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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.

One of the largest and unique stores in Gettysburg, shoppers will find a variety of gifts, books, collectibles, home decor, games and toys, as well as souvenirs and apparel. Whether you're looking for a Civil War inspired gift, or just something special to take home, there is something for everyone.

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297 Steinwehr Avenue,
Gettysburg, PA 17325

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

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

Winter, spring, summer, fall - you'll find something to do in every season at the 3,500-acre Codorus State Park. Located just a short drive from Gettysburg, we're the perfect addition to your family vacation.

717-637-2816

2600 Smith Station Road,
Hanover, PA 17331

Ride into history on a memorable and enjoyable tour of the Gettysburg Battlefield on our gentle and well-trained horses.

717-334-5100

610 Taneytown Road,
Gettysburg, PA 17325

A self-guided walking tour along the streets where soldiers fought, civilians lived and President Lincoln paraded to the National Cemetery in 1863.

717-334-6274 1-800-337-5015

1560 Fairfield Road,
Gettysburg, PA 17325

A farm adventure waiting just for you - themed corn mazes with in-maze games, pick-your-own pumpkin field, hayrides, a zip line, corn box, and more!

888-677-0093

64 Tree Lane,
Aspers, PA 17304

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

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

An old time baseball festival the 3rd weekend in July played by the rules and customs and using the same style equipment and uniforms from 1864.

410-967-7482

965 Pumping Station Road,
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

See the entire 6,000 acre battlefield at one time at the Gettysburg Diorama.

717-334-6408

241 Steinwehr Avenue,
Gettysburg, PA 17325

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

717-778-8776

2285 Emmitsburg Road,
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.

717-337-0733

208 Baltimore St.,
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

With but few minor changes and repairs, the house remains much as it did more than 150 years ago. Authentically furnished from cellar to attic.

717-334-4100 717-334-6020

548 Baltimore Street,
Gettysburg, PA 17325

Come see, smell and taste the many delicious varieties of Utz Snackfood.

717-637-6644

861 Carlisle Street,
Hanover, PA 17331

Bring your children of all ages to the Brass Instrument Petting Zoo!

717-253-2244

PO Box 3491,
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

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

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