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Things to do with Kids

Things to do with Kids

Vacations are all about families ...

And many of you have young children you need to make smile. So where do you start when planning a visit to Gettysburg and Adams County? Check out a few ideas.

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.

717-334-4100

548 Baltimore Street ,
Gettysburg , PA 17325

Explore Gettysburg. The battlefield is vast. The names are legendary. The experience is humbling. Go prepared. Start your visit here. Begin with the Film, Cyclorama & Museum Experience. Tour the Battlefield in a bus or car tour with a Licensed Guide. Join National Park Service programs and talks. Add our historic site tours to your itinerary for a truly legendary experience.

717-334-2436

1195 Baltimore Pike ,
Gettysburg , PA 17325

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

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.

717-334-2499

8 Lincoln Square ,
Gettysburg , PA 17325

It's hard to find an ugly time to view the orchard, but spring has to stand out as one of the most beautiful times to visit. There is nothing more exciting than to see the colors start to creep out of the branches.

717-677-8412

545 Carlisle Road ,
Biglerville , PA 17307

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.

717-942-2370

2 West Main Street ,
New Freedom , PA 17349

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.

717-334-6245

297 Steinwehr Avenue ,
Gettysburg , PA 17325

Enjoy a fun and educational journey through the Gettysburg Battlefield atop our famous Double Decker Bus!

1-877-680-8687

778 Baltimore Street ,
Gettysburg , PA 17325

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

717-334-6373

10 York Street ,
Gettysburg , PA 17325

A town changed forever! Dead and dying soldiers lying everywhere. Walk the streets of Gettysburg with a Licensed Town Historian/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.

717-253-5737

Gettysburg Lincoln Railroad Station, 35 Carlisle Street ,
Gettysburg , PA 17325

In our museum, kids can see Civil War battles as they would have looked – in miniature! Find the escape tunnel, peek inside the ironclad ships, find the one dog in the museum, see cavalry jumping off a cliff, and much more. We’ll even help you make a soldier to take home, if you ask us!

717-420-5273

785 Baltimore St ,
Gettysburg , PA 17325

Celebrating its 15th season in 2019-2020, Gettysburg College’s Majestic Theater keeps audiences applauding year round!

717-337-8200

25 Carlisle Street ,
Gettysburg , PA 17325

The Gettysburg Story brings America’s greatest battle alive for newcomers and experts.

717-500-1863

1195 Baltimore Pike, Available at GNMP Visitor Center and online. ,
Gettysburg , PA 17325

Walk with us through the historic and haunted city of Gettysburg as we tell chilling accounts of the town’s gruesome history. Our tour is family and pet friendly!

PO Box 5757 ,
Williamsburg , VA 23188

Preserving the heritage of over 200 years of firefighting from the Greater Hanover Area, this museum showcases historic memorabilia and equipment explaining the progression of firefighting throughout the years.

717-637-6674

134 East Hanover Street ,
Hanover , PA 17331

Tour the historic Gettysburg Battlefield at your own pace, by scooter! No motorcycle license required.

717-778-8776

2285 Emmitsburg Road ,
Gettysburg , PA 17325

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

Looking for a way to excite your kids about the history of Gettysburg? Gettysburg: A Nation Divided allows your kids to explore the battleground through fascinating immersive animations, 360 spin arounds and compelling stories. Explore with the app together or on each family member's own device.

844-224-7669

1035 Austin Highway ,
San Antonio , TX 78209

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

Immerse yourself in the great outdoors with hiking, mountain biking, picnicking, fishing, ATV riding and much more at the beautiful 85,500 acre Michaux State Forest.

717-352-2211

10099 Lincoln Way ,
Fayetteville , PA 17222

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