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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.

The Lincoln Highway, our nation’s first coast-to-coast highway, marked the birth of popular American tourism – vacationing by automobile.

724-879-4241

In 1863, at the time of the battle, Sadie Shriver was 7 years old; her little sister, Mollie, was 5. Walk through the Shrivers' home to see their bedroom, typical of the time period, while hearing what these two young children faced during one of the deadliest battles in the American Civil War.

717-337-2800

309 Baltimore Street,
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

A self-guided walking tour along the streets where soldiers fought, civilians lived and President Lincoln paraded to the National Cemetery in 1863.

717-334-6274 1-800-337-5015

1560 Fairfield Road,
Gettysburg, PA 17325

Bring your children of all ages to the Brass Instrument Petting Zoo!

717-334-7719 717-253-2244

PO Box 3491,
Gettysburg, PA 17325

The original! Based on true stories from the best-selling Ghosts of Gettysburg book series. Guides walk you on historic streets to sites of documented hauntings. Several tours to choose from.

717-337-0445

271 Baltimore Street,
Gettysburg, PA 17325

A 5th generation family-owned business. U-pick cherries, blueberries, and apples available seasonally. Wine & hard cider tasting room. Live evergreen hedge maze. Full-service garden center and nursery. Open March thru Christmas.

717-677-8558 717-677-9567

405 Boyer Nursery Road,
Biglerville, PA 17307

Fun historical walking tours around town and paranormal expeditions where they kids are able to run the equipment and become the investigator.

717-521-2429

5 Steinwehr Avenue,
Gettysburg, PA 17325

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

Shop the Market 7 am to 12 noon every Saturday morning from April to October on Lincoln Square.

Lincoln Square,
Gettysburg, PA 17325

Winter, spring, summer, fall - you'll find something to do in every season at the 3,500-acre Codorus State Park. Located just a short drive from Gettysburg, we're the perfect addition to your family vacation.

717-637-2816

2600 Smith Station Road,
Hanover, PA 17331

Yes, we are open even in the winter! We still have apples in our bins, delicious baked goods, produce and wonderful gift items. And there is no prettier snow scene than the rows of trees dressed in snow. So come and get a cup of mulled hot cider to stay warm while you shop.

717-677-8412 717-677-9494

545 Carlisle Road,
Biglerville, PA 17307

Experience an unusual waterfall & cascading streams from atop Stone Mountain with Adventure Golf. A whole new element of excitement & fun for all ages

1-800-642-TENT 717-642-8749

3340 Fairfield Road,
Gettysburg, PA 17325

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

Tour the Gettysburg battlefield with the Gettysburg Driving Tour App! GPS-enabled driving directions, audio and video allow you the flexibility to tour the battlefield at your own pace based on your preferences.

717-508-7793

Begins at National Park Visitor Center,
Gettysburg, PA 17325

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

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

Tour the historic Gettysburg Battlefield at your own pace, by scooter! No motorcycle license required.

717-778-8776

2285 Emmitsburg Road,
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 tour that is vastly different from all the others. Each tour guide has their own distinct route.

717-338-1818

47 Steinwehr Avenue,
Gettysburg, PA 17325

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