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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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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
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2020 Giving Spree

Thursday, November, 2020

Connecting donors to groups and organizations that match their charitable interests is an important role of the Adams County Community Foundation. One of the ways we facilitate that connection is thro...

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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
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World War II

Saturday, November, 2020

See a different side of Gettysburg, with this look at the people and places that played a part in World War II. You will visit a prisoner-of-war camp. Learn why an intelligence camp was located here, ...

Gettysburg Battlefield Bus Tours
778 Baltimore Street, Gettysburg, PA 17325
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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
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Tea Time at Hickory Bridge Farm

Tuesday, November, 2020

Excitement is in the air during ”tea time” at Hickory Bridge Farm. Everyone appreciates the details including lace tablecloths, tea cozies, fresh flowers and a delicious menu paired with specialt...

Hickory Bridge Farm
96 Hickory Bridge Road, Orrtanna, PA 17353
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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 General C...

Little Round Top and Dobbin House Tavern
89 Steinwehr Avenue, Gettysburg, PA 17325
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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
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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
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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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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
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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
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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
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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
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The 6th Annual HGAC “Homespun Christmas”

Friday, December, 2020

Enjoy a holiday open house at the Historic G.A.R. Hall. Shop hand crafted holiday gifts, home baked goods and light refreshments. ...

G.A.R. Hall
53 East Middle Street,, Gettysburg, PA 17325
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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
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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 ...

TBD, Gettysburg, PA 17325
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A Gettysburg Christmas Festival

Friday, December, 2020

Join us in historic Gettysburg, Pennsylvania for an unforgettable holiday experience. Kick off the holiday season with food, entertainment, art and fun for the entire family. Join the downtown Gettysb...

Downtown Gettysburg
Downtown Gettysburg, Gettysburg, PA 17325
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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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A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

Tuesday, December, 2020

Since its first presentation in 1987, this production of A Christmas Carol has been celebrated by thousands of theatergoers and had become a favorite holiday tradition for young and old alike. A Chris...

Majestic Theater
25 Carlisle Street, Gettysburg, PA 17325
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