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Welcome Back to Gettysburg

Wait - you haven’t been to Gettysburg since you were in school? Or perhaps since when your kids were in school? It’s time to reconnect with Gettysburg and see what’s new!

Day 1

You haven’t been to Gettysburg since you were in school? Or perhaps when your kids were in school? It’s time to reconnect with Gettysburg and see what’s new!

Begin your vacation by getting reacquainted with Gettysburg at the Gettysburg History Center where you can see the entire 6,000-acre battlefield in 3-D miniature as you hear the story of the three-day battle and how it progressed. Be sure to check out the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitors Center which offers a featured film “A New Birth of Freedom” and the restored “Battle of Gettysburg” cyclorama painting – the largest painting in the country depicting the third day’s battle. Don’t miss the museum portion, where the story of the Battle and the war is told through 12 galleries that include artifacts, interactive exhibits and additional films.

After lunch, see the battlefield up close with a guided tour. Are you looking for a new and unique way to tour the battlefield? Take a Segway tour, hop in a scoot coupe, rent a scooter, or take a horseback tour… the opportunities are endless! You can even get a bird's eye view of Gettysburg and Adams County with a hot air balloon ride over the historic landscape.

Day 2

Hopefully, you got a good night's rest for the busy day of history, food and drinks ahead of you! First, check out the Gettysburg Seminary Ridge Museum located on Day 1 battlegrounds. Learn about this first day of the battle, the seminary and Civil War field medicine in the building that was the largest field hospital at Gettysburg. We highly recommend adding the cupola tour on to your visit! View the surrounding area from the same vantage point of Brigadier General John Buford on July 1, 1863.

You should also stop by the David Wills House to learn the story of President Lincoln and the Gettysburg Address in the place where Lincoln spent the night before his renowned speech. Or learn about Gettysburg’s history outside of the Civil War with a tour of President Eisenhower’s Gettysburg home at Eisenhower National Historic Site.

After the history, grab some lunch at one of our mouthwatering restaurants. If you are looking for a little variety, try the Savor Gettysburg Food Tour – it is a great way to try out several restaurants and discover the streets of Gettysburg. Afterward, explore the countryside.

Everyone knows Gettysburg’s Civil War history, but did you know of our rich agriculture? Countryside farm markets are scattered throughout the county. The apples, grapes, wheat and hops we grow here are also turned into flavorful craft beverages. Journey along the Adams County Pour Tour to sample some of these luscious libations, meet the beverage makers and earn prizes along the way. Stay long enough and you can enjoy dinner at one of our unique dining options like Hickory Bridge Farm Restaurant – it's family style, so go hungry.

Day 3

Hit the county again to tour the orchards or pick your own fruit at Boyer’s Nurseries & Orchards or Hollabaugh Brothers Fruit Farm & Market.

Hit the county again to tour the orchards or pick your own fruit at Boyer’s Nurseries & Orchards or Hollabaugh Brothers Fruit Farm & Market. After all the eating and drinking, a good hike wouldn’t hurt. Get better acquainted with nature at Strawberry Hill Nature Preserve where ten miles of trails feature woodlands, mountain streams, ponds and a restored mineral quarry. Or check out one of these other hiking spots in the area.

Now that you’re refreshed, you can head home and plan the next reunion trip to Gettysburg.

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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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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

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Tours of the Gettysburg Battlefield and area using Segway Personal Transporters(TM) and Licensed Battlefield Guides.

1-888-4SEGTOURS
717-253-7987

22 Springs Avenue,
Gettysburg, PA 17325

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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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Bucket List? See the world from a whole new perspective.

800-763-5987

685 Camp Gettysburg Road,
Flights originate from The Lodges at Gettysburg, Gettysburg, PA 17325

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Horseback Rides on the Gettysburg Battlefield. The most amazing Licensed Guided Battlefield Tour on Horseback in Gettysburg! We are Gettysburg National Military Park permitted and authorized and tour with Licensed Battlefield Guides. A Unique and amazing Battlefield Experience.

866-907-0633
717-476-7428

Youth Group Campground Entrance, McMillian Woods ,
Gettysburg, PA 17325

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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

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Horse-drawn Carriage Battlefield Tours - Town Tours - Gettysburg, Pa. 1 and 2 hour Guided Battlefield Tours available! Carriages equipped with air ride suspension and pull down steps for extra comfort! 2018 Special Topic Carriage Tours. Historic Town Walking Tours.

866-907-0633
7174767428

297 Steinwehr Avenue,
The Gettysburg Heritage Center, Gettysburg, PA 17325

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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

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Start your Gettysburg journey at the heart of the First Day's Fighting. Located along Seminary Ridge on the National Park Service's auto tour route, guided tours of the building's cupola are available offering wonderful battlefield views. TripAdvisor 2017 Certificate of Excellence winner.

717-339-1300

111 Seminary Ridge,
Gettysburg, PA 17325

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Located in downtown Gettysburg, the David Wills House offers visitors a world-class museum experience that tells the story of Lincoln and the Gettysburg Address.

717-334-2499
877-874-2478

8 Lincoln Square,
Gettysburg, PA 17325

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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

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Let us guide your taste buds through a savory journey around Gettysburg, visiting seven unique eateries covering just under one mile of non-continuous walking.

717-688-9584
888-252-5622

Chambersburg Street,
Gettysburg, PA 17325

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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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Family-Style dining served in a restored 160 year-old barn. Family recipes served include American foods favored by the area's German settlers. A few of the many featured entrees include Oven Fried Chicken, Roast Beef with dressing and our Crab Imperial casserole and so much more. Come on out.

717-642-5261

96 Hickory Bridge Road,
Orrtanna, PA 17353

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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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It's hard to find an ugly time to view the orchard, but spring has to stand out as one of the most beautiful times to visit. There is nothing more exciting than to see the colors start to creep out of the branches. And then see the colors explode at our 2nd Annual Bees and Blossoms Festival in May.

717-677-8412
717-677-9494

545 Carlisle Road,
Biglerville, PA 17307

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Experience your love of nature at Strawberry Hill! Explore miles of hiking trails that connect to Michaux State Forest, learn about native animals in our nature center, play in cold mountain creeks or enjoy a picnic by our pond.

717-642-5840

1537 Mount Hope Road,
Fairfield, PA 17320

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