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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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Pour Tour Shuttle–Beer Saturday

Saturday, October, 2020

Join the Pour Tour revolution and let us do the driving! We have selected a combination of Wineries, Breweries, Cideries and Distilleries from the Adams County Pour Tour to give you a true taste of Ad...

778 Baltimore Street, Gettysburg, PA 17325
717-334-6296
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Oct10

The Met Opera: Live in HD

Monday, October, 2020

The Met: Live in HD is presented on the Majestic Theater’s giant screen with backstage interviews with the stars. Upcoming MET Live in HD events: October 12 – Turandot** October 26 –...

Majestic Theater
25 Carlisle St., Gettysburg, PA 17325
717-337-8200
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Oct12

Fall Seminar 2020 – Overlooked & Often Not Visited

Friday, October, 2020

The 2020 Spring Seminar will kickoff on Friday evening, October 16 at 6:30pm with participant registration and a reception at the Gettysburg Heritage Center at 297 Steinwehr Ave. Beginning at 7pm that...

Hilton Garden Inn
1061 York Rd, Gettysburg, PA 17325
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Oct16

Introducing Rosie the Riveter, Don’t mess with Harry the Neck! & Other Gettysburg Town Unknowns

Tuesday, October, 2020

Historic Gettysburg-Adams County Educational Speakers Series: Licensed Battlefield Guide, Fairleigh Dickinson University instructor and reenactor, Elaine Leslie, has compiled intriguing short stories ...

G.A.R. Hall
53 East Middle Street, Gettysburg, PA 17325
717-334-8312
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Oct20

Annual Harvest Day & Parade

Saturday, October, 2020

The Annual Harvest Day & Parade takes place "On the Square" in New Oxford, PA with events that include: craft & food vendors, free kid’s activities and an exciting parade that ...

New Oxford Center Square
Center Square, New Oxford, PA 17350
717-624-2800
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Oct24

Pour Tour Shuttle–Mystery Tour Friday

Friday, October, 2020

Join the Pour Tour revolution and let us do the driving! We have selected a combination of wineries, breweries, cideries and distilleries from the Adams County Pour Tour to give you a true taste of Ad...

778 Baltimore Street, Gettysburg, PA 17325
717-334-6296
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Oct30

Ghost Stories in the Parlor with Lance Windish

Monday, November, 2020

Enjoy local Gettysburg ghost lore and site-specific stories about paranormal experiences here at Battlefield B&B in the cozy Parlor of our 1809 Farmhouse. Lance Windish is a professional acto...

Battlefield Bed and Breakfast Inn
2264 Emmitsburg Road, Gettysburg, PA 17325
917-449-9199
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Nov02

Honk! Jr. The Ugly Duckling Musical

Friday, November, 2020

Honk! JR. is a heartwarming celebration of being different that is sure to delight audiences of all ages with its sparkling wit, unique charm and memorable score. Witty and hilarious, but also deeply...

Gettysburg Community Theatre
49 York Street, Gettysburg, PA 17325
717-334-2692
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Nov06

What Did Your Ancestors Do For a Living? Business & Employment in Adams County, 1880-1930

Tuesday, November, 2020

Join longtime ACHS Volunteer Bonnie Richardson as we explore the types of businesses and occupations that existed in Adams County over a century ago. While you may have heard of some of them, many of ...

Valentine Hall
61 Seminary Ridge, Gettysburg, PA 17325
717-334-4723
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Nov10

Follow the 20th Maine on the Battlefield, The Chamberlain you Never Knew

Saturday, November, 2020

First, join us for a battlefield walk for this two-part event. We will meet at Little Round Top and join Ted Chamberlain, aka Joshua Chamberlain, as we walk to the 20th Maine monument with G...

Little Round Top and Dobbin House Tavern
89 Steinwehr Avenue, Gettysburg, PA 17325
717-337-9508
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Nov14

Dedication Day – Anniversary of the Gettysburg Address

Thursday, November, 2020

November 19, the anniversary of the Gettysburg Address and the Dedication of the Soldiers' National Cemetery, was formally designated as Dedication Day, by a joint resolution of the U.S. Sena...

Gettysburg Soldiers' National Cemetery
Taneytown Road, Gettysburg, PA 17325
203-770-3421
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Nov19

Remembrance Day Parade and Ceremonies

Saturday, November, 2020

Join us in honoring the soldiers and civilians of the American Civil War in this special annual parade. The parade will line up on Middle Street and then proceed to Baltimore Street and then turn onto...

Middle St., Baltimore St. & Steinwehr Ave.
Middle St., Baltimore St. & Steinwehr Ave., Gettysburg, PA 17325
740-369-3722
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Nov21

Christkindlmarkt

Saturday, November, 2020

Come and join us for a German style Christmas Mart. The Shrivers, who founded Union Mills, were grandsons of German immigrants leaders in the German-speaking community in Piedmont, Maryland. Our Chris...

Union Mills Homestead
3311 Littlestown Pike, Westminster, Maryland Union Mills Homestead
410-848-2288
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Nov21

2020 Original Civil War Ball

Saturday, November, 2020

Attend the Original Civil War Ball supporting monument preservation at Gettysburg National Military Park. Music for the evening will be by the Philadelphia Brigade Band and dances will be led by the V...

Wyndham Gettysburg
95 Presidential Circle, Gettysburg, PA 17325
414-712-4655
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Nov21

Remembrance Day Illumination

Saturday, November, 2020

Gettysburg Foundation presents the Annual Remembrance Day Illumination in the Gettysburg Soldiers’ National Cemetery (weather permitting). The commemoration features a luminary candle on al...

Soldiers' National Cemetery
97 Taneytown Road, Gettysburg, PA 17325
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Nov21

Five Christmases at the Shriver House

Thursday, November, 2020

Thanksgiving evening is the beginning of the Christmas holiday season at the Shriver House Museum in Gettysburg. The Shriver family moved into their new home just before the Christmas of 1860. In anti...

Shriver House Museum
309 Baltimore Street, Gettysburg, PA 17325
717-337-2800
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Nov26

An Eisenhower Christmas

Tuesday, December, 2020

Experience President Dwight “Ike” and Mamie Eisenhower’s holiday decorations in their Gettysburg home. Tickets and shuttle bus to the site are required. Historic nativity scenes from...

Eisenhower National Historic Site
1195 Baltimore Pike, Gettysburg, PA 17325
717-338-9114
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Dec01

Scary Ghost Stories and Tales of Glories

Friday, December, 2020

CHRISTMAS 1863  On Christmas Eve 1863 the Mother of Jennie Wade, Mary, was still coping with the death of her 20 year old daughter.  Jennie was the only civilian to die during the infamous battle w...

Jennie Wade House Museum
548 Baltimore Street, Gettysburg, PA 17325
717-334-1156
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Dec04

Dark Side of Christmas

Friday, December, 2020

The Dark Side of Christmas will feature Folklore, Legends, Tales and History surrounding The Villains of the Season. From Krampas to Belsnickel with a variety of others. Join a Ghostly Images Guide in...

777 Baltimore Street, Gettysburg, PA 17325
717-334-1156 or 717-334-6296
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Dec04

Gingerbread Celebration & Holiday Mart

Friday, December, 2020

The Annual Gingerbread Celebration will be part of the inaugural Gettysburg Christmas Festival. Enjoy a gallery of gingerbread creations, holiday art mart and activities for families. Bring plenty of ...

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TBD, Gettysburg, PA 17325
717-334-5006
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