Things to do in GETTYSBURG with kids

Pennsylvania is FILLED with fascinating history and culture. After all - it is the state where the country became the United States! Pretty amazing!

So…get the kids immersed in the history! Independence National Historical Park is the perfect place to start. They can go back to the 1700s with Colonial Pennsylvania Plantation, or become a coal miner with Pioneer Tunnel Coal Mine! 

Of course there is also the Gettysburg National Military Park. An eye opening experience.

It’s also the state of rich culture. The Amish Village is a fascinating look into a traditional way of life, as is A is for Amish Buggy Rides.

Attractions that are fun as well as educational? Look no further! There are so many museums that let kids get hands-on experiences…like Hands-On House, the Johnstown Children’s Museum and the aptly named Please Touch Museum! We love that!

Stunning state parks filled with activities, adventure sports for those active kids, steam engine rides, farms, camping and so much snow fun are waiting to be explored in this state overflowing with fun things to do with kids.  And we hold these truths to be self-evident!

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  • Explore & More Childrens Museum

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    Gettysburg

    Explore & More is a Hands-on Children's Museum dedicated to providing challenging, educational experiences targeted at the education and growth of young children.

  • American Civil War Wax Museum

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    (1 miles) Gettysburg

    The American Civil War Museum brings history "back to life" Located in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, our museum is an educational and inspiring experience for families or tour groups of all ages. The ...

  • Gettysburg National Military Park

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    (1 miles) Gettysburg

    A fascinating way for kids to learn about the turning point in the Civil War, and the inspiration for Lincoln's Immortal "Gettysburg Address" - the battle site of Gettysburg.

  • Land of Little Horses

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    (4 miles) Gettysburg

    Get up close and personal with our famous namesake miniature horses and their farm animal friends. Races, Displays, and Special Events are sure to delight the kids and "kids at heart".

  • Allstar Family Fun and Sports Complex

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    (5 miles) Gettysburg

    offers 2 differing 18 Hole Mini Golf Courses, bounce houses and 2 exciting Go Kart Race Tracks.

  • Liberty Mountain Resort

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    (9 miles) Fairfield

    Skiing and snowboarding with lessons from 3, with one third territory for each level of ability. Plus two lift serviced tubing hills including a toddler one, and terrain park.

  • Alpaca Farm

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    (16 miles) York Springs

    We are a family run Alpaca Farm located in the heart of South Central Pennsylvania. We Always Welcome Farm Visits. Just Contact Us to Set Up a Time! Alpacaholic Acres is located in York Springs, ...

  • Catoctin Mountain Park

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    (18 miles) Thurmont

    With 25 miles of hiking trails winding through both Catoctin Mountain Park and Cunningham Falls State Park a variety of experiences are available. The roads of the Park offer scenic driving all year; ...

  • Bear Branch Nature Center

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    (18 miles) Westminster

    A nature center set among 320 acres of trails, orchards, mews and lakes, with educational exhibits and a planetarium.

  • Catoctin Wildlife Preserve and Zoo

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    (20 miles) Thurmont

    Get stalked by a tiger, jaguar or lion and live to tell the tale. Feel the breath of a bear, follow a fallow deer, or tickle a tortoise. Hand-feed goats, sheep, donkeys, llamas, ducks and other ...

  • Cascade Lake

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    (23 miles) Hampstead

    6 acres of lake, within 70 acres of wooded areas - this Maryland water attractions is a great, water fun experience in a natural setting.

  • Roundtop Mountain Resort

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    (25 miles) Lewisberry

    Skiing and snowboarding with lessons from 3 years, but only 2 green runs. Plus covered lift serviced snow tubing hill, 2 terrain training parks and summer activities.

  • Paulus Orchards

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    (26 miles) Dillsburg

    Enjoy farming fun with wagon rides, farm stands, corn maze and pedal karts!

  • Paulus Farm Market

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    (28 miles) Mechanicsburg

    Friendly farm animals to pet and feed year-round. Huge pick-your-own flower field in the summer months. Group tours and birthday parties. u-pick pumpkins, pumpkin chunkin' cannon, hayrides, maze, ...

  • Skate Frederick

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    (28 miles) Frederick

    Skate Frederick Ice Sports & More is Frederick's premiere skating facility featuring two NHL regulation rinks (200' x 85'). Skate Frederick offers a snack bar, a Pro Shop for all your skating needs, ...

  • Suburban Bowlerama

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    (29 miles) York

    Family bowling fun at this 30 lane retro-themed bowling center - giving families fun since 1958!

  • Roads and Rails Museum

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    (30 miles) Frederick

    Cars...Trucks....Trains....and lego! Yes please! Visit one of the world's LARGEST model trail attractions and it's miniature world!

  • National Museum of Civil War Medicine

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    (30 miles) Frederick

    Interactive educational programs, exhibits, seminars and lectures provide the knowledge that Civil War medicine connects us not only to our past, but is the scientific and historical link to our ...

  • Terrace Lanes Bowling Center

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    (31 miles) Frederick

    Get bowled over with Frederick's ONLY 10-pin bowling center!

  • Adventure Park USA

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    (31 miles) New Market

    Yee haw! 17.5 acres of Western theme park fun, as well as a fun Desert Oasis Mini Golf Course, Ropes Course and a challenging Rock Wall! Adventure Park USA is a fun family day out option for those in ...

  • Summers Farm Adventure

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    (32 miles) Frederick

    Summers Farm offers a day that is sure to bring families together. From pig races to pumpkin picking, Summers Farm offers something for everyone. Come out today to see all we have to offer. You will ...

  • ShadowLand Laser Adventures

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    (32 miles) Frederick

    Get ready to take on a quest to combat an opposing team in semi-darkness, surrounded by lasers and smoke! Good luck!

  • Monocacy National Battlefield

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    (32 miles) Frederick

    A fascinating and educational look into history at this national battlefield in Maryland. Known as the Civil War Battle that Saved DC, families can visit a landscape that has changed little since the ...

  • Green Meadows Petting Farm Ijamsville

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    (34 miles) Ijamsville

    A family friendly petting farm in Maryland with sweet barn animals for kids to play with, as well as hay rides, cow milking, and an interactive animal show. Lots of animal fun in your family day out!

  • Water Golf on City Island

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    (34 miles) Harrisburg

    A fun 18 holes of Miniature Golf with fun water hazards, challenging sloping greens and pretty water falls! Great family fun in an incredibly scenic golf course perfect for all ages in Pennsylvania.

  • Yogi Bears Jellystone Park

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    (35 miles) Williamsport

    Exciting family resort great for a day, a weekend or for vacation campers. Beach entry pool with 400ft waterslides, Yogi Bear, mini golf, an outdoor movie theatre, pedal karts, laser tag and plenty ...

  • Whitaker Center

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    (35 miles) Harrisburg

    Located in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Whitaker Center for Science and the Arts is the mid-states premier center for arts, education, entertainment and cultural enrichment. Composed of three main ...

  • Curiosity Connection State Museum

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    (35 miles) Harrisburg

    A fun, creative and imaginative space where kids aged 2 - 5 can enjoy exciting Pennsylvania themed hands-on exhibits - their own museum within a museum!

  • State Museum of Pennsylvania

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    (35 miles) Harrisburg

    Fun, exploration and discovery are waiting for kids and the whole family at this fascinating Harrisburg museum. From dinosaurs, mammals, and history covering topics from Native Americans and Civil ...

  • National Civil War Museum

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    (36 miles) Harrisburg

    A fascinating and historic experience for the family in Pennsylvania with the National Civil War Museum, with over 24,000 items telling the story of that infamous part of USA history.

  • Lets Pretend

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    (36 miles) Middletown

    Let’s Pretend is an indoor interactive family play center, focusing on using creativity, pretending, and the arts. It's fun to pretend in Pennsylvania!

  • Antietam National Battlefield

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    (37 miles) Sharpsburg

    An eye opening and fascinating historical experience at Antietam National Battlefield - a site that played a key role in 1862 invasion of the Confederate Army into the North.

  • Irvine Nature Center

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    (37 miles) Owings Mills

    Enjoy Irvine Nature Center's resident animals, 116 acres of woodlands, wetlands and meadows, and an interactive exhibit hall free of charge! There are great trails for easy family nature hikes, ...

  • Wildwood Park

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    (38 miles) Harrisburg

    Outdoor adventure, wildlife, nature, trails, and picnics all tucked away in the hills of Central Pennsylvania! On the edge of Harrisburg, Wildwood park is fresh air, great times and lots of family ...

  • Whitetail Resort

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    (38 miles) Mercersburg

    Skiing and snowboarding with lessons from 4, offering 7 green runs, plus 2 lift serviced tubing hills and 3 terrain parks.