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A Mid-Week Summer Stay

A mid-week trip to Gettysburg is a great way to explore town with a few less crowds and just as much action. Check out this trip idea for a mid-week adventure in Gettysburg.

Day 1

A mid-week trip to Gettysburg is a great way to explore town with a few less crowds and just as much action. Check out this trip idea for a mid-week adventure in Gettysburg.

Begin your visit with a trip to the Adams County countryside. Enjoy driving through the scenic orchards, vineyards and farmlands with stops at some farm markets along the way. Nothing says summer like local produce bursting with flavor and freshness. If you’re up for it, you can even pick your own in-season fruit at Boyer Nurseries & Orchards and Hollabaugh Bros. Inc. Fruit Farm and Market.

In Adams County, we love turning our farm fresh ingredients into local cuisine and craft beverages. Taste the bounty along the Adams County Pour Tour craft beverage trail. Countryside stops like Adams County Winery and Jack’s Hard Cider are open mid-week for tastings and relaxing picnics with breathtaking views of the vines.

Head back to town for a bite to eat and a ghost tour for tales of the spirits left behind. Or head to Soldiers’ National Cemetery for the One Hundred Nights of Taps event. Every night throughout the summer at 7pm the notes of Taps fill the air as the famous 24-note call is sounded in honor of those who have served our nation. 

Day 2

Begin your morning with a little activity. Adams County has lots of great golf courses or you can’t go wrong with a morning hike on the battlefield. If you prefer a guided tour of the battlefield, we have lots of those too. Go by horseback, by bicycle or by Segway, just to name a few. Check out this list of 10 Ways to Tour the Gettysburg Battlefield.

Treat yourself to a sweet treat after. You can’t go wrong with an ice cream cone from Mr. G’s, Cone Sweet Cone or DQ Grill & Chill Restaurant. And before heading home, visit some shops and museums in town. Each of our museums tells a different story. Many like to begin at the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center for the film, cyclorama and museum experience. Learn about the civilian side of the battle at the Shriver House Museum or get an overview of the battle with dioramas at the Gettysburg History Center and Civil War Tails.

This quick mid-week summer getaway will give you a taste of Gettysburg and leave you planning your next visit to learn more about this historic town.

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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

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What better time to visit a fruit farm than during the fall? Enjoy pick-your-own apples, a variety of apple baked goods, beautiful fall flowers and pumpkins and even an Orchard Scavenger Hunt for the family.

717-677-8412
717-677-9494

545 Carlisle Road,
Biglerville, PA 17307

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Discover the unique tastes of Adams County, Pennsylvania's craft beverages with a self-guided journey along the Adams County Pour Tour.

717-334-6274

Around Adams County,
Gettysburg, PA 17325

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There's a crisp in the air and leaves are changing color so that must mean one thing...it's fall! We're open seven days a week for you to enjoy our seasonal specialty wines, festivals, craft classes and tours. Our popular pumpkin spiced wine Dancing Pumpkin will be released on September 28th!

717-334-4631

251 Peach Tree Road,
Orrtanna, PA 17353

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*Pop-up location at Suite 420 at The Outlet Shoppes at Gettysburg is coming soon. The tasting room at 410 Cashtown Road in Biglerville is closed.

717-334-4888

410 Cashtown Road,
Biglerville, PA 17307

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A trip to Gettysburg isn't complete without a sweet treat from Mr. G's. Our full ice cream menu features 16 flavors of delicious homemade ice cream, soft serve products, sundaes, shakes and flurries.

717-334-7600

404 Baltimore Street,
Gettysburg, PA 17325

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Enjoy old-fashioned, homemade ice cream, gelato and Italian ices.

717-420-0058

433 Baltimore Street,
Gettysburg, PA 17325

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A family favorite, DQ Grill and Chill has something for everyone - whether you're hungry for lunch or dinner, or just need a sweet treat to cool off! We offer fast service in a friendly environment.

717-334-4424

230 Steinwehr Avenue,
Gettysburg, PA 17325

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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

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Travel back in time with a guide dressed in period attire as you walk through the Shrivers’ meticulously restored 1860 home to learn the other side of the Battle of Gettysburg - how families and their homes were affected during and after the battle that ravaged this historic town.

717-337-2800

309 Baltimore Street,
Gettysburg, PA 17325

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

717-334-6408

241 Steinwehr Avenue,
Gettysburg, PA 17325

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Unique museum featuring historically accurate dioramas with thousands of handmade miniature soldiers who are actually cats in uniform.

717-420-5273

785 Baltimore St,
Gettysburg , PA 17325

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