Special Events
What you'll find here: A listing of some of the current and upcoming events in Gettysburg and Adams County.

 

This page last updated September 26, 2017
September 2017-
Gettysburg.com and Dobbin House Inc. are not responsible for cancellations or other changes that may occur. Please contact the telephone numbers listed for updates on special events.

Day Date Time Name of EventDescription Where Phone Comments
1 - 30 All Day Dine at

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Tue 26 See Description Horse-drawn Carriage Ride through Town Sometimes a carriage ride through the streets of Gettysburg is just what you need!

Join us for half-hour late afternoon and evening Rides through town!
Gettysburg Heritage Center
297 Steinwehr Ave, Gettysburg, PA 17325
866-907-0633 These are not Guided Historic Rides; they will have a period musician on board to entertain as you slow down and enjoy the sites of town at the Speed of History!

Rides normally leave at 6pm, 6:45pm and 7:30pm from the Gettysburg Heritage Center. Tickets available online and in person at the Gettysburg Heritage Center.

"Jeff Greenawalt is an actor, musician, and living historian. He believes that one of the best ways to connect with the people who lived at the time of the Civil War is to listen to the songs they sang. These songs express the very human emotions felt by our ancestors. He will perform some of the songs that were popular during the Civil War for you while you ride through Gettysburg on one of our carriages. "

http://victoriancarriagecompany.com/carriage-tours/

Tue 26 10am - 2pm Seldom Seen Tour Experience a 90 minute walking tour that takes you places off the beaten path in the town of Gettysburg. Downtown Gettysburg
Lincoln Square, Gettysburg, PA 17325
717-253-5737  Hear unexpected stories from Gettysburg's varied history, that are true and rarely discussed! Some of the stories are strange, some are mysterious, some just plain silly, but all are intereting. Go places you just don't see on most walking tours. Let a Gettysburg Licensed Towm Historian show you the way.

https://www.gblth.com/

Tue 26 7:30pm Red Hot Chilli Pipers It’s bagpipes. It’s rock. It’s bagrock! A blazing rock band and show so hot, it carries its own health warning! Majestic Theater
25 Carlisle Street, Gettysburg, PA 17325
717-337-8200 The Red Hot Chilli Pipers are a unique fusion of rocked up bagpipes and clever covers of popular songs from all genres like “The Flowers of Scotland” and “Amazing Grace” to contemporary anthems like Queen’s “We Will Rock You.”

$45, $35, $25

http://www.gettysburgmajestic.org/

Wed 27 See Description Horse-drawn Carriage Ride through Town Sometimes a carriage ride through the streets of Gettysburg is just what you need!

Join us for half-hour late afternoon and evening Rides through town!
Gettysburg Heritage Center
297 Steinwehr Ave, Gettysburg, PA 17325
866-907-0633 These are not Guided Historic Rides; they will have a period musician on board to entertain as you slow down and enjoy the sites of town at the Speed of History!

Rides normally leave at 6pm, 6:45pm and 7:30pm from the Gettysburg Heritage Center. Tickets available online and in person at the Gettysburg Heritage Center.

"Jeff Greenawalt is an actor, musician, and living historian. He believes that one of the best ways to connect with the people who lived at the time of the Civil War is to listen to the songs they sang. These songs express the very human emotions felt by our ancestors. He will perform some of the songs that were popular during the Civil War for you while you ride through Gettysburg on one of our carriages. "

http://victoriancarriagecompany.com/carriage-tours/

Wed 27 7:00pm Open Mic Night All acts welcome to perform! Knob Hall Gettysburg
100 Chambersburg Street, Gettysburg, PA 17325
717-420-5171 Sign up will be at 6:30pm. Happy hour will last through the duration of the event. $1 off cold local brews and glasses of our awarding-winning wines starting at 6pm. Can't wait to see everyone there. Cheers!

https://www.facebook.com/knobhallgettysburg

Wed 27 10am - 2pm Seldom Seen Tour Experience a 90 minute walking tour that takes you places off the beaten path in the town of Gettysburg. Downtown Gettysburg
Lincoln Square, Gettysburg, PA 17325
717-253-5737  Hear unexpected stories from Gettysburg's varied history, that are true and rarely discussed! Some of the stories are strange, some are mysterious, some just plain silly, but all are intereting. Go places you just don't see on most walking tours. Let a Gettysburg Licensed Towm Historian show you the way.

https://www.gblth.com/

Thu 28 6:00pm-9:00pm Thirsty Thursday Every Thursday during the month of April through October, we enjoy a happy hour on the hill, with music and drink specials. Hauser Estate Winery
410 Cashtown Road, Biglerville, PA 17307
717-334-4888 Check out the entertainment on our website.

http://www.hauserestate.com/

Thu 28 10am - 2pm Seldom Seen Tour Experience a 90 minute walking tour that takes you places off the beaten path in the town of Gettysburg. Downtown Gettysburg
Lincoln Square, Gettysburg, PA 17325
717-253-5737  Hear unexpected stories from Gettysburg's varied history, that are true and rarely discussed! Some of the stories are strange, some are mysterious, some just plain silly, but all are intereting. Go places you just don't see on most walking tours. Let a Gettysburg Licensed Towm Historian show you the way.

https://www.gblth.com/

Fri 29 7:00pm-10:00pm
Live Local Music
 
Join us for some live local music! All concerts are free and open to the public. Reid's Winery and Cider House
400 Baltimore Street
Gettysburg, PA 17325
717-334-7537

Wine, hard cider and light fare will be available for purchase. Must be 21+ to drink. More dates being added weekly, please see our website for more details.
 

http://www.reidsorchardwinery.com/

Fri 29 Tours begin at 10:00 am FREE HISTORIC DOBBIN HOUSE TOURS Enjoy a FREE tour of the oldest, most historic house in Gettysburg, the Dobbin House. Built in 1776 by the Rev. Alexander Dobbin, his stone house spans three centuries of American history, from the Revolutionary War through the Civil War and beyond. The Dobbin House 89 Steinwehr Ave. Gettysburg, Pa 17325

 

717-334-2100  View all the historically decorated rooms
Interact with period antiques
See how the Dobbin family planned to defend themselves from Indian attacks
Hear what the Zeigler family experienced while living in the Dobbin House during the Battle of Gettysburg
Peek in the kitchen of the current restaurant.

2017 Tour Dates:
(Tours begin at 10:00 am and meet in the Dobbin House Country Curiosity Store)

September 29 & 30
October 1, 6, 7, 8, 13, 14, 15, 20, 21, 22, 27, 28 & 29
November 3,  4, 5, 10, 11, 12, 17, 18 & 19
December 9 (Inns of the Gettysburg Area Holiday House Tour)

www.dobbinhouse.com

Fri 29 5:00pm - 9:00pm Live Entertainment in the Beer Garden with Jeff Greenawalt Join us in the Beer Garden or on the Patio and listen to the music stylings of Jeff Greenawalt! Farnsworth House Beer Garden
401 Baltimore Street
Gettysburg, PA 17325
717-334-8838 Come out for dinner and a drink with us! We would love to have you!

http://www.farnsworthhouseinn.com/

Fri 29 6:00pm Mystery Tour Untold Tales Meet a Gettysburg Licensed Town Historian behind the Gettysburg Hotel (in courtyard) for a Mystery Walking Tour of Untold Tales. Downtown Gettysburg, meet at Gettysburg Hotel
1 Lincoln Square
Gettysburg, PA 17325
717-253-5737 You might hear about a murder in Gettysburg that has nver been solved! Walk through the town and hear tales of secret meetings and strange circumstances surrounding the burials of civilians and soldiers. There are also tales that could be folklore or could be true, you must decide! This is a 60 minute walking tour.
https://www.gblth.com/
Fri 29 10am - 2pm Seldom Seen Tour Experience a 90 minute walking tour that takes you places off the beaten path in the town of Gettysburg. Downtown Gettysburg
Lincoln Square, Gettysburg, PA 17325
717-253-5737  Hear unexpected stories from Gettysburg's varied history, that are true and rarely discussed! Some of the stories are strange, some are mysterious, some just plain silly, but all are intereting. Go places you just don't see on most walking tours. Let a Gettysburg Licensed Towm Historian show you the way.

https://www.gblth.com/

Fri 29 7:30pm Gettysburg "The Musical" Billy Finch is"Gettysburg, the Musical" It's a "Blast from the Past!" History really does come to life in this amazing show. Best Western
301 Steinwehr Ave.
Gettysburg, PA 17325
301-933-4333 Frank Sinatra is General Lee, Rodney Dangerfield is General Mead, Elvis is Elvis!
"Billy Finch is Historical & Hysterical!"
Minerva plays Belle Boyd, famous Southern Spy and so much more. This is live Musical Theatre!

Every Friday at the new Best Western in Gettysburg; across the street from the Quality Inn. Skyview Theatre on the Third Floor, doors open at 7pm, Showtime is 7:30pm,
Tickets $20.00
For Reservations 301-933-4333 or email: Legends.Finch@gmail.com
http://www.gettysburgthemusical.com/
www.BillyFinch.com
Fri 29 See Description CATS The record-breaking musical spectacular by ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER that has captivated audiences in over 30 countries and 15 languages is back on Broadway, but you can see CATS right here in Gettysburg! Gettysburg Community Theatre
49 York Street, Gettysburg, PA 17325
717-334-2692 Based on T.S. Eliot’s “Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats,” this wonderfully imaginative show features breathtaking music, including one of the most treasured songs in musical theatre — “Memory.” Winner of 7 Tony Awards® including best musical, CATS tells the story of one magical night when an extraordinary tribe of cats gathers for its annual ball to rejoice and decide which cat will be reborn. Performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 7:00pm and Sundays at 2:00pm.

$18 + Tax/Fees

http://www.gettysburgcommunitytheatre.org/

Sat 30 7:00am-Noon Gettysburg Farmers' Market The Gettysburg Farmers’ Market is located in the center of Gettysburg, on four quadrants of the town’s historic Lincoln Square. Gettysburg Farmers' Market
Lincoln Square
Gettysburg, PA 17325
  The beautiful location, abundance of good food, and the friendly service you’ll get from our vendors makes the Farmers Market a most enjoyable place to shop. Our customers look forward to ‘Market Day’ as a time to meet with neighbors and buy the freshest produce, herbs, breads, and plants that Adams County has to offer. The market often shares its space with other worthy activities – art shows, reenactors, and more – making each visit a new experience

http://www.gettysburgfarmmarket.com/home/

Sat 30 7:00pm-10:00pm
Live Local Music
 
Join us for some live local music! All concerts are free and open to the public. Reid's Winery and Cider House
400 Baltimore Street
Gettysburg, PA 17325
717-334-7537

Wine, hard cider and light fare will be available for purchase. Must be 21+ to drink. More dates being added weekly, please see our website for more details.
 

http://www.reidsorchardwinery.com/

Sat 30 Tours begin at 10:00 am FREE HISTORIC DOBBIN HOUSE TOURS Enjoy a FREE tour of the oldest, most historic house in Gettysburg, the Dobbin House. Built in 1776 by the Rev. Alexander Dobbin, his stone house spans three centuries of American history, from the Revolutionary War through the Civil War and beyond. The Dobbin House 89 Steinwehr Ave. Gettysburg, Pa 17325

 

717-334-2100  View all the historically decorated rooms
Interact with period antiques
See how the Dobbin family planned to defend themselves from Indian attacks
Hear what the Zeigler family experienced while living in the Dobbin House during the Battle of Gettysburg
Peek in the kitchen of the current restaurant.

2017 Tour Dates:
(Tours begin at 10:00 am and meet in the Dobbin House Country Curiosity Store)

September 30
October 1, 6, 7, 8, 13, 14, 15, 20, 21, 22, 27, 28 & 29
November 3,  4, 5, 10, 11, 12, 17, 18 & 19
December 9 (Inns of the Gettysburg Area Holiday House Tour)

www.dobbinhouse.com

Sat 30 7:30pm Campfire with Mrs. Myra Join the Baladerry Inn and Places Through Time Living history for a campfire story with Mrs. Myra. Baladerry Inn
40 Hospital Road, Gettysburg,PA 17325
717-337-1342 Bring a lawn chair and come listen to a great story teller. Event will go on rain or shine. Stick around for snacks and social time after the story. For tickets, call 717-337-1342. Group rates are available.
Sat 30 Check Web Site Civil War Living History Weekends on the Gettysburg Battlefield Gettysburg National Military Park’s popular living history and firing demonstrations every weekend throughout the spring, summer, and fall. Various Locations
Gettysburg Battlefield, Gettysburg, PA 17325
717-334-1124 ext. 80 Confederate and Union living history groups will encamp at Spangler’s Spring, Pitzer Woods, and the Pennsylvania Memorial. Through October.

https://www.nps.gov/gett/index.htm

Sat 30 6:30pm Rupp House "Courtyard Chats" Most Saturdays from April 22 through September 30, 2017, the Gettysburg Foundation will host “Courtyard Chats” at the Historic Rupp House. These talks are free and open to the public. Talks begin at 6:30 p.m Rupp House History Center
451 Baltimore Street, Gettysburg, PA 17325
717-338-1243 General Abner Doubleday (Francis (Skip) Schirmer)

http://www.gettysburgfoundation.org/

Sat 30 6:00pm Mystery Tour Untold Tales Meet a Gettysburg Licensed Town Historian behind the Gettysburg Hotel (in courtyard) for a Mystery Walking Tour of Untold Tales. Downtown Gettysburg, meet at Gettysburg Hotel
1 Lincoln Square
Gettysburg, PA 17325
717-253-5737 You might hear about a murder in Gettysburg that has nver been solved! Walk through the town and hear tales of secret meetings and strange circumstances surrounding the burials of civilians and soldiers. There are also tales that could be folklore or could be true, you must decide! This is a 60 minute walking tour.
https://www.gblth.com/
Sat 30 6:00 - 8:30p.m. Sunset Battlefield Tours Experience an unforgettable evening on iconic Little Round Top as the sun sets over the valley.

Tickets:

Adult (ages 13+): $35
Members: $30
Youth (ages 6-12): $21
Child (5 and younger): Free

Gettysburg Foundation
1195 Baltimore Pike, Gettysburg, PA 17325
717-338-1243 Sit back and take in the history of Gettysburg’s hallowed ground from a double decker bus, accompanied by an expert Licensed Battlefield Guide. You'll depart the bus several times along the way to get a closer look at the battlefield, and you’ll arrive at Little Round Top in time to appreciate the stunning sunset. Allow 2 ½ hours total time for this tour. Tours begin at the Visitor Center, Saturdays from September 2 through October.

Tickets available by visiting http://tickets.gettysburgfoundation.org/ or by calling toll-free 877-874-2478, international or local 717-334-2436

https://tickets.gettysburgfoundation.org/

Sat 30 10am - 2pm Seldom Seen Tour Experience a 90 minute walking tour that takes you places off the beaten path in the town of Gettysburg. Downtown Gettysburg
Lincoln Square, Gettysburg, PA 17325
717-253-5737  Hear unexpected stories from Gettysburg's varied history, that are true and rarely discussed! Some of the stories are strange, some are mysterious, some just plain silly, but all are intereting. Go places you just don't see on most walking tours. Let a Gettysburg Licensed Towm Historian show you the way.

https://www.gblth.com/

Sat 30 See Description Guided IN TOWN Horse-drawn Carriage Tours Guided IN TOWN Horse-drawn Carriage Tours!

Join the Victorian Carriage Company for a Town Tour by Horse-Drawn Carriage! Historian Ken Rich brings the town history of Gettysburg alive using first hand accounts by townspeople and soldiers.
Gettysburg Heritage Center
297 Steinwehr Ave
Gettysburg, PA 17325
866-907-0633 Tours depart from the Gettysburg Heritage Center on Steinwehr Avenue and last approximately 30 minutes. You won't want to miss this awesome way to see our beautiful Town of Gettysburg!

Tickets are available online or in person at the Gettysburg Heritage Center. Departure times vary, beginning late afternoon.

Adults: $16  Children: $10 Lap children 3 and under Free

https://fareharbor.com/

Sat 30 5:00pm - 9:00pm Live Entertainment in the Beer Garden with Jeff Greenawalt Join us in the Beer Garden or on the Patio and listen to the music stylings of Jeff Greenawalt! Come out for dinner and a drink with us! We would love to have you! Farnsworth House Beer Garden
401 Baltimore Street, Gettysburg, PA 17325
717-334-8838 http://www.farnsworthhouseinn.com/
Sat 30 6:00pm-9:00pm Live Entertainment In the Beer Garden with Betsy Barnicle Join us in the Beer Garden or on the Patio and listen to the music stylings of Betsy Barnicle! Come out for dinner and a drink with us! We would love to have you! Farnsworth House Beer Garden
401 Baltimore Street, Gettysburg, PA 17325
717-334-8838 http://www.farnsworthhouseinn.com/
Sat 30 See Description CATS The record-breaking musical spectacular by ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER that has captivated audiences in over 30 countries and 15 languages is back on Broadway, but you can see CATS right here in Gettysburg! Gettysburg Community Theatre
49 York Street, Gettysburg, PA 17325
717-334-2692 Based on T.S. Eliot’s “Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats,” this wonderfully imaginative show features breathtaking music, including one of the most treasured songs in musical theatre — “Memory.” Winner of 7 Tony Awards® including best musical, CATS tells the story of one magical night when an extraordinary tribe of cats gathers for its annual ball to rejoice and decide which cat will be reborn. Performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 7:00pm and Sundays at 2:00pm.

$18 + Tax/Fees

http://www.gettysburgcommunitytheatre.org/

Sat 30 10:00am 1st PA Reserve Encampment Come tour the museums of the Historic Daniel Lady Farm where the house and barn were used as a Confederate Field hospital during the Battle of Gettysburg. The Daniel Lady Farm
888 Hanover Street
Gettysburg, PA 17325
240-469-8642 As a special addition, the troops of the 1st PA Reserve will be encamped and presenting a soldier's persepctive of the battle.

$10 16 and older, 15 and younger FREE

https://www.gbpa.org/

Sat 30 2:00pm Civil War Era Side Saddle and Equestrian Demonstration Dr. Holly Ray is a long-time equestrienne and enthusiastic student of anything related to our Civil War. The Daniel Lady Farm
888 Hanover Street
Gettysburg, PA 17325
240-469-8642 She will talk with us about the history of sidesaddle riding and riding habits, have show and tell with her museum-quality collection of antique saddles, whips, and stirrups, and finish with a demonstration upon her beautiful palomino quarter horse, Senors Miss Okie.

Free

https://www.gbpa.org/

Sat 30 2:00-5:00pm Harvest Festival Our biggest festival of the year! Join us for live music from Jakob's Ferry Stragglers, grape stomping, and the release of our pumpkin wine! Adams County Winery Farm Winery
251 Peach Tree Rd.
Orrtanna, PA 17353
717-334-4631 We will have pumpkin drink specials, a gourmet food truck, & wine tastings, as well as autumnal Terrace Bistro specials!

http://www.adamscountywinery.com/

Sat 30 2:00pm Safety Day Join us Saturday September 30th for Safety Day with the Barlow Volunteer Fire Department. The Outlet Shoppes at Gettysburg
1863 Gettysburg Village Drive
Gettysburg, PA 17325
717-337-9705 Giveaways! Activities! Fun!

http://www.theoutletshoppesatgettysburg.com/

Sat 30 8:00pm Wind Symphony & Symphony Orchestra Concert: Music of the Heart, Music for the Soul The Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Vimbayi Kaziboni, begins the program with “Music of the Heart”, including Serenade for Flute, Harp and Strings by Howard Hanson featuring soloist Rose Martus, 2017 Sunderman Concerto Competition Winner, and the overture from "William Tell" by Gioachino Rossini. Majestic Theater
25 Carlisle Street, Gettysburg, PA 17325
717-337-8200 The Wind Symphony, led by conductor Russell McCutcheon, performs the second half of the program “Music for the Soul”, including this is most certainly true by James Stephenson, honoring the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation. The concert will also feature a piece celebrating the life of composer David Maslanka and Music for the Royal Fireworks by G.F. Handel to stir the soul on the way home.

http://www.gettysburgmajestic.org/

$5; Free w/Gettysburg College ID and 18&under

Sat 30 5:00pm-9:00pm Trailgating Trailgating is full of family fun for all ages, with yard games, a cornhole tournament, a petting zoo and an outdoor children’s movie screening! Stawberry Hill Nature Preserve
1537 Mount Hope Road
Fairfield, PA 17320
717-642-5840 Live music will be provided by Schizophonic. Food and beverage vendors include Uncle Moe's Soul Food, Mr. G's Ice Cream, Big Hill Ciderworks and Battlefield Brew Works.

http://strawberryhill.org/trailgating/

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