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
October 6, 2017
By Paige Neidig – There is something about autumn that brings romance to the air. Maybe it’s cozy campfires, sharing warm fall foods or squeezing in close to the one you love as the temperatures drop. In Adams County, Pa., there are endless ways you can celebrate fall with that special someone. Check out this authentic Adams County autumn date itinerary.Stop 1: Fields of Adventure
Begin your date with a trip to Fields of Adventure in Aspers, Pa. Fields of Adventure is bursting with fall fun waiting to be had by children and adults alike. A favorite by many couples is ... 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
February 9, 2017
By Jess Clevenger – One piece of Gettysburg’s rich history that especially interests me is the time that President Dwight D. Eisenhower and first lady Mamie Eisenhower spent living here. I feel so fortunate to have visited the Eisenhower National Historic Site twice, getting the experience of viewing the home and farm of the former first couple and hearing many enlightening stories about the Eisenhowers from the knowledgeable staff that works there.
Touring and being able to stand in the place that Dwight and Mamie called home feels surreal; it’s like getting a peak at the normalcy of a former president ... 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 5, 2017
Ben Franklin is quoted as saying, “Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.” We want to spread the happiness by sharing a few local stops to taste the happiness of that historic beverage. Gettysburg and Adams County has developed into a fabulous foodies destination, but for years, our taverns have offered some of the most delicious craft brews. In recent years, a few breweries have been added and today, we offer you the top three stops for stouts, IPAs and Lagers. These should be just what you need to start your very own Adams ... Read This Story
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
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
April 21, 2015
By Carl Whitehill – Having moved around a lot after graduating from college, I get asked frequently whether I enjoy living in the Gettysburg area, especially since it seems as though I’ve finally settled down. I always respond the same way – that not only do I love living in the Gettysburg area, I enjoy the abundance of places – big and small – that are within close reach. The region itself is home to unique experiences that aren’t always within reach of people who live in other parts of the country.
Two of the more intriguing sites in the region are the ... Read This Story