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Things to do with Kids

Things to do with Kids

Vacations are all about families ...

And many of you have young children you need to make smile. So where do you start when planning a visit to Gettysburg and Adams County? Check out a few ideas.

See one of the most extensive private collections of artifacts from the American Civil War, World War I, World War II, Presidencies and Pop Culture.

717-337-2035

219 Baltimore Street,
Gettysburg, PA 17325

Visit Gettysburg. Learn some history. Bring home memories! We offer horseback rides on the Gettysburg Battlefield and battlefield and town horse-drawn carriage tours. Tour the Gettysburg Battlefield with Licensed Battlefield Guides on walking tours or private car tours- same day availability!

717-476-7428 866-907-0633

Carriages: 297 Steinwehr Avenue,
Horseback: Youth Camp Entrance, McMillan Woods, Gettysburg, PA 17325

In our museum, kids can see Civil War battles as they would have looked – in miniature! Find the escape tunnel, peek inside the ironclad ships, find the one dog in the museum, see cavalry jumping off a cliff, and much more. We’ll even help you make a soldier to take home, if you ask us!

717-420-5273

785 Baltimore St,
Gettysburg , PA 17325

Winter is a season of recovery and preparation. We are closed to the public, but look forward to seeing you in the spring.

717-334-7259

123 Glenwood Drive,
Gettysburg, PA 17325

The area's sweetest family tradition! Discover more than 12,000 elephant figurines in every size on display. Then check out our huge selection of candy, homemade fudge, fresh roasted peanuts and unique gifts, and stroll our acres of whimsical gardens. You'll never forget Mister Ed's!

717-352-3792

6019 Chambersburg Road,
Orrtanna, PA 17353

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

With but few minor changes and repairs, the house remains much as it did more than 150 years ago. Authentically furnished from cellar to attic.

717-334-4100 717-334-6020

548 Baltimore Street,
Gettysburg, PA 17325

Open Year Round | An 18-hole championship course located just minutes from historic Gettysburg and designed by Ault, Clark & Associates.

717-642-8282

78 Country Club Trail,
Carroll Valley, PA 17320

The Adams County Farmers Market frequently has family-friendly events where children of all ages can come and learn about healthy eating and Adams County agriculture. Check out what events are scheduled during your visit!

717-339-7396

Gettysburg Transit Center,
103 Carlisle Street, Gettysburg, PA 17325

Located in downtown Gettysburg, the David Wills House offers visitors a world-class museum experience that tells the story of Lincoln and the Gettysburg Address.

717-334-2499 877-874-2478

8 Lincoln Square,
Gettysburg, PA 17325

Do you have what it takes to Escape Confusion? Work together as a team to solve puzzles and escape from one of our unique rooms in 60 minutes or less!

717-698-3088

12 Carlisle Street,
3rd Floor, Hanover, PA 17331

Offering an award-winning fitness center, gymnasium, indoor pool, whirlpool and seasonal outdoor pool. Don't let your vacation stop your recreation and fitness schedule!

717-334-9171

909 Fairfield Road,
Gettysburg, PA 17325

One of the largest and unique stores in Gettysburg, shoppers will find a variety of gifts, books, collectibles, home decor, games and toys, as well as souvenirs and apparel. Whether you're looking for a Civil War inspired gift, or just something special to take home, there is something for everyone.

717-334-6245 800-887-7775 (orders

297 Steinwehr Avenue,
Gettysburg, PA 17325

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

Can your family escape in time? Bring your crew to Escape Gettysburg for a one-of-a-kind experience. Try to escape the Mad Hatter's Tea Parlor or pull off the Gettysburg Heist. You have 1 hour to escape a fun themed room full of clues with a team of 2-8 players.

717-769-5397 717 420-2481

59 North Fifth Street,
Gettysburg, PA 17325

See the entire 6,000 acre battlefield at one time at the Gettysburg Diorama.

717-334-6408

241 Steinwehr Avenue,
Gettysburg, PA 17325

The Gettysburg Story brings America's greatest battle alive for newcomers and experts.

717-500-1863

1195 Baltimore Pike,
available at the GNMP Museum & Visitor Center Book, Gettysburg, PA 17325

Preserving the heritage of over 200 years of firefighting from the Greater Hanover Area, this museum showcases historic memorabilia and equipment explaining the progression of firefighting throughout the years.

717-637-6674

134 East Hanover Street,
Hanover, PA 17331

The perfect walk-in activity room offering five types of creative activities including glazing ceramics, painting ceramics, creating crushed glass suncatchers, canvas paint alongs, and hand-made Gettysburg souvenirs. Reservations of parties with three or more are greatly appreciated.

717-752-4593

2650 Biglerville Road,
Gettysburg, PA 17325

Come see, smell and taste the many delicious varieties of Utz Snackfood.

717-637-6644

861 Carlisle Street,
Hanover, PA 17331

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