Category: Things To Do
Agriculture Seasons in Adams County
Travel ten minutes north of downtown Gettysburg and visit the Adams County countryside, featuring an expanse of rolling hills, orchards, and farm markets.
The countryside is home to the South Mountain Fruit Belt, a swath of land that encompasses most of upper Adams County. This area offers favorable growing conditions for a wide range of crops, especially apples.
Journey on the Adams County Crop Hop and experience the beautiful countryside first-hand. Sign up for your free passport and check-in at farm markets, nurseries, and other attractions to earn prizes.
Due to the seasonal nature of farming, crops are available ... Read This Story
Behind the Glass: How Artifacts are Prepared for Display in Gettysburg
There’s a small army working behind the scenes at Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center.
Up to a dozen people prepare each artifact for display in the 1,000-plus piece collection that tells the story of Gettysburg’s epic Civil War battle. A stroll through the exhibits takes visitors on a journey back to 1863.
Artifacts come to the museum through archaeological efforts and donations from the public, according to museum curator Greg Goodell. Several steps are required before a historic object makes it to the exhibit before the visitor’s eyes.
Artifact conservators conduct conservation treatments. Depending on the piece, reversible varnish and ... Read This Story
Gettysburg’s Black History Featured at Local Museums
Books about Gettysburg’s history fill sections of libraries and bookstores. Just about every nuance of the fighting that took place during three days in July of 1863 has been carefully studied, mapped, curated, and presented by historians of world renown to weekend history buffs.
Still, there are other parts of local history that have been overlooked or underappreciated.
For generations of Gettysburg’s Black residents, maintaining and sharing the memories and stories of their people became the responsibility of family historians. Without their tenacious quest to keep those stories alive, most of Gettysburg’s Black history might have been lost.
Today, visitors can learn about ... Read This Story
Bring your best bud to meet our best buds and introduce yourself to the magnificent blossoms in Adams County.
It’s always great to make new friends and spring’s the perfect time to open yourself up to new possibilities. Count on our best buds to entice and delight you at every turn. April and May temperatures in south-central Pennsylvania are mild, the air is fresh with the scent of blooming fruit trees, and there’s so much to see and do when you get there.
Gettysburg serves as home-base for an annual visit (or two visits a year, one in the ... Read This Story
Battlefield Vantage Points
The Gettysburg Battlefield spans nearly 6,000 acres. From monuments and wayside markers to distinctive boulders and undulating ridges, there is a lot to see and learn while exploring the battlefield.
Countless locations on the battlefield provide vantage points that not only offer valuable insight into the military positions of both the Union and Confederate armies, but also showcase incredible vistas of this historic and hallowed land.
Join us as we discover some of the best vantage points on the Gettysburg Battlefield.... Read This Story
Flora and Fauna in Gettysburg
Millions of visitors flock to Gettysburg each year, and while thousands of people reside here year round, this historic destination is also home to scores of plants and wildlife.
Native trees and flowers beautify the landscape, offering stunning views every season. Evergreen trees blanketed with snow, vibrant orange leaves in autumn, and fruit blossoms during spring are just a few of the sights you can expect around Gettysburg.
Wildflowers can be spotted throughout Gettysburg National Military Park. Virginia bluebells and violets pop up during the spring, according to the National Park Service. Expect aster and goldenrod in the summer ... Read This Story
Solo Travel in Gettysburg
By Tinsy Labrie
I am a lifelong visitor to Gettysburg who decided to make this charming little town my home, like so many other travelers who fall in love with this community.
And, like a lot of those visitors, I find great passion in traveling solo – experiencing destinations on my own schedule, and sometimes, my own whim.
Solo travelers have been coming to Gettysburg since the battle ended, to tend to the wounded, to learn of their loved ones who fought there, or to understand the magnitude of what happened on July 1, 2, 3, 1863.
People ... Read This Story
Ways to Spring into GettysburgWays to Spring into Gettysburg
With spring in the air, it’s officially time to get out of your house and enjoy the outdoors. ... Read This Story
10 Things to do in Gettysburg this Winter10 Things to do in Gettysburg this Winter
Gettysburg, Pa., is an incredible year-round travel destination. Not only is the area home to ... Read This Story
Twelve Ways to Get in the Holiday Spirit in GettysburgTwelve Ways to Get in the Holiday Spirit in Gettysburg
The holiday season is here, and if you are hoping to feel merry ... Read This Story
A Girls Weekend AwayA Girls Weekend Away
In this chaotic, crazy world, sometimes a getaway with your closest girlfriends is just what the doctor ordered. With unique ... Read This Story
‘Tis the Season to Pick-Your-Own!‘Tis the Season to Pick-Your-Own!
There is nothing better than fall in Adams County. With the crisp, fresh air and great outdoor experiences, ... Read This Story
Must-Try Beverages on the Adams County Pour TourMust-Try Beverages on the Adams County Pour Tour
Featuring 20 stops with countless craft beverages, the Adams County Pour Tour has a lot ... Read This Story
Sweet Treats That Will Cool You Down This Summer In GettysburgSweet Treats That Will Cool You Down This Summer In Gettysburg
Summer is a wonderful time to experience Gettysburg! There is so much ... Read This Story
Li’l Lincoln in GettysburgLi’l Lincoln in Gettysburg
He’s little, he’s fun… and oh so photogenic! Take Li’l Lincoln along with you on all of your Gettysburg ... Read This Story
10 Experiences To Have This Summer In Gettysburg10 Experiences To Have This Summer In Gettysburg
Gettysburg, Pennsylvania is best known for its Civil War history, but the town and surrounding ... Read This Story
Adams County Pour Tour Beverage Maker’s FavoritesAdams County Pour Tour Beverage Maker’s Favorites
From wines, meads and spirits to craft beer and hard cider, the Adams County Pour Tour ... Read This Story
A few Ways To Tour The Gettysburg BattlefieldA Few Ways To Tour The Gettysburg Battlefield
Rightfully so, touring Gettysburg National Military Park is high on the to-do list of most ... Read This Story
11 Experiences To Have This Spring In Gettysburg11 Experiences To Have This Spring In Gettysburg
Spring is officially here, and we couldn’t be more excited about it being one of ... Read This Story
Things To Do With Kids In GettysburgThings To Do With Kids In Gettysburg
Gettysburg, Pennsylvania is an excellent destination for families with kids. The area offers a small-town feel, ... Read This Story
Things to Do for Under $20 in GettysburgThings to Do for Under $20 in Gettysburg
We know that vacations can get expensive. After adding up all the costs, something that ... Read This Story
Comfort Foods to Try in GettysburgComfort Foods to Try in Gettysburg
Sometimes in life, you want fresh and healthy food, and sometimes you want straight up comfort. This ... Read This Story
Take a Walk in President Lincoln’s Gettysburg FootstepsTake a Walk in President Lincoln’s Gettysburg Footsteps
On November 19, 1863, President Abraham Lincoln delivered a 272-word speech to dedicate a new ... Read This Story
Road Cycling in Adams CountyRoad Cycling in Adams County
If you are into road cycling and haven’t been to Gettysburg, Pennsylvania to ride – here is your ... Read This Story
Walk in General Eisenhower’s Footsteps – 5 Spots to Visit in GettysburgWalk in General Eisenhower’s Footsteps – 5 Spots to Visit in Gettysburg
General Dwight D. Eisenhower was a resident of Gettysburg not only ... Read This Story
Making the Most of Gettysburg in a DayMaking the Most of Gettysburg in a Day
For most travelers, Gettysburg is a place that takes at least a few days to ... Read This Story
Where to Find Living History in GettysburgWhere to Find Living History in Gettysburg
One of the best ways to experience history is to watch it come alive right in ... Read This Story
Pick-Your-Own ParadisePick-Your-Own Paradise
Adams County, Pennsylvania is the fruit belt, technically we are part of it, but once you have made a trip here ... Read This Story
Seven Great Gettysburg Battlefield Hikes & WalksSeven Great Gettysburg Battlefield Hikes & Walks
There is an abundance of ways to tour Gettysburg National Military Park. Each place takes visitors ... Read This Story
The Stories of Gettysburg’s Black CitizensThe Stories of Gettysburg’s Black Citizens
The American Civil War left quite an impression on Gettysburg, even though our history touches on so ... Read This Story
10 Travel Tips for Your Vacation to Gettysburg10 Travel Tips for Your Vacation to Gettysburg
Your first trip to Gettysburg can often be full of questions… Where do I start? ... Read This Story
Seven Secrets of the Gettysburg BattlefieldSeven Secrets of the Gettysburg Battlefield
By Carl Whitehill – In my several years in Gettysburg, I’ve met some amazing folks – visitors, ... Read This Story
Fifteen Places Every History Buff Should Visit in GettysburgFifteen Places Every History Buff Should Visit in Gettysburg
History is certainly everywhere in Gettysburg – through the streets, inside the buildings around ... Read This Story
10 Must-Dos on Your First Visit to Gettysburg10 Must-Dos on Your First Visit to Gettysburg
So you’re planning your first trip to Gettysburg, where do you start? With the variety ... Read This Story
Top 10 Places for Springtime Blossoms in Adams CountyTop 10 Places for Springtime Blossoms in Adams County
There is something to love about every season in Adams County, Pa., but when ... Read This Story
Family-Friendly Attractions in GettysburgFamily-Friendly Attractions in Gettysburg
Families from around the country love Gettysburg and Adams County not just because it offers a one-of-a-kind educational experience, ... Read This Story
Ten Great Gettysburg Dates!Ten Great Gettysburg Dates!
If you’re tired of staying in and watching Netflix, sweep your significant other off their feet with one of ... Read This Story
5 Ideas for a Girls’ Night Out in Gettysburg5 Ideas for a Girls’ Night Out in Gettysburg
Sometimes life can get a little hectic and you just need a night out ... Read This Story
Dog-tripping in Gettysburg, Pa.Dog-tripping in Gettysburg
There are so many exciting ways to experience everything Gettysburg has to offer. One of our favorite ways to explore ... Read This Story
Top 10 Things to be Excited for in Gettysburg this FallTop 10 Things to be Excited for in Gettysburg this Fall
There is something about autumn that awakens the senses! We gaze upon ... Read This Story