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.
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.
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
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!
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.
Carroll Valley Golf 18-hole championship course is located in a valley set amidst the picturesque rolling hills of South Central Pennsylvania, at the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. This par 71 course, designed by Ault, Clark & Associates is a true championship length course.
Make history with Gettysburg’s first live Escape Room. Looking for something fun and different to do while in Gettysburg? You have exactly one hour to escape a fun themed room full of clues and puzzles with a team.
Tour the Gettysburg battlefield with the Gettysburg Driving Tour App! GPS-enabled driving directions, audio and video allow you the flexibility to tour the battlefield at your own pace based on your preferences.
Begins at National Park Visitor Center
Experience your love of nature at Strawberry Hill! Explore miles of hiking trails that connect to Michaux State Forest, engage with our naturalists by booking an educational program, play in cold mountain creeks or enjoy a picnic by our pond.