Gettysburg, York, and the surrounding areas are home to a rich history… and an incredible variety of family-friendly activities – guaranteed to have something for every member of your family.
1. The US Hot Air Balloon Team
Join our team for a once in a lifetime adventure and the best way to see Lancaster County! Balloon launches are scheduled every day at Sunrise and Sunset. Rides are an hour in the air and include a champagne toast. Call or visit our website to schedule today.
Savor Gettysburg Food Tours offers a total food cultural experience. Our 3-hour walking food tour lets you taste Gettysburg’s most loved eateries. Our tours are suitable for all age groups. Be prepared to delight your taste buds on our history-infused exploration of one of the most famous small towns in America.
Ready, Set, Shop! Enjoy up to 70% off in over 60 designer and specialty stores! Our quaint Main Street offers the latest in fashion, home decor, delicious treats and more. Restaurants, Food Court and Hotels onsite. Join us for family-friendly events throughout the year, seasonal farmer’s market and magical Land of Lights during the holiday season!
Wolf Sanctuary of PA offers a haven to displaced gray wolves and wolf-dogs. The sanctuary provides quality care and enrichment for all of its residents and also holds educational public tours. Visit and learn about wolf conservation and biology.
Create your own virtual ice cream flavor and packaging and star in your own commercial. Enjoy unlimited free samples! Don’t miss the Turkey Hill Taste Lab: a hands-on, educational experience allowing you to develop and taste the flavor you created virtually.
Experience the Gettysburg battlefield up close and personal, with one of the highest rated tour companies in Gettysburg. Tours led by a licensed battlefield guide with years of experience. We offer bike rentals, various tours, group tours and bike maps.
Visit Brown’s Orchards to shop our Market, Greenhouse & Cafe. Spend a summer or Fall day picking-your-own fruit or taking a wagon ride through our scenic 200 acre farm. A delicious destination for 70 years.
Experience the Gettysburg Battlefield on a unique tour with Trip Adviser’s #1 outdoor activity in Gettysburg! Family owned and operated Hickory Hollow has been offering trail rides for over 35 years. Tours on horseback available March through November with convenient online booking.
Designed by pre-school teachers, we created seven rooms to allow young children the chance to explore new ideas through play in a safe secure environment. Especially for children 2 to 8, activities in science, history, art and more are fun for all ages.
Start your visit HERE with a visual & interactive orientation experience! See the Battle of Gettysburg from two perspectives: the town & battle. Don’t miss the award-winning film, Gettysburg: Animated Map, offering an in-depth look at the 3-day battle!
Discover stories of the Battle of Gettysburg’s impact on civilians. Families explore and learn through interactive history displays, exhibits and living historians. A unique museum experience. Free admission. Special programs. Open on weekends in summer.
12. Battlefield Brew Works & Spirits of Gettysburg
Enjoy a visit to our unique location and sample our beers, distilled products, rootbeer and gingerale. Relax in one of the largest Confederate field hospitals; have a refreshing beverage and some delicious food and all of our products are available to go.
Experience an amazing testament honoring the indigenous peoples of the Susquehanna River Valley. See real artifacts embedded into the fabric of the building built in 1912. There’s no other museum like it in the USA!
RIDE INTO HISTORY across the Gettysburg battlefield with an expert Licensed Battlefield Guide, and experience the wonder of horses. SAVE A HORSE. Proceeds from your ride benefit our rescued horses. You can also donate or sponsor the
care of a horse.
Tiny Town is Lancaster’s newest indoor playplace for children! Kids can explore 9 luxury playhouses with all the accessories. Check out an x-ray in our hospital, deliver mail to every playhouse, slide down our firefighter pole, read a new book in our library, get a new updo in our salon, and so much more!