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Explore Gettysburg in July for the Annual Reenactment & More
A small town in south-central Pennsylvania suddenly found itself as the site of the Civil War’s climactic battle more than 150 years ago. The rural village, after four days that made it the bloodiest battle in American history, would become some of America’s most hallowed ground. Whether you’re seeking to immerse yourself in the history of 19th century America or experience something supernatural on a ghost tour, there’s plenty more to do in Gettysburg than you may have previously thought. This summer, check out these highlights on Gettysburg’s most exciting events and activities and plan your trip today.
Battle of Gettysburg Reenactments - July 5-7
From July 5th-7th, hundreds of volunteers reenact the epic Battle of Gettysburg and re-create the 1860s with encampments, battles, and demonstrations. Get an up-close look at artillery, cavalry, and the lives that infantrymen led during the Civil War. As the largest living history exhibit in the country, this is a must-see at the top of our list. You can also purchase souvenirs and other wares from 25 sutlers that will be on-site for the duration of the reenactment; these traveling merchants would follow the armies and sell supplies to soldiers as needed. For more information on the 156th Anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg Reenactment, click here.
Adams County Pour Tour
This self-guided journey through the Adams County countryside take you to bountiful orchards, vineyards, and family-owned farms that produce the county’s famous fruit, honey, and grains. Taste a variety of beverages including wines, ciders, spirits, meads, and craft brews. Stop by Gettysburg’s downtown tasting rooms and then follow your trail map as you venture into the scenic landscape of south-central Pennsylvania. Don’t forget your Pour Tour passport and remember to collect a stamp at every location to receive prizes. Collect all 31 stamps and you’’ be entered to win a getaway to Gettysburg. Click here for more information on the Adams County Pour Tour.
Blueberry Festival - July 13-14
Adams County may be famous for its apples, but these fruitful orchards grow some great-tasting produce The Hollabaugh Bros. Annual Blueberry Festival is celebrating 65 years this July in Biglerville. Enjoy homemade blueberry baked goods and blueberry ice cream while taking advantage of special offers like deals on produce and Pick-Your-Own blueberries. Shop the farm market for fresh fruit, vegetables, gift items, baked goods, fruit baskets, and much more. For more information, click here.
545 Carlisle Road
Biglerville PA 17307
Irish Festival - July 20th
The 19th Annual Adams County Irish Festival at Gettysburg offers family-friendly fun for everyone. The festival features dancers, vendors of Irish goods, food and beverages, living history, Irish wolfhounds, and much more. Irish music will be playing all day and live entertainment performances include the Gothard Sisters and Barleyjuice with Irishtown Road, Irish Blessing, and the Darby Beat. Click here for more information.
Moose Park of Gettysburg
100 Moose Road
Gettysburg, PA 17325