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Local Gettysburg Events & Festivals



The Notre Dame Club of Gettysburg: April 26, 2018

Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame inductee Muffet McGraw to speak at the Wyndham Gettysburg April 26, 2018 from 6:30pm.  Hear Muffet share the results of Notre Dame's 2017-2018 Women's Basketball season and  30+ year history of the program. Event includes Dinner. For tickets or more information contact Michael Miller or call 717-476-8806 Click here for Muffet McGraw flyer

Doors Open Gettysburg - May 5, 2018

Doors Open Gettysburg offers an insider's look into the preservation of many of Gettysburg National Military Park's magnificent historic buildings. This free event is held during National Historic Preservation Month in cities and towns throughout the U.S. and internationally.
For more information click here

Celebrate Mother Earth Day at Strawberry Hill Nature Preserve - May 12, 2018

On Mother's Day weekend, celebrate the mother of us all! Free! Rain or shine!
Enjoy birds, wildflowers, trees, frogs-and more.
Nature walks, workshops, family-friendly activities.
Birdsong, frogsong, the whisper of wind in the trees, and some old-time mountain music!
For more information call:  (717) 642-5840 or    Click here for more information

Gettysburg BBQ Festival - May 26, 2018

Enjoy an afternoon of BBQ sampling, BBQ competitions, BBQ food vendors, other vendors, craft beer garden, live music and a kids zone. 
General Admission Tickets: $5 in advance, $10 at the gate
World Class BBQ Tasting Kits will be $10
KIDS 12 & Under Get In Free!
For more information: 301-259-1991  or Click here for more information

Farnsworth House: FREE Property Tours

Enjoy FREE property tours of the Farnsworth House! Staring at 2pm, explore the attic, cellar and main level of the home. Learn the crucial history that the house played during the battle of Gettysburg. Explore Sweney's Tavern as well as Camp Tiger during this 90 minute tour! Meet your guide at the Farnsworth House Inn sign on Baltimore Street 15 minutes prior to staring the tour! 
For list of FREE dates: Click here for more information

Special Exhibition: Gettysburg College : Through December 2018

Beyond Futility: Expectation and Impact of the First World War. Despite years of stagnation on the Western Front, the First World War was a transformational experience for many, Gettysburg College alumni included.  While annihilating the landscape of the Western Front, mechanized and modern warfare impelled creativity and adaptation from soldiers and civilians.  The Front followed these men and women home and impacted their perspectives and prospects.
Click here for more information    
Gettysburg College | 300 N Washington St, Gettysburg, PA 17325 | 717-337-7024

Destination Gettysburg - Year round

Visiting Gettysburg, Pennsylvania can be a trip of a lifetime or an easy weekend getaway. Our rich history - which includes the Gettysburg Battlefield and so much more - will entice you to come, while our recreation and recent culinary resurgence will make you linger and return.
Click here to view Destination Gettysburg website: http://www.destinationgettysburg.com

First Fridays -  Every 1st Friday of the Month 2018

Take in special events and refreshments with approximately 45 businesses throughout Historic Gettysburg hosting special receptions, guest artists and authors, sales and later business hours. Look for the First Friday banner at participating Gettysburg area shops, galleries, restaurants and businesses. Visit the GARMA website for a list of participating businesses and special offers.
2018 First Friday Themes!
January - The Warmth of Gettysburg
February - Love Is In The Air
March - A Pot of Gold
April - Leap Into Spring
May - Oh Momma! Happy Mother's Day
June - Book Smart
July - Christmas in July
August - Back To School
September - Pet Ownership Month
October - Breast Cancer Awareness
November - Support Our Veterans
December - Cookie Walk
 For website click here

Living History Camps at the Gettysburg Heritage Center

The Gettysburg Heritage Center hosts Civil War Living History Camps most weekends, April - November.  Civil War reenactors set up camp on the front lawn of the Heritage Center, and offer visitors a glimpse into life during the war.  The groups perform various drills and demonstrations, and are available to answer questions from visitors.  The groups vary from weekend to weekend. Free and open to the public! 
For more information: 717-276-1841 or Click here for more information

Brunches 1863 Restaurant - Year Round

What better way to celebrate the holidays than with family. Start your family tradition in 1863 Restaurant located in the Wyndham Gettysburg Hotel. Our festive  holiday brunches are sure to please the entire family.
Reservations suggested  717-339-0020 x6019 or email us     Events of Wyndham Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
Visit our website: www.1863RestaurantandLounge.com

Mother's Day Brunch Menu

Day trip ideas from Gettysburg, PA - 1 hour

 Seton Shrine:  Whether you're interested in history, the outdoors, or simply something inspirational, The National Shrine of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton offers a breadth of experiences to discover-some reflective, some intriguing, others inspiring, but all deeply rewarding. Take time to explore the grounds and visit the sites of interest, each one a symbol of Elizabeth Ann Seton's amazing life and legacy of service and love. Click for website

Steam into History: The William H. Simpson No. 17 is a faithful replica of the Civil War steam locomotive that carried Abraham Lincoln to deliver his now famous Gettysburg Address. These same tracks carried Lincoln's funeral train two years later. Come experience history as you ride in custom built coaches, pulled by a a 1860s replica steam locomotive. Click here for website

Car Shows

Our beautiful 100 acre campus has ample space to host car shows. Are you a car enthusiast? Stop by to see these cars 2018:
Delaware Valley Region CCCA Grand Classic  May 2-6, 2018: Click here for website.
NAMGBR's MG 2018  June 17-22, 2018: Click here for website.
Antique Automobile Club of America  AACA Eastern Spring Meet - Chesapeake Region July 11-14, 2018: Click here for website.
2018 Olds National July 31- August 5, 2018: Click here for website.

Past car shows:
Do you love Early Ford Model A Cars?  Watch the video of the Modal A Restorers Club Tour (MARC) that departed our campus August 3, 2017.