A mid-week trip to Gettysburg is a great way to explore town with a few less crowds and just as much action. Check out this trip idea for a mid-week adventure in Gettysburg.
Begin your visit with a trip to the Adams County countryside. Enjoy driving through the scenic orchards, vineyards and farmlands with stops at some farm markets along the way with the Adams County Crop Hop, A Farm and Market Trail. Nothing says summer like local produce bursting with flavor and freshness. If you’re up for it, you can even pick your own in-season fruit at Boyer Nurseries & Orchards and Hollabaugh Bros. Inc. Fruit Farm and Market.
In Adams County, we love turning our farm fresh ingredients into local cuisine and craft beverages. Taste the bounty along the Adams County Pour Tour craft beverage trail. Countryside stops like Adams County Winery are open mid-week for tastings and relaxing picnics with breathtaking views of the vines.
Head back to town for a bite to eat and a ghost tour for tales of the spirits left behind. Or head to Soldiers’ National Cemetery for the One Hundred Nights of Taps event. Every night throughout the summer at 7pm the notes of Taps fill the air as the famous 24-note call is sounded in honor of those who have served our nation.
Begin your morning with a little activity. Adams County has lots of great golf courses or you can’t go wrong with a morning hike on the battlefield. If you prefer a guided tour of the battlefield, we have lots of those too. Go by horseback, by bicycle or by Segway, just to name a few. Check out this list of 9 Ways to Tour the Gettysburg Battlefield.
Treat yourself to a sweet treat after. You can’t go wrong with an ice cream cone from Mr. G’s or DQ Grill & Chill Restaurant. And before heading home, visit some shops and museums in town. Each of our museums tells a different story. Many like to begin at the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center for the film, cyclorama and museum experience. Learn about the civilian side of the battle at the Shriver House Museum or get an overview of the battle with dioramas at the Gettysburg History Center and Civil War Tails.
This quick mid-week summer getaway will give you a taste of Gettysburg and leave you planning your next visit to learn more about this historic town.