All images courtesy of Destination Gettysburg
When looking for your next vacation inspiration, look no further than Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. Known around the world as the site of President Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address and the three-day Civil War battle, Gettysburg is more than a place in time.
Spending a few days in the Gettysburg area offers you a chance to learn the stories of our past through guided tours and museums, as well as living history encampments. Be sure to explore the 6,000-acre Gettysburg National Military Park. Bus tours, auto tours with a Licensed Battlefield Guide and horseback tours are available. For the more adventurous, try one of our unique methods of getting around the battlefield such as Segway, bicycle, scoot-coupe and horse-drawn carriage tours. Free national park ranger programs presented throughout the year offer intimate stories that bring this history out of the past and into the present.
Beyond the battlefield, discover amazing interactive experiences that immerse you in our history and our agricultural community. Take in one of our many events, ranging from Bluegrass to Brass Band Festivals, Cider Fest to Brew Fest, the annual Civil War reenactment to WWII Weekend, and Bike Week to the National 19th Century Base Ball Festival. There always seems to be something happening.
If a foodie itinerary is a must, you’ll be amazed by our culinary scene. Deeply rooted in agriculture, Adams County harvests the tastiest delicacies from our pastures, fields, orchards and vineyards, which make their way into local restaurants. With our historic taverns, farm-to-table restaurants, casual craft kitchens and ethnic offerings, you won’t have the same meal or experience twice. Seasonal menus and events like the Bounty of the County put an emphasis on fresh and local.
Adams County is also home to a growing craft beverage scene, and visitors can experience the bold flavors of the area’s finest wines, beers, spirits, hard ciders and meads on the Adams County Pour Tour. This craft beverage trail brings together Adams County’s craft beverage makers into one trail that guides libations-seekers through Gettysburg and the scenic countryside. Visitors can pick up passports at any of the participating craft beverage makers and begin collecting stamps for each type of beverage sampled. The more stamps collected, the more prizes earned along the way.
Whether you’re traveling with friends or family, Gettysburg offers an amazing getaway where our history and countryside will inspire you to make your own history.
Learn more, see events and plan your trip at www.destinationgettysburg.com.
This attraction was originally featured in the May/June 2018 digital version of AAA World.