Activities and Social Events

Recharge and resolve to relax and have fun!


Beyond the battlefield, visitors can experience historic homes, heritage centers and learn the story of Gettysburg through guided tours. Gettysburg is surrounded by farmland, vineyards and orchards and there are plenty of opportunities to taste the fruits of those fields and vines at farm markets, farm-to-table dinners and wine and cider tastings. Visit Destination Gettysburg! for more information on things to see and do in Gettysburg. You will find so much to do that you will need to extend your stay!

PDA has a few things planned on Friday evening to kick off Pennsylvania’s Dental Meeting 2019!

Board of Trustees’ Dinner
  ($75 per person) – join us for a dinner honoring those making an impact on our profession. Friday, April 5, 2019, from 7:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Welcome Reception ($25) – mix & mingle with friends and colleagues from across the Commonwealth. Friday, April 5, 2019, from 8:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.

The committee is pleased to offer you an overview of our “can’t miss” activities in Gettysburg:


The Association of Licensed Battlefield Guides offers personalized tours of the battlefield in the comfort of your own vehicle. Reservations are highly recommended. Tours can be booked at the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum and Visitor Center or book directly with the Association to receive a discounted rate.

Gettysburg National Military Park Museum and Visitor Center features displays artifacts from the Battle of Gettysburg, The Battle of Gettysburg Cyclorama oil painting (1884) and a film about the battle. It also serves as the hub for bus tours of the battlefield and the Eisenhower National Historic Site.

Walking Tours
Gettysburg Licensed Town Historians lead sixty or ninety minute walking tours of downtown Gettysburg each featuring a different perspective of the war. Tours depart from the courtyard behind the Gettysburg Hotel.

History and Haunts offers evening walking tours that can be combined with a paranormal investigation or you can skip the history and just hunt for ghosts!

Savor Gettysburg Food Tours combines a one-mile walking tour of the town of Gettysburg with tasting stops at ethnic eateries, historic taverns, bistros and wineries to offer visitors a unique and delicious way to spend 3-hours.

Fun Things to Do
Adams County Pour Tour -- Grab a trail map and treat your palate to the wines, ciders, spirits and craft brews found in Gettysburg’s downtown tasting rooms and throughout the Adams County countryside. Trail maps will be available at PDA’s registration desk.

Mister Ed’s Elephant Museum & Candy Emporium
It’s a fun museum showcasing more than 10,000 elephants AND home to the area’s largest candy displays plus 70 flavors of homemade fudge.

Gettysburg is a walkable town with a variety of specialty stores featuring Christmas décor, antiques, art, clothing and Civil War artifacts. Bring an extra suitcase to hold all the treasures you’ll find!