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.
Come to Gettysburg the First Friday of every month for special events, discounts and more! Be sure to look for the First Friday flags that signify participating businesses.
Visit us online for details and links to participating businesses.
February 7th: Cocoa Crawl
Awareness of Healthy Adams County
A family-friendly event that begins on Friday, February 7th and continues on Saturday, February 8th. Guests will check-in at our warming station (TBD) to pick up a map and a punch card of participating businesses. There will be a souvenir cocoa mug and shirts available to purchase during the walk. Once checked-in, people are free to visit participating merchants to sample cocoa inspired treats, shop and eat at our wonderful GARMA members. Cards are punched at each location - the first 20 participants to complete the Cocoa Crawl will receive free tickets to the raffle scheduled for noon on Saturday. Additional tickets will be available to purchase. During the event participants will have the opportunity to see firsthand how amazing GARMA Members are during a time when there are fewer visitors at each location. Crawlers can vote for their favorite GARMA Member Cocoa-inspired treat and win prizes! For details, visit us online.
March 6th: St Patrick's Day
Awareness of Adams County Arts Council
April 3rd: National Pet Adoption Month
Awareness of Forever Love Rescue
May 1st: Hollywood / May the 4th Be With You
Awareness of Gettysburg Community Theatre
June 5th: Summer Solstice: Recycle/Reuse/Repurpose
Awareness of Gettysburg Green Gathering/Land Conservancy
July 3rd: Take Me Out To The Ballgame Olde Tyme Base Ball
Collection for Gettysburg Fire Department
GARMA Members will be collecting water donations for the Gettysburg Area Fire Department. All water donations can be dropped-off directly to the Gettysburg fire Department during the month of July.
August 7th: Everybody Comes Together to Support Education
Awareness of United Way Back to School
The United Way of Gettysburg & Adams County helps hundreds of families each Back to School season with donations of school supplies and backpacks. GARMA Members encourage you to support The United Way in making education of the kids in our community a priority.
September 4th: National Library Month: We Love Books!
Awareness of Adams County Library
October 2nd: Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Awareness of Gettysburg Cancer Center
November 6th: Veterans Appreciation and Awareness
Collection for Veterans (Organization TBD)
Our First Friday in November begins our two-month collection of items for area Veterans. Residents can drop off items at participating GARMA Members beginning November 6th through the end of December. A full list of items accepted can be found on our website and Facebook page.
December 4th: Cookie Walk
Collection for Veterans continues