The Barns of Adams County
Adams County, known around the world for the American Civil War and President Lincoln's famous Gettysburg Address, is known locally as a family community built on dedication, respect of the land, fresh air and relationships. We work hard and we play hard. We invite strangers into our community and our homes and we make them friends. The stories of Adams County are what make our destination special, we hope that you will discover people you wish to meet and places you just can't wait to see...
The scenic landscape of Adams County is peppered with barns. Some are new, many are aged, many are kept alive more than a hundred years by love and restoration. Each barn has a story of the people who built it, who have used it, for some it is a story of bloodshed. This is a story of how the barns of Adams County have become more than just a place for animals and feed… discover how we use our barns for celebrations, for interpretation and for nourishment.
Preserving the Past
Adams County is rich with history, some which has formed our country, other that has formed our county. All of our history matters, and we preserve it for future generations.
New Oxford Antiquing
The quaint town of New Oxford, located along the historic Lincoln Highway, has been called the Antiques Capital of Central Pennsylvania. An industry based in the past has moved forward into the future. Today, buyers and sellers are connecting through different avenues, but none tops a stop by the store to touch, feel and hear the stories of these special pieces. Take a short drive east from Gettysburg as you discover the passion of New Oxford Antiques...
Adams County is made of many quaint towns and beautiful countryside. Each place has a story - a story of the people who settled, of the sustaining industries, and often, how the famous Civil War Battle of Gettysburg raged through the streets. Fairfield is one of those special places.
Adams County Cider - Authentic Flavor
Adams County is Apple Country. Our farmers produce more apples than anywhere else in Pennsylvania. Their crop makes them the fourth largest producer in the United States. Today, a small group of growers are turning their attention to Hard Cider, wait until you get a taste...
The National Apple Harvest Festival
For over 50 years, the Upper Adams Jaycees have been hosting a celebration of our apple industry. Once a one-day event for the community, this annual tradition has grown to host over 100,000 during a four-day period and become one of the most celebrated events in Gettysburg.
The Hanover Shoe Farms - horses of Adams County
In the early 1900s, the Hanover Shoe Stables began, racing horses throughout Pennsylvania. Today, the farm boasts 345 broodmares, 9 stallions, and in 2018, will sell nearly 150 yearlings. This story is about these horses, and those that have come before them. It is about the farms and the family. The success is about the bond between the horse, the land and those who love and care for them. Discover the story of the Hanover Shoe Farms...