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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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Geometric Art

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Shapes are everywhere! Explore how nature’s symmetry, lines and patterns come to life in dynamic art based on geometry. You will follow your own artistic ...

Arts Education Center
125 South Washington Street, Gettysburg, PA 17325
717-334-5006
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Gettysburg National Military Park Summer Interpretive Programs

Tuesday, July 30, 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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Japanese Teapot Set

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Create a Japanese inspired teapot and set of cups and start your own tea drinking tradition. You will design and sketch out your teapot then create and embellish your col...

Adams County Arts Council
125 South Washington Street, Gettysburg, PA 17325
717-334-5006
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Live Music at Greystone Brew House

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Join us on the Patio at Greystone Brew House for our Summer Live Music Series! We are a seasonally-driven full-service bar, restaurant and event venue located at Ran...

Greystone Brew House
303 Golf Club Ave, Dillsburg, PA 17019
7175022155
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One Hundred Nights of Taps

Tuesday, July 30, 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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Seldom Seen Tour

Tuesday, July 30, 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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Sewing for Your Room

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

This is for students with a little experience. We will focus on stitching and increase your skill level with projects like a quilt square pillow, pillow case, shoe bag, laundr...

Arts Education Center
125 South Washington Street, Gettysburg, PA 17325
717-334-5006
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Smithsonian’s American Democracy: A Great Leap of Faith Exhibition at the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor

Tuesday, July 30, 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

Tuesday, July 30, 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 Evening Walks with Licensed Battlefield Guides

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

2019 will mark the eighth year of Licensed Battlefield Guide-led  “Walks Through History.” Each Tuesday evening, Guides will lead an ...

Gettysburg National Military Park
126 Sickles Ave, Cumberland Twp, PA 17325
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Tail Waggin' Tuesdays

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Attention Dog Lovers: Come on out to the ABC Beer Garden every Tuesday - and don't forget to bring your furry friend! We will be grilling out during Yappy Hour a...

ABC Beer Garden
259 Steinwehr Avenue, Gettysburg, PA 17325
717-334-2200
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Tavern Tour

Tuesday, July 30, 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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Tutu’s & Tiara’s

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Learn creative movement combinations and ballet steps, all while your little ballerina is dressed as her favorite Disney Princess! Crafts and mini learning activities provided...

Adams County Arts Council
125 South Washington Street, Gettysburg, PA 17325
717-334-5006
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Sewing is Fun!

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

A beginner’s class where students learn how to use the sewing machine and practice basic hand stitches. Projects will include a computer sleeve, pillow and tot...

Arts Education Center
125 South Washington Street, Gettysburg, PA 17325
717-334-5006
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$99 & Under Member Show

Wednesday, July 31, 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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Art of Jewelry Making

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Discover the world of jewelry design and the history of beads. Learn techniques in jewelry construction and design while creating fabulous pieces inspired by artists from...

Adams County Arts Council
125 South Washington Street, Gettysburg, PA 17325
717-334-5006
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Catherine Comes Home - Living History Tour

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Discover the life and legacy of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton through the eyes of her daughter, Catherine, and her beloved friends. After Elizabeth Ann Seton died in 1821, Cath...

National Shrine of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton
339 South Seton Avenue, Emmitsburg, MD 21727
301-447-6606
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Free Tour of Soldiers' National Cemetery with Licensed Battlefield Guide

Wednesday, July 31, 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

Wednesday, July 31, 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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Geometric Art

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Shapes are everywhere! Explore how nature’s symmetry, lines and patterns come to life in dynamic art based on geometry. You will follow your own artistic ...

Arts Education Center
125 South Washington Street, Gettysburg, PA 17325
717-334-5006
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