Visit the Gettysburg National Military Park. The
park offers a full complement of summer ranger programs (mid-June through mid-August), battlefield walks,
ranger-led battle walks, evening campfire programs, and special events on weekends with living history groups and band concerts.
• Gettysburg National Military Park
View the National Shrine of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton. Visitors are welcome to tour (self-guided tour) the beautiful grounds of the National Shrine.
• National Shrine of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton
Venture through Kings Gap Environmental Historic Site. There are environmental and interpretive programs as well as hiking, cross country skiing and hunting, too!
• Kings Gap Environmental Historic Site
Visit the Eisenhower National Historic Site.
This was the home and farm of President Dwight D. Eisenhower. Located adjacent to the Gettysburg Battlefield, the farm served the President as a weekend retreat and a meeting place for world leaders. It served as a backdrop for efforts to reduce Cold War tensions.
• Eisenhower National Historic Site
Discover the Soldiers National Museum. Browse through artifacts and memorabilia from the Civil War and other major American conflicts. The museum also features beautifully crafted miniature dioramas of ten major conflicts of the Civil War as well as a life-sized narrated Confederate encampment.
• Soldiers National Museum
See the Lincoln Train Museum. The Toy Train Collection features over 1000 trains and dioramas illustrating the railroads role during the Civil War. Step onto the
“Lincoln Train Ride,” board the simulated Presidential Train with President Lincoln as he travels to Gettysburg to dedicate the National Cemetery.
• Lincoln Train Museum
Explore the House of Jennie Wade. You can even see the holes in the door through which bullets entered the small kitchen to take the life of young, innocent Jennie Wade. Authentically furnished from cellar to attic, the museum is a shrine to Jennie and to life and living during the American Civil War.
• Jennie Wade House Tour
Peruse the General Lees Headquarters Museum.
The museum is located in the same stone house that General Robert E. Lee occupied during the battle of Gettysburg in the summer of 1863. Visit and see historical artifacts that tell the stories of the people
who that fought the battle.
• General Lees Headquarters
Step back in time at the American Civil War Museum.
This is an educational and inspiring experience for families or tour groups of all ages. Self-guided tours present a concise history of the Civil War era and Battle of Gettysburg.
• American Civil War Museum
Peruse the Hall of Presidents and First Ladies.
This features the areas only complete wax collection of American Presidents and their first ladies. See what our Presidents really looked like and hear the words attributed to them as if they came from the very lips of the figures themselves.
• Hall of Presidents & First Ladies
Take the kids to
the Explore and More Childrens Museum. In the 1860s vintage house, there
are fun and developmentally appropriate activities for children ages 3 to 8, but enjoyed by children of all ages.
• Explore & More Childrens Museum
Experience the paranormal at the International Museum of Spiritual Investigations. Take a look into investigating the spiritual realm and spiritual evidence in locations of possible activities. Learn about the usage of tools, techniques, science, natural evidence, paranormal evidence, etc. in various
types of paranormal investigations.
• International Museum of Spiritual Investigations
Bite into the National Apple Museum and Blossom Festival.
Exhibits include early picking, packing,
and shipping of fruit, pest management, commercial fruit processing equipment, early orchard photographs, a recreated 1880s farm kitchen,
and a General Store. Bring the family for orchard bus tours, contests, wagon rides, live entertainment and more. Hundreds of crafters sell hand-made items, and wonderful apple foods are also available.
• National Apple Museum & Blossom Festival
Look for a great place to eat at General Picketts Buffets. The restaurant takes pride in terrific home-cooking, great service, and hospitality.
• General Picketts Buffet & Battle Theater
Tour the Adams County Winery. The winery first began operation in 1976. Nestled against the South Mountains, they have an ideal climate for growing grapes that, in turn, make many quality wines to enjoy.
• Adams County Winery
Sit back and relax with DC Tours.
See the Arlington National Cemetery; Smithsonian Institution; White House; Capitol; Fords Theatre; Supreme Court; Library of Congress; Washington National Cathedral; Iwo Jima, Jefferson, Lincoln, Vietnam and Korean War Memorials; Washington Monument; FDR Memorial; and World War II Memorial.
Dare to unearth the Ghosts of Gettysburg Tours. Knowledgeable guides will take you on your choice of several evening tours through sections of town that were bloody battlefields decades ago.
• Ghosts of Gettysburg Tours
Tour Factories in Nearby York County. York County, Pennsylvania is promoted as the “Factory Tour Capital of the World”. See how some of Americas favorite products are still being made, from Harley-Davidson motorcycles to Hershey chocolates to Hanover and Utz pretzels to Bluett Brothers stringed instruments. Check individual company websites for tour times and, in some instances, fees.
York County, Pennsylvania Factory Tours
Experience the area with Gettysburg Battlefield Tours. A talented cast of actors, technicians, and special effects recreate the Battle of Gettysburg as you tour the Battlefield from the famous Double Decker buses.
• Gettysburg Battlefield Tours
Watch the annual Gettysburg Civil War battle reenactment. The Battle of Gettysburg was one of the most famous and influential battles of the Civil War. Every summer, hundreds or thousands of enactors gather here just to take part in the annual Gettysburg Civil War Reenactment.
• Battle Reenactments
Attend the Carlisle Car Shows.
These are one of the worlds largest presentations of collector
car, truck and motorcycle entertainment, and the preferred auto show destination for enthusiasts and collector car hobbyists worldwide!
• Carlisle Car Shows
Awaken your senses at the Sight and Sound Theatre. Story, song, and spectacular staging bring each of Sight and Sound Theatres epic shows to life. Dozens of professional actors attired in
elaborate costumes, meticulously detailed sets towering up to 40 feet high, trained
animals, unmatched special effects, and beautifully memorable music inspire 800,000 guests every year.
• Sight and Sound Theatre
Spark some excitement at the Lincoln Speedway. The track runs 410 sprints, 358 sprints, thundercars and 358 late models races.
• Lincoln Speedway
Search through the past at the Adams County Historical Society.
The Adams County Historical Societys mission is to identify, preserve,
and tell the stories of the people, organizations, businesses, and events that
have shaped the area.
• Adams County Historical Society
Visit the Gettysburg Convention & Visitors Bureau, the official tourism promotion agency of Adams County, Pennsylvania.
• Gettysburg Convention & Visitors Bureau
Visit the Gettysburg Adams Chamber of Commerce for useful information for both prospective businesses and visitors.
• Gettysburg Adams - County Chamber of Commerce