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A Rainy Day in Gettysburg

Everybody hopes for sunshine and clear skies on their vacation, but sometimes the weather has other plans. Don't worry - in Gettysburg, there's still plenty to keep you busy if it rains!

Day 1

Everybody hopes for sunshine and clear skies on their vacation, but sometimes the weather has other plans. Don't worry - in Gettysburg, there's still plenty to keep you busy if it rains!

You’re here in Gettysburg, and one thing you know for sure is that you want to tour the battlefield. Don’t let a little rain deter you! You can stay dry and still tour the battlegrounds by bus, horse-drawn carriage or in the comfort of your own car. We also recommend touring Eisenhower National Historic Site – President Eisenhower’s Gettysburg retirement home.

You’ve finished up your tour and the rain hasn’t let up? Check out some of our local art galleries or have some hands-on fun and create your own masterpiece at Under the Horizon or the Adams County Arts Council. We have something for all ages and experience levels.

Don’t get discouraged if it’s still downpouring. Instead, get poured on the Adams County Pour Tour! Taste your way through the county with craft wine, cider, beer and spirits. Pick up a free passport at any participating location and collect prizes as you taste your way through the trail. Many stops also have delicious food if you’re getting hungry.

Or perhaps the paranormal intrigues you. End your evening with a ghost tour or paranormal investigation.

Day 2

Stay indoors and deepen your understanding on Gettysburg history at our educational museums. If you’re looking for something other than Civil War history, you can learn about a variety of other topics including racecars, trains, apples and the history of firefighting.

You can also head to The Outlet Shoppes at Gettysburg for some fun when it rains. Shopping usually works up an appetite, so next, we recommend diving into Gettysburg’s foodie scene. From Irish to Italian fare, there’s something for everyone. And you can top it all of with a sweet treat from a local ice cream shop or bakery.

End your evening by taking in a theatrical production at the Majestic Theater. If you prefer to be in on the action, you can also test your wits at an escape room.

Day 3

For some, the sound of rain is relaxing. Relax further with a spa treatment or with a yoga class at Down Dog Gettysburg. Depending on which way home is for you, you can tack on some more indoor fun in nearby Hanover with the Utz Quality Foods Factory Tour or a stop at The Markets at Hanover. Or take a detour to Carlisle Sports Emporium – a one stop shop for go-karts (there is an indoor course), arcade games, batting cages, virtual reality and more!

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

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

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Discover the amazing artwork of local artist, Bobbi Becker, at her beautiful gallery tucked just outside of Gettysburg in New Oxford, Pennsylvania.


230 Group Mill Road,
New Oxford, PA 17350

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Art gallery specializing in historical art as well as patriotic works. Custom frame shop. Open daily. Affordable prices.


15 Baltimore Street,
Gettysburg, PA 17325

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Just 1/2 block west of Lincoln Square in Gettysburg. Wildlife & nostalgic fine art, handcrafted gifts, contemporary Eastern Indian & Frontier Art.


17 Chambersburg Street,
Gettysburg, PA 17325

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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.


2650 Biglerville Road,
Gettysburg, PA 17325

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A 500-member non-profit agency supporting artistic efforts throughout the county's schools and communities cultivating an arts rich community.


125 S. Washington Street,
Gettysburg, PA 17325

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Discover the unique tastes of Adams County, Pennsylvania's craft beverages with a self-guided journey along the Adams County Pour Tour.


Around Adams County,
Gettysburg, PA 17325

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


100 Baltimore Road,
York Springs, PA 17372

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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!


154 West Hanover Street,
Biglerville, PA 17307

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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.


134 East Hanover Street,
Hanover, PA 17331

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Shop, Stay, Play! Stroll our quaint Main Street to find designer fashion, home decor and more. Two hotels, restaurants, year-round events and the best Back To School Shopping make The Outlet Shoppes a perfect summer destination! Jack's Cider House featuring Mela Kitchen Now Open!


1863 Gettysburg Village Drive,
Gettysburg, PA 17325

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Gettysburg College's Majestic Theater keeps audiences applauding year round!


25 Carlisle Street,
Gettysburg, PA 17325

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Totem Pole always promises a star or two on the stage. You never know who will appear on our stage. In 2017 Michael Learned of The Waltons graced our stage.In 2016, Loretta Swit of TV's Mash appeared in Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks and in 2015 Melissa Gilbert of Little House on the Prairie.


9555 Golf Course Road,
Fayetteville, PA 17222

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1863 Escape Room gives its participants the opportunity to solve a Civil War mystery within one hour. As the suspense, excitement, and intrigue build, you will work as a team using your best intuition, instinct, and logic to become a "hero" before time runs out. Proudly located in historic downtown!


344 Baltimore Street,
Gettysburg, PA 17325

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THE source for therapeutic massage in the Gettysburg area.


153 Carlisle Street, Second Floor,
Gettysburg, PA 17325

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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.


730 Chambersburg Road,
Gettysburg, PA 17325

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Stop by for yoga classes, Reiki services and wellness programs or reach out to us about our professional and organizational development events. We are proud to be a part of Gettysburg and want to give back to you.

48 York Street,
Gettysburg, PA 17325

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UTZ snacks deliver freshness you can taste in every satisfying crunch. See how we create the taste through a factory tour.


900 High Street,
Hanover, PA 17331

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Now open Thursday, Friday and Saturday, featuring over 50,000 square feet of entertaining sights and smells you can only find at an authentic market.


1649 Broadway , (Rt.194),
Hanover, PA 17331

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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, roller skating and the largest arcade in South Central PA.


29 S. Middlesex Road,
Carlisle, PA 17015

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