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.
Music, dancing, good food and fun will come together again at the Civil War Barn Dance at the beautiful Beech Springs Farm. Sponsored by the Historic Gettysburg Adams County Preservation Society (HGAC), proceeds from the dance will benefit HGAC’s Barn Preservation Project and Grant Program.
Returning this year will be well known Dance Masters Norma Calhoun and Wayne Belt, who have called the steps on many occasions including period dances at the Civil War anniversary reenactments in Gettysburg. The Susquehanna Travellers will perform authentic music from the Civil War era. New dancers will be assisted by the Dance Masters.
Festivities will begin at 5pm in which you can enjoy lite fare and enter drawings for raffles and the silent auction. Dancing will begin at 7pm and will end at 10pm, featuring reels, quadrilles, polkas, waltzes and much more. Tours of the restored Civil War era barn at Beech Springs Farm will also be available, led by timber framing expert, David Maclay. Civil War period attire is encouraged, but not required.
Only 100 tickets will be sold. Admission includes sandwiches, salads, fruit, desserts, water, cider and dancing. Adults tickets are $35 in advance; $40 at the door. Children 6-15 are $10, and children under 6 are free. Advance ticket sales ends September 28.
To purchase tickets, and for information about period attire, and Civil War era dance, visit www.HGAConline.org or call HGAC at 717-334-5185. To learn more about The Susquehanna Travellers, visit www.susquehannatravellers.com
Beech Springs Farm
784 Mt. Carmel Road
Orrtanna, PA 17353