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Our hometown is full of excitement, fun and even the unexpected. The people, business and organizations in Adam County host special events in Gettysburg, PA year-round, and there is always something new to see. In addition to special battlefield celebrations and events that let you experience history in different and unforgettable ways, the area is home to unique festivals, fairs, exhibits, theater & concerts that you won't want to miss when visiting Central Pennsylvania.

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Painting & Drawing in the Great Outdoors – ages 9-12

Wednesday, July, 2020

Pack your bag, we are going on an adventure!  This is your opportunity to take a historical walking trip each day to paint and draw the landscapes, architecture and people you see. You will be workin...

Arts Education Center
125 S. Washington St., Gettysburg, PA 17325
717-334-5006
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Jul15

Wacky Wednesday Happy Hour

Wednesday, July, 2020

Make Wine Slushies at Home! Come out to J & P Winery’s Gettysburg tasting room and pick up slushy mixes 2 for $25! From our winery to your table, you’ll be sure to enjoy the experience. ...

J & P Winery
48 Baltimore Street, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania 17325
717-549-2513
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Jul15

One Hundred Nights of Taps

Wednesday, July, 2020

Join us in honoring those who have served our nation with the famous 24-note call and taps ceremony. Buglers from more than 17 states across the nation will be sounding “Taps” for the cere...

Soldiers' National Cemetery
1648 Taneytown Road, Gettysburg, PA 17325
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Jul15

Tavern Walking Tour

Wednesday, July, 2020

Balloon rides, murder, tanks, medal of honor… some of Gettysburg’s colorful and unusual history happened in taverns. Stroll with a Gettysburg Licensed Town Guide to the sites of some of Gettys...

Courtyard behind Gettysburg Hotel
1 Lincoln Square, Gettysburg, PA 17325
717-253-5737
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Jul15

Zentangle and Optical Illusions Camp – ages 9-11

Wednesday, July, 2020

In this camp students will explore the meditative nature of doodling through Zentangle art created by Rick Roberts and Maria Thomas. Zentangle calms the mind, helps reduce stress and improves focus. S...

Online Zoom Class
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717-334-5006
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Read, Learn, Grow

Wednesday, July, 2020

2020 returns with exciting new topics as well as several favorites from the past. Tentative topic schedule will be released April 1st! Check our website for more information. Mark your calendars for e...

545 Carlisle Road, Biglerville, PA 17307
717-677-8412
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Fashion Design & Drawing – ages 11-14

Wednesday, July, 2020

Hey, fashionistas, define your fashion style by creating a costume out of instructor’s selection of fabric and found materials to strut the runway for an end-of-camp week party. Learn about the hist...

Adams County Arts Council
125 S. Washington Street, Gettysburg, PA 17325
717-334-5006
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Jul15

“My Favorite Things” Drawing and Painting – ages 7-10

Wednesday, July, 2020

Bring your favorite toys or special objects from home as subjects for still life drawings and geometric solids, using pencil and water-based paints. ...

Adams County Arts Council
125 S. Washington Street, Gettysburg, PA 17325
717-334-5006
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Jul15

Thirsty Thursday Happy Hour

Thursday, July, 2020

Come out and enjoy $5 9oz Wine Slushies, 9oz Sangrias, or 7oz Glasses of Wine. Our robust wine selection includes over 40 varieties of wine from barrel aged dry to ice wine and sweet. ...

J & P Winery
48 Baltimore Street, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania 17325
717-549-2513
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Jul16

Adventures, Experiments and Other Exploits

Thursday, July, 2020

NOTICE: Hollabaugh’s Adventure Team is recruiting adventure seekers! Qualifications: Between ages 7 and 12; Willing to spend 1.5 hours away from parents; Ready to participate in mad science; Inclin...

545 Carlisle Road, Biglerville, PA 17307
717-677-8412
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Jul16

Open Jam with Pnut & Blaine

Thursday, July, 2020

Open Mic Thursdays! Every Thursday come join us and bring your talent. We welcome everyone! Music is love and we love music! Come enjoy good cider, music and friendship as we fill the streets of Gett...

Ploughman Cider Taproom
14 Lincoln Square, Gettysburg, PA 17325
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Jul16

Battle in the Streets Walking Tour

Thursday, July, 2020

Fighting in the streets; wounded filling the churches and other buildings; civilians trying to survive the maelstrom.  The town of Gettysburg became a battleground during the first three days of July...

Courtyard behind Gettysburg Hotel
1 Lincoln Square, Gettysburg, PA 17325
717-253-5737
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Jul16

Historic Downtown Food Tour

Friday, July, 2020

Our Tours are back up and running beginning 4th of July weekend! Please visit our COVID-19 Health and Safety Resources page before you visit. Reserve your spot on our next Historic Downtown Food Tour ...

Chambersburg Street, Gettysburg, PA 17325
717-688-9584
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Jul17

Christine & The Road King at the National Apple Museum

Friday, July, 2020

Ray Owen has been treating audiences to his captivating blend of original songwriting, story telling and humor for a long time and will be bringing his latest act to Biglerville for our National Appl...

National Apple Museum
154 W Hanover St, Biglerville, PA 17307
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Jul17

Friday & Saturday Happy Hour

Friday, July, 2020

Come out and enjoy 1L pitchers of Slushy or Sangria for $19.99! We nourish our vines through the spring and summer so we can produce robust flavors. At the time of harvest, the grapes are picked and c...

J & P Winery
48 Baltimore Street, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania 17325
717-549-2513
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Jul17

POSTPONED – Free Dobbin House Tours

Friday, July, 2020

*These tours have been suspended until further notice. Enjoy a FREE, guided, hour-plus tour of the oldest, most historic house in Gettysburg, the Dobbin House. This popular and highly-rated presentat...

Dobbin House Tavern
89 Steinwehr Avenue, Gettysburg, PA 17325
717-334-2100
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Jul17

Seitzland Special

Friday, July, 2020

Enjoy a scenic, open-air ride (weather permitting) through the beautiful countryside of York County on a historic railway that dates back to the late 1820s. Ride along to at the only place in the worl...

Northern Central Railway
2 West Main St, New Freedom, PA 17349
717-942-2370
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Jul17

Dovetail Live at PloughTap

Friday, July, 2020

Bringing a bit of green, rural Northern Adams County to historic Lincoln Square in Gettysburg, Ploughman Cider Taproom serves our own ciders plus local beers, wines, and distilled spirits from the Co...

Ploughman Cider Taproom
14 Lincoln Square, Gettysburg, PA 17325
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Jul17

Gettysburg National 19th Century Base Ball Festival

Saturday, July, 2020

*The 2020 Base Ball Festival has been cancelled. Vintage baseball teams from around the country will gather in Gettysburg to compete in a different kind of baseball tournament. The games will be playe...

Schroeder Farm
965 Pumping Station Road, Gettysburg, PA 17325
410-967-7482
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Jul18

CANCELED – Underground Railroad Tours: McAllister’s Mill

Saturday, July, 2020

*These tours have been canceled for the 2020 season. Walk in the footsteps of history! See the places where freedom seekers sought refuge from slavery in the years before the Civil War. Join us for a ...

McAllister's Mill
1360 Baltimore Pike and McAllister Mill Road, Gettysburg, PA 17325
717-659-8827
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