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Elephants don't forget and you won't forget this unique stop on your visit to Gettysburg and Adams County, PA! Homemade fudge, chocolates, fresh roasted jumbo peanuts, and more await at Mister Ed's Elephant Museum & Candy Emporium. In this episode, the owners share their long family-owned history and you'll learn how they roast their peanuts with their antique roaster! Mister Ed's is one of many places for sweets and treats when visiting Gettysburg. Satisfy your sweet tooth with these great places! Learn More:
Gettysburg Tour Center

Gettysburg Tour Center


Looking for a scenic and awe-inspiring way to tour Gettysburg? One unique way is a ride on a double-decker bus with a professional licensed battlefield guide! For over 60 years, The Gettysburg Tour Center has been taking visitors for an experience like no other. In the spring of 2024, a brand-new building will open that will welcome a whole new generation. Max Felty has been leading the tours for years and is excited to open new doors. In this episode, you'll hear about the new facility as well as all the experiences they have to offer. Spoiler Alert: It's not just bus tours.
During the Battle of Gettysburg in 1863, the Cupola of the Seminary building was occupied by Brigadier General John Buford and his Signal Officer, Lt. Aaron Jerome. When you visit Seminary Ridge, you can stand in that very location for yourself and learn even more at the Seminary Ridge Museum. Our guests in this episode are from Seminary Ridge Museum & Education Center to tell you about their unique experience, special escape room, and how you can support their efforts of continued learning for everyone. Guests: Peter Miele Rob Williams Codie Eash
Gettysburg is known as one of the most haunted places in the world. When you visit, you can hear experts tell the stories while standing in the locations that inspired them. You can take your experience to the next level by going out late at night and using special paranormal tools to do your own investigations and communicate with the ghosts. In this episodes, you hear about 5 great operators in Gettysburg that will send a chill down your spine. Explore ways to get a chill in Gettysburg with these iconic locations. Experiences featured in episode may change. Please visit operator websites below for current information and availability. After Dark Investigations Civil War Ghosts Farnsworth House Ghost Tours Gettysburg Ghosts and Paranormal Association Ghost City Tours Ghostly Images of Gettysburg
Gettysburg was named #1 on's 2023 list of ⁠⁠America's Most Welcoming Cities and Towns⁠⁠. Our guest for this episode is the mayor of Gettysburg, Rita C. Frealing. She shares her story about becoming the first African American and first woman mayor of her hometown and why she's not surprised by that list. We also find out some of her favorite things to do and see in Adams County, PA. Guest: Rita C. Frealing Mayor of Gettysburg, PA.
In the backyard of Gettysburg, The Totem Pole Playhouse has gone on to become one of the best known and highly-regarded summer theaters in the United States. The New York Times called Totem Pole Playhouse “the Cadillac of summer theaters.” In this episode, you'll hear from young performers of "Annie: The Musical" on how they memorize their lines and prepare for the show. Meanwhile, the Artistic Director and Music Director give us some insight into the family atmosphere of the Totem Pole Playhouse. Summer 2023 Schedule Annie: The Musical July 7 - July 23 Million Dollar Quartet July 28 - August 13 On Golden Pond August 18 - September 3 Guests: David Hemsley Caldwell, Artistic Director Christianne Roll, Music Director for "Annie" Cast Members of "Annie: The Musical" Anna Bailey Brooklyn Roll Cadence Roll
Today's guest is Wayne Motts -- President & CEO of the Gettysburg Foundation. The Gettysburg Foundation owns and operates, in partnership with the National Park Service at Gettysburg, the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center as well as historic sites and experiences. In our conversation, Wayne tells us about the attractions below and how you can help preserve Gettysburg for future generations. George Spangler Farm & Field Hospital Children of Gettysburg 1863® Ticket to the Past—Unforgettable Journeys More Info:
Our guest is Bruce Leith from the Gettysburg 19th Century Base Ball Festival. The free two-day event during the 3rd week of July (15-16) takes you back to how the game was played in 1864. We talk about the festival as well as Bruce's long career with the Philadelphia Phillies. Tickets and Info: This episode contains audio from Brad Nau's Story Road:
In this episode, we tell you about our free ways to guide yourself through Adams County on our trails and treks. There's something for everyone with our rich agriculture, craft beverage scene and historic sights. Adams County Crop Hop Adams County Pour Tour Trek Out Gettysburg with WishTrip Guest: Joel Cymerman Content and Trails Manager, Destination Gettysburg
What's the benefit of raw, local honey? Does it actually expire? What's the deal with alcohol that's made with honey? The answers to these questions and more can be found in this episode --- featuring Hal from Dawg Gone Bees of Adams County, PA. You'll even learn how you can use honey to dress a wound! More Info:
Blossom season is upon us in Gettysburg and Adams County! Today, we talk with Ellie Hollabaugh Vranich from Hollabaugh Fruit Farm & Market. We learn about when the blossoms start showing and how you can see it all for yourself. You'll also be clued in on the types of fruits and veggies you can enjoy straight from the farm and how you can experience living like a farmer for yourself! Plus, there's some talk about milkshakes. Who doesn't like that? Hollabaugh Bros, Inc. is just one of the many stops you'll find on the Adams County Crop Hop. The farms and markets along the Crop Hop offer a variety of seasonal fresh fruits & vegetables, pick your own fruit and flowers, farm tours, cooking classes, fresh meats, hands-on experiences, entertainment and more. The 2023 trail officially begins May 1 and runs through December 31. You can sign-up for your FREE digital passport starting April 17th at Along the trail, you can take advantage of great discounts and earn points for prizes!
If you've ever watched a race or dreamed of being a race car driver, you'll want to join us for this episode. We join one of Central Pennsylvania's top open-wheel racers, Lynn Paxton, for some stories about his 20+ racing career. He also tells us about a gem that sits right off of route 15 just outside of Gettysburg.....the Eastern Museum of Motor Racing. Listen as Lynn talks about some of the vintage cars and equipment at EMMR. You can see the museum for yourself with free admission (donations accepted) on your next visit to Adams County, PA. Guests: Lynn Paxton Alison Kreitzer, Ph.D. Museum Website: www.emmr.orgMore on Lynn:
Join us as we take a tour of the new museum from the Adams County Historical Society. We talk about some of the items on display that include dinosaur footprints, Native American history, and a look at the special civilian experience from the Battle of Gettysburg. You'll also hear a mix of audio clips from the immersive exhibit, Caught in the Crossfire* that puts you inside a family's farmhouse in the middle of the battle. *Full audio from Caught in the Crossfire is not included in episode. Museum Opens on April 15, 2023 Special Guests: Tim Smith, Director of Education at ACHS Andrew Dalton, Executive Director at ACHS Visit Beyond the Battle Website and Get Tickets
Our first official episode will be released soon. Here's a preview of what's to come with the Destination Gettysburg Podcast.
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Have some extra time on your visit to Gettysburg and Adams County? Consider visiting our friends at the nearby Carlisle Events. They are home to several automotive hobby events throughout the year and include collector car auctions. Events have evolved from “cars in a field” to destination activities for individuals and families from around the world. Guest: Mike Garland, Public Relations Manager for Carlisle Events Info:
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