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.
Take in special events and refreshments with almost 100 businesses throughout Historic Gettysburg hosting special receptions, guest artists and authors, sales and later business hours. Look for the First Friday banner at participating Gettysburg area shops, galleries, restaurants and businesses. Visit the GARMA website for a list of participating businesses. Follow us on Facebook to stay up to date on the exciting things our members do to celebrate the beginning of each new month - Gettysburg Style!
2019 First Friday Themes!
Join us as we celebrate the coming summer solstice. The theme for June's First Friday is Recycling - did you know many GARMA Members are "green"?
Join us as we celebrate Take Me Out to The Ballgame Family Fun: Concessions / Treats / Ice Cream on Lincoln Square and in Downtown Gettysburg.
Join us as we celebrate 60’s Feelin Groovy – Everybody Come Together theme on Lincoln Square and in Downtown Gettysburg.
Join us in September for National Library Month and a celebration of books / the love of reading.
It's Breast Cancer Awareness Month! GARMA will be supporting and working with Adams Cancer Center and Encore Breast Cancer Support Group to sell pink strands of lights - all proceeds go to both organizations in support of local people and their families during their fight against cancer.
Support our Veterans. Donations are made to MCVet out of MD. MCVet provides comprehensive services to homeless veterans and those in need. It takes an entire community to help a veteran heal. Each November we, as a community of businesses in Gettysburg, do our best to make meaningful donations to help that process.
December First Friday is one of our favorites! This year GARMA's First Friday event corresponds with Gettysburg's A Christmas Festival - a two-weekend event celebrating the Holiday season.