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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.

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!

717-476-7428

Carriages: 297 Steinwehr Avenue, Horseback: Youth Camp Entrance, McMillan Woods ,
Gettysburg , PA 17325

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!

717-253-6300

Tours begin at McMillan Woods Youth Campground, West Confederate Avenue ,
Gettysburg , PA 17325

Tours of the Gettysburg Battlefield and area using Segway Personal Transporters(TM) and Licensed Battlefield Guides.

717-253-7987

22 Springs Avenue ,
Gettysburg , PA 17325

Walk in Lincoln’s footsteps in this free-to-visit museum featuring a self-guided tour, exhibits and artifacts relating to Lincoln and the railroad’s role in the history of Gettysburg. Stand where Lincoln arrived in Gettysburg on Nov. 18, 1863, the evening before delivering the Gettysburg Address.

717-334-0655

35 Carlisle Street ,
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.

301-447-6981

339 S. Seton Avenue ,
Emmitsburg , MD 21727

Hear the authentic stories of this church hospital, where doctors and local citizen-nurses worked valiantly to comfort and save 140 wounded and dying soldiers.

717-334-5212

30 Chambersburg Street ,
Gettysburg , PA 17325

View a collection of vintage racecars, artifacts, research library of rare books, and sport of auto racing documents & photos, plus a gift shop.

717-528-8279

100 Baltimore Road ,
York Springs , PA 17372

Located off Pumping Station Road, this bridge was used by both Union and Confederate Troops, visitors today can walk across the lattice bridge.

717-334-6274

Water Works Road ,
Gettysburg , PA 17325

Experience ranger programs & walks, campfire programs, living history & events that assist in preserving & interpreting the Gettysburg Battle.

717-334-1124 ext. 80

1195 Baltimore Pike, Suite 100 ,
Gettysburg , PA 17325

Adjacent to the Battlefield, President Eisenhower’s home and farm served as a weekend retreat and a meeting place for world leaders.

717-338-9114 x4411

1195 Baltimore Pike. Suite 100, Shuttle Service Only ,
Gettysburg , PA 17325

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!

717-352-3792

6019 Chambersburg Road ,
Orrtanna , PA 17353

April showers bring May flowers. Visit the new babies. Check our website for the Value Days admission prices and events. Spring brings the famous namesake miniature horses and their farm animal friends out of the winter doldrums.

717-334-7259

123 Glenwood Drive ,
Gettysburg , PA 17325

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.

717-677-8558

405 Boyer Nursery Road ,
Biglerville , PA 17307

Fall in love with autumn at The National Apple Harvest Festival! Enjoy beautiful handmade crafts, delicious food, and entertainment for the whole family!

717-677-9413

615 Narrows Road ,
Biglerville , PA 17307

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.

717-642-5840

1537 Mount Hope Road ,
Fairfield , PA 17320

In 1863, at the time of the battle, Sadie Shriver was 7 years old; her little sister, Mollie, was 5. Walk through the Shrivers' home to see their bedroom, typical of the time period, while hearing what these two young children faced during one of the deadliest battles in the American Civil War.

717-337-2800

309 Baltimore Street ,
Gettysburg , PA 17325

See and feel the emotions rise and fall as you embrace Bull Run, Shiloh, Vicksburg, Chancellorsville, Wilderness, Antietam and Gettysburg.

717-260-1861

1 Lincoln Circle At Reservoir Park ,
Harrisburg , PA 17103

A 500-member non-profit agency supporting artistic efforts throughout the county’s schools and communities.

717-334-5006

125 S. Washington Street ,
Gettysburg , PA 17325

The Historic Round Barn and Round Barn Farm Market is owned and operated by Knouse Fruitlands, Inc. The barn is just 8 miles west of Gettysburg.

717-334-1984 (BARN)

298 Cashtown Road ,
Biglerville , PA 17307

Take a historic church walking tour of eight downtown Gettysburg churches featuring the battle and its aftermath, hospital scenes and heroic civilian nurses.

717-337-0733

208 Baltimore St. ,
Gettysburg , PA 17325

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