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Hands-On

Visitors don’t come to Gettysburg to just look around, they like to experience the history, the agriculture, and the family fun. Check out these hands-on experiences for your next Gettysburg getaway.

Lovely non-profit gallery featuring original works of art in the form of paintings, photography, crafts, sculptures and much more! A great place to browse and find unique gifts and home decor all done by local artisans.

717-632-2521

32 Carlisle Street,
Hanover, PA 17331

"Because everyone's a nerd about something." - Mr. Jones

717-334-6373

10 York Street,
Gettysburg, PA 17325

Learn about the history of the apple and fruit tree industry in Adams County, Pennsylvania through exciting exhibits and historic artifacts. Also make your own apple crate as a souvenir of your visit to Apple Country!

717-677-4556

154 West Hanover Street,
Biglerville, PA 17307

The Original & Fastest-Growing DIY Wood Sign Workshop Chain in the U.S. right here in Gettysburg.

717-658-8133

100 Buford Avenue,
Suite E, Gettysburg, PA 17325

Jubilee Cake Studio is a Decorate-It-Yourself Cake Studio. Pick your canvas - cupcakes or cake, grab your goodies - frosting, fondant, and sprinkles, and DECORATE! Walk-ins are always welcome, so come on in today! Jubilee Cake Studio! We Bake. You Decorate.

717-550-7575

6 W Allen Street,
Mechanicsburg, PA 17055

Immerse yourself in 19th-century culture, learn about the civilians & soldiers who struggled here, and discover the critical preservation work being done in Gettysburg.

717-338-1243

451 Baltimore Street,
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

A great thing to do while in Gettysburg. You have exactly 1 hour to escape a fun themed room full of clues with a team of 2-8 players. Will you escape in time?

717-769-5397 717 420-2481

59 North Fifth Street,
Gettysburg, PA 17325

Explore the paranormal side of Gettysburg using professional equipment with an experienced tour guide where you are the investigator. We offer a small group setting, using our tools and expertise you become your own paranormal investigator and ghost hunter.

240-285-3764

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

Explore the preserve where people and animals who jump, swim, fly, roar and tweet to greet you get closer together.

301-271-4922 301-271-3180

13019 Catoctin Furnace Road,
Thurmont, MD 21788

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

Interactive exhibits, outdoor interpretive walking trail and free scavenger hunts available at the ticket counter.

717-339-1300

111 Seminary Ridge,
Gettysburg, PA 17325

Shop for your local, organic produce, pastured raised meats, & more organic products at Oyler's. We're open year-round!

717-677-8411 717-321-4657

400 Pleasant Valley Road,
Biglerville, PA 17307

Family owned and operated, with a tradition of customer service excellence, we're dedicated to helping each person who walks through out doors find the products they need to bring their creative ideas to life. Also check out our sewing and quilting classes for all skill levels!

717-352-3050

6195 Chambersburg Road,
Fayetteville, PA 17322

Check out our 15-station sporting clays course with new traps and beautiful new cages and sign up for Wingshooting School offering exceptional wingshooting instruction for all experience levels.

717-253-9665

519 Gladhill Road,
Fairfield, PA 17320

A 500-member non-profit agency supporting artistic efforts throughout the county's schools and communities.

717-334-5006

125 S. Washington Street,
Gettysburg, PA 17325

Learn pottery. Lessons offered every Tuesday and Thursday evening from 6:30-7:30pm. Traveling? We offer expanded start-to-finish projects from 6-8pm on Tuesday and Thursday evenings. Please inquire. We ship.

717-752-4593

2650 Biglerville Road,
Gettysburg, PA 17325

1863 Escape Room gives its participants the opportunity to solve a Civil War mystery within one hour. As the suspense, excitement, and intrigue build, you will work as a team using your best intuition, instinct, and logic to become a "hero" before time runs out. Proudly located in historic downtown!

717-420-2409

344 Baltimore Street,
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

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