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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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Special July 1 Battle of Gettysburg Anniversary Hours at the GNMP Museum & Visitor Center

Thursday, July, 2020

In recognition of the anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg, the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center will open from 10am until 3pm on Wednesday, July 1, 2020. Normally clos...

Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center
1195 Baltimore Pike, Gettysburg, PA 17325
877-874-2478
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A Trip through the Modern Darkroom – ages 12 and up

Thursday, July, 2020

Learn how to crop, enlarge, burn, dodge and otherwise edit photos digitally. Students will explore techniques previously done with paper and chemicals using cutting edge computer applications, as well...

Online - Zoom Class
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717-334-5006
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Jul02

CANCELED – The Sound of Music

Thursday, July, 2020

*This performance has been canceled. Theatre a Go-Go presents The Sound of Musis! When a postulant proves too high-spirited for the religious life, she is dispatched to serve as governess for the seve...

Totem Pole Playhouse
PO Box 603, 9555 Golf Course Road, Fayetteville, PA 17222-0603
717-352-2164
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Jul02

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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Jul02

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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Perspective Drawing Camp – ages 11-14

Thursday, July, 2020

Explore the different types of perspective used in visual art. Students will learn to draw realistic looking objects, landscapes and three-dimensional images on paper using aerial, one-, two- and thre...

Adams County Arts Council
125 S. Washington Street, Gettysburg, PA 17325
717-334-5006
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Jul02

POSTPONED – Free Dobbin House Tours

Thursday, 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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Ghost Stories Around the Bonfire

Thursday, July, 2020

Enjoy local Gettysburg ghost lore and site-specific stories about paranormal experiences around the fire at Battlefield B&B. When weather requires, performances will be moved inside to the 1809 Fa...

Battlefield Bed & Breakfast
2264 Emmitsburg Road, Gettysburg, PA 17325
917-449-9199
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Jul02

157th Anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg Virtual Events

Thursday, July, 2020

The three-day Battle of Gettysburg marked a turning point not only in the course of the American Civil War, but also for the future of the United States of America. Join Park Rangers, historians, and ...

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One Hundred Nights of Taps

Thursday, 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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Jul02

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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Jul02

Pick-Your-Own Sweet Cherry Harvest

Thursday, July, 2020

Hello, cherry fans! Pick-your-own sweet cherry season will begin Friday, June 19th, 2020. There is no need to rush. We escaped freezing temperatures early spring, so thankfully the crop is plentiful. ...

Boyer Nurseries & Orchards
405 Boyer Nursery Road, Biglerville, PA 17307
717-677-8558
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Jul02

Pour Tour Shuttle–Beer Friday

Friday, July, 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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Jul03

Haunted Bus Tour

Friday, July, 2020

To add to this adventure and give our guests what they want in a tour we are adding an unexpected twist and scare to the traditional “bus tour”. On this 1 hour 45 minute journey you will still dep...

778 Baltimore Street, Gettysburg, PA 17325
717-334-6296
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First Friday – Gettysburg Style!

Friday, July, 2020

Come to Gettysburg the First Friday of every month for special events, discounts and more! Be sure to look for the First Friday flags that signify participating businesses. Visit us online for deta...

Gettysburg Area Retail Merchants Association
Lincoln Square, Gettysburg, PA 17325
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Chuck Darwin & The Knuckle-Draggers

Friday, July, 2020

When music started to evolve into glitzy, over-produced pap we jumped out of the gene pool. Come out to Ploughman Cider Taproom for country, bluegrass, blues, swing: acoustic boot-stomping music. Sit ...

Ploughman Cider Taproom
14 Lincoln Square, Gettysburg, PA 17325
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Tavern Walking Tour

Friday, 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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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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Jul03

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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Jul03

Tom May & Josh Tweedy at National Apple Museum

Friday, July, 2020

The Ploughman Cider summer concert series at National Apple Museum continues with two local solo acts. Josh Tweedy is a real jack of all trades! He plays a variety of instruments very well and draws ...

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