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Gettysburg Safe Travel Tips

June 29, 2020

Gettysburg welcomes the return of our visitors, events, and activities as our county has been moved to a “Green” status by the governor. However, we remain cautious and vigilant that we are putting our people – visitors, business owners, and residents alike – first. Ahead of any other concerns or agendas is this newly forged idea of what Safe Travel means. As you prepare to visit Gettysburg, from out of town, or out of state, you may have questions about what is open in our destination and the safety guidelines we have in place.

Many of our businesses and services are open, thriving, and eager for our summer surge ... Read This Story

Must-Try Beverages on the Adams County Pour Tour

March 17, 2020

Featuring 22 stops with countless craft beverages, the Adams County Pour Tour has a lot of choices! Whether you’re just about to start your passport journey or you’re a regular stamp collector, it’s nice to hear from fellow Pour Tour goers on what their drink of choice is. So we asked for your favorite drink on the Adams County Pour Tour and here’s a list of your must-try beverages!

Jahmba Series at Fourscore Beer Co. Recommended by Wendee Q. Lewis, Lauren Slater and Ashley Stark-Garvie

Fourscore Beer Co. releases a new beer every week as part of their One-Off Wednesdays. A ... Read This Story

10 Burgers You Need to Try in the Gettysburg Area

February 14, 2020

Sometimes you just have a craving for a burger and fries. Restaurants around Gettysburg are whipping up this classic in some unconventional ways. So when you need to satisfy your hunger, take a bite out of these burgers around Gettysburg!

Black and Bleu Burger – The Pub & Restaurant

Dark chocolate and bleu cheese together on a burger?! For those with adventurous taste buds, the black and bleu burger at The Pub is for you. For this delight, an eight ounce patty is mixed with chocolate chips and bleu cheese and served on a pretzel bun. If you’re not up to try ... Read This Story

10 Winter Beverages in Gettysburg

February 5, 2020

When there’s a chill in the air, we all need a little winter warm up. Whether its a hot drink or a coffee-infused beverage, these 10 drinks around Gettysburg are the perfect way to escape the cold this season.

Snickerdoodle Latte – Ragged Edge Coffee House

Grab your laptop or your favorite book and cozy up at Ragged Edge Coffee House. Feel the spirit of the season with their signature snickerdoodle latte. It’s like a cookie in a cup!

The Fix – Fourscore Beer Co.

If you can’t decide between coffee or beer, we have you covered! The Fix at Fourscore Beer ... Read This Story

Twelve Ways to Get in the Holiday Spirit in Gettysburg

November 27, 2019

The holiday season is here, and if you are hoping to feel merry and bright, Gettysburg is the place to be. Gather your family and friends and plan a December getaway to Gettysburg to experience everything the holiday season has to offer. Here are 12 ways to get in the holiday spirit in Gettysburg!

Visit Lincoln Square and Downtown Gettysburg

Gettysburg’s historic town center – Lincoln Square – is a must-see during the holiday season. Stroll the streets and take in all of the charm as you admire the brightly lit Christmas tree and holiday decor throughout town. Tackle your Christmas shopping list ... Read This Story

Gettysburg’s Historic Home Tours

August 14, 2019

If walls could talk, there are many homes in Gettysburg that would have captivating stories to tell. Thankfully, those stories from the past are being kept alive through the many historic home tours in the Gettysburg area. When you’re looking to dive deeper into Gettysburg’s history, here are 10 historic home tours to check out!

Note: Many of these historic home tours have hours that change seasonally. Be sure to check with the location on seasonal hours before visiting.

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Can’t-Miss Summer Events in Gettysburg

June 13, 2019

Festival season is upon us, and the Gettysburg area is delivering this summer with so many festivals to enjoy. We’ve rounded up a list of ones that can’t be missed – there’s something for everyone on this list!

These summer festivals and events are listed in chronological order – pick your favorite and get ready to make your own history in Gettysburg this summer!

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Adams County Pour Tour Beverage Maker’s Favorites

May 9, 2019

From wines, meads and spirits to craft beer and hard cider, the Adams County Pour Tour has flavorful beverages for everyone’s palate. Our creative and knowledgeable beverage makers work hard to perfect each beverage release. We’ve asked these beverage makers to do the impossible – to choose their favorite of their creations. We’ve compiled a list of Adams County Pour Tour beverage maker’s favorites, so you know exactly what to order next time you embark on the trail.

India Pale Ale at Thirsty Farmer Brew Works

“Our ‘brewer’s pet’ is the India Pale Ale, known simply as IPA. Our IPA is brewed ... Read This Story

Things to Do for Under $20 in Gettysburg

January 30, 2019

We know that vacations can get expensive. After adding up all the costs, something that is supposed to be relaxing can turn into a stressor. The good news is, you don’t have to break your budget to vacation in Gettysburg. From history to the paranormal and family-friendly attractions to a trail of adult beverages, we’ve compiled a list of things to do for under $20 (per person) in Gettysburg!

Museums

We have museums for all ages and interests here in Gettysburg – and the good news is that they won’t break the bank! Many people like to begin their trip with a ... Read This Story

Comfort Foods to Try in Gettysburg

December 20, 2018

Sometimes in life, you want fresh and healthy food, and sometimes you want straight up comfort. This list is for the latter, for when you are looking for an indulgent, warming and comforting bite to eat. From soups to sandwiches, from shareable appetizers to classic comfort dishes, check out the list below for some of the most delicious comfort foods in Gettysburg.

Baked King’s Onion Soup at the Dobbin House Tavern

There’s nothing more comforting than a piping hot cup of soup. The Dobbin House Tavern’s baked king’s onion soup is a customer favorite, rightfully so. It’s made from scratch, with beef ... Read This Story

Take a Walk in President Lincoln’s Gettysburg Footsteps

October 25, 2018

On November 19, 1863, President Abraham Lincoln delivered a 272-word speech to dedicate a new National Cemetery in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, the site of the three day Battle of Gettysburg. Although both his time in Gettysburg and the speech that he made were brief, his words have echoed throughout history and his Gettysburg Address has become one of the most recognized and well-known speeches in American history. Today, you can not only witness Lincoln’s impact throughout the town of Gettysburg, you can actually walk in his footsteps. Check out these five locations to walk in Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg footsteps!

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Adams County Pie Trail

October 18, 2018

If Adams County had a signature dessert, it would be pie. If you want to eat like a local, make your way through this pie trail on your next trip to the area.

Whether you’re craving sweet or savory, don’t worry – this trail includes both. While there really are endless pies to try in Adams County, here are seven places to get you started!

Dunlap’s

Enjoy casual family dining at Dunlap’s and take this tip from us: don’t pass on dessert. Dunlap’s offers a variety of homemade seasonal desserts, including rotating mile-high meringue pies. You may see chocolate meringue, coconut meringue or lemon ... Read This Story

Walk in General Eisenhower’s Footsteps – 5 Spots to Visit in Gettysburg

September 13, 2018

General Dwight D. Eisenhower was a resident of Gettysburg not only during his later years, but also early in his military career as the commander of Camp Colt, a tank training camp on the fields of Pickett’s Charge, during World War I. During both of those experiences, Eisenhower could be found throughout the town and the battlefields in service of his country as well as his family. The homes where he lived, buildings where he worked and battlefields he lead through can all be seen today across the town. Lace up your boots and visit these 5 places where you ... Read This Story

10 “Instagrammable” Spots in Gettysburg

August 22, 2018

With it’s remarkable history, gorgeous countryside views and spunky personality, the town of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania is full of photo opportunities to remember your travels and make your friends jealous of the adventures you took! Take a look at our list of these perfect “Instagrammable” spots in Gettysburg.

1. Little Round Top

Little Round Top offers a stunning view of a picturesque portion of Gettysburg National Military Park. It’s also the site of the General Warren monument, a favorite among many. Take a selfie with these breathtaking views in the background for a still capture of your Gettysburg memories or grab a shot ... Read This Story

Making the Most of Gettysburg in a Day

July 10, 2018

For most travelers, Gettysburg is a place that takes at least a few days to experience. Even then, it sometimes takes a trip back to fit in the rest. The historic town, the hallowed battlegrounds and scenic countryside all give visitors a unique look into this small Pennsylvania community.

But, sometimes, visitors can be short on time, and want to make the best of just a day in Gettysburg. It’s tough to determine what, however, to include in a day-trip. Check out the ideas below for how to spend one day in Gettysburg!

A Day for History Lovers

If you’re traveling for Gettysburg’s ... Read This Story

Where to Find Living History in Gettysburg

May 24, 2018

One of the best ways to experience history is to watch it come alive right in front of you. Living historians, encampments and presentations are found throughout Gettysburg starting in spring and usually ending late fall. Dedicated re-enactors embody famous generals, common soldiers and civilians who will engage with spectators giving them a deeper understanding of history. We’ve put together a list of living history hot spots where there’s a good chance you’ll find your favorite Civil War general leading drills or a platoon winding down after a days battle in an encampment.

Gettysburg National Military Park

Gettysburg National Military Park hosts ... Read This Story

Which Adams County craft beverage are you?

May 9, 2018

There’s nothing quite like a perfectly poured craft beer, the first glass of wine out of a freshly corked bottle, a spirit aged to perfection, or the bubbles of a sparkling cider hitting your palate just right.

Rooted in the heart of Pennsylvania’s Fruit Belt, Adams County is home to more than 20,000 acres of apple trees, making it an ideal location for growing not only 100 varieties of apples, but peaches, grapes, hops and more. Tucked among the farm markets, orchards and vineyards is a growing number of wineries, cideries, breweries and distilleries.

Experience the variety of craft beverages that our ... Read This Story

An Authentic Adams County Autumn Date

October 6, 2017

By Paige Neidig – There is something about autumn that brings romance to the air. Maybe it’s cozy campfires, sharing warm fall foods or squeezing in close to the one you love as the temperatures drop. In Adams County, Pa., there are endless ways you can celebrate fall with that special someone. Check out this authentic Adams County autumn date itinerary.

Stop 1: Fields of Adventure

Begin your date with a trip to Fields of Adventure in Aspers, Pa. Fields of Adventure is bursting with fall fun waiting to be had by children and adults alike. A favorite by many couples is ... Read This Story

Historic Dining in Gettysburg

September 8, 2017

The history of Gettysburg is undoubtedly one of the biggest draws to the area. It can be experienced through an up-close and personal tour of the battlefield or a stroll through a museum. However, it can also be experienced through the palate. If you are looking to expand your historical experience in Gettysburg, beyond the battlefield, be sure to check out these Gettysburg area restaurants that offer historic dining experiences, historic food options and a general history-rich atmosphere.

Dobbin House Tavern

Step inside the Dobbin House Tavern, one of Gettysburg’s oldest and most historic structures. The colonial-era restaurant has humble beginnings as ... Read This Story

Homeschool Field Trip to Gettysburg: 7 Spots You Don’t Want to Miss

August 24, 2017

It’s that time of year again when school starts up for children around the country, including the estimated 1.5 million homeschool students that not only get their first glimpses of their curriculum and homework assignments, but to plan field trips that bring their studies to life.

Gettysburg and the surrounding countryside is an amazing outdoor classroom. With the iconic Civil War battlefield, hands-on museums and tours, as well as a unique farming community, homeschool field trips to the region are an amazing way to learn about a variety of subjects.

As always, it’s hard to narrow down our favorites, but we’ve selected ... Read This Story

10 Must-Dos on Your First Visit to Gettysburg

July 14, 2017

So you’re planning your first trip to Gettysburg, where do you start? With the variety of experiences available in Adams County – from history, recreation, shopping and agritourism – it can be overwhelming to know where to begin. We’ve got your back – here’s a list of 10 things every first-timer should experience in the Gettysburg area.

Get acquainted at the Museum and Visitor Center

It’s a good idea to check out the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum and Visitor Center to get a solid overview of the Battle of Gettysburg before venturing off to the battlefield. The Visitor Center features a ... Read This Story

Where to Tune into Live Music in Gettysburg

June 21, 2017

How can you make a beautiful evening in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania even better? Add in some live music at the end of your night to help you relax. Many of Gettysburg’s restaurants, breweries and wineries feature live, local musicians on the weekends. We’ve compiled a list of some of these spots to catch a tune!

Reid’s Winery

Reid’s Winery’s popularly attended weekend concert series, Music in the Valley, is held in the summer and fall at their home winery in Orrtanna, Pa. Buy a bottle of wine, bring a picnic lunch and take in the gorgeous mountain views as you listen to local ... Read This Story

12 Places for Outdoor Dining in Gettysburg

May 24, 2017

In Gettysburg, one of the perks of a beautiful sunny day is being able to enjoy a meal outside. At many of our restaurants, you can dine outside while people watching at Lincoln Square or while taking in views overlooking historic battlegrounds. We’ve compiled a list of places for outdoor dining in historic Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.

1.  The Pike Restaurant & Tap House

The Pike Restaurant & Tap House has a beautiful covered deck for outdoor dining. It is pet friendly and conveniently located just a few minutes from the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center on Baltimore Pike. The Pike ... Read This Story

Top Five Spots for Vegetarian Dining in Gettysburg

April 10, 2017

Going out to eat as a vegetarian can sometimes be a bit stressful, especially when you are traveling. While many restaurants today do offer at least one vegetarian option, there’s always a worry that you may find yourself at a restaurant with no veggie-friendly choices. If you’re visiting Gettysburg, Pa., as a vegetarian, we’ve got your back. We’ve dug through menus so that you don’t have to. While almost all Gettysburg restaurants do offer at least one non-meat option, we’ve rounded up a list of the top five places for vegetarian dining in Gettysburg – the places you’ll find the ... Read This Story

Retail Therapy in Gettysburg

February 23, 2017

By Donna White – I admit it, I like to shop. Some would say that’s a problem, but everything in moderation, right? Sometimes shopping for me is just a way to get out of the house or office and think about something else. It’s kind of a mini escape, a way to rejuvenate and move forward. Gettysburg has so many little gems for those retail therapy getaways.

The Country Curiosity Shop located inside the historic Dobbin House at 89 Steinwehr Avenue, Gettysburg, is one of those shops that has a little bit of everything – from jams, fruit butters and candy, to ... Read This Story

Ten Great Gettysburg Dates!

February 2, 2017

If you’re tired of staying in and watching Netflix, sweep your significant other off their feet with one of these Gettysburg dates! These experiences are the ones that will bring you closer and will create memories that you’ll be talking about for years to come.

1. Go on a hike

Taking a scenic hike through the beautiful wooded trails at Strawberry Hill Nature Preserve will add an element of excitement to your relationship. Discover the wildlife in Adams County and enjoy the view!

2. Take a ghost tour

Pull your loved one in close as you walk through the streets of haunted Gettysburg. Learn ... Read This Story

5 Ideas for a Girls’ Night Out in Gettysburg

December 8, 2016

Sometimes life can get a little hectic and you just need a night out with your girls. Next time you need a break from the kids, or maybe even a break from your significant other, get your group of girlfriends together and take a road trip to Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, to try a couple of these awesome ideas. Better yet, make it a weekend getaway and squeeze in all five!

1. Drink wine

When a woman need’s to unwind, often the first solution to come to mind is to grab a glass… or bottle… of wine. Adams County has many wineries with amazing ... Read This Story

Dog-tripping in Gettysburg, Pa.

November 3, 2016

By Nicole Absher – There are so many exciting ways to experience everything Gettysburg has to offer. One of my favorite ways to explore the destination is to take my dog, Payton, around town. Last week I decided to take Payton on another “paw-some” adventure in Gettysburg!

Tails on the Battlefield

The Gettysburg battlefield is an extraordinary experience for both visitors and residents alike, especially in the fall. Having been on several guided battlefield tours myself, I find that one of my favorite stops is the Pennsylvania State Memorial. Although Payton didn’t want to go to the very top of the monument, ... Read This Story

Nine Ways to Experience Gettysburg for Free

August 25, 2016

Gettysburg has always been known as an affordable destination. With inexpensive lodging, dining and attractions, it’s a great destination for a variety of travelers, especially families.

And there’s no price more affordable than free.

The region boasts a variety of free activities, museums and tours that make the trip enjoyable and give visitors some extra money for a nice dinner or souvenir.

We’ve compiled our list of free experiences in and around Gettysburg. Whether you are on a low budget or not, these free experiences in and around Gettysburg are worth discovering.

Gettysburg National Military Park

Gettysburg National Military Park draws nearly more than ... Read This Story

A Guide to Connect with Gettysburg’s “Night Life”

October 13, 2015

By Lynneah Smith – In the depths of the shadowy streets of downtown, amid the treacherous grasslands of the bloodiest Civil War battle, a whisper in the dark or a remnant of an illuminating figure seizes the hearts of daring souls brave enough to search through the past of the haunted town of Gettysburg.

As the imminent dark nights hastily consume the sun-shining days of summer, fall eerily lurks around the corner and with it, Halloween. Ideal for this time of the year, Gettysburg offers ominous candlelight tours and paranormal investigations, in which visitors can experience the frightening mysteries and happenings ... Read This Story

5 Fascinating Artifacts Found In Gettysburg

July 28, 2015

By Cory Runk – Have you ever wondered if Gettysburg houses artifacts that can’t be seen anywhere else? Artifacts so interesting that it gives you chills just listening to the story behind it? Historical items which the likes of President Lincoln, President Eisenhower, Thaddeus Stevens and many others have owned or used in their everyday life are located in Gettysburg – have you seen them?

I, too was wondering the same thing and decided to explore the town this summer to search for artifacts that can only be found here. Gettysburg is a treasure trove of interesting relics and with over 200 years of ... Read This Story

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