Yes we have a famous battlefield to tour by car, bicycle, horseback, and even on foot but we boast a wealth of activities beyond those historic acres.
With adventures to suit every budget, Gettysburg and Adams County businesses offer plenty of packages to help visitors create their dream vacations.
Both craft brews and artisanal spirits are produced at Battlefield Brew Works/Spirits of Gettysburg, making them the first combination brewery and distillery in Pennsylvania. Passion and creativity are found in every product.
At Battlefield Brew Works, it’s all about the beer. We start by personally meeting with all of our suppliers and hand select the best they have to offer in grains and hops. Then we slowly hand craft our beers to bring you a historical experience like no other. Battlefield Brew Works makes beer in small batches from high quality ingredients. Choose from fresh cold lagers, IPAs, ales or stouts – nine rotating beers are always on tap.
Spirits of Gettysburg Distillery is the first licensed distillery in Gettysburg and Adams County since prohibition and shares the historic site with Battlefield Brew Works. The distillery was created to build on the success of the Brew Works: a distillery uses fermented products and separates alcohol from water based on the difference in their boiling points. All Spirits of Gettysburg Distillery liquors are available by the sample, the shot, in premium mixed drinks, or by the bottle. Bottle sales are offered to go.
Our History: Located in the historic W. H. Monfort Farm, the brick farmhouse was completed around 1848 and the architecturally significant PA Dutch brick-end barn was completed the following year. Henry Monfort and his brother, Jacob, built the house and farmed the land. A family letter written on July 8, 1863, only 5 days after the battle of Gettysburg, documents events on the farm. As Johnson’s Division began to be evacuated from Culp’s Hill, the farm was converted into a Confederate Field Hospital. Over 1,300 Confederates were brought here, making it one of the largest Confederate Hospitals, with soldiers occupying the house, barn and considerable space around the farm. When the Confederates retreated from Gettysburg, 446 soldiers were left at the farm. They remained for about 28 days before consolidation at Camp Letterman (Hospital Hill). Forty-seven died and were buried on the farm, but were disinterred and moved to Hollywood Cemetery in Richmond Virginia later. The families lost considerable livestock, crops, furniture, clothing, linens, etc. and were not compensated until the late 1880’s. The farm remained in the Monfort family until around 1921.
The rustic wood interior complements the relaxing atmosphere of the brewpub. We also have food for every palate and appetite with offerings like pulled pork, beef brisket, chicken and turkey sandwiches, sausage and wings. Check out our Facebook page for live music nights. We welcome weddings, rehearsal dinners, military reunions, graduations, birthdays, baby showers and other private events.
*We are an official stop on the Adams County Pour Tour. Earn your stamps with glass, flight or tasting purchases.