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Family Connections

Gettysburg has always been about connecting with history – whether it be learning about the Civil War, finding an ancestor who fought here or understanding what the Civil War, the Battle of Gettysburg or the Gettysburg Address means to us today. As a vacation destination, Gettysburg is also a place for families to slow down and reconnect with each other.

Exploring the history of Gettysburg is why millions of people visit Gettysburg each year. Touring the battlefield, exploring the museums, interacting with living historians all allow us to connect with the historical happening of 1863. By walking in the footsteps of the soldiers and civilians of the time, we reconnect with our past and understand the impact this great tragedy still has on us today.

So many are drawn here because of family connections to the battle, others are drawn here to reconnect with their family of today. What better way to create memories than a visit to Gettysburg to bike the battlefield, hike across Pickett’s Charge or tour the town to learn about families like your own. Of course you have to mix in the fun with miniature golf tournaments, family hikes at Strawberry Hill, go-kart races, pick-your-own fruit activities at our farms and outstanding concerts and festivals. Get ready to post your pics – you won’t want to forget one moment of your family time together. Print out our downloadable Li’l Lincoln from the Trip Ideas section of our site to join in on your family fun in Gettysburg – he’s a great photobomber!

Winter Family Fun in Gettysburg

Winter Family Fun in Gettysburg

We know how stir crazy the kids, and the adults, can get during the wintertime. Pack the family up and head to Gettysburg for a long weekend!

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Eight Great Gettysburg Battlefield Hikes & Walks

Eight Great Gettysburg Battlefield Hikes & Walks

There is an abundance of ways to tour Gettysburg National Military Park. Each place visitors at unique vantage points and provides different perspectives of the three-day battle throughout the 6,000-acre park. But often it’s the pace that can make the biggest difference, and that’s no more noticeable than by tackling the hallowed grounds by foot. … Continue reading Eight Great Gettysburg Battlefield Hikes & Walks

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Pick-Your-Own Paradise

Pick-Your-Own Paradise

Adams County, Pennsylvania is the fruit belt, technically we are part of it, but once you have made a trip here you will understand exactly what we mean. Our fresh fruit includes every berry imaginable – melons, 100 varieties of apples, 30 varieties of blueberries, peaches, apricots, plums, the list goes on and on! The … Continue reading Pick-Your-Own Paradise

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