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.
Autumn in Adams County
Whether it's the beautiful colorful fall foliage, fresh farm markets brimming with apples or Gettysburg's haunted "night life," visitor from around the world love autumn in Adams County.
Gettysburg National Military Park
With more than 6,000 acres of preserved battleground and 26 miles of road, visitors flock to this national park to learn, to reflect and pay homage to the thousands of soldiers who lost their lives on these fields.
With its wineries, farm markets, food tours and great restaurants, Gettysburg is emerging as a culinary destination. With the apple at the core of its epicurean scene, Gettysburg is proving that great food isn't just for big cities.
Gettysburg has history, character, charm and culture rarely found in a town of its size. Great restaurants, boutiques, art galleries and theaters line the streets of this historic town attracting visitors young and old.
From four-day concerts to foodie festivals and historical re-creations, the calendar is packed with events throughout the year in the Gettysburg region. Visitors enjoy nationally renowned performers, authentic Civil War re-enactments and one-of-a-kind festivals that gives travelers a taste of the countryside.
Authentic Adams County
Travelers are discovering that Adams County is unlike any other with authentic history, farming, hard cider and foodies' scene, and the people that make the region special.
Gettysburg comes to life during the holidays with tastefully decorated town, heart-warming events, performances, holiday dinners and authentic down-home shopping. At the centerpiece of Gettysburg's holiday season is the Charles Dickens' classic "A Christmas Carol," performed at Gettysburg's historic Majestic Theater.
Gettysburg isn't just a place to discover rich American history, it's a rural landscape that welcomes bicyclists, hikers, runners, horseback riders, skiers and snowboarders. Whether it's a ride along the 6,000-acre Gettysburg battlefield or a hike at nearby Strawberry Hill Nature Preserve, the Gettysburg area is a breath of fresh air.
Gettysburg is a destination that is built for families. Kids young and old create great memories of fun times spent with their family in Gettysburg. Places like Land of Little Horses Farm Park lets families unwind, get note-to-nose with new furry friends and laugh out loud.
History comes to life every year on the farms outside of Gettysburg with the Gettysburg Anniversary Annual Civil War Re-enactment. Thousands of soldiers and civilians in period attire re-create the 1860s epic battle and provide visitors a glimpse into the lives of Civil War-era family and camp life.
Gettysburg is one of America's top group travel destinations, especially for students who visit to learn not only about the rich history, but the awe-inspiring fruit industry and the life of Dwight Eisenhower, our 34th President.
Meetings & Conventions
Gettysburg provides an amazing backdrop for meetings, conferences and events, whether it's the unique venues or impactful leadership development programs. Gettysburg and the surrounding countryside offer meetings and conference organizers with an array of options for their upcoming events.