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Family Fun for Young Ones

It is never too early to bring the kids to Gettysburg – give them a taste of history, mix in the fun, and you have a recipe for the perfect family vacation!

Day 1

It is never too early to bring the kids to Gettysburg – give them a taste of history, mix in the fun, and you have a recipe for the perfect family vacation!

Arrive Friday evening, grab a bite to eat at one of our outside dining options – Farnsworth House has a great garden, the Pub gives kids a chance to watch the cars go around Lincoln Square, or grab a slice of pizza at Tommy’s Pizza, Inc. Afterward, stroll the streets and check out a few shops while you decide which non-scary ghost tour you will take the next night. Head back to the campground for s’mores by the campfire – don’t worry, all of our campgrounds have cabins, too, no need to rough it if you aren’t into that.

Day 2

Grab a bite to eat, maybe a croissant at Café on the Square, and head out for a little history. Depending on the age of your kids, you need to ease them into things, but still find an interesting story for yourself to enjoy, too. The Shriver House Museum is a guided tour of the home of the Shrivers, who actually lived in the house during the battle. They, too, had kids – two young girls. Hear their story, and think about what your family would have seen and done. Then it is off to Explore & More Children’s Museum for a little hands-on fun.

Grab a bite to eat and then some ice cream to cool down before you hit the double decker bus tour. Even if the kids aren’t into the battlefield tour, they will think it is super cool to sit on top of the bus as they cross the scenic battlefield. After all that sightseeing, it is time to hit the pool before dinner.

After dinner, grab a ghost tour. Don’t worry, they really aren’t too scary, unless your kids are into that sort of thing, then you can find one that takes it up a notch. The really scary part is that our ghost tours highlight the historical happenings that brought about the spirits, so the kids may learn something along the way.

Day 3

Your trip isn’t over after breakfast – you have at least two more stops before you head home. Make plans to see the countryside. Top two options for your family fun are Land of Little Horses or pick-your-own at one of our fruit farms. Adams County is not only home to Gettysburg, but amazing farm country and you have to see it – and taste it – to really enjoy it. Whether you want to see a show and feed the animals or head out into the berry patches or orchards to bring home our local fruit of the season, you will definitely enjoy your time with nature make family memories.

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Two roads diverged in a yellow wood, And sorry I could not travel both And be one traveler, long I stood And looked down one as far as I could To where it bent in the undergrowth;...Robert Frost The fall colors will put you in awe of the season.


125 Glenwood Drive,
Gettysburg, PA 17325

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Tour aboard the famous Double Decker bus or join a Licensed Battlefield Guide tour offering a unique perspective into the struggles of the battle.


778 Baltimore Street,
Gettysburg, PA 17325

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Experience ranger programs & walks, campfire programs, living history & events that assist in preserving & interpreting the Gettysburg Battle.

717-334-1124 ext. 80

1195 Baltimore Pike, Suite 100,
Gettysburg, PA 17325

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A great place to grab a sandwich while enjoying the Lincoln Square.


1 Baltimore Street,
Gettysburg, PA 17325

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Come and see all of the beautiful vegetation change here at the Farnsworth House. All of the beautiful fall colors will leave you speechless. Whether you eat in our garden, in our dining room, or in Sweney's Tavern, you are sure to leave with a story to tell.


401 Baltimore Street,
Gettysburg, PA 17325

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We are proud to continue our family tradition, that began in 1973, of serving the finest pizza made with our own fresh dough & famous house sauce.


105 Steinwehr Avenue,
Gettysburg, PA 17325

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Experience the Pub's personality through professional service and menu of homemade soups, salads, specialty burgers, pizzas, pastas & vegetarian items


20-22 Lincoln Square,
Gettysburg, PA 17325

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Travel back in time with a guide dressed in period attire as you walk through the Shrivers’ meticulously restored 1860 home to learn the other side of the Battle of Gettysburg - how families and their homes were affected during and after the battle that ravaged this historic town.


309 Baltimore Street,
Gettysburg, PA 17325

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