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Authentic Adams County

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The Barns of Adams County

Adams County, known around the world for the American Civil War and President Lincoln's famous Gettysburg Address, is known locally as a family community built on dedication, respect of the land, fresh air and relationships. We work hard and we play hard. We invite strangers into our community and our homes and we make them friends. The stories of Adams County are what make our destination special, we hope that you will discover people you wish to meet and places you just can't wait to see... 

The scenic landscape of Adams County is peppered with barns. Some are new, many are aged, many are kept alive more than a hundred years by love and restoration. Each barn has a story of the people who built it, who have used it, for some it is a story of bloodshed. This is a story of how the barns of Adams County have become more than just a place for animals and feed… discover how we use our barns for celebrations, for interpretation and for nourishment. 

Rettland Farm: a farm-to-table story

Rettland Farm: a farm-to-table story

Just outside of downtown Gettysburg is Rettland Farm... this is the story of one farm and how Adams County brings food to the table.
A Portrait of Three Artists - Connecting History through Art

A Portrait of Three Artists - Connecting History through Art

In Adams County, art is as prominent as our history. Discover how three artists help to connect today's visitors with the stories of our past.
President Dwight D. Eisenhower, the Adams County Farmer

President Dwight D. Eisenhower, the Adams County Farmer

his is the story of President Dwight D. Eisenhower, the farmer. It was his hope to leave a piece of land better than he found it. He cared about sustainable farming, just as our Adams County farmers do today.
Preserving the Past

Preserving the Past

Adams County is rich with history, some which has formed our country, other that has formed our county. All of our history matters, and we preserve it for future generations.
Adams County Cider - Authentic Flavor

Adams County Cider - Authentic Flavor

Adams County is Apple Country. Our farmers produce more apples than anywhere else in Pennsylvania. Their crop makes them the fourth largest producer in the United States. Today, a small group of growers are turning their attention to Hard Cider, wait until you get a taste...
Fairfield, Pennsylvania

Fairfield, Pennsylvania

Adams County is made of many quaint towns and beautiful countryside. Each place has a story - a story of the people who settled, of the sustaining industries, and often, how the famous Civil War Battle of Gettysburg raged through the streets. Fairfield is one of those special places.

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