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Gettysburg is located in Adams County, of which it is the county seat, southwest of York between Chambersburg and the Maryland state line along Highway 30 near Lake Marburg.

A famous attraction is Gettysburg National Military Park, where Abraham Lincoln spoke on November 19, 1863, "That government of the people, by the people, and for the people, shall not perish from the earth." Gettysburg is the crossroads of two national highways, U.S. Route 30 and U.S. Route 15. The Annual Gettysburg Civil War Battle Reenactment takes place each summer, and features major battles, numerous field demonstrations, living history villages, and military camps.

Many guided walking tours are offered of the area, including ghost tours, battlefield tours, and more.

Antique Shops and Shows The Horse Soldier |
Art Yingling's Auction Gallery |
Bed and Breakfasts and Country Inns Herr Tavern & Publick House | Lightner Farmhouse Bed & Breakfast |
Restaurants, Cafes, Delis, Bakeries Dobbin House Tavern |
History Confederate States Armory & Museum | Lincoln Room Museum | Samuel Colt Heritage Museum |
Public Libraries Adams County Library System |
Motels, Hotels and Resorts College Motel | Heritage Motor Lodge |
Parks Gettysburg National Military Park |
Shopping Gettysburg Village Factory Stores | Mel's Antique and Collectibles |
Transportation Lincoln Train Museum |

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National Cherry Blossom Festival Washington DC March20-April14 The nation’s greatest springtime celebration unites for four spectacular weekends including the Cherry Blossom Parade.
Pork in the Park BBQ Festival Salisbury MD April19-21 Follow your nose to the Pork in the Park BBQ Festival. Celebrating its 10th anniversary, this Eastern Shore staple will be served up April 19-21st at Salisbury's WinterPlace Park.
Galena Dogwood Festival Galena MD May4 The annual Galena Dogwood Festival is will take place throughout Galena. The parade will have a War of 1812 theme.
Dover Days Festival Dover DE May3-5 As one of the longest running festivals in the state of Delaware, Dover Days dates back to 1933. What started as a garden tour staged by the Dover Garden Club, has now become an annual time to remember First State heritage with community spirit and an entertaining festival of family events.
Dover Days Festival Dover DE May3-5 You can claim Dover, Delaware, the capital city of the First State, as your state capital during the 80th anniversary celebration of the Dover Days Festival!.
Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival West Friendship MD May4-5 A fun-filled weekend of live animals, crafts and supplies, entertainment and more.