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Stay in Gettysburg and stray throughout Adams County, Maryland and areas of Pennsylvania. Discover history, factory tours, arts and family fun.

The Shriver family homestead for 6 generations. Tour this museum complex consisting of the main house and award-winning grist mill.

410-848-2288

3311 Littlestown Pike,
Westminster, MD 21158

Located off Pumping Station Road, this bridge was used by both Union and Confederate Troops, visitors today can walk across the lattice bridge.

717-334-6274 800-337-5015

Water Works Road,
Gettysburg, PA 17325

Winter, spring, summer, fall - you'll find something to do in every season at the 3,500-acre Codorus State Park. Located just a short drive from Gettysburg, we're the perfect addition to your family vacation.

717-637-2816

2600 Smith Station Road,
Hanover, PA 17331

A free, self-guided tour takes of a small town, just 20-minutes east of Gettysburg. Allow approximately 60-minutes to complete the tour.

800-337-5015 717-334-6274

1560 Fairfield Road,
Gettysburg, PA 17325

Experience your love of nature at Strawberry Hill! Explore miles of hiking trails that connect to Michaux State Forest, engage with our naturalists by booking an educational program, play in cold mountain creeks or enjoy a picnic by our pond.

717-642-5840

1537 Mount Hope Road,
Fairfield, PA 17320

Enjoy the Annual National Apple Harvest Festival at the South Mountain Fairgrounds. Join the fun the first two full weekends of October - rain or shine.

717-677-9413

615 Narrows Road,
Biglerville, PA 17307

Located in the forests of South Mountain, Kings Gap Environmental Education Center offers outdoor recreation, overnight lodging at the impressive Cameron-Masland Mansion and a variety of environmental education and interpretive programs.

717-486-5031

500 Kings Gap Road,
Carlisle, PA 17015

Our Famous Washington D.C. Tour Our Nation's Capital, Washington D.C. is just a short ride from historic Gettysburg. See it in a day with the Stars and Stripes Tour! It is the perfect complement to your Gettysburg vacation or a fun day trip.

877-723-1863 717-528-1660

Pick-up locations at selected Gettysburg hotels,
and campgrounds, York Springs, PA 17372

The fall colors will put you in awe of the season. Home to miniature horses, performing animal shows, educational displays and events, races and animal friends of all kinds that you may touch and feed. Available for birthday parties and special events.

717-334-7259

123 Glenwood Drive,
Gettysburg, PA 17325

Step inside an Adams County gem... small on the outside, filled on the side - this wonderful gift shop offers home, apparel and garden gifts.

717-624-1527

170 Stoney Point Road,
East Berlin, PA 17316

An adventure through "America's Orchard" is a wonderful way to experience our authentic Adams County destination.

Historic South Mountain Fruit Belt,
Adams County, PA

From our petting zoo to our bottle feeding and pony grooming experiences, our interactive farm is fun for the whole family. We believe it's important for children to have fun, laugh, explore and have experiences that make memories for years to come.

717-359-0070 410-259-6707

874 Plunkert Road,
Littlestown, PA 17340

The Lincoln Highway, our nation’s first coast-to-coast highway, marked the birth of popular American tourism – vacationing by automobile.

724-879-4241

Understand the Gettysburg Campaign through this multi-state tour which begins in Virginia and follows the armies through Maryland into Gettysburg.

1195 Baltimore Pike,
Destination Gettysburg Visitor Information Desk, Gettysburg, PA 17325

Come see, smell and taste the many delicious varieties of Utz Snackfood.

717-637-6644

861 Carlisle Street,
Hanover, PA 17331

Central PA’s year-round indoor and outdoor entertainment complex is the perfect destination for all ages and every occasion, offering indoor and outdoor go-karts, miniature golf, two-tier LED LASERTRON laser tag, HOLOGATE VR, batting cages, roller skating and the largest arcade in South Central PA.

717-258-4741

29 S. Middlesex Road,
Carlisle, PA 17015

Visitors enjoy recreational activities for every season at Pine Grove Furnace State Park. Get active with hiking, biking, fishing, swimming, cross-country skiing ice skating and much more.

717-486-7174

1100 Pine Grove Road,
Gardners, PA 17324

Northern Central Railway–Steam into History is an excursion railroad that offers an authentic experience where you can meet presidents and generals, experience the Wild West, enjoy the beautiful countryside and ride along the very rails that helped build and save our nation.

717-942-2370

2 West Main Street,
New Freedom , PA 17349

Take a day trip to Gifford Pinchot State Park 30 miles northeast of Gettysburg and plan a day of outdoor fun with activities like hiking, horseback riding, swimming, disc golfing, ice skating and more.

717-432-5011

2200 Rosstown Road,
Lewisberry, PA 17339

Immerse yourself in the great outdoors with hiking, mountain biking, picnicking, fishing, ATV riding and much more at the beautiful 85,500 acre Michaux State Forest.

717-352-2211

10099 Lincoln Way ,
Fayetteville, PA 17222

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