Food Tours and Culinary Experiences in Gettysburg, PA

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While Gettysburg, PA is best known for its Civil War history, the region has great food and culinary experiences. The beautiful countryside of Adams County is filled with farms, wineries, and historic taverns that offer a wide range of cuisine and agritourism experiences. Visitors can take a food tour, enjoy farm-to-table dining, attend food and wine events and enjoy outdoor entertainment. As the foodie culture has grown around the country in recent years, Gettysburg has evolved with an awareness of this trend and is becoming a gourmet destination. Enjoy the following guide and learn about a variety of fun and unique ways to explore Gettysburg, PA.

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Take a Savor Gettysburg Food Tour

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Savor Gettysburg Food Tour is a narrated walking tour of Downtown Gettysburg that includes seven stops with samples of a variety of dishes – from appetizers and entrées to wine, hard cider and dessert. Restaurants include Garryowen Irish Pub, Gettysburg Baking Company and Café on the Square, One Lincoln Food & Spirits, Hauser Estate Winery, Café Saint-Amand and Mr. G’s Homemade Ice Cream. As you walk through town, the tour guide shares stories of the Civil War battle that ravaged Gettysburg. The total walking distance is just under one mile. The tour is a fun way to check out a variety of the town’s hot spots.

New in 2016 is the Farmer's Market Tour & Cooking Class. Join local chefs for a colorful walk through the Gettysburg’s Farmer’s Market, where they will show you how to shop like a chef. Then it’s on to the kitchen for a hands-on cooking class where the chef will teach you how to turn the bounty from the market into creative and delicious dishes, paired with local wines. The menus are created based on seasonal ingredients, and fun and easy to prepare. The Farmer’s Market Tour & Cooking Class is available on four dates in 2016 - July 16,August 20, September 17 and October 15. Advance Registration is required.

For more information on the Historic Downtown Food Tour and the Savory Sweets Tour, visit

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Tour the Wineries and Distilleries

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The Gettysburg area is home to several vineyards and offers the perfect setting for relaxing and tasting. Whether in town or out in the countryside, there are plenty of local wines to try. Check out the event schedules and enjoy tours, live music and more.

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Visit Gettysburg’s Farms and Market Stands

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Just beyond the Gettysburg battlefields are the rolling hills of Adams County, Pennsylvania, with abundant orchards, wineries, and dairy farms.  The region is one of the top in the nation for apples and peaches. Local farms offer the freshest fruits, vegetables, flowers, herbs, artesian cheese, farm eggs, pumpkins, bakery goods, jams, and more.

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Follow the Gettysburg Wine & Fruit Trail

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The Gettysburg Wine & Fruit Trail is an Agritourism Trail that showcases the farms, apple orchards, vineyards, cider-makers, farm-to-table restaurants and cafes of the South Mountain in Southcentral Pennsylvania. The trail highlights the creative cuisine served in historic settings, overnight accommodations in historic inns and boutique B&Bs, and events celebrating Apple Blossom to Apple Harvest, spring flowers to Christmas trees. Visitors can explore Adams County along this trail, shop for local products and discover the agricultural history of the region. For more information, visit

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Enjoy Fine Dining in Gettysburg

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Gettysburg has many great places to eat ranging from casual to fine dining to historic taverns. Here is a guide to the best restaurants in the area. (Listed in alphabetical order)

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More About Gettysburg

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Gettysburg is a great getaway destination within an easy from Washington DC. The region is known for its history but there are a wide range of activities ranging from outdoor recreation to shopping to performing arts. For more information about the area's attractions, tours, and events, see a Visitor's Guide to Gettysburg

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