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Things to do with Kids

Things to do with Kids

Vacations are all about families ...

And many of you have young children you need to make smile. So where do you start when planning a visit to Gettysburg and Adams County? Check out a few ideas.

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

Hear the authentic stories of this church hospital, where doctors and local citizen-nurses worked valiantly to comfort and save 140 wounded and dying soldiers.

717-334-5212 717-334-4958

30 Chambersburg Street,
Gettysburg, PA 17325

Tour the historic Gettysburg Battlefield on horseback - hourly trail rides and narrated tours along the scenic trails of the Gettysburg National Park.No better way to see the Battlefield than on the back of an amazing horse!

717-253-6300

Tours begin at McMillan Woods Youth Campground,
West Confederate Avenue, Gettysburg, PA 17325

History and Haunts takes pride in bringing Gettysburg to you with detailed accounts of the great battle and the paranormal side, all in one.

717-521-2429

5 Steinwehr Avenue,
Gettysburg, PA 17325

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

The area's sweetest family tradition! Discover more than 12,000 elephant figurines in every size on display. Then check out our huge selection of candy, homemade fudge, fresh roasted peanuts and unique gifts, and stroll our acres of whimsical gardens. You'll never forget Mister Ed's!

717-352-3792

6019 Chambersburg Road,
Orrtanna, PA 17353

Under The Horizon (UTH) outreach based studio. We use our creative talents to serve our community. Offering walk-in art activities, pottery lessons, summer camps, parties, field trips and fundraisers. Enjoy our in-house pottery shoppe and online Etsy store at YouHadMeAtThumbprint.

717-752-4593

2650 Biglerville Road,
Gettysburg, PA 17325

Come tour the Historic Daniel Lady Farm, which served as a Confederate staging area during the three-day battle and a field hospital afterwards. Open weekends. Also watch for special living history events listed in the events section, including battle reenactments during the summer and fall.

240-469-8642 717-338-1776

888 Hanover Street,
Gettysburg, PA 17325

Preserving the heritage of over 200 years of firefighting from the Greater Hanover Area, this museum showcases historic memorabilia and equipment explaining the progression of firefighting throughout the years.

717-637-6674

134 East Hanover Street,
Hanover, PA 17331

East Coast Exotic Animal Rescue is a non-profit animal sanctuary located in the rural foot-hill mountains of Fairfield, Pennsylvania.

717-642-5229

320 Zoo Road,
Fairfield, PA 17320

Head to the oldest park in the Pennsylvania state park system for quiet solitude spent in nature as well as fun recreational activities like snowmobiling and fishing.

717-352-2161

101 Pine Grove Road,
Fayetteville, PA 17222

Tour the historic Gettysburg Battlefield at your own pace, by scooter! No motorcycle license required.

717-778-8776

2285 Emmitsburg Road,
Gettysburg, PA 17325

Attend one of our "Decorate It Yourself" cake workshops or walk in and get started with our "Decorate it Yourself" decorating kits - no reservation required. Fun for all ages!

717-550-7575

6 W Allen Street,
Mechanicsburg, PA 17055

Celebrating its 15th season in 2019-2020, Gettysburg College's Majestic Theater keeps audiences applauding year round!

717-337-8200

25 Carlisle Street,
Gettysburg, PA 17325

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

The Adams County Farmers Market frequently has family-friendly events where children of all ages can come and learn about healthy eating and Adams County agriculture. Check out what events are scheduled during your visit!

717-339-7396

Gettysburg Transit Center,
103 Carlisle Street, Gettysburg, PA 17325

The official start to your Gettysburg visit. See the film, A New Birth of Freedom. Experience the sights and sounds of Pickett's Charge in the Gettysburg Cyclorama. Explore the interactive exhibits in the Gettysburg Museum of the American Civil War. Tour the battlefield with a Licensed Guide.

717-338-1243 877-874-2478

1195 Baltimore Pike,
Gettysburg, PA 17325

Experience an unusual waterfall & cascading streams from atop Stone Mountain with Adventure Golf. A whole new element of excitement & fun for all ages

1-800-642-TENT 717-642-8749

3340 Fairfield Road,
Gettysburg, PA 17325

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

724-879-4241

Magician Michael Cantori will amaze and puzzle you with his walk-around illusion and mystery shows for any audience.

410-961-5903

23 Baltimore Street,
Suite 105, Gettysburg, PA 17325

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