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.
Discover the story of an extraordinary woman. Elizabeth Ann Seton knew first-hand what a difference a year or two can make. She went from being a loving wife and mother of a financially-comfortable family, to a destitute widow and single mother of five children in just two years. Despite these challenges, she thrived, and went on to become America's first native-born saint. Among her accomplishments are beginning the first free Catholic school for girls in the U.S. and founding the first new order of Sisters in the U.S. This order now includes thousands of Sisters and collaborators who serve the poor and marginalized throughout the world.
Plan a visit to the Shrine in Emmitsburg and begin at our Visitor Center. There's no admission fee and parking is free. In our Visitor Center, you can see a free 15-minute film, which provides useful background on Elizabeth Ann Seton's inspirational story. You can also pick up a Map & Guide to self-guide our site, or you can do a guided tour if one is available. Be sure to see the highlights listed below: