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Our hometown is full of excitement, fun and even the unexpected. The people, business and organizations in Adam County host special events in Gettysburg, PA year-round, and there is always something new to see. In addition to special battlefield celebrations and events that let you experience history in different and unforgettable ways, the area is home to unique festivals, fairs, exhibits, theater & concerts that you won't want to miss when visiting Central Pennsylvania.

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Jewelweed at Battlefield Brew Works

Saturday, August 17, 2019

Jewelweed is a five piece band from Gettysburg/Hanover area working on original music. They enjoy playing classic rock, blues, rock, outlaw country, americana, folk and s...

Battlefield Brew Works
248 Hunterstown Road, Gettysburg, PA 17325
717-398-2907
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Littlestown Area Garden Club's Annual Plant Sale

Saturday, August 17, 2019

The Littlestown Area Garden Club is holding its 10th annual Plant Sale on Saturday, August 17 near the Crouse Park Pavilion during the community's Good Old Days Festival.&...

Crouse Park
Crouse Park, Littlestown, PA 17340
717-359-7824
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Living History Encampments

Saturday, August 17, 2019

Special weekends throughout the season, the Gettysburg Heritage Center host living history encampments. These Civil War camps are free and open to the public. The reenact...

Gettysburg Heritage Center
297 Steinwehr Ave., Gettysburg, PA 17325
717-334-6245
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Motivators: Teachers from the Annual School Student Show

Saturday, August 17, 2019

At the beginning of every year, the Hanover Area Arts Guild has our Annual Student Show, where middle and high school students from around the area show us their amazing,...

Hanover Area Arts Guild
32 Carlisle St, Hanover, PA 17331
717-632-2521
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Mystery Tour/Untold Tales

Saturday, August 17, 2019

Meet a Gettysburg Licensed Town Historian/Guide at 6pm Saturday or Sunday evening behind the Gettysburg Hotel (in the courtyard) for a 60 minute Mystery Walking Tour of Untold...

Gettysburg Hotel Courtyard
Race Horse Alley, Gettysburg, PA 17325
717-253-5737
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Night at the Museum, 1863

Saturday, August 17, 2019

The Battle of Gettysburg changed more lives than we could ever imagine. The events that took place in July of 1863, in a small town many people had never heard of, foreve...

Gettysburg Heritage Center
297 Steinwehr Avenue, Gettysburg, PA 17325
717-334-6245
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One Hundred Nights of Taps

Saturday, August 17, 2019

The notes of Taps will fill the air in Gettysburg every evening this summer as the famous 24-note call is sounded in honor of those who have served our nation. The Lincoln Fel...

Soldiers' National Cemetery
1195 Baltimore Pike, Suite 100, Gettysburg, PA 17325
717-334-1124 ext. 80
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Pop Up Pub

Saturday, August 17, 2019

Head to The Outlet Shoppes at Gettysburg for a Pop Up Pub with local breweries, including Miscreation Brewing Company! Stop by the Food Court to quench your thirst. Sa...

Food Court at The Outlet Shoppes at Gettysburg
1863 Gettysburg Village Drive, Gettysburg, PA 17325
717-337-9705
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Rupp House Courtyard Chats

Saturday, August 17, 2019

Visitors to the Rupp House History Center have an opportunity to enjoy a series of Courtyard Chats throughout the 2019 summer season. Join us and relax in the comfort of a roc...

Rupp House History Center
451 Baltimore Street, Gettysburg, PA 17325
717-338-1243
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Seldom Seen Tour

Saturday, August 17, 2019

Experience a 90 minute walking tour that takes you places off the beaten path in the town of Gettysburg. Hear unexpected stories from Gettysburg's varied history that...

Gettysburg Lincoln Railroad Station
35 Carlisle Street, Gettysburg, PA 17325
7172535737
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Smithsonian’s American Democracy: A Great Leap of Faith Exhibition at the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor

Saturday, August 17, 2019

Inspired by the permanent exhibition at the National Museum of American History, American Democracy: A Great Leap of Faith opens to the public July 20, 2019, in the Getty...

Gettysburg National Military Park Visitor Center
1195 Baltimore Pike, Gettysburg, PA 17325
717-338-1243
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The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas

Saturday, August 17, 2019

Join us for the performance of The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, music and lyrics by Carol Hall, book by Larry L. King and Peter Masterson, produced by Theatre A Go-Go, Inc...

Totem Pole Playhouse
9555 Golf Course Road, Fayetteville, PA 17222
717-352-2164
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The Stable Shakers with Brechyn Chace at the Garryowen

Saturday, August 17, 2019

They're back, and with the lovely Brechyn Chace on vocals! The Stable Shakers are an ever-changing, dynamic instrumental twang jazz group that have no intention on fitting...

Garryowen Irish Pub
126 Chambersburg St., Gettysburg, PA 17325
717-337-2719
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Underground Railroad Tours: McAllister Mills

Saturday, August 17, 2019

Learn about the historical significance of the Underground Railroad and hear the stories of those escaping slavery. Discover a part of the battlefield that is seen by only a s...

McAllister Mill
53 East Middle Street, Gettysburg, PA 17325
717-339-9047
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Wild West Express featuring the James Younger Gang

Saturday, August 17, 2019

This gang of American Outlaws was well-known in the 19th century. The group included the notorious Jesse James and the Younger brothers. Their infamous group will be robbing t...

Northern Central Railway-Steam Into History
2 West Main St, New Freedom, PA 17349
717-942-2370
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Bounty of the County

Sunday, August 18, 2019

Celebrate the bounty of harvest from orchards around Adams County with the annual Bounty of the County foodie event. Chefs at restaurants around Adams County have cr...

Gettysburg and Biglerville Restaurants
Gettysburg, Gettysburg, PA 17325
717-677-7444
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Catherine Comes Home - Living History Tour

Sunday, August 18, 2019

Discover the inspirational life of Elizabeth Ann Seton through the eyes of her daughter, Catherine, and other beloved friends. After Elizabeth Ann Seton died in 1821, Cathe...

National Shrine of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton
339 South Seton Avenue, Emmitsburg, MD 21727
301-447-6606
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Civil War Living History Weekends on the Gettysburg Battlefield

Sunday, August 18, 2019

From the roar of artillery to the flash of bayonets, living history demonstrations at Gettysburg National Military Park help bring the past to life. Gettysburg National M...

Various Locations
Gettysburg Battlefield, Gettysburg, PA 17325
717-334-1124 ext. 80
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Free Dobbin House Tours

Sunday, August 18, 2019

Enjoy a FREE, guided, hour-plus tour of the oldest, most historic house in Gettysburg, the Dobbin House. This popular and highly-rated presentation highlights the house b...

Dobbin House Tavern
89 Steinwehr Avenue, Gettysburg, PA 17325
717-334-2100
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Free Tour of Soldiers' National Cemetery with Licensed Battlefield Guide

Sunday, August 18, 2019

Join a Licensed Battlefield Guide (LBG) at the Soldiers' National Cemetery Rostrum just inside the Taneytown Road entrance for a free 45-60 minute guided tour of the cemet...

Soldiers' National Cemetery
96 Taneytown Rd, Gettysburg, PA 17325
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