Tag: civil war

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

10 Spring Things to Get Excited About in Gettysburg

March 29, 2017

As spring draws near in Adams County, Pa., we see the quaint town of Gettysburg and the neighboring areas preparing for a time of fruitfulness and beauty. Among other experiences, it signifies the beginning of outdoor adventures, live music overlooking breathtaking orchards and the opening of farm markets to purchase fresh locally-grown produce.

We prepared a list of some of these signature spring things to get excited about in Gettysburg.

 

Living History Weekends on the Battlefield

You always know that spring is upon us when the Living History Weekends begin on the Gettysburg Battlefield at the beginning of April. Confederate and Union living ... Read This Story

Eight Great Gettysburg Dates!

February 2, 2017

If you’re tired of staying in and watching Netflix, sweep your significant other off their feet with one of these Gettysburg dates! These experiences are the ones that will bring you closer, and will create memories that you’ll be talking about for years to come.

1. Go on a hike

Taking a scenic hike through the beautiful wooded trails at Strawberry Hill Nature Preserve will add an element of excitement to your relationship. Discover the wildlife in Adams County and enjoy the view!

2. Take a ghost tour

Pull your loved one in close as you walk through the streets of haunted Gettysburg. Learn ... 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

Ten Ways to Experience Gettysburg for Free

August 25, 2016

Gettysburg has always been known as an affordable destination. With inexpensive lodging, dining and attractions, it’s a great destination for a variety of travelers, especially families.

And there’s no price more affordable than free.

The region boasts a variety of free activities, museums and tours that make the trip enjoyable and give visitors some extra money for a nice dinner or souvenir.

We’ve compiled our list of free experiences in and around Gettysburg. Whether you are on a low budget or not, these free experiences in and around Gettysburg are worth discovering.

 

Gettysburg National Military Park

Gettysburg National Military Park draws nearly more than ... Read This Story

Beating the Summer Heat in Gettysburg, Pa.

July 22, 2016

By Carl Whitehill – The summer season is a great time for a Gettysburg roadtrip, but if you’re worried about the temperatures, this town has a variety of ways for visitors to cool down and chill out. Visitors may even find themselves exploring parts of the destination they would have never considered.

Start by planning your day accordingly. Sure, by mid-afternoon temperatures may be a bit uncomfortable at times, but schedule that wake-up call at the hotel a little earlier than usual and head outdoors before the heat sets in. You may even catch that sunrise you’ve always wanted to see.

Get ... Read This Story

Alonzo Cushing: A Story of Honor

July 8, 2016

By Carl Whitehill – The Gettysburg battlefield is rich with history. Each of the approximate 165,000 soldiers who arrived in this small town to wage the largest battle on the continent has their own story. You hear names like Lee, Meade, Hancock, Chamberlain and Pickett, but the bravery and tragedy reaches far beyond the well-known war heroes.

Standing just waist-high amongst the hallowed plot of land commonly called the “Highwater Mark” or “The Angle” stands a simple monument to a soldier few people recognize in the un-ending abundance of books, documentaries and stories told about this epic battle.

It’s a simple memorial ... Read This Story

Life in Balance – The Gettysburg Battlefield on Two Wheels

July 1, 2016

By Donna White – Many days as I leave work, I pass a line of Segways headed up to Seminary Ridge. I always thought how nice and relaxing it looks to be out on a gorgeous day feeling the breeze in your face, enjoying the beautiful landscape and learning more about the history of our town. I finally had the opportunity and was able to share it with two of my co-workers, which just made the experience more memorable.

Kristi, Nicole and I arrived at SegTours of Gettysburg on a beautiful sunny day excited and apprehensive all at the same time. ... Read This Story

Celebrating a Centennial – A Look Back at the Gettysburg Battlefield

June 17, 2016

By Carl Whitehill – The Gettysburg National Military Park is one of America’s most visited landmarks – bringing more than a million visitors annually. For most Americans, the battlefield is part of the same conversations as the Liberty Bell, Statue of Liberty, Pearl Harbor and other historic sites.

But at the same time, as we celebrate the centennial anniversary of the National Park Service, Gettysburg is often spoken alongside such National Park giants as Yellowstone, the Grand Canyon and Yosemite.

Gettysburg National Military Park not only tells the history of the battle and the soldiers who fought here, but has a history all ... Read This Story

Being a kid again in Gettysburg, Pa.

April 25, 2016

By Kristi Cramer – Born and raised in Gettysburg, I haven’t always appreciated this majestic area as I should have been. As a kid growing up in a Civil War town, I knew what transpired here in July 1863, but I couldn’t grasp the role that those three days played in our nation’s history.

Now, several (many more than I care to admit) years later, I find myself working in a field that allows me to share my hometown with visitors from across the world and realize just how fortunate I really am.

I have two children of my own, Jayden (11) and Madison (9), ... Read This Story