Tag: gettysburg battlefield
May 11, 2017
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.
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.
Destination Gettysburg put together a list of eight of Gettysburg’s ... Read This Story
March 23, 2017
There is something to love about every season in Adams County, Pa., but when it comes to stunning views, springtime holds a special place.
Adams County is the number one apple producing county in Pennsylvania, meaning we have a lot of trees here. Orchards cover tens of thousands of acres in the county, where not only apples are grown, but peaches, pears, cherries, plums and a variety of other fruits as well. When spring rolls around, all of those fruit trees produce vibrant blossoms, creating a spectacle of color among the rolling hills of the countryside. For photography enthusiasts, nature lovers ... 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
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
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
November 23, 2016
Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, is beautiful as well as humbling. If you’re looking for the best photo opps in Gettysburg, we have just the list for you! Whether you want a silly picture with the family, a landscape shot of the gorgeous scenery or a photo to remember the history of these hallowed grounds – here are the perfect spots in Gettysburg!
1. With the Abe Lincoln Statue at Lincoln Square
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
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
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
April 30, 2015
By Cory Runk – Around this time every year, a burst of color sweeps the countryside and transforms the rich land of Adams County, Pa., into a stunning piece of artwork. Sure, this transformation happens all over the country but when it happens in the county that leads all Pennsylvania counties in apple production and contributes to the state being recognized as the fourth largest apple producer in the country – it’s a pretty big deal.
I was born and raised in Adams County and still to this day, I get excited about the blossoms. My reasons for excitement varies over the years ... Read This Story