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.
There's no better way to see the town you're visiting than to eat your way through it. Enjoy a culinary and cultural experience through historic downtown Gettysburg - one delicious taste at a time! Our season runs April through November.
Eat...Walk...Get A Taste of History...
Savor Gettysburg Food Tours now offers six unique culinary experiences:
Our HISTORIC DOWNTOWN FOOD TOUR offers an unmatched 3-hour food tour and tasting experience coupled with a cultural and historical tour of the town. Join us as we weave fascinating town stories paired with the most delectable culinary delights. Experience the true taste of downtown Gettysburg’s most loved ethnic and family-owned eateries. Experience the food, rich history and culture in a way that only Gettysburg can offer.
Discover Gettysburg’s food and wine scene with our WINE, CIDER & DINE TOUR - We like to think of it as the new culinary frontier where food, wine and history come together to create a most delicious experience. Gettysburg is proud to showcase four distinctive wineries, all of which have a tasting room location within our downtown area coupled with a handcrafted artisanal food experience. Adams County is well known for its agritourism. Vineyards and family farms grace our backyards and represent the early settlers who cultivated and nurtured these fields since the early 1800s. Come join us for a one-of-a-kind tasting experience of great wine, great food and great history!
FARMER'S MARKET TOUR & COOKING CLASS - "There is no better way to get to the heart of any city than through its cuisine. And that means not just eating it, but shopping for it, cooking it and beginning to understand it." Taylor Holliday, New York Times. Join our local chefs for a colorful walk through Gettysburg's Farmer's Market, where they will take you through the market and show you how to shop like a chef. This dynamic downtown experience is filled with inspiration coupled with chef's tips and techniques. Then it's on to the kitchen for a hands-on cooking class where the chef will teach you how to turn the bounty from the market into creative and delicious dishes, paired with local wines. The menus are created based on seasonal ingredients, all 100% delicious and fun and easy to prepare.
"NEW" FIELD TO FORK AGRITOURISM EXPERIENCE - Our “Field-to-Fork Agritourism Experience” Tour is the latest in a series of food tours. This tour is perfect for experienced foodies and those just expanding their interest in farm-grown food and cooking.” This tour is designed for a limited group of 12 guests to ensure that everyone has a full and personal experience. Join us for an all-day journey traveling the historic roads of Adams County together to spend time on local farms, harvest seasonal produce, sample local wine and cider, hand pick local farm products and work with a local chef to turn your harvest into a fresh, delicious meal. We can’t wait to show you all that our Gettysburg farmlands have to offer!
The tour includes a stop at a local dairy where Alpine goats roam on open pasture and participants will learn about how artisan goat cheese is made; and an orchard where guests will harvest fruit fresh from its pick-your-own orchard as well as a tasting of local wine and cider. This new experience also includes harvesting herbs and vegetables, learning how Shitake mushrooms are grown and how bees are raised, to collecting eggs from free range chickens.
At the final destination, a local chef will combine all of the products collected throughout the day into a fabulous meal that will be served (weather-dependent) under the spreading arms of the farm's enormous maple tree as part of a truly rare and unique field-to-fork experience.
THE 12 TASTES OF CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY WALKING FOOD TOUR - Experience the magic of Christmas in downtown Gettysburg this holiday season! Stroll decorated streets on a festive 3.5-hour walking food tour highlighting the sights, sounds, and unique tastes of this historic town. Enjoy stops at some of the best eateries, all the while learning fascinating facts and historic tales that define our “most famous small town in America.”
Admire the glittering lights, decorated store-fronts and our grand 30 foot Christmas tree in Lincoln Square, all adding to the ambience of “the most wonderful time of the year.” Get started on Christmas shopping for your loved ones as we visit several downtown stores that offer one-of-a-kind Christmas gifts — a perfect opportunity for any last-minute gift hunting you need to get done. Make a new Christmas Tradition with your family and friends. The 12 Tastes of Christmas promises to be delicious, delightful and decidedly local.
For Group Bus Tours, please contact Lori Korczyk at firstname.lastname@example.org or 717-688-9584