Jennie Dillon

Jennie Dillon

Gettysburg is a tourist town. I’ve heard that statement all my life and it really bothers me. Gettysburg is more than just a tourist town. Yes, we all are aware of what happened here July 1-3, 1863, but we are so much more. As a born and bred local I’ve heard the stories, been on the battlefield and have ample knowledge of the battle. So what else is there to do in Gettysburg?

June is filled with so many great things to see and do in our historic town that don’t necessarily focus around the battle. Gettysburg, and Adams County, is becoming known not just for our apples, but also for our wineries. Many of the wineries have events held at their farm or downtown locations. If you want to visit the wineries but would like to leave the driving to someone else, contact the Gettysburg Tour Center and take the Adams County Pour Tour. This tour will take you to the countryside to see the wineries and their vineyards or downtown to visit the many retail wine shops. If wine isn’t your thing, then take a downtown Food Tour (because everybody has to eat, right?). Experience the culinary delights that only Gettysburg has to offer.

Jennie Dillon is the owner of Artworks on York St. and vice president of GARMA.

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