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Our hometown is full of excitement, fun and even the unexpected. The people, business and organizations in Adam County host special events in Gettysburg, PA year-round, and there is always something new to see. In addition to special battlefield celebrations and events that let you experience history in different and unforgettable ways, the area is home to unique festivals, fairs, exhibits, theater & concerts that you won't want to miss when visiting Central Pennsylvania.

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Free Tour of Soldiers' National Cemetery with Licensed Battlefield Guide

Saturday, August 3, 2019

Join a Licensed Battlefield Guide (LBG) at the Soldiers' National Cemetery Rostrum just inside the Taneytown Road entrance for a free 45-60 minute guided tour of the cemet...

Soldiers' National Cemetery
96 Taneytown Rd, Gettysburg, PA 17325
724-290-3905
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Friends of Adams County Library Summer Book Sale

Saturday, August 3, 2019

Support the Adams County Library with a visit to their Summer Book Sale. Over 25,000 books of varying genres will be for sale.  Free and convenient parking is availabl...

Redding Auction House
1085 Table Rock Road, Gettysburg, PA 17325
717-334-0163
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George Spangler Farm & Field Hospital Hosts Living History Encampments & Programs

Saturday, August 3, 2019

Visitors to the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center have an opportunity to experience the George Spangler Farm & Field Hospital throughout the 20...

Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor
1195 Baltimore Pike, Gettysburg, PA 17325
877-874-2478
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Gettysburg National Military Park Summer Interpretive Programs

Saturday, August 3, 2019

Gettysburg National Military Park’s free summer interpretive program series begins runs from June 8 to August 11, 2019 and offers visitors a chance to learn about the pe...

Gettysburg National Military Park
1195 Baltimore Pike, Suite 100, Gettysburg, PA 17325
717-334-1124 ext. 80
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Glen Rock Express with No. 17

Saturday, August 3, 2019

Outside your window is the beautiful York County Heritage Rail Trail, while you enjoy this one-hour ride to Glen Rock, PA. We will take you back in time to the 1860s, whe...

Northern Central Railway-Steam Into History
2 West Main St, New Freedom, PA 17349
717-942-2370
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Historic Downtown Food Tour

Saturday, August 3, 2019

Eat your way through Gettysburg! Enjoy downtown in a whole new way as we eat our way through the most delicious and historic neighborhoods on this Gettysburg food tour. Embark...

Downtown Gettysburg
101 Chambersburg Street, Gettysburg, pa 17325
717-688-9584
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Mystery Tour/Untold Tales

Saturday, August 3, 2019

Meet a Gettysburg Licensed Town Historian/Guide at 6pm Saturday or Sunday evening behind the Gettysburg Hotel (in the courtyard) for a 60 minute Mystery Walking Tour of Untold...

Gettysburg Hotel Courtyard
Race Horse Alley, Gettysburg, PA 17325
717-253-5737
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Nature of the Battlefield

Saturday, August 3, 2019

Nature of the Battlefield is part of the summer campfire series at the Gettysburg National Military Park, hosted at the Pitzer Woods Amphitheater. All programs begin at 8:30pm...

Gettysburg National Military Park
W. Confederate Avenue, Gettysburg, PA 17325
717-642-5840
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Night at the Museum, 1863

Saturday, August 3, 2019

The Battle of Gettysburg changed more lives than we could ever imagine. The events that took place in July of 1863, in a small town many people had never heard of, foreve...

Gettysburg Heritage Center
297 Steinwehr Avenue, Gettysburg, PA 17325
717-334-6245
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One Hundred Nights of Taps

Saturday, August 3, 2019

The notes of Taps will fill the air in Gettysburg every evening this summer as the famous 24-note call is sounded in honor of those who have served our nation. The Lincoln Fel...

Soldiers' National Cemetery
1195 Baltimore Pike, Suite 100, Gettysburg, PA 17325
717-334-1124 ext. 80
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Pop Up Pub

Saturday, August 3, 2019

Head to The Outlet Shoppes at Gettysburg for a Pop Up Pub with local breweries, including Miscreation Brewing Company! Stop by the Food Court to quench your thirst. Sa...

Food Court at The Outlet Shoppes at Gettysburg
1863 Gettysburg Village Drive, Gettysburg, PA 17325
717-337-9705
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Rupp House Courtyard Chats

Saturday, August 3, 2019

Visitors to the Rupp House History Center have an opportunity to enjoy a series of Courtyard Chats throughout the 2019 summer season. Join us and relax in the comfort of a roc...

Rupp House History Center
451 Baltimore Street, Gettysburg, PA 17325
717-338-1243
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Seldom Seen Tour

Saturday, August 3, 2019

Experience a 90 minute walking tour that takes you places off the beaten path in the town of Gettysburg. Hear unexpected stories from Gettysburg's varied history that...

Gettysburg Lincoln Railroad Station
35 Carlisle Street, Gettysburg, PA 17325
7172535737
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Smithsonian’s American Democracy: A Great Leap of Faith Exhibition at the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor

Saturday, August 3, 2019

Inspired by the permanent exhibition at the National Museum of American History, American Democracy: A Great Leap of Faith opens to the public July 20, 2019, in the Getty...

Gettysburg National Military Park Visitor Center
1195 Baltimore Pike, Gettysburg, PA 17325
717-338-1243
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South Mountain Fair

Saturday, August 3, 2019

A small country fair featuring rides for the kids, barns filled with farm animals, many homemade needlework exhibits, photography, home canned fruits and vegetables, fresh pro...

South Mountain Fairgrounds
615 Narrows Road, Biglerville, PA 17307
717-677-9663
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Summer Double Decker Bus Tour

Saturday, August 3, 2019

This summer, visitors to the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center have the opportunity to step aboard a double decker bus for a special open-air tour ...

Gettysburg Foundation
1195 Baltimore Pike, Gettysburg, PA 17325
877-874-2478
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The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas

Saturday, August 3, 2019

Join us for the performance of The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, music and lyrics by Carol Hall, book by Larry L. King and Peter Masterson, produced by Theatre A Go-Go, Inc...

Totem Pole Playhouse
9555 Golf Course Road, Fayetteville, PA 17222
717-352-2164
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The Lion King, Jr.

Saturday, August 3, 2019

Based on the very popular Disney animated feature film and Broadway musical, the African savannah comes to life on the Gettysburg Community Theatre stage with Simba, Rafiki an...

Gettysburg Community Theatre
49 York Street, Gettysburg, PA 17325
717-334-2692
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Underground Railroad Tours: McAllister Mills

Saturday, August 3, 2019

Learn about the historical significance of the Underground Railroad and hear the stories of those escaping slavery. Discover a part of the battlefield that is seen by only a s...

McAllister Mill
53 East Middle Street, Gettysburg, PA 17325
717-339-9047
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Carlisle Truck Nationals

Sunday, August 4, 2019

Join us for a BIG celebration of Trucks featuring Big Rigs,. Mini Trucks, Antiques, Custom Vans, 4x4’s and more! Witness Monster Truck Shows, while the VA Giant Rid...

Carlisle Fairgrounds
1000 Bryn Mawr Road, Carlisle, PA 17013
717-243-7855
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