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.
Enjoy a FREE, guided, hour-plus tour of the oldest, most historic house in Gettysburg, the Dobbin House. This popular and highly-rated presentation highlights the house built in 1776 by the Reverand Alexander Dobbin. His stone home spans three centuries of American history, from the Revolutionary War through the Civil War and beyond.
View all the decorated rooms while interacting with period antiques to understand how the home's occupants lived during the 18th and 19th centuries. Savor a combination of history and entertainment. Hear how the Dobbin family planned to defend themselves from Indian attacks, discover Matthew Dobbin's secret slave hideout, explore what the Zeigler family experienced while living in the home during the Battle of Gettysburg and, take a peek in the kitchen of the current restaurant.
This free once-daily (Friday, Saturday & Sunday) tour begins at 10 am and meets in the Dobbin House Country Curiosity Store. Tours are on a first come basis and space is limited. Please note that the tour includes going up and down stairs.