Time: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Price: Adults $35 in advance, $40 day of purchase Kids free
Historic Gettysburg-Adams County (HGAC)
298 Cashtown Road
Welcome to the 2023 HGAC Historic Barns Tour of Gettysburg and Adams County!
Travel back in time as you visit six historic barns in the Gettysburg area. Drive to each barn in any order and stay as long as you like. Walk through and learn about these icons of Adams County’s rural landscape. Experience living history from the 19th century when these old barns were built using only hand tools. Enjoy the scenic countryside as you drive from barn to barn.
Tour starts at the Historic Round Barn at 298 Cashtown Road, Biglerville, PA 17307.
The event is held rain or shine. Check-In to start the Tour is from 10 a.m. until noon at the Round Barn.
Price is $35 per adult in advance, Kids under 18 are FREE!
$40 per adult on day of event (Children and youth must be accompanied by an adult)
Register and pay in advance on Eventbrite – click here
Hours of the Tour are 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.
Features six historic barns in Gettysburg/Adams County area
Proceeds benefit the HGAC Barn Preservation Project and Grant Program
After checking in at the Round Barn, participants receive a tour booklet with information about the Tour and a map showing the locations of the barns as well as other points of interest. After exploring the Round Barn, participants may then drive to any barn, in any order and stay as long as they like.
The Round Barn where the Tour starts is usually open to the public, but the other five historic barns on the Tour are privately owned and are open exclusively for the HGAC Barn Tour.
Fun and educational activities at each barn include a timber framing demonstration, and living history characters demonstrating arts and crafts, farm-related activities and even live music from the period of the 1800’s when the barns on the Tour were built.
A special activity for youth attending the Barn Tour is “Barn Quest,” a scavenger hunt to identify architectural features of historic barns. Barn Quest is presented by the HGAC Investing in Youth Initiative and is a year-long activity. Prizes for completing Barn Quest are presented. The deadline to complete the Barn Quest challenge is October 31.
To purchase registrations for the “HGAC Historic Barns Tour,” visit the HGAC website. Registrations available now.