Plan Your Gettysburg Trip

  CLOSE TRIP PLANNER  

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.

Discover the Civil War where it happened and fully appreciate the cost and sacrifice of our Commonwealth in the struggle for justice and equality.

Destination Gettysburg Area Information Desk,
1195 Baltimore Pike, 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

A Civil War and Railroad historical experience aboard a steam powered, authentic replica excursion train.

717-942-2370 717-600-6535

2 West Main Street,
New Freedom , PA 17349

See and feel the emotions rise and fall as you embrace Bull Run, Shiloh, Vicksburg, Chancellorsville, Wilderness, Antietam and Gettysburg.

717-260-1861 1-866-258-4729

1 Lincoln Circle At Reservoir Park,
Harrisburg, PA 17103

Located off Pumping Station Road, this bridge was used by both Union and Confederate Troops, visitors today can walk across the lattice bridge.

717-334-6274 800-337-5015

Water Works Road,
Gettysburg, PA 17325

Places Through Time Living History has been providing high quality, specially-crafted historical interpretations for almost 20 years. And our newest endeavor, Tea and History, allows visitors to experience the sumptuous Victorian teas of the 19th century.

717-398-2684

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

877-874-2478 717-334-2499

8 Lincoln Square,
Gettysburg, PA 17325

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

Fresh lettuce, spinach, and garden plants from the Gettysburg Farmers' Market melt the cold of winter away! On Lincoln Square, every Saturday morning beginning April 30.

Lincoln Square,
Gettysburg, PA 17325

Let's get goofy! Add energy and expertise to your events with the Gettysburg Goofballs, professional entertainers and educators with over 20 years' experience in the entertainment industry.

917-449-9199 917-838-2598

2264 Emmitsburg Road,
Gettysburg, PA 17325

An experience for the entire family. Journey through the history of our nation with President Abraham Lincoln and enjoy American history presentations and collections, interactive train layouts, President Lincoln's Funeral journey, hands on activities and more!

717-334-5678

425 Steinwehr Avenue,
Gettysburg, PA 17325

Enjoy the Annual National Apple Harvest Festival at the South Mountain Fairgrounds. Join the fun the first 2 full weekends of Oct. rain or shine.

717-677-9413 717-677-4961

615 Narrows Road,
Biglerville, PA 17307

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

Looking for a little extra fun - you've found it at the Carlisle Sports Emporium, a mega entertainment complex with over 75,000 sq.ft. of indoor and outdoor fun. Located just north of Gettysburg, we offer fun for all ages.

717-258-4741

29 S. Middlesex Road,
Carlisle, PA 17015

See over 10,000 elephants. Home to one of the most unique gift shops with plush room, Pez & magnet room, & the largest candy display in the territory!

717-352-3792 717-873-5145

6019 Chambersburg Road,
Orrtanna, PA 17353

Steinwehr is home to restaurants, lodging, specialty retail, gift & souvenir shops, museums, history centers, art galleries, tours, & living history.

717-337-1698 717-337-3491

Steinwehr Avenue,
Gettysburg, PA 17325

Get your Irish on in Gettysburg at the annual Adams County Irish Festival held the third Saturday of July at the Moose Park of Gettysburg.

PO Box 3492,
Gettysburg, PA 17325

Bicycling around Gettysburg is a great way to see the sites, enjoy our community and stay healthy. Healthy Adams Bicycle/Pedestrian presents a variety of ride options in town, on the battlefield and throughout scenic Adams County. Download a variety of cue sheets for your next Gettysburg bike ride.

Take a historic church walking tour of 8 downtown Gettysburg churches featuring the battle & its aftermath, hospital scenes & heroic civilian nurses.

717-337-1718

208 Baltimore St.,
Gettysburg, PA 17325

Witness the Battle of Gettysburg from two unique perspectives – the civilians who called it home, and the soldiers on the battlefield. The story of the battle comes to life through both museum displays, and the battlefield orientation film, "Gettysburg Animated Map", produced by the Civil War Trust.

717-334-6245

297 Steinwehr Avenue,
Gettysburg, PA 17325

Get the Gettysburg, Pa Travel Planner

Check out our Travel Planner online or have us send you one. Have an immediate question? Call us at 1.800.337.5015

Get the Planner

Free Destination Gettysburg Planning Guide

Events Calendar

Check out our unique festivals, fairs, exhibits, theater, & concerts.

View Calendar