Tag: gettysburg national military park
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 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
December 29, 2016
The year of 2016 was a great one in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania! Gettysburg welcomed in Mason Dixon Distillery, as well as another Appalachian Brewing Company located on Steinwehr Avenue. The first Gettysburg Battlefield Marathon and PA Cider Festival took place. We saw the restoration of General Lee’s Headquarters and the opening of an ice rink at Liberty Mountain Resort. We also celebrated the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service. Let’s take a look back at some awesome Instagram photos taken by our visitors in 2016!
Although 2016 was a phenomenal year, we know 2017 has some even more exciting things in ... Read This Story
April 6, 2016
By Carl Whitehill – Educating youth is an important component of the National Park Service’s centennial celebration, especially here in Gettysburg, Pa.
Gettysburg National Military Park hosts thousands of students every year – from families to student field trips and other youth groups. Sharing with these youth not only the details of the rich history here, but to convey the importance of what happened in this town and how it has affected America since then, is the primary focus for Barbara Sanders, Education Specialist for Gettysburg National Military Park.
Barbara, as well as a variety of park rangers in Gettysburg, often have ... Read This Story
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