasing tales of the supernatural, or hunt for a ghost with actual equipment. 

Don't forget to save time for shopping in Gettysburg. The downtown offers a variety of boutique shops and galleries, while surrounding towns like New Oxford provide an antique shoppers paradise. Don't miss the savings at the outlets. You may want to consider an extra suitcase.

And don't forget your cooler for all the farm fresh produce from the markets. Known for our apples, the Adams County area also grows delicious veggies, peaches, blueberries, strawberries and more! Don't forget our dairy industry for amazing fresh milk and cheeses. We also like to convert our homegrown fruits and grains into craft cider, spirits and wine. 

If you are looking to explore our outdoors, be sure to pack your hiking boots. Discover a variety of nature with hike through the battlefield, a local preserve or the nearby State Parks. If you enjoy a round of golf, you can select from several courses, all open to the public. In the winter, strap on your skis or snowboard for a mountain adventure! You will quickly discover that Gettysburg is your year-round destination of choice!

A Summer Morning Hike at Strawberry Hill Nature Preserve

A Summer Morning Hike at Strawberry Hill Nature Preserve

By Paige Neidig – During every hike I take, I have this one notable moment of appreciation. It can happen at any time during my hike, but all at once I am hit with wonder, appreciation and gratitude for the life I’ve been given. Don’t get me wrong, I am often reminded of these things; … Continue reading A Summer Morning Hike at Strawberry Hill Nature Preserve

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Four Unique Experiences Only Found in Adams County, Pa.

Four Unique Experiences Only Found in Adams County, Pa.

By Paige Neidig – Are you looking for something new to do during your next vacation to Gettysburg? Mix things up with one of these unique experiences right here in the Gettysburg area. I bet you didn’t know Gettysburg is the home to 12,000 elephants, cat soldiers, a piano-playing pig and the world’s largest ball … Continue reading Four Unique Experiences Only Found in Adams County, Pa.

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5 Ideas for a Girls’ Night Out in Gettysburg

5 Ideas for a Girls’ Night Out in Gettysburg

Sometimes life can get a little hectic and you just need a night out with your girls. Next time you need a break from the kids, or maybe even a break from your significant other, get your group of girlfriends together and take a road trip to Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, to try a couple of these … Continue reading 5 Ideas for a Girls’ Night Out in Gettysburg

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