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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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Smithsonian’s American Democracy: A Great Leap of Faith Exhibition at the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor

Tuesday, July 23, 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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JUL23

Souvenir - A Fantasia on the Life of Florence Jenkins

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

For more than half a century the name Florence Foster Jenkins has been guaranteed to produce explosions of derisive laughter. Not unreasonably so, as this wealthy society ec...

Totem Pole Playhouse
9555 Golf Course Road, Fayetteville, PA 17222
717-352-2164
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JUL23

Stop Motion Animation

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Calling all movie makers! Join us for a week of creating mini animations starring characters in story lines straight out of your imagination. Bring your own device a...

Adams County Arts Council
125 South Washington Street, Gettysburg, PA 17325
717-334-5006
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JUL23

Summer Evening Walks with Licensed Battlefield Guides

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

2019 will mark the eighth year of Licensed Battlefield Guide-led  “Walks Through History.” Each Tuesday evening, Guides will lead an ...

Gettysburg National Military Park
126 Sickles Ave, Cumberland Twp, PA 17325
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JUL23

Sweet Treat Baking from Scratch (older youth)

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Bake and decorate desserts and edible treats using yummy ingredients from the garden as inspiration. Create a carrot cake, zucchini bread and lemon bars, to name a f...

Adams County Arts Council
125 South Washington Street, Gettysburg, PA 17325
717-334-5006
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JUL23

Sweet Treat Baking from Scratch (younger youth)

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Bake and decorate desserts and edible treats using yummy ingredients from the garden as inspiration. Create a carrot cake, zucchini bread and lemon bars, to name a few.&n...

Adams County Arts Council
125 South Washington Street, Gettysburg, PA 17325
717-334-5006
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JUL23

Tail Waggin' Tuesdays

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Attention Dog Lovers: Come on out to the ABC Beer Garden every Tuesday - and don't forget to bring your furry friend! We will be grilling out during Yappy Hour a...

ABC Beer Garden
259 Steinwehr Avenue, Gettysburg, PA 17325
717-334-2200
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JUL23

Tavern Tour

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Balloon rides, murder, tanks, medal of honor....some of Gettysburg's colorful and unusual history happened in taverns. Stroll with a Gettysburg Licensed Town Historian/...

Gettysburg Hotel Courtyard
Race Horse Alley, Gettysburg, PA 17325
717-253-5737
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JUL23

$99 & Under Member Show

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Guild Members display their artwork in our BIttinger gallery, and all pieces are priced at $99 or less! Come find some original, handmade art at affordable prices. O...

Hanover Area Arts Guild
32 Carlisle Street, Hanover, PA 17331
717-632-2521
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JUL24

Catherine Comes Home - Living History Tour

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Discover the life and legacy of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton through the eyes of her daughter, Catherine, and her beloved friends. After Elizabeth Ann Seton died in 1821, Cath...

National Shrine of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton
339 South Seton Avenue, Emmitsburg, MD 21727
301-447-6606
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JUL24

Free Tour of Soldiers' National Cemetery with Licensed Battlefield Guide

Wednesday, July 24, 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
724-290-3905
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JUL24

Gettysburg National Military Park Summer Interpretive Programs

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Gettysburg National Military Park’s free summer interpretive program series begins runs from June 8 to August 11, 2019 and offers visitors a chance to learn about the pe...

Gettysburg National Military Park
1195 Baltimore Pike, Suite 100, Gettysburg, PA 17325
717-334-1124 ext. 80
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JUL24

Glen Rock Express with No. 17

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Outside your window is the beautiful York County Heritage Rail Trail, while you enjoy this one-hour ride to Glen Rock, PA. We will take you back in time to the 1860s, whe...

Northern Central Railway-Steam Into History
2 W Main St, New Freedom , PA 17349
717-942-2370
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Hanover Junction Flyer with No. 17

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Outside your window is the beautiful York County  and the Heritage Rail Trail, while you enjoy this excursion to Hanover Junction. We will take you back in time to t...

Northern Central Railway-Steam Into History
2 West Main St, New Freedom, PA 17349
717-942-2370
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JUL24

Historic Church Walking Tours

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Providing visits to eight downtown Gettysburg churches featuring hospital scenes in those churches, stories about heroic civilian nurses, the wounded and dying and the ba...

Presbyterian Church
208 Baltimore St., Gettysburg, PA 17325
717-337-0733
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JUL24

J & P Winery Open Mic Night Hosted by Ash Phipps and James Petrohilos

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Join J & P Winery every Wednesday night for Open Mic Night hosted by Ash Phipps and James Petrohilos. The host duo will perform multiple short sets through the evenin...

J & P Winery
48 Baltimore Street, Gettysburg, PA 17325
717-549-2513
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JUL24

Ladies Night at Jack's Hard Cider

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Join us as we celebrate fashion with the Outlet Shoppes at Gettysburg. Come on out for our Ladies Night fashion show, featuring stores from the Outlet Shoppes at Gettysbu...

Jack's Hard Cider
410 Cashtown Road, Biglerville, PA 17307
717-334-4888
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JUL24

Make a House

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Are you a budding architect or designer? Or just love creating masterpieces from clay? Spend the week developing your architect and design skills by creating your ow...

Adams County Arts Council
125 South Washington Street, Gettysburg, PA 17325
717-334-5006
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JUL24

Music on the Mountain

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Music on the Mountain returns to Liberty Mountain this summer with an incredible lineup of local musicians! Enjoy free outdoor concerts at the base of the mountain, plus food ...

Liberty Mountain Resort
78 Country Club Trail, Carroll Valley, PA 17320
717-642-8282
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One Hundred Nights of Taps

Wednesday, July 24, 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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