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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.

Horseback Rides on the Gettysburg Battlefield. The most amazing Licensed Guided Battlefield Tour on Horseback in Gettysburg! We are Gettysburg National Military Park permitted and authorized and tour with Licensed Battlefield Guides. A Unique and amazing Battlefield Experience.

866-907-0633 717-476-7428

Youth Group Campground Entrance, McMillian Woods ,
Gettysburg, PA 17325

10 miles of trails featuring woodlands, mountain streams, ponds, & a restored mineral quarry. Trails open daily; trail maps & birding lists at kiosks.

717-642-5840

1537 Mount Hope Road,
Fairfield, PA 17320

In 1802, Elizabeth Ann Seton was a loving wife and mother. Within two years, her husband’s business failed, and he died. Just 29 years old, she was a widow, single mother of five, and bankrupt. Discover how she faced these challenges, thrived, and went on to become the first American-born saint.

301-447-6606 301-447-7172

339 South Seton Avenue,
Emmitsburg, MD 21727

In our museum, kids can see Civil War battles as they would have looked – in miniature! Find the escape tunnel, peek inside the ironclad ships, find the one dog in the museum, see cavalry jumping off a cliff, and much more. We’ll even help you make a soldier to take home, if you ask us!

717-420-5273

785 Baltimore St,
Gettysburg , PA 17325

Let's get goofy! Add energy and expertise to your events with the Gettysburg Goofballs, professional entertainers and educators with over 20 years' experience in the entertainment industry.

917-449-9199 917-838-2598

2264 Emmitsburg Road,
Gettysburg, PA 17325

Visit Gettysburg, Learn some History. Take Home Memories! One and two hour Licensed Battlefield Guided Horse drawn Carriage Battlefield Tours in the luxury of our new carriages with air ride suspension! Guided in-town evening carriages and evening town rides with period musicians available.

866-907-0633 7174767428

297 Steinwehr Avenue,
The Gettysburg Heritage Center, Gettysburg, PA 17325

Experience ranger programs & walks, campfire programs, living history & events that assist in preserving & interpreting the Gettysburg Battle.

717-334-1124 ext. 80

1195 Baltimore Pike, Suite 100,
Gettysburg, PA 17325

Carroll Valley Golf 18-hole championship course is located in a valley set amidst the picturesque rolling hills of South Central Pennsylvania, at the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. This par 71 course, designed by Ault, Clark & Associates is a true championship length course.

717-642-8282

78 Country Club Trail,
Carroll Valley, PA 17320

The original! Based on true stories from the best-selling Ghosts of Gettysburg book series. Guides walk you on historic streets to sites of documented hauntings. Several tours to choose from.

717-337-0445

271 Baltimore Street,
Gettysburg, PA 17325

The Gettysburg Story brings America's greatest battle alive for newcomers and experts.

717-500-1863

1195 Baltimore Pike,
available at the GNMP Museum & Visitor Center Book, Gettysburg, PA 17325

Witness the Battle of Gettysburg from two unique perspectives – the civilians who called it home, and the soldiers on the battlefield. The story of the battle comes to life through both museum displays, and the battlefield orientation film, "Gettysburg Animated Map", produced by the Civil War Trust.

717-334-6245

297 Steinwehr Avenue,
Gettysburg, PA 17325

A computer CD-ROM, driving tour CD and 56 page guidebook with detailed maps, photos & trivia. Available online and at the National Park Book Store.

888-458-6475 603-471-0127

1195 Baltimore Pike,
Gettysburg, PA 17325

A town changed forever! Dead and dying soldiers lying everywhere. Walk the streets of Gettysburg with a Licensed Town Historian and hear the civilians' experiences of life in Gettysburg before, during and after the Battle. Venture to Gettysburg's seldom seen places. Experience Lincoln's visit.

717-253-5737

Lincoln Square,
Gettysburg, PA 17325

Trail-Way Speedway has provided quality family entertainment for 46 years. Watch a race in the rolling hills of South Central Pennsylvania!

717-359-4310 717-359-7056

100 Speedway Lane,
Hanover, PA 17331

See over 10,000 elephants. Home to one of the most unique gift shops with plush room, Pez & magnet room, & the largest candy display in the territory!

717-352-3792 717-873-5145

6019 Chambersburg Road,
Orrtanna, PA 17353

In 1863, at the time of the battle, Sadie Shriver was 7 years old; her little sister, Mollie, was 5. Walk through the Shrivers' home to see their bedroom, typical of the time period, while hearing what these two young children faced during one of the deadliest battles in the American Civil War.

717-337-2800

309 Baltimore Street,
Gettysburg, PA 17325

An experience for the entire family. Journey through the history of our nation with President Abraham Lincoln and enjoy American history presentations and collections, interactive train layouts, President Lincoln's Funeral journey, hands on activities and more!

717-334-5678

425 Steinwehr Avenue,
Gettysburg, PA 17325

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

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

The tour that is vastly different from all the others. Each tour guide has their own distinct route.

717-338-1818

47 Steinwehr Avenue,
Gettysburg, PA 17325

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