If Gettysburg weren’t famous for the battlefield, it would instead be famous for the gorgeous outdoors. With so much natural beauty surrounding the town, it’s no surprise that scenic hiking trails, fantastic golf courses, family-friendly farms and many more outdoor recreation activities dot the landscape.
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Winter, spring, summer, fall - you'll find something to do in every season at the 3,500-acre Codorus State Park. Located just a short drive from Gettysburg, we're the perfect addition to your family vacation.
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.
The Rec Park offers two playgrounds, two basketball courts, a skate park, and bicycle pump track. In addition, the park provides The Biser Fitness Trail and Walking Path which is a mile long paved trail and offers a 10 workout stations along the way.
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!
Central PA’s year-round indoor and outdoor entertainment complex is the perfect destination for all ages and every occasion, offering indoor and outdoor go-karts, miniature golf, two-tier LED LASERTRON laser tag, HOLOGATE VR, batting cages and the largest arcade in South Central PA.
Located in the forests of South Mountain, Kings Gap Environmental Education Center offers outdoor recreation, overnight lodging at the impressive Cameron-Masland Mansion and a variety of environmental education and interpretive programs.
Opening soon - Take a step back into history by taking a self-guided walking tour and experience the museum. Our history, presented “in our own words” as told by the generations of families who have lived and thrived in Gettysburg and Adams County prior to, during and after the Civil War.
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!
Do you like walking through nature in search of the paranormal? If so, please come out with us and learn how to use paranormal equipment to communicate with spirits. This is the real deal and it's a safe environment because we have small groups and it's all outside.
The NEW interactive adventure for young historians in Gettysburg's most-family friendly children's history museum is now open. Explore the stories of Gettysburg through the words and experiences of children and young adults who lived here during the Battle of Gettysburg. Engaging first-hand accounts and interactive exhibits bring the stories to life. Visit GettysburgFoundation.org for tickets.
Tour the historic Gettysburg Battlefield on horseback - hourly trail rides and narrated tours along the scenic trails of the Gettysburg National Park. No better way to see the Battlefield than on the back of an amazing horse!
Tours begin at McMillan Woods Youth Campground, West Confederate Avenue Gettysburg, PA 17325
In 1802, Elizabeth Ann Seton was a loving wife and mother. Within two years, her husband’s business failed, and he died. Just 29 years old, she was a widow, single mother of five, and bankrupt. Discover how she faced these challenges, thrived, and went on to become the first American-born saint.
A preservation society located in one of Gettysburg's premier historic buildings offering an event venue, Underground Railroad Tours, a variety of educational programs, an October Barn Tour, and a Salvage Warehouse for those "do it yourselfers".
The Historic G.A.R. Building, 53 E. Middle Street Gettysburg, PA 17325
Ghostly Images Ghost Tours offer nightly 90-minute walking tours inside the Jennie Wade House or Haunted Orphanage. These Locations have been seen on popular television shows and visited by thousands of brave souls.
Weekly specialty tours also offered throughout the year.
Join us, if you DARE!
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.
A town changed forever! Dead and dying soldiers lying everywhere. Walk the streets of Gettysburg with a Licensed Town Guide and hear the civilians' experiences of life in Gettysburg before, during and after the Battle. Venture to Gettysburg's seldom seen places. Experience Lincoln's visit.
Visit Gettysburg. Learn some history. Bring home memories! We offer horseback rides on the Gettysburg Battlefield and battlefield and town horse-drawn carriage tours. Tour the Gettysburg Battlefield with Licensed Battlefield Guides on walking tours or private car tours- same day availability!
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.
Bicycling around Gettysburg is a great way to see the sites, enjoy our community and stay healthy. Healthy Adams Bicycle/Pedestrian presents a variety of ride options in town, on the battlefield and throughout scenic Adams County. Download a variety of cue sheets for your next Gettysburg bike ride.
c/o Dennis Hickethier, 85 Bittern Drive Gettysburg, PA 17325
Are you a hero? Find out at 1863 Escape Room in historic Downtown Gettysburg! Work as a team using your best intuition, instinct, and logic to solve a Civil War mystery within one hour before time runs out.
Gettysburg Day Spa is a full-service salon and spa offering touch, rest, relief from stress and improvement of health and well being. We are located at historic Willoughby Run, in the old Gettysburg Country Club. Relax in historic comfort.
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.
Join us for some family fun at The Land of Little Horses, where magic happens everyday! Land of Little Horses is an interactive experience. Come take a ride on one of our ponies, visit our petting zoo, and come see our many events!
The Hanover Area Historical Society protects and promotes the historical heritage of the greater Hanover area. The Society acquires, preserves and provides access to historical buildings and sites and to artifacts and archives that have historical significance to the Hanover area.
Take a day trip to Gifford Pinchot State Park 30 miles northeast of Gettysburg and plan a day of outdoor fun with activities like hiking, horseback riding, swimming, disc golfing, ice skating and more.
Rated 4 1/2 Stars by Golf Digest and a "Must Play" by GolfStyles, our 18 holes of Championship golf will bring you an assortment of challenges throughout your round. We also host corporate and charity golf tournaments, making The Links at Gettysburg your one stop shop for all of your golf needs!
Less than 25 miles southwest of Gettysburg in the Catoctin Mountains you'll find this peaceful oasis with lakes, waterfalls, hiking and more outdoor activities. Give us a visit on your next trip to Gettysburg!