Activities in Gettysburg

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Weekends thru November
Living History Programs and Encampments – Please call for complete details
The National Park, 1195 Baltimore Pike, Gettysburg, 717-334-1124 x8023
The American Civil War Museum Complex, 297 Steinwehr Avenue, Gettysburg, 717-334-6245

Farmer’s Markets Now thru Fall
Farm Fresh Market at The Outlets, Fridays & Saturdays, 9:30am-2pm, Rt 15 & PA 97, Gettysburg

Penn National, Thursdays, Noon-4pm, 3720 Clubhouse Drive, Fayetteville, 717-352-3046
Please call for hours of operation
Beechwood Orchards, 984 Carlisle Road, Biglerville, 717-677-6536
Boyer’s Nursery, 405 Boyer Nursery Road, Biglerville, 717-677-8558
Hollabough Bros., 545 Carlisle Road, Biglerville, 717-677-9494
The Lion Potter, 855 Taneytown Road, Gettysburg, 717-337-0451
McDannell Fruit Farm, 322 N. High Street, Arendtsville, 717-677-6922
Round Barn, 298 Cashtown Road, Biglerville, 717-334-1984

Sat & Sun thru October 18* Noon to 4:00pm
Pumpkin Patch at Land of Little Horses Farm Park. Come to Land of Little Horses Farm Park and follow the signs to the Pumpkin Patch. Pumpkins, Mini Pumpkins, Indian Corn, Corn Shocks, and much more will be available. Bring the whole family and start a tradition! 125 Glenwood Drive, Gettysburg, 717-334-7259, (* or until produce lasts)

Sundays 10am Civil War Chapel Services are held in an authentic Civil War Chapel in Gettysburg, just one block off the square. The Log Chapel is built from research, letters and accounts of soldier chapels being built among the soldiers’ camps. Bring your family and be a part of the services. 112 Chambersburg Street, Gettysburg, 717-334-3338,

September 15 thru October 10
Not Now, Darling! The laughs start when a married man in the fur business gets in trouble after he finds himself attracted to a gangster’s moll. For mature audiences only. Allenberry Resort Inn & Playhouse,1559 Boiling Springs Road, Boiling Springs, 800-430-5468,

Fri & Sat thru November 6:30pm
The Original Unsolved Mysteries of Gettysburg Walking Tour. Join us for an evening of fun and
mystery as we explore some of Gettysburg’s most notorious tales of murder, lies, scandal, and
curiosities. Tours leave from the Gettysburg Hotel Atrium Lobby, are 90 minutes in length and are appropriate for all age groups and fitness levels. Guided Historic Walking Tours, One Lincoln Square, Gettysburg, 717-339-6161,

Daily National Park Ranger Programs. Free. All programs are weather permitting and subject to change. Check with the GNMP Museum and Visitor Center for details.1195 Baltimore Pike, Gettysburg, 717-334-1124 x8023,

September 1-30 1914 Metz Automobile on Display. Golden Lane Art & Antique Gallery, 11 N. Water Street, New Oxford, 717-624-3800,

Now thru December 3 10am-4pm
Box Car War: Logistics of the Civil War examines the tremendous efforts of Union and Confederate forces to supply and maintain their armies in the field. The panel exhibit follows the process of raising massive wartime armies from small peacetime militia, the administrative burden of mustering in soldiers, as well as the process of providing orders on each level of the armies and navies from companies to corps, and from ship to fleet. Historic Gettysburg Railroad Station, 35 Carlisle Street, Gettysburg, 717-337-8233,

September 24 7pm-9:30pm
Greg Daskivich and Kevin Mooney. Ragged Edge Coffee House, 110 Chambersburg Street,
Gettysburg, 717-334-4464,

September 24 10am & 7:30pm
Stories in My Pocket By Little Theatre of the Deaf. For nearly 40 years of entertaining children in every state in the United States and many countries around the world, The Little Theatre of the Deaf combines sign language and spoken word to create a unique visual language which one critic describes as “poetry for the eye and ear.” FREE (reservations required) Majestic Theater, 25 Carlisle Street, Gettysburg, 717-337-8200,

For a complete listing of events, please visit

September 25 7am-4pm
Gettysburg Fall Outdoor Antique Show. This one-day event features 125 antique dealers from 13 states displaying their unique pieces on the sidewalks radiating from the historic Lincoln Square. This event is held rain or shine in downtown Gettysburg, Lincoln Square, Gettysburg, 717-334-8151

September 25 10am-3pm
Hull Pottery Show in Gettysburg. Visitors to the show will be able to see, as well as purchase,
hundreds of pieces of Hull Pottery and learn about Hull Pottery from HPA members. Admission is free.

1863 Inn of Gettysburg, 516 Baltimore Street, Gettysburg, 717-334-6211,

September 25 6:30pm-10:30pm
Johnny Appleseed’s Birthday Barn Dance. It will be a night filled with fun and laughter, so bring the whole family or make it a date night. Whatever you do, make sure you bring those dancing shoes and a sense of humor because it’s going to be a blast. We may even have a celebrity appearance by Johnny Appleseed himself. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at the door. Food will be available for purchase and the event is BYOB. Historic Round Barn and Farm Market, 298 Cashtown Road, Biglerville, 717-334-1984,

September 25 9am-5pm
The David Wills House Offers Free Admission on Smithsonian Magazine’s 6th Annual Museum Day. Doors will be open free of charge to Smithsonian magazine readers and visitors at museums and cultural institutions nationwide as well as to Adams County residents. Visit to download your Museum Day Admission Card. Attendees must present the Museum Day Admission Card to gain free entry to participating institutions. Each card provides museum access for two people, and one admission card is permitted per household. 8 Lincoln Square, Gettysburg, 866-486-5735,

September 25 & 26 served 8am-Noon each day
Wings, Wheels, & Pancakes Fly-In or Drive-In Breakfast, hosted by The Gettysburg Barnstormers. Menu includes pancakes, eggs, ham, sausage, homefries, coffee, tea, & juice. Adults $7.00, kids under 12 are $3.00. Free shuttle service to and from the GNMP Visitor Center for those who fly in. Antique plane and classic car display, hangar flying, fun for everyone. For more information, contact Ellie & Jim Sheen at 717-360-6382. Gettysburg Regional Airport, Chambersburg Road, Gettysburg

September 25 7am-5pm
September 26 9am-5pm
Fairfield Pippinfest. An old-time country festival featuring arts & crafts, apple products, live country music, antiques, vintage cars and great food! Located just 8 miles west of Gettysburg. Saturday events include crafts, yard sales, flea market and an antique tractor show. On Sunday, there will be crafts, a quilt show, an antique tractor show and vintage car show. For more information, contact the Fairfield Borough office at 717-642-5640. Main Street Fairfield, Route 116, Fairfield

September 26 1:15pm & 3:30pm
Commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the Pennsylvania State Memorial. The Association of
Licensed Battlefield Guides will be offering an open house program, free to the public, to
commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the Pennsylvania State Memorial. The program will include a brief history of the memorial, individual presentations by licensed guides about select Pennsylvania regiments and a resource desk for genealogists researching Civil War ancestors. The first presentations start at 1:15pm with additional presentations being offered until 3:30pm. Meet at the Pennsylvania Memorial on Hancock Avenue between the Taneytown Road and the Emmitsburg Road (US 15 Business). Contact: Bruce Rice, Licensed Battlefield Guide at 717-440-5915 or,

September 26 1:00pm
Underground Railroad Tour of Adams County – Freedom Lies Just North! Visit the pristine and historic Quaker Valley which is just 8 miles north of Gettysburg and learn about freedom fighters who aided freedom seekers over the Mason Dixon Line and into Pennsylvania. The tour last about 2 hours and costs $15 for adults and $5 for all students. Meet at 1 North Main Street in Biglerville, PA 17307 at the PNC Bank parking lot. Go north from Gettysburg’s center square on Route 34 for 7 miles to Biglerville. The PNC Bank is at the second traffic light which is also the intersection of routes 34 and 234. All stops on this tour are accessible to those with disabilities. There is very little walking involved. Cell phone: 717-357-5812,

September 28 6:30pm
Meeting of the The Gettysburg Poetry Society at the Eisenhower Room, Adams County Library, Baltimore Street, Gettysburg. Bring an original poem to share with the group – all are invited to attend. For more information, please email or visit our website at

September 28 & 29 11am-12:30pm
Aces Are High! Annual Game Day. Come join us for a fun-filled day of playing your favorite hand in cards – serving a plated lunch. Reservations are required. Hickory Bridge Farm Restaurant,
96 Hickory Bridge Road, Orrtanna, 717-642-5261,

Visitor Information Centers:
Information Desk, David Wills House, 8 Lincoln Square, closed Tuesdays, 9am-5pm
Community Desk at GNMP Visitor Center, 1195 Baltimore Pike,daily, 8am-5pm