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Winter Family Fun in Gettysburg

We know how stir crazy the kids, and the adults, can get during the wintertime. Pack the family up and head to Gettysburg for a long weekend!

Day 1

We know how stir crazy the kids, and the adults, can get during the wintertime. Pack the family up and head to Gettysburg for a long weekend!

Begin your day with some hands-on fun! Try out a kid-friendly art class at the Adams County Arts Council or Under the Horizon, or perhaps a cooking class at one of our farm markets. Learn something new and create memories together that you’ll cherish throughout the years.

Next, head to Liberty Mountain Resort just outside of Gettysburg for some outdoor fun. If you’re a family of adventurers, hit the mountain for some skiing or snowboarding. If snow tubing is more your speed, head up to Boulder Ridge to slide down the mountain. The kids will have a blast and dining options are conveniently located right on site, because you’re sure to work up an appetite.

End your day with a delicious dinner in historic Gettysburg. Check in to one of our affordable accommodations – you’ll need your rest for tomorrow’s activities!

Day 2

Enjoy a hearty breakfast at your accommodation before heading to Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center to check out the film, museum and cyclorama experience. They kids are bound to fall in love with history. 

Next, hit the town for some shopping. Two must-sees for the kids are Sweeet! THE Candy Store in Gettysburg, PA! and Nerd Herd Gifts & Games. What kid doesn’t love a store with tantalizing candy lining every shelf? And at Nerd Herd they can try out all the latest games, toys and gadgets. There are many amazing restaurants nearby to choose from when hunger strikes.

When you’re done exploring town, we recommend heading back to Liberty Mountain Resort for some more winter fun. Their ice-skating rink is absolutely beautiful in the evenings. And if you're up for a slight detour, don’t miss your chance to stop at Mister Ed’s Elephant Museum & Candy Emporium along the way!

Day 3

If you’re looking for one last stop to hit on the way home, head to Carlisle Sports Emporium about 35 miles north of Gettysburg in Carlisle, Pa. The family will be entertained for hours with laser tag, a virtual reality gaming system, indoor go-kart racing, an arcade, roller skating and batting cages. Good luck getting the kids to go home after this stop!

 

Check out this list for more family-friendly attractions in Gettysburg.

 

 

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A 500-member non-profit agency supporting artistic efforts throughout the county's schools and communities.

717-334-5006

125 S. Washington Street,
Gettysburg, PA 17325

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Under The Horizon (UTH) is an outreach based studio. We use our creative talents to serve our community. Offering walk-in art activities, pottery lessons, summer camps, parties, field trips and fundraisers. Enjoy our in-house pottery shoppe and online Etsy store at PrayerThumbprint.

717-752-4593

2650 Biglerville Road,
Gettysburg, PA 17325

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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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Shop for your local, organic produce, pastured raised meats, & more organic products at Oyler's. We're open year-round!

717-677-8411
717-321-4657

400 Pleasant Valley Road,
Biglerville, PA 17307

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Liberty Mountain Resort is a four season, full service resort featuring skiing, snowboarding and snow tubing, golf, extensive meeting a special event spaces, a salon & spa, restaurants and lodging. Hotel guests will enjoy our indoor salt water pool, fitness room and other amenities.

717-642-8282

78 Country Club Trail,
Carroll Valley, PA 17320

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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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Everyone is a kid in our candy store. Stop in to discover over 2,000 items. Check out retro candies, old-fashioned glass bottled sodas, modern candies and more.

717-339-0039

100 Baltimore Street,
Gettysburg, PA 17325

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"Because everyone's a nerd about something." - Mr. Jones

717-334-6373

10 York Street,
Gettysburg, PA 17325

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The area's sweetest family tradition! Discover more than 12,000 elephant figurines in every size on display. Then check out our huge selection of candy, homemade fudge, fresh roasted peanuts and unique gifts, and stroll our acres of whimsical gardens. You'll never forget Mister Ed's!

717-352-3792

6019 Chambersburg Road,
Orrtanna, PA 17353

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Central PA’s year-round indoor and outdoor entertainment complex is the perfect destination for all ages and every occasion, offering indoor and outdoor go-karts, miniature golf, two-tier LED LASERTRON laser tag, HOLOGATE VR, batting cages, roller skating and the largest arcade in South Central PA.

717-258-4741

29 S. Middlesex Road,
Carlisle, PA 17015

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