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Hands-On

Hands-On

Visitors don’t come to Gettysburg to just look around, they like to experience the history, the agriculture, and the family fun. Check out these hands-on experiences for your next Gettysburg getaway.

The fall colors will put you in awe of the season. Home to miniature horses, performing animal shows, educational displays and events, races and animal friends of all kinds that you may touch and feed. Available for birthday parties and special events.

717-334-7259

123 Glenwood Drive,
Gettysburg, PA 17325

Lovely non-profit gallery featuring original works of art in the form of paintings, photography, crafts, sculptures and much more! A great place to browse and find unique gifts and home decor all done by local artisans.

717-632-2521

32 Carlisle Street,
Hanover, PA 17331

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

A 500-member non-profit agency supporting artistic efforts throughout the county's schools and communities.

717-334-5006

125 S. Washington Street,
Gettysburg, PA 17325

Learn about the history of the apple and fruit tree industry in Adams County, Pennsylvania through exciting exhibits and historic artifacts. Also make your own apple crate as a souvenir of your visit to Apple Country!

717-677-4556

154 West Hanover Street,
Biglerville, PA 17307

Immerse yourself in 19th-century culture, learn about the civilians & soldiers who struggled here, and discover the critical preservation work being done in Gettysburg.

717-338-1243

451 Baltimore Street,
Gettysburg, PA 17325

Step inside an Adams County gem... small on the outside, filled on the side - this wonderful gift shop offers home, apparel and garden gifts.

717-624-1527

170 Stoney Point Road,
East Berlin, PA 17316

Explore the paranormal side of Gettysburg using professional equipment with an experienced tour guide where you are the investigator. We offer a small group setting, using our tools and expertise you become your own paranormal investigator and ghost hunter.

240-285-3764

A great thing to do while in Gettysburg. You have exactly 1 hour to escape a fun themed room full of clues with a team of 2-8 players. Will you escape in time?

717-769-5397 717 420-2481

59 North Fifth Street,
Gettysburg, PA 17325

Attend one of our "Decorate It Yourself" cake workshops or walk in and get started with our "Decorate it Yourself" decorating kits - no reservation required. Fun for all ages!

717-550-7575

6 W Allen Street,
Mechanicsburg, PA 17055

Axe throwing is all the rage and what cooler place to make your first throw than in historic Gettysburg.

717-334-0844

123 Baltimore Street,
Gettysburg, PA 17325

Created by pre-school teachers. Seven rooms of activities allow children to explore new ideas through play. Especially for children 3 to 8 years old.

717-337-9151

20 East High Street,
Gettysburg, PA 17325

Shop for your local, organic produce, pastured raised meats, & more organic products at Oyler's. We're open year-round!

717-677-8411 717-321-4657

400 Pleasant Valley Road,
Biglerville, PA 17307

The Original & Fastest-Growing DIY Wood Sign Workshop Chain in the U.S. right here in Gettysburg.

717-658-8133

100 Buford Avenue,
Suite E, Gettysburg, PA 17325

Under The Horizon (UTH) outreach based studio. We use our creative talents to serve our community. Offering walk-in art activities, pottery lessons, summer camps, parties, field trips and fundraisers. Enjoy our in-house pottery shoppe and online Etsy store at YouHadMeAtThumbprint.

717-752-4593

2650 Biglerville Road,
Gettysburg, PA 17325

1863 Escape Room gives its participants the opportunity to solve a Civil War mystery within one hour. As the suspense, excitement, and intrigue build, you will work as a team using your best intuition, instinct, and logic to become a "hero" before time runs out. Proudly located in historic downtown!

717-420-2409

344 Baltimore Street,
Gettysburg, PA 17325

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

Join us here at the Farnsworth House for historical and ghost presentations. Tour one of the most haunted inns in America during a ghost tour or paranormal investigation, or take an interactive history tour in Camp Tiger, our Civil War camp located right on property!

7173348838

401 Baltimore Street,
Gettysburg, PA 17325

Interactive exhibits, outdoor interpretive walking trail and free scavenger hunts available at the ticket counter.

717-339-1300

111 Seminary Ridge,
Gettysburg, PA 17325

Let us guide your taste buds through a savory journey around Gettysburg, visiting seven unique eateries covering just under one mile of non-continuous walking.

717-688-9584 888-252-5622

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