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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.

Steinwehr is home to restaurants, lodging, specialty retail, gift & souvenir shops, museums, history centers, art galleries, tours, & living history.

717-337-1698 717-337-3491

Steinwehr Avenue,
Gettysburg, PA 17325

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 301-447-6004

339 South Seton Avenue,
Emmitsburg, MD 21727

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

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

Take a day trip to Gifford Pinchot State Park 30 miles northeast of Gettysburg and plan a day of outdoor fun with activities like hiking, horseback riding, swimming, disc golfing, ice skating and more.

717-432-5011

2200 Rosstown Road,
Lewisberry, PA 17339

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

Open Year Round | An 18-hole championship course located just minutes from historic Gettysburg and designed by Ault, Clark & Associates.

717-642-8282

78 Country Club Trail,
Carroll Valley, PA 17320

Located in the forests of South Mountain, Kings Gap Environmental Education Center offers outdoor recreation, overnight lodging at the impressive Cameron-Masland Mansion and a variety of environmental education and interpretive programs.

717-486-5031

500 Kings Gap Road,
Carlisle, PA 17015

Walk in Lincoln’s footsteps in this free-to-visit museum featuring a self-guided tour, exhibits and artifacts relating to Lincoln and the railroad’s role in the history of Gettysburg. Stand where Lincoln arrived in Gettysburg on Nov. 18, 1863, the evening before delivering the Gettysburg Address.

717-334-0655 717-338-1243

35 Carlisle Street,
Gettysburg, PA 17325

The perfect walk-in activity room offering five types of creative activities including glazing ceramics, painting ceramics, creating crushed glass suncatchers, canvas paint alongs, and hand-made Gettysburg souvenirs. Reservations of parties with three or more are greatly appreciated.

717-752-4593

2650 Biglerville Road,
Gettysburg, PA 17325

Join us here at the Farnsworth House for historical and ghost presentations. Tour one of the most haunted inns in America during a ghost tour or paranormal investigation, or take an interactive history tour in Camp Tiger, our Civil War camp located right on property!

7173348838

401 Baltimore Street,
Gettysburg, PA 17325

Yes, we are open even in the winter! We still have apples in our bins, delicious baked goods, produce and wonderful gift items. And there is no prettier snow scene than the rows of trees dressed in snow. So come and get a cup of mulled hot cider to stay warm while you shop.

717-677-8412 717-677-9494

545 Carlisle Road,
Biglerville, PA 17307

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

717-339-1300

111 Seminary Ridge,
Gettysburg, PA 17325

Take a historic church walking tour of eight downtown Gettysburg churches featuring the battle and its aftermath, hospital scenes and heroic civilian nurses.

717-357-9373

208 Baltimore St.,
Gettysburg, PA 17325

Bicycling around Gettysburg is a great way to see the sites, enjoy our community and stay healthy. Healthy Adams Bicycle/Pedestrian presents a variety of ride options in town, on the battlefield and throughout scenic Adams County. Download a variety of cue sheets for your next Gettysburg bike ride.

A 5th generation family-owned business. U-pick cherries, blueberries, and apples available seasonally. Wine & hard cider tasting room. Live evergreen hedge maze. Full-service garden center and nursery. Open March thru Christmas.

717-677-8558 717-677-9567

405 Boyer Nursery Road,
Biglerville, PA 17307

See and feel the emotions rise and fall as you embrace Bull Run, Shiloh, Vicksburg, Chancellorsville, Wilderness, Antietam and Gettysburg.

717-260-1861

1 Lincoln Circle At Reservoir Park,
Harrisburg, PA 17103

Hickory Falls Entertainment Center offers safe, clean, budget-friendly fun for the entire family within 30 minutes of Gettysburg! Check out our indoor/outdoor electric go-karts, laser tag, miniature golf, indoor play area, rollerball bowling and arcade games.

717-632-9907

110 Hickory Lane,
Hanover, PA 17331

Experience Gettysburg on a level offered no place else! We offer guided tours, hourly rentals and relaxing twilight rides.

717-398-2600

297 Steinwehr Avenue,
Gettysburg, PA 17325

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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