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Welcome Back to Gettysburg

So many families visit when their kids are younger and then don’t make it back for years. If you haven’t been here in a few years, it’s time to reconnect with Gettysburg, and each other.

Day 1

So many families visit when their kids are younger and then don’t make it back for years. If you haven’t been here in a few years, it’s time to reconnect with Gettysburg, and each other.

Start your vacation getting acquainted with Gettysburg at the Gettysburg Diorama where you can see the entire 6,000-acre battlefield in 3-D miniature as you hear the story of the three-day battle and how it progressed. Be sure to check out the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitors Center which offers a featured film “A New Birth of Freedom” and the restored “Battle of Gettysburg” cyclorama painting – the largest painting in the country depicting the third day’s battle. Don’t miss the museum portion, where the story of the Battle and the war is told through 12 galleries that include artifacts, interactive exhibits and additional films.

After lunch, tour the battlefield with one of our licensed battlefield guides or jump on a Segway to see the battlefield in an adventurous way.

That night, check out Sidney Willoughby Run where you will dine on the edge of the battlefield. Not only is it beautiful, Chef Neil Annis will delight your palate.

Day 2

Check out the Gettysburg Seminary Ridge Museum, an interpretive museum featuring the First Day Battle, July 1, 1863, on the very site where it happened; Civil War field medicine in the building that was the largest field hospital at Gettysburg; and the Seminary where religious issues that not only divided but also inspired our nation in the 19th century were debated. You should also stop by the David Wills House to learn the story of President Lincoln and the Gettysburg Address in the place where Lincoln spent the night before his renowned speech.

After the history, grab some lunch. Check out The Parrot for some tasty sandwiches or a quiche. If you are looking for a little variety, try the new Savor Gettysburg Food Tour offered each weekend – it is a great way to try out several restaurants and discover the streets of Gettysburg. Afterward, explore the countryside.

Everyone knows Gettysburg’s Civil War history, but did you know of our rich agriculture – including wineries? Get started with the Gettysburg Wine and Fruit Trail that will take you to various wineries, orchards, and markets. Stay long enough and you can enjoy dinner at one of our unique dining options like Hickory Bridge Farm – its family style, so go hungry.

If you are all about the wine, our three county wineries include Adams Country Winery, Hauser Estate Winery and Reid’s Orchard & Winery, but you don’t want to miss Catoctin Breeze just a short drive south in Maryland. Visit the winery locations in their vineyards or visit their tasting rooms in downtown Gettysburg including Knob Hall Winery.

Day 3

Hit the county again to tour the orchards or pick your own fruit at Boyer’s Nurseries & Orchards, Historic Round Barn and Farm Market and Hollabaugh Brothers Fruit Farm & Market

Hit the county again to tour the orchards or pick your own fruit at Boyer’s Nurseries & Orchards, Historic Round Barn and Farm Market and Hollabaugh Brothers Fruit Farm & Market. After all of the eating and drinking, a good hike wouldn’t hurt. Get better acquainted with nature at Strawberry Hill Nature Preserve where ten miles of trails feature woodlands, mountain streams, ponds and a restored mineral quarry. Now that you’re refreshed, you can head home and plan the next family reunion trip in Gettysburg.

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10 miles of trails featuring woodlands, mountain streams, ponds, & a restored mineral quarry. Trails open daily; trail maps & birding lists at kiosks.

717-642-5840

1537 Mount Hope Road,
Fairfield, PA 17320

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Let us guide your taste buds through a savory journey around Gettysburg, visiting seven unique eateries covering just under 1 mile of non-continuous walking.

1-888-252-5622
717-688-9584

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Gettysburg, PA 17325

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Start here and step inside one of the Civil War's most historic buildings--located along Seminary Ridge on the National Park Service's auto tour route, Guided tours of the building's cupola are available offering wonderful battlefield views. TripAdvisor 2015 Certificate of Excellence winner.

717-339-1300

111 Seminary Ridge,
Gettysburg, PA 17325

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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

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Only at the Gettysburg Diorama can you see the entire 6,000 acre battlefield at one time. With over 20,000 hand painted soldiers, horses, cannons and buildings, the diorama includes a thirty minute light and sound show of the three day battle of Gettysburg. A great orientation program.

717-334-6408

241 Steinwehr Avenue,
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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Black tie or blue jeans; cheeseburgers and beer or Filet Mignon and Merlot, you've come to the right place.

717-337-3739

35 Chambersburg Street,
Gettysburg, PA 17325

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Eight miles west of Gettysburg on Route 30, discover Gettysburg's first winery. Free tastings daily in a 130 year-old bank barn.

717-334-4631

251 Peach Tree Road,
Orrtanna, PA 17353

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A downtown wine shop where you will be able to sample and buy award-winning wines, enjoy wine by the glass, or peruse wine-related merchandise.

717-334-4631

25 Chambersburg Street,
Gettysburg, PA 17325

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Reid's Orchard and Winery's downtown location. Stop by for a wine tasting, a hard cider flight, or just to relax with a glass and some live entertainment on the weekends!

717-334-7537
717-677-7047

400 Baltimore Street,
Gettysburg, PA 17325

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A family-owned and operated orchard and winery. We feature a wide selection of red, white and fruit wines, as well as hard ciders.

717-677-7047

2135 Buchanan Valley Road,
Orrtanna, PA 17353

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Expansive views & wonderful wines made in our production cellar. Daily tastings. 8 miles west of Gettysburg off Rte 30, 1 mile North, look for signs.

717-334-4888

410 Cashtown Road,
Biglerville, PA 17307

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Catoctin Breeze is a boutique vineyard and winery operation producing small lots of fine quality Maryland wines.

240-578-3831
240-449-0777

15010 Roddy Road,
Thurmont, MD 21788

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First Friday events, local brews on tap, live music and wine tastings.

717-420-5171

100 Chambersburg Street,
Gettysburg, PA 17325

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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

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Fun for the whole family awaits with a visit to this three generation family farm. Stop in to shop or plan a visit for one of our fantastic events, festivals, classes, or tours.

717-677-8412
717-677-9494

545 Carlisle Road,
Biglerville, PA 17307

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The Historic Round Barn and Round Barn Farm Market is owned and operated by Knouse Fruitlands, Inc. The barn is just 8 miles west of Gettysburg.

717-334-1984 (BARN)
717-677-8842 (OFFICE

298 Cashtown Road,
Biglerville, PA 17307

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Family-Style dining served in a restored 160 year-old barn. A few of the many featured entrees include Oven Fried Chicken, Roast Beef with dressing and our Crab Imperial casserole and so much more. Spectacular lights and decorations adorn the barn for the holiday. Come check it out.

717-642-5261

96 Hickory Bridge Road,
Orrtanna, PA 17353

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