Category: Things to Do

Making the Most of Gettysburg in a Day

July 10, 2018

For most travelers, Gettysburg is a place that takes at least a few days to experience. Even then, it sometimes takes a trip back to fit in the rest. The historic town, the hallowed battlegrounds and scenic countryside all give visitors a unique look into this small Pennsylvania community.

But, sometimes, visitors can be short on time, and want to make the best of just a day in Gettysburg. It’s tough to determine what, however, to include in a day-trip. Check out the ideas below for how to spend one day in Gettysburg!

A Day for History Lovers

If you’re traveling for Gettysburg’s ... Read This Story

Adams County Antiquing – My Favorite Finds

July 5, 2018

By Stacey Fox – As I get older, I start to find great joy in searching out unique items from the past. I want to know what it was used for. I want to know where it was made. I am fascinated by the longevity of pieces from the past versus so much of what is made today and thrown away tomorrow. Hand-crafted wooden pieces of furniture are making their way back into our daily lives with a fresh coat of paint and a new room.

Living in Adams County, you are sure to find enough options with dozens of antique ... Read This Story

Golfing in Adams County – Our Five Favorite Holes

June 7, 2018

With 10 courses and more than 200 holes in the Gettysburg region, it’s hard to pick just five favorites, but we’ve reached out to golf course pros, course superintendents and golfers themselves to help us narrow down a list of holes that – no matter your score – will leave you appreciating your round that much more.

Our list of favorites aren’t necessarily the most challenging holes, the top handicapped holes – it’s sometimes the beauty, the finesse it takes to get that shot just right – the perfectly placed creek, the shady grove of trees that force you to lay ... Read This Story

Where to Find Living History in Gettysburg

May 24, 2018

One of the best ways to experience history is to watch it come alive right in front of you. Living historians, encampments and presentations are found throughout Gettysburg starting in spring and usually ending late fall. Dedicated re-enactors embody famous generals, common soldiers and civilians who will engage with spectators giving them a deeper understanding of history. We’ve put together a list of living history hot spots where there’s a good chance you’ll find your favorite Civil War general leading drills or a platoon winding down after a days battle in an encampment.

Gettysburg National Military Park

Gettysburg National Military Parks hosts ... Read This Story

Off to the Races in Gettysburg with these Running Events

May 15, 2018

Over the past few years, the Gettysburg area – because of its historic backdrop and majestic countryside – has become a great destination for runners and races. The region features everything from 200-mile relay races to marathons and trail races, even a one-mile race that is literally an uphill battle the entire way.

For many, vacations are all about relaxing, indulging in great food and pushing yourself only hard enough to finish that ice cream cone. But for others, a weekend getaway is only highlighted by race bibs, sweaty socks and carb-loading.

Destination Gettysburg put together a list of Gettysburg’s most popular ... Read This Story

Which Adams County craft beverage are you?

May 9, 2018

There’s nothing quite like a perfectly poured craft beer, the first glass of wine out of a freshly corked bottle, a spirit aged to perfection, or the bubbles of a sparkling cider hitting your palate just right.

Rooted in the heart of Pennsylvania’s Fruit Belt, Adams County is home to more than 20,000 acres of apple trees, making it an ideal location for growing not only 100 varieties of apples, but peaches, grapes, hops and more. Tucked among the farm markets, orchards and vineyards is a growing number of wineries, cideries, breweries and distilleries.

Created as a way to bring together a ... Read This Story

Pick-Your-Own Paradise

May 3, 2018

Adams County, Pennsylvania is the fruit belt, technically we are part of it, but once you have made a trip here you will understand exactly what we mean. Our fresh fruit includes every berry imaginable – melons, 100 varieties of apples, 30 varieties of blueberries, peaches, apricots, plums, the list goes on and on! The best part of this, is that throughout the summer and early fall, several of our farms offer pick-your-own – talk about truly knowing where your food comes from!

June really kicks off the picking season with sweet and sour cherries at Boyer Nurseries & Orchards. These ... Read This Story

Eight Great Gettysburg Battlefield Hikes & Walks

April 5, 2018

There is an abundance of ways to tour Gettysburg National Military Park. Each place visitors at unique vantage points and provides different perspectives of the three-day battle throughout the 6,000-acre park.

But often it’s the pace that can make the biggest difference, and that’s no more noticeable than by tackling the hallowed grounds by foot. While there are trails at Gettysburg National Military Park that some would consider a good hike, much of the battlefield’s pedestrians pathways are more in line with walking than hiking.

Touring the battlefield by foot not only gives travelers an up-close look at where history happened, the ... Read This Story

10 Signs of Spring in Gettysburg

March 29, 2018

As winter draws to a close we start to see subtle signs of spring inching closer in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. The locals and frequent visitors of the area know exactly what to look for as spring draws near and Gettysburg prepares for a busy season of family fun, romantic adventures and solo travel. Check out these 10 signs of spring in Gettysburg!

Battlefield Tours

Battlefield bus tours and tours with a Licensed Battlefield Guide run year-round, but when the temps warm up you see some unique tours taking place on the battlefield. You can tour the battlefield by Segway, horseback, scooter, horse drawn ... Read This Story

2018 Gettysburg Music Festivals

March 15, 2018

Many come to Gettysburg for the history, but what you may not know is that Gettysburg also has an impressive list of music festivals throughout the year. From bluegrass to brass, and rock to Irish, there is a scene for just about any musical taste. Check out this list of 2018 festivals with live music on the schedule!

RosFest – May 4-6

RosFest – Rites of Spring Festival is a progressive rock affair held annually at the Majestic Theater in downtown Gettysburg.  RosFest draws in a loyal crowd with 10 different bands performing ... Read This Story