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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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Cooking Class - Canning Peaches

Thursday, July 25, 2019

Join us for a special canning 101 class and learn how to can peaches right here at the market. You won’t taste better canned peaches anywhere since you will be using the...

Hollabaugh Bros. Inc.
545 Carlisle Road, Biglerville, PA 17307
717-677-8412
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Free Tour of Soldiers' National Cemetery with Licensed Battlefield Guide

Thursday, July 25, 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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Gettysburg National Military Park Summer Interpretive Programs

Thursday, July 25, 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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JUL25

Glen Rock Express with No. 17

Thursday, July 25, 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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JUL25

Make a House

Thursday, July 25, 2019

Are you a budding architect or designer? Or just love creating masterpieces from clay? Spend the week developing your architect and design skills by creating your ow...

Adams County Arts Council
125 South Washington Street, Gettysburg, PA 17325
717-334-5006
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JUL25

One Hundred Nights of Taps

Thursday, July 25, 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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JUL25

Painting with Watercolor

Thursday, July 25, 2019

You will create a landscape, seascape and still life from watercolor while learning wet on wet and wet on dry techniques. Learn how to splatter and texturize with br...

Adams County Arts Council
125 South Washington Street, Gettysburg, PA 17325
717-334-5006
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JUL25

POSTPONED - Gordon Lightfoot concert

Thursday, July 25, 2019

The Gordon Lightfoot concert scheduled for Thursday, July 25 has been postponed due to a leg injury that has prevented Mr. Lightfoot from traveling. A rescheduled performance ...

Majestic Theater
25 Carlisle St., Gettysburg, PA 17325
717-337-8200
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JUL25

Smithsonian’s American Democracy: A Great Leap of Faith Exhibition at the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor

Thursday, July 25, 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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JUL25

Souvenir - A Fantasia on the Life of Florence Jenkins

Thursday, July 25, 2019

For more than half a century the name Florence Foster Jenkins has been guaranteed to produce explosions of derisive laughter. Not unreasonably so, as this wealthy society ec...

Totem Pole Playhouse
9555 Golf Course Road, Fayetteville, PA 17222
717-352-2164
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JUL25

Stop Motion Animation

Thursday, July 25, 2019

Calling all movie makers! Join us for a week of creating mini animations starring characters in story lines straight out of your imagination. Bring your own device a...

Adams County Arts Council
125 South Washington Street, Gettysburg, PA 17325
717-334-5006
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Sweet Treat Baking from Scratch (older youth)

Thursday, July 25, 2019

Bake and decorate desserts and edible treats using yummy ingredients from the garden as inspiration. Create a carrot cake, zucchini bread and lemon bars, to name a f...

Adams County Arts Council
125 South Washington Street, Gettysburg, PA 17325
717-334-5006
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Sweet Treat Baking from Scratch (younger youth)

Thursday, July 25, 2019

Bake and decorate desserts and edible treats using yummy ingredients from the garden as inspiration. Create a carrot cake, zucchini bread and lemon bars, to name a few.&n...

Adams County Arts Council
125 South Washington Street, Gettysburg, PA 17325
717-334-5006
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JUL25

Tavern Tour

Thursday, July 25, 2019

Balloon rides, murder, tanks, medal of honor....some of Gettysburg's colorful and unusual history happened in taverns. Stroll with a Gettysburg Licensed Town Historian/...

Gettysburg Hotel Courtyard
Race Horse Alley, Gettysburg, PA 17325
717-253-5737
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JUL25

Thirsty Thursday at Jack's Hard Cider

Thursday, July 25, 2019

Every Thursday, from May until October, Jack's Hard Cider will hold a Happy Hour that will feature a drink special from 5-7pm and live music from 6:30-8:30pm. Located...

Jack's Hard Cider
410 Cashtown Road, Biglerville, PA 17307
717-334-4888
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JUL25

Thirsty Thursday Happy Hour at Thirsty Farmer

Thursday, July 25, 2019

Thirsty Farmer Brew Works is offering Thirsty Thursday Happy Hour on Thursday evenings. All craft beer and hard apple cider patrons will receive $1 off for a 16 oz. pour. Our ...

Thirsty Farmer Brew Works
290 Cashtown Road, Biglerville, PA 17307
717-334-3325
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JUL25

$99 & Under Member Show

Friday, July 26, 2019

Guild Members display their artwork in our BIttinger gallery, and all pieces are priced at $99 or less! Come find some original, handmade art at affordable prices. O...

Hanover Area Arts Guild
32 Carlisle Street, Hanover, PA 17331
717-632-2521
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JUL26

Abraham Lincoln

Friday, July 26, 2019

Opening on Broadway in 1919, this play by John Drinkwater, a rare depiction of events in the life of U.S. President, Abraham Lincoln, was a great success in its day. The ...

Gettysburg Community Theatre
49 York Street, Gettysburg, PA 17325
717-334-2692
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JUL26

Adams County Pour Tour Shuttle

Friday, July 26, 2019

Join the Pour Tour revolution and let us do the driving! We’ve selected locations on the Adams County Pour Tour to give you a true taste of Adams County. We created...

Adams County Pour Tour Locations
Adams County Pour Tour Locations, Gettysburg, PA 17325
1-877-680-8687
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JUL26

After Hours at Jack's Hard Cider

Friday, July 26, 2019

Every weekend we throw a bash after our normal business hours at Jack's Hard Cider to celebrate the events of the past week and to look forward to the week ahead. Com...

Jack's Hard Cider
410 Cashtown Road, Biglerville, PA 17307
717-334-4888
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