These Shire draft horse-drawn carriage rides will carry you through Adams County’s scenic countryside!
No visit to Gettysburg National Military Park is complete without also visiting the Gettysburg National Cemetery. The cemetery came into being in 1863, after the famous Battle of Gettysburg. Just as famously, President Abraham Lincoln gave his Gettysburg Address here, at the cemetery’s dedication ceremony, just a few months after the battle. Attracting thousands of […]
The National Museum of the U.S. Army isn’t your father’s military museum, not by a long shot. This high-tech, modern museum connects America’s past with its present through soldiers’ voices, experiences and stories. Within its walls, you’ll learn about the stories of innumerable individual soldiers — the men and women of all heritages who have […]
Belle Grove Plantation began with 483 acres given to Isaac Hite Jr. by his father in 1783. By 1824, it had grown to 7,500 acres, producing grain, livestock, flax and hemp. Also on Belle Grove were a grist mill, a saw mill, a distillery, a store, a lime kiln and quarry, and a blacksmith shop. […]
Belle Boyd was born in West Virginia in May 1844. Boyd became a Confederate spy before her 18th birthday and conveyed information and supplies to Southern military leaders. The 10-year-old Marie Isabelle Boyd moved into the Greek Revival-style house with her family that her father, Benjamin Reed Boyd built in 1853; two years later Boyd […]