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Your Teens Go to Gettysburg

Adventure, foodie delights, Instagram-worthy photo spots and eclectic shops? what more could your teen want from a family vacation?

Day 1

Adventure, foodie delights, Instagram-worthy photo spots and eclectic shops? what more could your teen want from a family vacation?

You packed the car, you drove an hour, maybe two or three, and you are here for your family getaway. The kids are hungry, so you head to Blue & Gray Bar and Grill. You can’t go wrong with American classics like an old-fashioned burger and fries or wings.

Afterward, sprinkle in some history and adventure with a horseback tour or a ride in a Scoot Coupe. These tours make a great photo opp and are great ways to tour the battlefield in a hands-on fashion!

End your evening with a family bonding experience at one of our escape rooms – some even have a Civil War history theme.

Day 2

Wake up with a cup of coffee and a bite to eat at Ragged Edge Coffeehouse – your teens will love this trendy local favorite. Then explore the eclectic boutiques and shops downtown with the promise of finding the perfect souvenir to bring home. And we know your teens love name brands, so head to The Outlet Shoppes at Gettysburg for great deals on their favorite brands.

Add in some more history with a cool Double Decker Bus Tour or a trip to the Shriver House Museum where they can learn about a local Gettysburg family’s experience during the Battle of Gettysburg. It might just make them a little more thankful for your time spent together on a relaxing vacation.

The kids are starting to get hungry, and you know everyone will be happy with a pizza! Gettysburg has some great pizza shops to choose from. But you must eat quickly so you don’t miss your evening ghost tour. You can even take it up a notch and do a paranormal investigation. Your teens will be bragging to their friends back home that they used real ghost hunting equipment like they use on TV!

Day 3

The kids are actually bummed because it is almost time to head home. Before you do, to take a quick trip to nearby “Snack Town” Hanover, PA and tour the Utz Potato Chip Factory. Grab a couple of bags of potato chips for snacks for the ride home. If you have time on your way home, you may even stop at Carlisle Sports Emporium for virtual reality video games, laser tag or go-karting.

Driving home, instead of having their heads in their phones, they are actually talking about the trip – total success!

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Catch the latest NFL game or bring the family for a casual dinner. We serve American classics like juicy specialty burgers and amazing wings, as well as a blend of northern and southern cuisine. Check out our weekly specials!

717-334-1999

2 Baltimore Street,
Gettysburg, PA 17325

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Ride into history on a memorable and enjoyable tour of the Gettysburg Battlefield on our gentle and well-trained horses.

717-334-5100

610 Taneytown Road,
Gettysburg, PA 17325

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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

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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

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Experience Gettysburg on a level offered no place else! We offer guided tours, hourly rentals and relaxing twilight rides.

717-398-2600

71 Buford Ave,
Gettysburg, PA 17325

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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!

717-420-2409

344 Baltimore Street,
Gettysburg, PA 17325

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Welcome to a special coffee experience at The Ragged Edge Coffee House. Step inside to experience the aroma and taste of all that is offered. Spend time enjoying the local art throughout this comfortable and inviting gathering area.

717-334-4464

110 Chambersburg Street,
Gettysburg, PA 17325

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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!

717-337-9705

1863 Gettysburg Village Drive,
Gettysburg, PA 17325

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Tour aboard the famous Double Decker bus or join a Licensed Battlefield Guide tour offering a unique perspective into the struggles of the battle.

1-877-680-8687

778 Baltimore Street,
Gettysburg, PA 17325

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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 during and after the battle that ravaged this historic town.

717-337-2800

309 Baltimore 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.

717-637-6644

900 High Street,
Hanover, PA 17331

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Come see, smell and taste the many delicious varieties of Utz Snackfood.

717-637-6644

861 Carlisle Street,
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.

717-258-4741

29 S. Middlesex Road,
Carlisle, PA 17015

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