June 1, 2017
Festival season is upon us, and the Gettysburg area is delivering this summer with so many festivals to enjoy. We’ve rounded up a list of ones that can’t be missed – there’s something for everyone on this exciting list of summer festivals.Gettysburg Brass Band Festival – June 8-10
Brass bands from across the Mid-Atlantic come together in Gettysburg for three days of musical fun for Gettysburg’s Brass Band Festival. Throughout the weekend at various locations in town, the brass bands perform their best tunes for all to enjoy. Take in the music for an hour, a day or even the entire weekend. ... Read This Story
May 24, 2017
In Gettysburg, one of the perks of a beautiful sunny day is being able to enjoy a meal outside. At many of our restaurants, you can dine outside while people watching at Lincoln Square or while taking in views overlooking historic battlegrounds. We’ve compiled a list of places for outdoor dining in historic Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.1. The Pike Restaurant & Tap House
The Pike Restaurant & Tap House has a beautiful covered deck for outdoor dining. It is pet friendly and conveniently located just a few minutes from the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center on Baltimore Pike. The Pike ... Read This Story
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
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
March 2, 2017
Families from around the country love Gettysburg and Adams County not just because it offers a one-of-a-kind educational experience, but because it also provides families with children of all ages with a wide variety of opportunities for fun, for exploration and for long-lasting memories.
There are so many fun and exciting ways to enjoy Gettysburg as a family, and we’ve compiled a list of 12 experiences that will make you want to pack up the car and take that family road trip this year.1. Land of Little Horses
We’ll start small – miniature even. Land of Little Horses is a place where ... Read This Story
January 19, 2017
What better way to begin your weekend than with a cheesy pizza pie shared with friends and family in historic Gettysburg, Pennsylvania? Gettysburg is quickly becoming known as a culinary destination – and whether you like a fancier pie, or something more traditional, we have you covered! Here are our recommendations for the best places for Friday night pizza!Tommy’s Pizza
A favorite by many locals and visitors alike, Tommy’s Pizza has mastered the recipe for a perfect pizza. The dough is the best combination of crispy and doughy, the sauce is hearty and flavorful and the cheese bubbles over the crust ... Read This Story
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
September 2, 2016
By Paige Neidig – Are you looking for something new to do during your next vacation to Gettysburg? Mix things up with one of these unique experiences right here in the Gettysburg area. I bet you didn’t know Gettysburg is the home to 12,000 elephants, cat soldiers, a piano-playing pig and the world’s largest ball of ties!
1. Civil War Tails at the Homestead Diorama Museum Both history buffs and cat lovers must check out Civil War Tails! Twin sisters Ruth and Rebecca Brown began making clay cat soldiers at 11 years old. Yes, the soldiers are actually miniature cats. They turned ... Read This Story
February 19, 2016
By Paige Neidig – Imagine carrying the same energy and enthusiasm you had for something as a child into your adult life. As a child you look at everything with curiosity and wide-eyes. Your life is centered upon exploring and discovering new things. This is exactly what I get to do every day working in Gettysburg, Pa.
I’ve been employed at Destination Gettysburg for a little over a month now. It’s still surreal to me. I grew up less than 30 miles away from Gettysburg, Pa. in small-town Wellsville, Pa. I wasn’t your typical kid growing up. Instead of watching TV, I ... Read This Story
September 30, 2015
Northern Adams County, with its many apple orchards and forested hillsides, is a fantastic area to lose yourself for a day or two, especially in the fall. The winding roads take you through breathtaking valleys, past brimming apple orchards, and, if you plan it right, to Fields of Adventure.
Fields of Adventure is entering their sixth season of entertaining visitors at Smithfield Farms, a few miles from Biglerville, and just north of the Civil War battlefield in Gettysburg. Looking for a bit of family adventure, my wife, 1-year old son, and I decided to add Fields of Adventure to our fall explorations of ... Read This Story