Tag: Battle of Gettysburg

10 Ways you know you’re from Adams County

May 3, 2017

By Stacey Fox – If you’re from Adams County, Pennsylvania, or have lived here for most of your life, there are a few things that you know to be true. We love our farmlands, we love our history and we love our heritage. Check out our list of ways you know you were born and raised in Adams County.

1. You know spring has arrived by the fruit blossoms.

Cherries, peaches, apricots, plums and of course, apples, are abundant in Adams County. Spring officially arrives when each blossom has bloomed. If you happen to be from the northern parts of Adams County, ... Read This Story

Top Five Spots for Vegetarian Dining in Gettysburg

April 10, 2017

Going out to eat as a vegetarian can sometimes be a bit stressful, especially when you are traveling. While many restaurants today do offer at least one vegetarian option, there’s always a worry that you may find yourself at a restaurant with no veggie-friendly choices. If you’re visiting Gettysburg, Pa., as a vegetarian, we’ve got your back. We’ve dug through menus so that you don’t have to. While almost all Gettysburg restaurants do offer at least one non-meat option, we’ve rounded up a list of the top five places for vegetarian dining in Gettysburg – the places you’ll find the ... Read This Story

Bridging the Gap between Past and Present

January 12, 2017

By Carl Whitehill – I’m not exactly sure who David R. Whitehill is, but I’m a few steps closer to finding out.

I spent some time recently in the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum and Visitor Center’s Resource Room – a digital library of sorts that provides visitors to Gettysburg with a few different tools to research Civil War history, especially that of family members. While the Resource Room has existed since the Visitor Center opened in 2008, the Gettysburg Foundation has recently partnered with Ancestry.com to bolster the library’s capabilities of linking military data with family history.

Gettysburg is all about ... Read This Story

5 Fascinating Artifacts Found In Gettysburg

July 28, 2015

By Cory Runk – Have you ever wondered if Gettysburg houses artifacts that can’t be seen anywhere else? Artifacts so interesting that it gives you chills just listening to the story behind it? Historical items which the likes of President Lincoln, President Eisenhower, Thaddeus Stevens and many others have owned or used in their everyday life are located in Gettysburg – have you seen them?

I, too was wondering the same thing and decided to explore the town this summer to search for artifacts that can only be found here. Gettysburg is a treasure trove of interesting relics and with over 200 years of ... Read This Story

Hidden Secrets of Gettysburg

July 13, 2015

By Cory Runk – I grew up around Gettysburg and consider myself privy to the history of the town. I know about the famous battle spots, the big name commanders and why the two armies were fighting. I know about the major turning points in the battle, the casualty numbers and famous Union “fishhook.” What I didn’t know was the other side of the Gettysburg story. What happened in the town itself during the battle? What did all of the civilians do after the conclusion of the battle? What was life like before 1863 and the subsequent years?

History classes taught us the battle story but ... Read This Story

A New Perspective of the Gettysburg Battlefield

May 7, 2015

By Lynneah Smith – It was a beautiful spring morning. The sun was shining down; a cool breeze wisped in the air; the smile on my face was bursting with excitement. I climbed up one, two, three steps, placed my left foot in the stirrup, swung my right leg around, pulled myself up and suddenly, I was seeing things from a much higher view…atop my new horse-friend, Gray. She and I had become very acquainted in the few minutes we had met as she walked us over to line up with the rest of the group. Then, after receiving thorough instructions ... Read This Story

Re-creating History for a Real-Life Experience

April 14, 2015

Since I was 16, I have either lived in Gettysburg or have spent most of my days here working and enjoying times with my friends and family. You’d think that after 20 years I would no longer even notice the men walking down Chambersburg Street dressed in their Union uniforms or turn my head at the ladies resting on the square in their 1860s Sunday formal dresses, but I do.

It makes me smile to see so many people still engaging in re-creating the Civil War era. I don’t just love it because I know it gives our visitors an opportunity to ... Read This Story

Hiking History: Exploring Big Round Top

April 1, 2015

By Cory Runk –  When spring hits, my body tells me it’s time to get outside and be active. Spring can often be a big tease when it hits 70 degrees one day and then snows the next morning. Despite the ever-changing “mood” of the spring weather, you can’t help but get excited because you know warmth is right around the corner. Everyone has their own way of enjoying the warmer days whether that’s going for long walks or preparing their garden for planting, but for me, it’s combining two of my favorite hobbies: photography and hiking.

Growing up, I loved ... Read This Story

Four Presidential Places in Gettysburg

February 12, 2015

By Cory Runk – Abraham Lincoln, Dwight D. Eisenhower, John F. Kennedy, Franklin D. Roosevelt, these historic figures have greatly impacted the history of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. The Battle of Gettysburg has always been the main attraction but there is a lesser known side to Gettysburg’s story, the presidential side.

In honor of Presidents Day, I wanted to find the places that were connected to some of the greatest people that lead our country. After doing some research on the historic political figures that have made their way to Gettysburg, I set out with my camera to explore Gettysburg and find my ... Read This Story

The Inns and Outs of Gettysburg

January 6, 2015

The Inns and Bed & Breakfasts of Gettysburg

By Cory Runk – Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, home to vast amounts of Inns and Bed & Breakfasts providing tranquil comfort in a historical atmosphere. Each Inn nestles in the picturesque landscape of Adams County and proves to be a short trip from the historic Gettysburg Battlefield.

With over 30 Inns to choose from around the town of Gettysburg, how do you know which to choose? Being a town rich in Civil War history, there are plenty of Inns that are tied to the battle. Whether it’d be an Inn that was used as a field hospital ... Read This Story