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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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POSTPONED – Free Dobbin House Tours

Friday, September, 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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Sep18

Adams County Heritage Festival

Friday, September, 2020

*This event has been canceled for 2020. There will be an online Heritage Festival, with videos of musical performances and other material reflecting the purpose of the festival, at icpj-gettysburg.org...

Gettysburg Area Recreation Park
545 Long Lane, Gettysburg, PA 17325
717-334-9171
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Sep18

Land Conservancy of Adams County’s Annual Art Auction

Friday, September, 2020

In light of COVID-19, this year’s Art Auction is venturing into the virtual as an online event at BiddingOwl.com/LCAC! Here’s how it will work: The auction will go live beginning the evening of Fr...

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717-334-2828
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Sep18

A Walk In History Character Tours

Friday, September, 2020

Step back in time to the year of 1846 and see the Historic Homes of Mother Seton from an entirely different perspective. You will join a costumed interpreter who is portraying a real person that knew,...

National Shrine of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton
339 South Seton Avenue, Emmitsburg, MD 21727
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Sep18

Compose a Great Photo Using Your Digital Camera

Friday, September, 2020

This class is for any level of photographer and any type of camera, from a smartphone to a DSLR. Each Lesson includes instruction, critique and assignment. Learn the rules of composition when to use t...

Arts Education Center
125 S Washington St., Gettysburg, PA 17325
717-334-5006
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Sep18

Tavern Walking Tour

Friday, September, 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...

In front of the Gettysburg Hotel
1 Lincoln Square, Gettysburg, PA 17325
717-253-5737
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Sep18

Pick-Your-Own Apple Harvest!

Friday, September, 2020

Autumn brings Pick-Your-Own Apple season. Starting September 5th we’ll have Melrose, RubyMac, RisingSun Fuji, and Red Delicious apples available for u-pick. Later we’ll have BC#2 Fuji, Win...

Boyer Nurseries & Orchards
405 Boyer Nursery Road, Biglerville, PA 17307
717-677-8558
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Sep18

Live Music at Reid’s Winery and Cider House

Friday, September, 2020

All shows are free and open to the public. Wine, hard cider and food specials will be available all night. Music Schedule: September 12 – South Mountain Social September 18 – Mitch & D...

Reid's Winery: The Cider House
400 Baltimore Street, Gettysburg, PA 17325
717-334-7537
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Sep18

Historic Downtown Food Tour

Friday, September, 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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Sep18

Pour Tour Shuttle–Beer Friday

Friday, September, 2020

Join the Pour Tour revolution and let us do the driving! We have selected a combination of breweries from the Adams County Pour Tour to give you a taste of Adams County. You have selected the Beer Fri...

778 Baltimore Street, Gettysburg, PA 17325
717-334-6296
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Sep18

Dr. Jazz at PloughTap

Friday, September, 2020

On of the strengths of the music scene here in Gettysburg is a diversity of sound. We make all kinds of music. We appreciate originality and musical creativity. We’ve been fortunate to have Dr. ...

Ploughman Cider Taproom
14 Lincoln Square, Gettysburg, PA 17325
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Sep18

VIRTUAL EVENT – World War II Weekend

Saturday, September, 2020

Following guidance from the White House, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and state and local public health authorities, Eisenhower National Historic Site will not be hosting the onsite liv...

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717-338-9114
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Sep19

Mystery Tour/Untold Tales Walking Tour

Saturday, September, 2020

Meet a Licensed Town Guide for a Mystery Walking Tour of Untold Tales. You might hear about a murder in Gettysburg that has never been solved! You will hear tales of secret meetings and strange circum...

In front of the Gettysburg Hotel
1 Lincoln Square, Gettysburg, PA 17325
717-253-5737
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Sep19

Bob Ross Oil Painting Class

Saturday, September, 2020

Experience the joy of painting!  You will learn how to paint using the wet-on-wet technique from artist Bob Ross. We will be creating “Mountain by the Sea” from his PBS TV Series “The Joy of Pa...

Arts Education Center
125 S Washington St., Gettysburg, PA 17325
717-334-5006
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Sep19

Seitzland Special

Saturday, September, 2020

Enjoy a scenic, open-air ride through the beautiful countryside of York County on a historic railway that dates back to the late 1820s. Ride along to Seitzland with the William H. Simpson No. 17, an...

Northern Central Railway
2 West Main Street, New Freedom, PA 17349
717-942-2370
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Sep19

Historic Barns Tour of Gettysburg and Adams County

Saturday, September, 2020

*This event has been rescheduled for September 18th, 2021. Walk back in time as you visit seven historic barns in Adams County, PA. Drive to each barn in any order you choose and stay as long as you l...

Start of Tour, Historic Round Barn and Farm Market
298 Cashtown Road, Biglerville, PA 17307
717-420-6500
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Sep19

7th Annual Sweet Potato Festival

Saturday, September, 2020

Head to Thomason’s Olde Thyme Herb Farm and Gift Shop for the 7th Annual Sweet Potato Festival! Enjoy all things sweet potato including fries, soup, funnel cakes and whoopie pies! Shop the local...

Thomason's Olde Thyme Herb Farm and Gift Shop
170 Stoney Point Road, East Berlin, PA 17316
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Sep19

CANCELED – Snack Town Brewfest

Saturday, September, 2020

*The 2020 Snack Town Brewfest has been canceled. Meshing Hanover’s rich snack food heritage with local craft beer and wine, Snack Town Brewfest features 40 craft breweries and wineries along wit...

Good Field
50 N. Forney Ave., Hanover, PA 17331
717-637-6130
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Sep19

World War II

Saturday, September, 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, ...

778 Baltimore Street, Gettysburg, PA 17325
717-334-6296
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Sep19

2020 Farmers Market Season

Saturday, September, 2020

The Adams County Farmers Market is a vibrant direct-to-consumer market where local farmers, growers and other businesses sell a variety of great fruits, vegetables, farm products and other delicious t...

108 North Stratton Street
108 N. Stratton Street, Gettysburg, PA 17325
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