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Hands-On

Hands-On

Visitors don’t come to Gettysburg to just look around, they like to experience the history, the agriculture, and the family fun. Check out these hands-on experiences for your next Gettysburg getaway.

The Rupp House History Center tells the story of civilian life during and after the Battle of Gettysburg. See, hear and feel how the 1863 battle and its aftermath impacted the John Rupp family and their Gettysburg neighbors. Join us for hands-on history, living historians, Civil War programs, family activities and special events.

717-338-1243

451 Baltimore Street ,
Gettysburg , PA 17325

“Because everyone’s a nerd about something.” – Mr. Jones

717-334-6373

10 York Street ,
Gettysburg , PA 17325

Hanover’s cultural hub, sharing art in numerous mediums and styles. We are the Hanover region’s home for art exhibits and art education opportunities.

717-632-2521

32 Carlisle Street ,
Hanover , PA 17331

From our petting zoo to our bottle feeding and pony grooming experiences, our interactive farm is fun for the whole family. We believe it’s important for children to have fun, laugh, explore and have experiences that make memories for years to come.

717-359-0070

874 Plunkert Road ,
Littlestown , PA 17340

Check out our 15-station sporting clays course with new traps and beautiful new cages and sign up for Wingshooting School offering exceptional wingshooting instruction for all experience levels.

717-253-9665

519 Gladhill Road ,
Fairfield , PA 17320

Axe throwing is all the rage and what cooler place to make your first throw than in historic Gettysburg.

717-334-0844

123 Baltimore Street ,
Gettysburg , PA 17325

Jubilee Cake Studio is a Decorate-It-Yourself Cake Studio. Pick your canvas – cupcakes or cake, grab your goodies – frosting, fondant, and sprinkles, and DECORATE!

717-550-7575

6 W Allen Street ,
Mechanicsburg , PA 17055

Learn about the history of the apple and fruit tree industry in Adams County, Pennsylvania through exciting exhibits and historic artifacts. Also make your own apple crate as a souvenir of your visit to Apple Country!

717-677-4556

154 West Hanover Street ,
Biglerville , PA 17307

Family owned and operated, with a tradition of customer service excellence. We’re dedicated to helping each person who walks through our doors find the products they need to bring their creative ideas to life. We also service all makes and models of sewing machines.

717-352-3050

6195 Chambersburg Road ,
Fayetteville , PA 17322

Explore the paranormal side of Gettysburg using professional equipment with an experienced tour guide where you are the investigator. We offer a small group setting, using our tools and expertise you become your own paranormal investigator and ghost hunter.

240-285-3764

Do you have what it takes to Escape Confusion? Work together as a team to solve puzzles and escape from one of our unique rooms in 60 minutes or less!

717-698-3088

12 Carlisle Street, 3rd Floor ,
Hanover , PA 17331

Learn pottery. Lessons offered every Tuesday and Thursday evening from 6:30-7:30pm. Traveling? We offer expanded start-to-finish projects from 6-8pm on Tuesday and Thursday evenings. Please inquire. We ship.

717-752-4593

2650 Biglerville Road ,
Gettysburg , PA 17325

Shop for your local, organic produce, pastured raised meats, & more organic products at Oyler’s. We’re open year-round!

717-677-8411

400 Pleasant Valley Road ,
Biglerville , PA 17307

1863 Escape Room gives its participants the opportunity to solve a Civil War mystery within one hour. As the suspense, excitement, and intrigue build, you will work as a team using your best intuition, instinct, and logic to become a “hero” before time runs out. Proudly located in historic downtown!

717-420-2409

344 Baltimore Street ,
Gettysburg , PA 17325

The Original & Fastest-Growing DIY Wood Sign Workshop Chain in the U.S. right here in Gettysburg.

717-658-8133

100 Buford Avenue, Suite E ,
Gettysburg , PA 17325

Step inside an Adams County gem… small on the outside, filled on the side – this wonderful gift shop offers home, apparel and garden gifts.

717-624-1527

170 Stoney Point Road ,
East Berlin , PA 17316

A great thing to do while in Gettysburg. You have exactly 1 hour to escape a fun themed room full of clues with a team of 2-8 players. Will you escape in time?

717-769-5397

59 North Fifth Street ,
Gettysburg , PA 17325

Let us guide your taste buds through a historic and savory journey throughout Gettysburg as we visit unique eateries, wineries and breweries and experience the food, rich history and culture in a way that only Gettysburg can offer.

717-688-9584

Chambersburg Street ,
Gettysburg , PA 17325

Explore the preserve where people and animals who jump, swim, fly, roar and tweet to greet you get closer together.

301-271-4922

13019 Catoctin Furnace Road ,
Thurmont , MD 21788

Join us here at the Farnsworth House for historical and ghost presentations. Tour one of the most haunted inns in America during a ghost tour or paranormal investigation, or take an interactive history tour in Camp Tiger, our Civil War camp located right on property!

717-334-8838

401 Baltimore Street ,
Gettysburg , PA 17325

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