Downtown Gettysburg is one of the gems of Adams County, Pa., of which visitors can’t seem to get enough. With its bustling Lincoln Square and surrounding shops and restaurants, a warm feeling of community resonates all around.
Among the special aspects of downtown is the history behind every building. Many of the buildings were already standing during the Battle of Gettysburg and some have even hosted U.S. presidents such as Abraham Lincoln and Dwight D. Eisenhower over the years.
Gettysburg is known for its shopping, and the dozens of small businesses that line the streets make for the perfect atmosphere. First-class restaurants also abound, serving up all kinds of food, from Irish to Thai. And wineries located at nearby farms bring bottles of their finest reserves downtown to sell at their local shops, as well as a downtown farmers’ market every Saturday.
Gettysburg is a hub for a growing arts scene and downtown is home to the Majestic Theater, where plays and films dazzle audiences almost every night. The downtown area hosts many events annually, including several parades, antique shows, ceremonies, and even a New Year’s Eve Celebration with an amazing fireworks display at midnight.