Yes we have a famous battlefield to tour by car, bicycle, horseback, and even on foot but we boast a wealth of activities beyond those historic acres.
From historic taverns to ethnic cuisine, farm-to-table dining to unique edibles, the tastes of Gettysburg are sure to please every palate.
With adventures to suit every budget, Gettysburg and Adams County businesses offer plenty of packages to help visitors create their dream vacations.
Hosted by The Gettysburg Foundation and the YWCA Gettysburg & Adams County, the Gettysburg Battlefield Marathon returns for the third year. This year, runners can also choose to run the Gettysburg Battlefield Half Marathon, taking place the same day. Most of the course is on the historic Gettysburg National Military Park. The marathon begins and ends at the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum and Visitor Center. Click here for a map of the course.
The registration fee includes a free long-sleeve hi-tech shirt with race logo (must register by Oct. 6), tickets to the Gettysburg National Military Park Visitor Center with access to the Cyclorama painting and “New Birth of Freedom” film and more SWAG. Finishers will receive a medal at the finish line. A pre-run spaghetti dinner will be held. Runners must register online. Click here and follow the steps. All proceeds benefit the host organizations.
About the YWCA
The YWCA Gettysburg & Adams County is a membership organization that has been meeting the needs of our entire community for over 90 years. The YW is the largest child care provider in Adams County. It works toward racial justice and the economic empowerment of women. The YW offers a fantastic fitness center with the only public indoor swimming pool.
About The Gettysburg Foundation
The Gettysburg Foundation’s mission, in partnership with the National Park Service (NPS), is to enhance the preservation and understanding of the heritage and lasting significance of Gettysburg and its national parks. The Foundation focuses its work primarily on the battle of Gettysburg and its context in the American Civil War, as well as President Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address. Assistance is also given to occasionally support the Eisenhower National Historic Site, President Dwight D. Eisenhower’s residence in the Gettysburg community.
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