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 HGAC's famous Bean Soup recipe for Ham and Bean Soup, slow cooked in an iron butcher kettle over a wood fire, served with fresh Roasted Pulled Pork Sandwiches. Started by members of the Grand Army of the Republic (G.A.R.) in the 1890's, this year the event will take place on the same day as the Gettysburg Outdoor Antiques Show on Saturday, May 18th, and Saturday, September 28th. Following the authentic recipe, using mid-nineteenth century utensils and methods including a cast iron kettle over a wood-fueled fire.
Order your soup and pulled pork sandwiches early in the morning and volunteers will deliver them to your downtown Gettysburg location at lunchtime on the day of the events. Or come during lunchtime to purchase your items at the G.A.R. Building, which will offer the added convenience of indoor dining. If you are interested in learning about how these comestibles are prepared, or would just like to partake in a little taste of history, please come join us for lunch and cooking demonstrations outside the G.A.R. Hall located at 53 E Middle Street in Gettysburg.