Category: Things To Do
‘Tis the Season to Pick-Your-Own!
September 21, 2020‘Tis the Season to Pick-Your-Own!
November 24, 2020
There is nothing better than fall in Adams County. With the crisp, fresh air and great ... 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 Things to do in Gettysburg this Winter
January 14, 202010 Things to do in Gettysburg this Winter
November 17, 2020
Gettysburg, Pa., is an incredible year-round travel destination. Not only is the area ... Read This Story
Twelve Ways to Get in the Holiday Spirit in Gettysburg
November 27, 2019Twelve Ways to Get in the Holiday Spirit in Gettysburg
November 23, 2020
The holiday season is here, and if you are hoping to ... Read This Story
Once In A Lifetime Experiences In Gettysburg
August 29, 2019Once In A Lifetime Experiences In Gettysburg
November 17, 2020
Maybe you’ve been to Gettysburg a dozen times, and you’re looking for new experiences. ... 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.Shriver House Museum – The Civilian Experience https://www.instagram.com/p/BiaO3hmgyto/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link
The Shriver House was built in 1860 and was the home of George, Hettie, Sadie and Mollie ... Read This Story
Sweet Treats That Will Cool You Down This Summer In Gettysburg
July 25, 2019
Summer is a wonderful time to experience Gettysburg! There is so much going on – from fun festivals and special events to the height of the living history and farm market seasons.
The days are long during the summertime in Gettysburg, and after a day of exploring, there is nothing better than unwinding and cooling down with a sweet, delectable treat. There’s something for everyone’s taste buds on our list below of sweet treats that will cool you down this summer in Gettysburg!Ice Cream Sundae at Mr. G’s
No trip to Gettysburg is complete without a trip to Mr. G’s Ice Cream! ... Read This Story
Li’l Lincoln in Gettysburg
July 12, 2019
He’s little, he’s fun… and oh so photogenic! Take Li’l Lincoln along with you on all of your Gettysburg adventures!
Be sure to post your Li’l Lincoln photos to social media and participate in our monthly #LilLincoln Instagram contest! All that you need to do to enter is take Li’l Lincoln with you on your trip to Gettysburg and snap some photos. Post your favorites to Instagram using the hashtag #LilLincoln. We’ll choose one #LilLincoln photo winner at the end of each month!
Visit our website to download and print your own Li’l Lincoln before your trip, or visit the ... Read This Story
10 Experiences To Have This Summer In Gettysburg
June 20, 2019
Gettysburg, Pennsylvania is best known for its Civil War history, but the town and surrounding countryside are filled with a variety of authentic, unique experiences. From orchard-covered hills and tasty craft beverages to gorgeous sunsets and epic festivals, Adams County is a place you must experience this summer.
Make this summer the summer of new experiences. Use our list below to create your own Gettysburg summer bucket-list, and let us know which experiences you include in your summer plans!Pick your own fruit View this post on Instagram ... Read This Story
Your Guide to Visiting Eisenhower National Historic Site
May 30, 2019
Just beyond the Gettysburg Battlefield lies a 189-acre cattle farm that may look like many other Adams County farms, but its history is quite different. The man who purchased it in 1955 and restored the property to a better state than he had found it is none other than Dwight David Eisenhower, 34th President of the United States. Today, you can step out of Gettysburg’s 1863 story and into the 20th century to learn about Ike, Mamie and their lives together in Gettysburg and beyond.
Take a look at our list below of frequently asked questions regarding visiting Eisenhower National Historic ... Read This Story
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
10 Ways To Tour The Gettysburg Battlefield
April 24, 201910 Ways To Tour The Gettysburg Battlefield
November 16, 2020
Rightfully so, touring Gettysburg National Military Park is high on the to-do list of ... Read This Story
11 Experiences To Have This Spring In Gettysburg
March 21, 2019
Spring is officially here, and we couldn’t be more excited about it being one of the most wonderful times of the year to experience Gettysburg and Adams County! The start of a new season is the perfect time to make plans to get out and experience something new, so we welcome you to the beautiful sights, sounds and experiences of Gettysburg this spring.
Take a breath of that fresh spring air, grab a notebook and start planning your way through these ten inspiring experiences to add to your bucket list!Witness Springtime Blossoms
If you have not witnessed the Adams County countryside ... Read This Story
Things To Do With Kids In Gettysburg
February 28, 2019
Gettysburg, Pennsylvania is an excellent destination for families with kids. The area offers a small-town feel, yet boasts a large variety of experiences that both parents and kids can enjoy.
We wanted to provide you a guide that will help you plan your family’s getaway to Gettysburg. No matter the ages or interests of your kids, we know you’ll find something in the list below that will provide your family with those vacation memories that will last a lifetime. Whether you are a parent or a grandparent, grab a notebook and pen, take a look at the guide below and start ... 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!Gettysburg Lincoln Railroad ... Read This Story
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
Road Cycling in Adams County
September 20, 2018
If you are into road cycling and haven’t been to Gettysburg, Pennsylvania to ride – here is your invitation. The area offers not only incredible historical experiences and exciting culinary and craft beverage scenes, it also boasts some fantastic road cycling opportunities. Aside from the very bikeable Gettysburg National Military Park, there are endless country roads surrounding the town of Gettysburg that provide stunning scenery and fun cycling. While the route possibilities are seemingly endless, here are three routes to get you inspired for your Gettysburg road cycling adventure. Each route below includes a map, cue sheet, description of the ... 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
Bounty of the County – Harvest to Dish
August 8, 2018
One of the most incredible things about Adams County, Pa., is it’s farming community. Orchards cover more than 20,000 acres of land in Adams County, and those orchards provide both stunning scenery and unbelievably delicious fruit. Lots of fruit – Adams County growers harvest 280 million pounds of apples each year, as well as countless other fruits and vegetables.
Aside from enjoying that produce fresh, it’s amazing to see those fruits and vegetables turned into mouthwatering dishes. Many Gettysburg area restaurants incorporate seasonal, fresh produce in their dishes when possible, and for the second year, Adams County is celebrating that farm-to-fork idea ... Read This Story
Making the Most of Gettysburg in a Day
July 10, 2018Making the Most of Gettysburg in a Day
November 16, 2020
For most travelers, Gettysburg is a place that takes at least a few ... Read This Story
Golfing in Adams County – Our Five Favorite Holes
June 7, 2018
With 10 courses and more than 200 holes in the Gettysburg region, it’s hard to pick just five favorites, but we’ve reached out to golf course pros, course superintendents and golfers themselves to help us narrow down a list of holes that – no matter your score – will leave you appreciating your round that much more.
Our list of favorites aren’t necessarily the most challenging holes, the top handicapped holes – it’s sometimes the beauty, the finesse it takes to get that shot just right – the perfectly placed creek, the shady grove of trees that force you to lay ... 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
May 3, 2018
Adams County, Pennsylvania is the fruit belt, technically we are part of it, but once you have made a trip here you will understand exactly what we mean. Our fresh fruit includes every berry imaginable – melons, 100 varieties of apples, 30 varieties of blueberries, peaches, apricots, plums, the list goes on and on! The best part of this, is that throughout the summer and early fall, several of our farms offer pick-your-own – talk about truly knowing where your food comes from!
June really kicks off the picking season with sweet and sour cherries at Boyer Nurseries & Orchards. These ... Read This Story
Seven Great Gettysburg Battlefield Hikes & Walks
April 5, 2018Seven Great Gettysburg Battlefield Hikes & Walks
November 16, 2020
There is an abundance of ways to tour Gettysburg National Military Park. Each place ... Read This Story
The Stories of Gettysburg’s Black Citizens
February 1, 2018
The American Civil War left quite an impression on Gettysburg, even though our history touches on so many topics and time periods. We invite you to learn the stories of a very robust black community and the impact they made on Gettysburg. With the help of the Adams County Historical Society, we share with you a few stories from the past that will inspire you to learn more.
Starting from the beginning, Sydney O’Brien was reportedly the first African American resident in the town of Gettysburg, having been owned by the town’s founders Samuel and James Gettys. ... Read This Story
10 Travel Tips for Your Vacation to Gettysburg
January 25, 2018
Your first trip to Gettysburg can often be full of questions… Where do I start? How long should I stay? Where should I eat? Gettysburg has so much to offer, and it can often be difficult to plan your trip if you haven’t traveled here before, or you haven’t visited since that 7th grade field trip you took when you were in school.
Destination Gettysburg is here to help! We asked our veteran Gettysburg visitors for their best Gettysburg travel advice. Check out their travel tips and suggestions.
1. “Start at the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum and Visitor Center. Explore the ... 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
Seven Secrets of the Gettysburg Battlefield
September 29, 2017Seven Secrets of the Gettysburg Battlefield
November 16, 2020
By Carl Whitehill – In my 10 years in Gettysburg, I’ve met some amazing folks ... 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
Fifteen Places Every History Buff Should Visit in Gettysburg
August 3, 2017
History is certainly everywhere in Gettysburg – through the streets, inside the buildings around town and out into the farm fields where war broke out more than 154 years ago. As one of the most visited historic destinations in America, Gettysburg attracts visitors from around the world to learn, to reflect and to remember those tragic three days in 1863.
But Gettysburg’s history doesn’t begin or end with the American Civil War. Today, the town remembers history of several eras – some that pre-date the epic battle, and others more modern.
At the same time, history buffs clamor to learn more, to ... Read This Story
10 Must-Dos on Your First Visit to Gettysburg
July 14, 201710 Must-Dos on Your First Visit to Gettysburg
November 16, 2020
So you’re planning your first trip to Gettysburg, where do you start? With ... Read This Story
Top Patriotic Experiences in Gettysburg
June 29, 2017
Gettysburg, Pennsylvania has often been described as one of the most patriotic places in the country. Throughout the year, there are attractions and events that celebrate and commemorate Gettysburg’s – and America’s – rich history. Patriotism is the pride and devotion to one’s country and Gettysburg gives visitors ample opportunities to feel just that. Here’s a list of places and events you can visit if you’re feeling patriotic in your travels to Gettysburg.Gettysburg National Military Park
The biggest draw to Gettysburg is the history and Gettysburg National Military Park is the heart of that rich history. Walk the same paths that ... 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
Top 10 Places for Springtime Blossoms in Adams County
March 23, 2017
There is something to love about every season in Adams County, Pa., but when it comes to stunning views, springtime holds a special place.
Adams County is the number one apple producing county in Pennsylvania, meaning we have a lot of trees here. Orchards cover tens of thousands of acres in the county, where not only apples are grown, but peaches, pears, cherries, plums and a variety of other fruits as well. When spring rolls around, all of those fruit trees produce vibrant blossoms, creating a spectacle of color among the rolling hills of the countryside. For photography enthusiasts, nature lovers ... 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
Top 10 Things to be Excited for in Gettysburg this Fall
September 22, 2016
By Paige Neidig – There is something about autumn that awakens the senses! We gaze upon the beauty of vibrant and colorful leaves falling from the trees, smell a campfire on a crisp fall night, hear leaves crunch beneath our feet as we walk, taste freshly baked pies of the apple and pumpkin variety and feel the warmth of a cozy sweater wrapped close around us during these fall days and nights. In Gettysburg, these 10 things will give you all of the fall feels!
1. Fall Foliage
Gettysburg is beautiful any time of year. However, take a carriage ride on the ... Read This Story
Nine Ways to Experience Gettysburg for Free
August 25, 2016Nine Ways to Experience Gettysburg for Free
November 16, 2020
Gettysburg has always been known as an affordable destination. With inexpensive lodging, dining and ... Read This Story
All Aboard in Gettysburg, Pa.
August 12, 2016
By Paige Neidig – The history of Gettysburg, Pa., runs deep through the town. Also running through this small historic town is a distinguished railroad story, dating back to just a few years prior to the epic Civil War battle that stormed Gettysburg in 1863.
Much of Abraham Lincoln’s story, in fact, centers around the railroad and his journey to deliver the Gettysburg Address. And while the tale of the 16th president writing the speech on the back on an envelope on the way to Gettysburg is not true, his train ride and arrival in Gettysburg to the sights and sounds ... Read This Story
Experience the Natural Side of Gettysburg’s Battlefield
August 5, 2016
By Jessica Clevenger – Gettysburg, rightfully so, is known for its rich history. More than one million people visit and revisit Gettysburg each year to hear the stories of the people, to take in the battlefield and to learn about what life was like for soldiers and civilians during and after that pivotal Civil War battle in July of 1863. History is and always will be a tremendous part of Gettysburg’s story, but there’s an often overlooked aspect of the battlefield that’s just as intriguing: its natural landscape.
When you visit Gettysburg’s battlefield, you are visiting 5,989 acres of preserved land. The ... Read This Story
Take a hike! Our Top 5 Favorites near Gettysburg, Pa.
March 2, 2016Take a hike! Our Top 5 Favorites near Gettysburg, Pa.
November 16, 2020
By Carl Whitehill – As we transition from winter into the ... 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