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It's summer grilling time! Stop by for local meat, milk, eggs, produce and more. Need a gift? Come see our large selection of unique items for your home and garden, including locally made soaps and candles.
All aboard for Gettysburg’s first and all-NEW immersive virtual reality experience. Travel back to 1863. Meet some of the station’s unlikely occupants. Hear the stories of historic figures in connection with the station during the aftermath of the Battle of Gettysburg.
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
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.
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.
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.
In partnership with Jan Zell Wines, Boyer Cellars sells a variety of traditional red, white, and fruit wines and hard ciders. The rustic, spacious tasting room is located adjacent to Boyer Nurseries and features a chestnut wood tasting bar, ample seating, a wrap-around porch, and scenic views.
Ghost City Tours in Gettysburg has been many years in the making. During those years, we spent many weeks gathering information, researching, and interviewing people who have experienced the ghosts which haunted the town and Battlefield of Gettysburg.
Discover the civilian experience like never before at the Adams County Historical Society's Beyond the Battle Museum – Gettysburg’s newest historical attraction. Travel through centuries of history in the footsteps of ordinary Americans who witnessed extraordinary events like the Battle of Gettysburg and Lincoln’s famous address.
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!
Travel the historic fields of Gettysburg in the iconic, open air Double Decker Bus, or in the comfort of an air-conditioned guided tour bus. Watch history come alive through the eyes of a licensed battlefield guide. Enjoy a truly unique perspective into the three-day Battle of Gettysburg.
777 Baltimore Street Suite 100 Gettysburg, PA 17325
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!
A 5th generation family-owned business. U-pick cherries, blueberries, and apples available seasonally. Wine & hard cider tasting room. Live evergreen hedge maze. Full-service garden center and nursery. Open March thru Christmas.
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.
Two Hour Gettysburg historic town walking tours that showcase the civilians of Gettysburg who witnessed the horror of war, highlighting historic buildings and their importance. Rediscovering firsthand accounts describing civilian life and the musings of soldiers who tactically and tragically occupied the streets of Gettysburg in July 1863.
Come visit us and find out that we are not just a store, but an experience! Not only do we have all kinds of amazing goodies and fresh produce, but also fun activities for the entire family. We put "family fun" back on the calendar!
With but few minor changes and repairs, the house remains much as it did more than 150 years ago. Authentically furnished from cellar to attic. Hear the story of the only civilian killed during the Battle of Gettysburg.
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.
See history come to life! Here at World War II American Experience, we take great pride in sharing the true experience the war had on Americans and how it affected their lives. The museum hosts an extensive collection of military vehicles and artifacts along with their stories. Visit us today!
845 Crooked Creek Road, PO Box 3062 Gettysburg, PA 17325
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!
Open weekends in September and October for Fall flowers, decor sales, corn maze, hayrides, and pick your own pumpkins and apples.
Open for the spring planting season on the 1st day of Spring (March 19) each year, and remaining open until all plants are sold (usually early June).
Annual brass music festival taking place at various locations throughout Gettysburg June 7-11, 2023. 21 bands will perform in 2023. Visit the web site - www.gettysburgbrassbandfestival.com, for a complete schedule.
The official start to your Gettysburg visit. Explore Gettysburg. Begin with the Film, Cyclorama & Museum Experience. Tour the Battlefield with a Licensed Battlefield Guide. Connect to the battlefield with National Park Service Ranger programs. Journey to our historic sites and experiences.
Gettysburg Community Theatre produces plays, musicals, improv comedy, and pianist/singer concerts year-round in its intimate 80 seat theatre located within the first block of Lincoln Square in downtown Gettysburg.
Southern PA Clay is an every person-inclusive pottery and art studio located in Gettysburg, PA. We offer a large selection of ceramics classes for all skill levels (beginner to expert) and age groups (ages 5+). We also create an enormous variety of custom work and offer a retail shop in our downtown location!
Gettysburg Miniature Soldiers is a shop dedicated to toy soldiers! We specialize in military miniatures for collecting, gaming or just plain fun. We stock everything from beautifully hand painted miniatures to classic plastic army men. In this shop you can find a wide variety toy soldiers in different scales and time periods.
Join us, June 7-12, 2024, for a fresh lineup of CWI speakers! We are excited to feature leading Civil War scholars, Ronald White, Harold Holzer, Jonathan White, Jennifer Murray, D. Scott Hartwig, Elizabeth Leonard, Aaron Sheehan-Dean, and more within our line-up of more than 40 distinguished speakers and tour guides.
Everyone knows that Adams County is renowned for our amazing apples! As autumn rolls around, make sure to stop by the farmers market and pick up some of Adams County's favorite fruit - and any other fall favorites you might be craving!
Gettysburg Recreation Park, 545 Long Lane Gettysburg, PA 17325
While on site, tour the Historic Daniel Lady Farm house and barn, which served as a Confederate staging area during the three-day battle and a field hospital afterwards.
Home to the annual Reenactment and Living History Encampment held during the weekend of the anniversary of the battle.
Battlefield Harley-Davidson should be a destination for every motorcycle enthusiast. The unique atmosphere offers motorcycles and one of the largest selections of genuine H-D Motorclothes, Parts, Service, and accessories in Central Pennsylvania.
Lincoln Into Art, Gettysburg's most prestigious and contemporary fine-art gallery, features unique portraits of Abraham Lincoln by world-renowned artist Wendy Allen. The gallery also hosts the American Art Retreat at Gettysburg, plein-air drawing instruction by master artist Amy Lindenberger.
Best known as the house where President Abraham Lincoln stayed prior to delivering the Gettysburg Address, the David Wills House features a National Park Service seven-gallery interactive museum relating the story of Wills, Lincoln’s visit and the Gettysburg Address.
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!
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!
Bring back those summer memories with cold glass bottled sodas with pure cane sugar, over 60 flavors of Salt Water Taffy and those fun summertime candies from your youth! Everyone is a kid in our candy store. Stop in to discover over 3,000 items. Check out retro candies, modern candies and more.
Northern Central Railway is an excursion railroad that offers an authentic experience where you can meet presidents and generals, experience the Wild West, enjoy the beautiful countryside and ride along the very rails that helped build and save our nation.
Travel back in time with a guide dressed in period attire as you walk through the Shrivers’ meticulously restored 1860 home to learn the other side of the Battle of Gettysburg - how families and their homes were affected before, during, and after the battle that ravaged this historic town.
Witness the Battle of Gettysburg from two unique perspectives – the civilians who called it home, and the soldiers on the battlefield. The story of the battle comes to life through both museum displays, and the battlefield orientation film, "Gettysburg Animated Map", produced by the American Battlefield Trust.
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.
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.
The Lincoln Fellowship of Pennsylvania is committed to honoring the legacy and memory of President Abraham Lincoln and commemorating the Gettysburg Address during the annual Dedication Day ceremonies on November 19th in the Soldiers' National Cemetery.
Are you tired of over-crowded, walk and talk "ghost" tours? Do you want to experience what your favorite paranormal TV shows experience and use the same equipment they do? Do you want to hear and talk to the dead? We are paranormal investigators, and we will prove to you that the afterlife exists.
We're open seven days a week. Enjoy wine by the glass or bottle or try a wine flight at one of our vast seating areas. No reservations are needed. Guests are always welcome to bring their own snacks with them or purchase some from our selection.
Gettysburg Pride is family-friendly event, inviting love of ALL! The mission is to inspire diversity, equality, and acceptance in our community by providing opportunities for education and awareness of LGBTQ+ and Allies.
Be proud of who you are!
Event Location, Lincoln Square Gettysburg, PA 17325
Shop, Stay, Play! Stroll our quaint Main Street to find designer fashion, home decor and more. Two hotels, food court, restaurants TGI Fridays and Jack's Cider House featuring Mela Kitchen, along with year-round events make The Outlet Shoppes a perfect getaway destination!
1863 Gettysburg Village Drive Gettysburg, PA 17325
WALK the battlefield. GAIN the leadership insights. PREPARE for your greatest challenges. Join us in Gettysburg. They’re like no other leadership programs.
The leadership experiences integrate uniquely tailored, core learning modules with game-changing case studies.
Leadership Experiences at Gettysburg:
The Gettysburg Leadership Experience
Pursuit, Retreat and Resilience
Women of Distinction
6312 S Fiddlers Green Circle, Suite 400 E Greenwood Village, CO 80111
Adams County Winery, the area’s oldest winery, has been crafting wine for over 45 years. Our downtown Gettysburg Wine Shop is conveniently located just 1/2 block from the town center and is open Wednesday to Sunday from 11am-5pm for to-go purchases and onsite consumption with limited indoor seating.
Transforming lives by making you feel comfortable with yourself, through your outward appearance, so that it might permeate inward, to build your self-esteem and reach your highest dreams and potential.
The Adams County Crop Hop is A Farm and Market Trail, located in beautiful Gettysburg, Adams County, PA. The farms and markets along the Crop Hop offer a variety of seasonal fresh fruits & vegetables, pick your own fruit and flowers, farm tours, cooking classes, fresh meats, hands-on experiences, entertainment and more.
The New York Times called Totem Pole Playhouse "The Cadillac of Summer Theatres". Since 1950, Totem Pole Playhouse has provided professional summer theatre to residents and visitors of the Cumberland Valley of PA. Located on Route 30 between Chambersburg and Gettysburg and only two hours from Washington, DC and Baltimore, the theatre is known nationally for attracting high quality professional artists and for its wide variety of theatrical programming.
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
Located in historic Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, the Adams County Historical Society (ACHS) preserves over three centuries of remarkable history. With over one million historic items in its care, ACHS inspires people of all ages to discover the fascinating story of one of America’s most famous communities.
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!
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.
Valentine Hall, Lutheran Seminary, 61 Seminary Ridge Gettysburg, PA 17325
Real people. Real decisions. Real outcomes. Inspired by decision makers during and after the Battle of Gettysburg, the Gettysburg Foundation Professional Leadership Development programs offer an immersive experience surrounding the Gettysburg battlefield and our historic sites and experiences. All levels of management learn lessons of communication, strategic planning, team building, adaptability and decision making.
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
The interactive adventure for young historians is Gettysburg's most-family friendly children's history museum. 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.
In the summer of 1863, the people of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, endured unimaginable life-changing experiences during the 3-day battle. These tours tell the stories of the men and women of the town, their strength, resilience and courage, that inspire us today.
Meet at Unity Park, 37 Lefever St Gettysburg, PA 17325
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.
The area's sweetest family tradition! Discover more than 12,000 elephant figurines in every size on display. Then check out our huge selection of candy, homemade fudge, fresh roasted peanuts and unique gifts, and stroll our acres of whimsical gardens. You'll never forget Mister Ed's!
A botanical wonderland for downtown Gettysburg, PA: 100% local flowers and floral design, plants, and gifts
Reviving the love of local, seasonal flowers, and curating a handmade, heartfelt collection of gifts that spread joy.
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.
Reid's Orchard and Winery's downtown location. Stop by for a wine tasting, a hard cider flight, try one of our new food menu items from Clawson's at the Cider House or just to relax with a glass and some live entertainment on the weekends!
We invite you to our small batch family farm brewery. We serve craft beer and hard cider, and even grow our own hops behind the brewery! If you like to snack while you drink, check out our menu featuring farm fresh ingredients grown on site.
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.
Quite The Stir Tea and Spice Company sources, hand-blends, and packages the highest quality estate-grown Artisan Teas and Spices directly from the Nation's leading specialty sellers, and specialty tea estates.
The York Merchant in New York Wireworks, 441 E Market St York, PA 17403
Under The Horizon (UTH) is an outreach based studio. We use our creative talents to serve our community. Offering walk-in art activities, pottery lessons, summer camps, parties, field trips and fundraisers. Enjoy our in-house pottery shoppe and online Etsy store at PrayerThumbprint.
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.