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Stay in Gettysburg and stray throughout Adams County, Maryland and areas of Pennsylvania. Discover history, factory tours, arts and family fun.

The Shriver family homestead for 6 generations. Tour this museum complex consisting of the main house and award-winning grist mill.

410-848-2288

3311 Littlestown Pike,
Westminster, MD 21158

Winter, spring, summer, fall - you'll find something to do in every season at the 3,500-acre Codorus State Park. Located just a short drive from Gettysburg, we're the perfect addition to your family vacation.

717-637-2816

2600 Smith Station Road,
Hanover, PA 17331

East Coast Exotic Animal Rescue is a non-profit animal sanctuary located in the rural foot-hill mountains of Fairfield, Pennsylvania.

717-642-5229

320 Zoo Road,
Fairfield, PA 17320

In 1802, Elizabeth Ann Seton was a loving wife and mother. Within two years, her husband’s business failed, and he died. Just 29 years old, she was a widow, single mother of five, and bankrupt. Discover how she faced these challenges, thrived, and went on to become the first American-born saint.

301-447-6606 301-447-6004

339 South Seton Avenue,
Emmitsburg, MD 21727

Our Famous Washington D.C. Tour Our Nation's Capital, Washington D.C. is just a short ride from historic Gettysburg. See it in a day with the Stars and Stripes Tour! It is the perfect complement to your Gettysburg vacation or a fun day trip.

877-723-1863 717-528-1660

Pick-up locations at selected Gettysburg hotels,
and campgrounds, York Springs, PA 17372

Understand the Gettysburg Campaign through this multi-state tour which begins in Virginia and follows the armies through Maryland into Gettysburg.

1195 Baltimore Pike,
Destination Gettysburg Visitor Information Desk, Gettysburg, PA 17325

From our petting zoo to our bottle feeding and pony grooming experiences, our interactive farm is fun for the whole family. We believe it's important for children to have fun, laugh, explore and have experiences that make memories for years to come.

717-359-0070 410-259-6707

874 Plunkert Road,
Littlestown, PA 17340

Experience your love of nature at Strawberry Hill! Explore miles of hiking trails that connect to Michaux State Forest, engage with our naturalists by booking an educational program, play in cold mountain creeks or enjoy a picnic by our pond.

717-642-5840

1537 Mount Hope Road,
Fairfield, PA 17320

An adventure through "America's Orchard" is a wonderful way to experience our authentic Adams County destination.

Historic South Mountain Fruit Belt,
Adams County, PA

Northern Central Railway–Steam into History is an excursion railroad that offers an authentic experience where you can meet presidents and generals, experience the Wild West, enjoy the beautiful countryside and ride along the very rails that helped build and save our nation.

717-942-2370

2 West Main Street,
New Freedom , PA 17349

Discover the unique tastes of Adams County, Pennsylvania's craft beverages with a self-guided journey along the Adams County Pour Tour.

717-334-6274

Around Adams County,
Gettysburg, PA 17325

The Lincoln Highway, our nation’s first coast-to-coast highway, marked the birth of popular American tourism – vacationing by automobile.

724-879-4241

See and feel the emotions rise and fall as you embrace Bull Run, Shiloh, Vicksburg, Chancellorsville, Wilderness, Antietam and Gettysburg.

717-260-1861

1 Lincoln Circle At Reservoir Park,
Harrisburg, PA 17103

Located off Pumping Station Road, this bridge was used by both Union and Confederate Troops, visitors today can walk across the lattice bridge.

717-334-6274 800-337-5015

Water Works Road,
Gettysburg, PA 17325

UTZ snacks deliver freshness you can taste in every satisfying crunch. See how we create the taste through a factory tour.

717-637-6644

900 High Street,
Hanover, PA 17331

Bicycling around Gettysburg is a great way to see the sites, enjoy our community and stay healthy. Healthy Adams Bicycle/Pedestrian presents a variety of ride options in town, on the battlefield and throughout scenic Adams County. Download a variety of cue sheets for your next Gettysburg bike ride.

Central PA’s year-round indoor and outdoor entertainment complex is the perfect destination for all ages and every occasion, offering indoor and outdoor go-karts, miniature golf, two-tier LED LASERTRON laser tag, HOLOGATE VR, batting cages, roller skating and the largest arcade in South Central PA.

717-258-4741

29 S. Middlesex Road,
Carlisle, PA 17015

The Hanover Area Chamber of Commerce is dedicated to furthering the business efforts of the greater Hanover area.

7176376130 7176376130

146 Carlisle Street,
Hanover, PA 17331

Fall in love with autumn at The National Apple Harvest Festival! Enjoy beautiful handmade crafts, delicious food, and entertainment for the whole family!

717-677-9413

615 Narrows Road,
Biglerville, PA 17307

Located in the forests of South Mountain, Kings Gap Environmental Education Center offers outdoor recreation, overnight lodging at the impressive Cameron-Masland Mansion and a variety of environmental education and interpretive programs.

717-486-5031

500 Kings Gap Road,
Carlisle, PA 17015

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