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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

Once In A Lifetime Experiences In Gettysburg

August 29, 2019

Maybe you’ve been to Gettysburg a dozen times, and you’re looking for new experiences. Or maybe you’ve never been here, and you’re ready to make it one of your new favorite destinations. Either way, check out this list of once in a lifetime experiences you can have in Gettysburg and get ready for an epic trip!

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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!

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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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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

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

Pizza Night in Gettysburg

February 21, 2019

What better way to spend the day than with a cheesy pizza pie shared with friends and family in historic Gettysburg, Pennsylvania? Gettysburg is quickly becoming known as a culinary destination – and whether you like a fancier pie, or something more traditional, we have you covered! Here are our recommendations for the best places for pizza night!

Tommy’s Pizza

A favorite by many locals and visitors alike, Tommy’s Pizza has mastered the recipe for a perfect pizza. The dough is the best combination of crispy and doughy, the sauce is hearty and flavorful and the cheese bubbles over the crust in ... 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

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

What kind of traveler are you?

July 26, 2018

Gettysburg, Pennsylvania offers such diverse experiences that draw a variety of travelers to the area. From foodies to history buffs, from outdoor lovers to the family traveler… there is a little bit of something for everyone. With so many options on things to do, we thought we’d help you narrow it down based on how you prefer to travel. Take this quiz to find out what kind of traveler you are, and based on your results, we’ll give you some recommendations on things to do while visiting the Gettysburg area.

And share with us in the comments below – what kind ... 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

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Pick-Your-Own Paradise

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

Our Gettysburg Wedding

February 22, 2018

By Erin Pearce – Have you ever planned a wedding? Even if you haven’t…I’m sure you’re aware of how challenging and stressful it can sometimes be. Who do I invite, what will I wear, what will we eat, what will we dance to, what kind of cake will we eat, what kind of flowers do I want and perhaps the most difficult of all…where will it be?

Sometimes, answering that last question doesn’t have to be so difficult. For my husband, Jason, and I, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania was the obvious answer. It just clicked. We both previously worked for the National Park ... 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

Falling for Pumpkin in Gettysburg

October 13, 2017

We have enjoyed the growing season in Adams County this past year – from asparagus to strawberries, cherries, summertime veggies, peaches and apples – it’s been a delicious year. And with fall now here, and the growing season coming to an end, we are fully embracing pumpkin season. To celebrate the season, we felt inspired to get to the kitchen to bake a tasty treat, using homegrown Adams County pumpkins. We turned to the Inns of the Gettysburg Area cookbook, where we found a fabulous recipe from the Historic Fairfield Inn 1757 for homemade pumpkin pie filling. This is a ... 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

10 Ways you know you’re from Adams County

May 3, 2017

By Stacey Fox – If you’re from Adams County, Pennsylvania, or have lived here for most of your life, there are a few things that you know to be true. We love our farmlands, we love our history and we love our heritage. Check out our list of ways you know you were born and raised in Adams County.

1. You know spring has arrived by the fruit blossoms.

Cherries, peaches, apricots, plums and of course, apples, are abundant in Adams County. Spring officially arrives when each blossom has bloomed. If you happen to be from the northern parts of Adams County, ... Read This Story

Four Unique Experiences Only Found in Adams County, Pa.

September 2, 2016

By Paige Neidig – Are you looking for something new to do during your next vacation to Gettysburg? Mix things up with one of these unique experiences right here in the Gettysburg area. I bet you didn’t know Gettysburg is the home to 12,000 elephants, cat soldiers, a piano-playing pig and the world’s largest ball of ties!

1. Civil War Tails at the Homestead Diorama MuseumBoth history buffs and cat lovers must check out Civil War Tails! Twin sisters Ruth and Rebecca Brown began making clay cat soldiers at 11 years old. Yes, the soldiers are actually miniature cats. They turned ... Read This Story

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