Did you know that beer became prevalent in 1800s Pennsylvania (when whiskey reigned supreme) because of the influx of German immigrants?
Over a million people a year make the trip to Gettysburg to take in the scholarly circuit of one of the country’s most significant battles. However, taking in such grave and eventful information can often work up quite a thirst. Luckily, Adams County brewers have been using locally grown ingredients to create innovative and robust brews for years.
"An amazing addition to my Gettysburg itinerary. Great way to let off steam, meet people, and even learn something."
On our tour, you’ll have a chance to meet like-minded individuals who enjoy soaking up illustrious information nearly as much as they savor taking down a frosty beverage. Naturally, Gettysburg radiates with legends from the Civil War and the various tavern proprietors have instilled the soul of the city into their drinking establishments.
Chances are you’ll learn a tale or two in these vintage alehouses that you missed out on the battlefields. Undoubtedly, you’ll get a feel for local life in Gettysburg, not to mention relishing in a draft or five.
Our walking tour takes you on a bar crawl of Gettysburg’s most popular pubs, amongst them:
Battlefield Brew Works: Pennsylvania’s oldest brewery and distillery—history in a glass
Ploughman Cider Taproom: Take a walk on the cider side
Mason Dixon Distillery: Sip spirits made from locally-sourced ingredients
Fourscore Beer Co: Sample perfectly-balanced brews
… And many more.
We will stop at each location for a libation while learning the amazing stories behind the historic buildings these saloons are housed in.
Come join us on this amazing tour, and experience a new side of Gettysburg!
"Beer, if drank with moderation, softens the temper, cheers the spirit, and promotes health."
— Thomas Jefferson.
Meeting point address: 452 Baltimore Street
Duration: Approximately 2 hours
Parking: We recommend parking near The Brickhouse Inn B&B at 352 Baltimore Street. Click below to see options.
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January 29th 2023
"Jim was very knowledgeable and gave a magnificent tour. We learned so much and would love to do agai ... "
January 22nd 2023
"Sam made it entertaining and was rather knowledgeable about local history."
January 15th 2023
"My boyfriend and I went on the 10 o’clock tour and Jim was a wonderful guide."
No need to print anything out. Just show up, and the tour guide will mark you present! Please save your email confirmation handy on your phone for reference.
Your ticket includes specified tastings or drinks at the listed establishments.
This tour is a walking tour.
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