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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.

A Civil War and Railroad historical experience aboard a steam powered, authentic replica excursion train.

717-942-2370 717-600-6535

2 West Main Street,
New Freedom , PA 17349

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

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

Enjoy homemade ice cream, made-to-order sandwiches and sundaes at our creamery! We use the freshest locally sourced ingredients. Catch a peek of our milk bottling process and learn about where milk comes from and the day in a life of a farmer.

717-709-0711

2330 Molly Pitcher Highway,
Chambersburg, PA 17202

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

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

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

Adjacent to the Battlefield, President Eisenhower's home & farm served as a weekend retreat and a meeting place for world leaders.

717-338-9114 x4411

1195 Baltimore Pike. Suite 100,
Shuttle Service Only, Gettysburg, PA 17325

Start your Gettysburg visit here. Familiarize yourself with the Battle of Gettysburg. See the film A New Birth of Freedom. Experience the historic Cyclorama painting with light and sound effects. Explore the Gettysburg Museum of the American Civil War. Visit the battlefield with a Licensed Guide.

717-338-1243 877-874-2478

1195 Baltimore Pike,
Gettysburg, PA 17325

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

717-334-7719 717-253-2244

PO Box 3491,
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 McMillian Woods Youth Campground,
West Confederate Avenue, Gettysburg, PA 17325

Spring has sprung at the Gettysburg Heritage Center! Open daily, the gift store offers a variety of apparel, books, collectibles, home decor, souvenirs and more! The start of the spring season means new products are arriving almost daily! One of the largest selections in Gettysburg, at great prices!

717-334-6245 800-887-7775 (orders

297 Steinwehr Avenue,
Gettysburg, PA 17325

Immerse yourself in the great outdoors with hiking, mountain biking, picnicking, fishing, ATV riding and much more at the beautiful 85,500 acre Michaux State Forest.

717-352-2211

10099 Lincoln Way ,
East Fayetteville, PA 17222

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

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

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

Our Famous Washington D.C. Tour

877-723-1863 717-528-1660

Pick-up locations at selected Gettysburg hotels,
and campgrounds, York Springs, PA 17372

Created by pre-school teachers. Seven rooms of activities allow children to explore new ideas through play. Especially for children 3 to 8 years old.

717-337-9151

20 East High Street,
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

Tour the Gettysburg battlefield with the Gettysburg Driving Tour App! GPS-enabled driving directions, audio and video allow you the flexibility to tour the battlefield at your own pace based on your preferences.

717-508-7793

Begins at National Park Visitor Center,
Gettysburg, PA 17325

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