Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, is an explosion of the senses in the spring and summer months. Beautiful blossoms pop up on our orchard trees, the aroma of fresh greenery fills the air, and the tastes of ripe local produce sold at roadside country markets come together to form the makings of a blissful getaway.
Plan your visit around one of the awesome events Gettysburg hosts like the bi-annual Gettysburg Bluegrass Festival held every May and August. Get your toes tapping to the musical stylings of some of the most notable musicians in the world of bluegrass. Or dive into a shopper’s paradise at the Outdoor Antique Show held in Lincoln Square.
Breathe in the fresh air in Adams County, Pennsylvania, with a hike and picnic by the pond at the nature preserve just a short drive from town. The trails are dog-friendly and perfect for those traveling with a furry companion.
Plan for a three-day weekend and attend one of the oldest Memorial Day Parades in our nation’s history leading right through our historic streets. And tack on a tour of the battlefield – perhaps by bicycle or horseback, or try a Scoot Coupe to mix it up. Each offers a brand-new perspective!
And for the foodies out there, sample award-winning hard cider and craft beer at the PA Cider Fest in June and the Gettysburg Brew Fest in August. Like what you taste? Begin your own sampling experience along the Adams County Pour Tour multi-craft beverage trail. Pick up a free passport and begin sipping your way through the county enjoying wine, hard cider, beer, mead and spirits. Many stops on the trail cook up great food menus pairing perfectly with their drinks!
As you’re traveling along the Adams County Pour Tour, stop at a farm market or two for the tastiest local produce you’ll ever bite into, and pick-your-own experiences making your visit all the more authentic. Tour one of the only round barns still standing in the world, that just so happens to have a farm market inside and a brewery across the street!
Celebrate our nation’s freedom at the 4th of July Community Concert & Fireworks show. Patriotism rings loud and proud in our historic destination. And don’t miss the 2020 Battle of Gettysburg reenactment held July 4-5. Battle reenactments and artillery and cavalry demonstrations will bring history alive.
Later in July, you’ll find teams from across the country participating in a baseball festival abiding by rules and customs from 1864. Come see baseball played the way it was in the formative years — uniforms and all!
And if sports are your area of interest, tee up at one of the area’s award-winning golf courses. Soak in the warmth of the season and celebrate with a refreshing craft beer after your game.
With fun stops like Mister Ed’s Elephant Museum & Candy Emporium, Land of Little Horses and Civil War Tails — a CAT diorama, you will be planning your return before you even leave.
***Several events have been cancelled because of the COVID-19 virus, including:
- Cider Fest
- Memorial Day Parade
Please check our events calendar at www.destinationgettysburg.com to check the status of our activities.