Scary Ghost Stories and Tales of Glories–Saturday Nights in December


On Christmas Eve 1863 the Mother of Jennie Wade, Mary, was still coping with the death of her 20 year old daughter.  Jennie was the only civilian to die during the infamous battle when a stray bullet passed through two doors striking her in the back before passing through her heart.

Tonight the spirit of Mary Wade has returned to the scene of that tragic death as she painfully tries to make sense of just how it all came to be.

You are invited to join her in her time of need as she retells the tale once again.  Follow her as she makes her way through the house, just as the family did in 1863, to the cellar where Jennies’ body was placed as the battle raged on outside.

Friday Nights-December 3rd and 10th; Saturday Nights December 4th, 11th & 18th at 4 PM & 6 PM.  Cost:  $15 per person.

Personalized Christmas Gift Ideas (Especially for History Fans)

With the holidays right around the corner and post-pandemic restrictions easing, Gettysburg is ready to welcome families and loved ones seeking to have a memorable, in-person Christmas holiday.

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Best Places To Eat In Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

About 1 million people come to visit Gettysburg National Military Park each year, a fantastic mixture of history buffs, ghost hunters, outdoor enthusiasts, and more. And while we think we offer some of the best attractions this historic town has to offer, we also believe the restaurant options are fantastic as well.

If you’re wondering what the best places are to eat in Gettysburg, we have some great recommendations. From the Historic 1776 Dobbin House Tavern to the quaint Sunset Ice Cream Parlor, you’ll find options nearby to suit your taste.

Additionally, Destination Gettysburg is excited to unveil The Adams County Crop Hop, a farm and market trail to celebrate seasonal fruits and vegetables, fresh meats, cooking classes, entertainment, and more. The Crop Hop is a mobile passport giving you access to a collection of curated fruit markets, nurseries, attractions, and more and offering deals and discounts to redeem during your visit.

Read further to get a nice list of breakfast, lunch, and dinner options to sate your appetites while you take a break from visiting nearby sites with Gettysburg Battlefield Tours. Continue reading

Christmas In Gettysburg – Winter 2021 Essential Guide

Thousands attend Christmas in Gettysburg each year and we anticipate an especially exciting turnout this year as businesses and visitors celebrate a less restrictive holiday season post-pandemic.

Gettysburg Christmas Festival returns this year, taking place over two weekends, Dec. 3-5 and Dec. 10-12. The popular Christmas celebration in Gettysburg features 2021-appropriate activities, promotions, and traditional small-town holiday charm and historic Gettysburg battlefield tours.

Read further to learn about the festive events planned for Christmas in one of America’s favorite small towns.

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Where was the Gettysburg Address Given? Join History Fans in Commemoration

In November 1863, President Abraham Lincoln delivered his famous speech to honor the men who had fought and died in the Battle of Gettysburg to preserve the Union.

His Gettysburg Address was given on Cemetery Hill in the National Soldier Cemetery in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. It was a short, yet powerful speech invoking the message of equality for all.

Yet the very spot where he stood may surprise those who tour Gettysburg Battlefields. Read on to learn some fascinating facts about that special day, and for information about a special event to commemorate it: Dedication Day 2021. Continue reading

How Long Did The Battle Of Gettysburg Last?

If you’ve been studying the history behind the Gettysburg Battlefield, possibly in preparation for an upcoming visit, one of the questions you may be wondering is, “How long did the Battle of Gettysburg Last?” The short answer is:

The Battle of Gettysburg lasted a total of three days, from July 1-3, 1863.

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Best Ways To Tour Gettysburg Battlefield (Something For Everyone!)

Planning a trip to Gettysburg soon? The battlefield is one of the most popular attractions and there are a surprising number of ways to navigate through it. In this post, we’ve highlighted some of the best ways to tour Gettysburg Battlefield whether you plan to go by yourself, as a family, or with a group of friends. But before we get too far, we’d like to answer a question we get a lot, which is “What is THE best way to tour Gettysburg Battlefield?”

While the preferred method of taking the tour varies from person to person, the best way for you to tour the battlefield is with some sort of guidance, whether from an in-person tour guide or from a pre-recorded self-guided audio tour.

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Things To Do In Gettysburg With Kids – Family Friendly Ideas

The town of Gettysburg attracts several million visitors each year, and a large portion of those visitors are families. While some activities in Gettysburg are not ideal for kids, there is a wide selection of family-friendly things to do in Gettysburg with kids that will keep the whole family engaged so you can have a meaningful time and make memories.

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