April 19, 2019
It’s fun to visit Gettysburg any time of the year, but in the springtime, festival season kicks off. While there is always something to do and something going on in the area, here is a list of Gettysburg’s annual springtime events and festivals that you may just want to plan your trip around.
No matter your interests, there’s a festival on the list below for you! These springtime festivals are listed in chronological order – pick your favorite and get ready to make your own history in Gettysburg this spring!Gettysburg Festival of Races, April 28
If you’re in the running community, this ... Read This Story
November 30, 2018
The holiday season is here, and if you are hoping to find that warm and cozy holiday feeling, Gettysburg is the place to be. Gather your family and friends and plan a December getaway to Gettysburg to experience all that the holiday season has to offer. Here are ten ways to get in the holiday spirit in Gettysburg!Visit Lincoln Square and Downtown Gettysburg
Gettysburg’s historic town center – Lincoln Square – is a must-see during the holiday season. Stroll the streets and take in all of the charm as you admire the brightly lit Christmas tree and holiday decor throughout town. Tackle ... Read This Story
January 25, 2018
Your first trip to Gettysburg can often be full of questions… Where do I start? How long should I stay? Where should I eat? Gettysburg has so much to offer, and it can often be difficult to plan your trip if you haven’t traveled here before, or you haven’t visited since that 7th grade field trip you took when you were in school.
Destination Gettysburg is here to help! We asked our veteran Gettysburg visitors for their best Gettysburg travel advice. Check out their travel tips and suggestions.
1. “Start at the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum and Visitor Center. Explore the ... Read This Story
September 14, 2017
By Jess Clevenger – I’ve been an Adams County resident for two years, and from my observation, there is no dessert more authentically Adams County than apple pie. And it comes as no surprise, as Adams County is the highest apple producing county in Pennsylvania. Most locals I’ve come to know not only thoroughly enjoy eating it, but also know how to make a perfect apple pie. So I decided that after two years of living here, it was finally time that I learned to make an apple pie from scratch. Actually, I decided that it was time to make ... Read This Story
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
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. And don’t ... 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
January 26, 2017
By Jess Clevenger – As an Adams County transplant, having lived here just shy of two years, I realize that I have a lot to learn when it comes to being a local. There are many words, phrases, traditions and just general knowledge that differ from where I grew up slightly east of Pittsburgh. I’ve come to love the area that I now call home; and in an effort to make myself seem and feel a little more local, I’ve been trying to immerse myself in some of those Adams County traditions. For example – whoopie pies.
I actually spent the ... Read This Story
September 22, 2016
By Paige Neidig – There is something about autumn that awakens the senses! We gaze upon the beauty of vibrant and colorful leaves falling from the trees, smell a campfire on a crisp fall night, hear leaves crunch beneath our feet as we walk, taste freshly baked pies of the apple and pumpkin variety and feel the warmth of a cozy sweater wrapped close around us during these fall days and nights. In Gettysburg, these 10 things will give you all of the fall feels!
1. Fall Foliage
Gettysburg is beautiful any time of year. However, take a carriage ride on the ... Read This Story
September 18, 2014
By Stacey Fox – Every year by about late August, when early summer apples have hit the farm markets, the calendar goes in to countdown mode. Unlike most, I’m not counting down the days until school starts or the kickoff to football season. I’m looking forward to the National Apple Harvest Festival – perhaps my favorite event in Adams County.
The festival is always the first two weekends in October. Each year it’s a gamble – will it be warm and sunny or a beautiful cool fall day. Either way it will be fun and family filled. My parents usually join us, at least ... Read This Story