RVers-There’s more than Gettysburg in historic Adams County

The National Apple Harvest Festival in Adams County

Eisenhower’s Farm,  Authentic Barns and the National Apple Harvest Festival are reasons RVers visit historic Adams County. Oh yes, and of course there is also Gettysburg. (The Gettysburg National Military Park will be talked about in an upcoming post.)

Eisenhower National Historic Site

Always curious about where former presidents have lived, the Eisenhower Farm near Gettysburg is a natural on our list.

Eisenhower National Historic Site (NPS.gov)

For Ike and Mamie, their farm served “as a weekend retreat and meeting place for world leaders,” says National Park Service.  Its peaceful setting and view of South Mountain, offered a much needed respite from Washington. It provided “a backdrop for efforts to reduce Cold War tensions.”  The farm is still worked today, much in the style of Eisenhower, by local farmers Sam and Wilbur Martin.

Barns of Adams County

Round Barn of Adams County. (DestinationGettysburg.com)

“The scenic landscape of Adams County is peppered with barns,” says Destination Gettysburg website.

“Some are new, many are aged, many are kept alive more than a hundred years by love and restoration.”

National Apple Harvest Festival

The National Apple Harvest Festival in Adams County.

For the 55th year, the National Apple Harvest Festival is the first two full weekends in October. In the heart of Pennsylvania Apple country, the South Mountain Fairgrounds are only about 11 miles from Gettysburg.

This popular family-friendly event welcomes thousands of festival goers. The price of admission includes steam engine displays, orchard tours, petting zoo, crafter demonstrations, and entertainment.

There is RV parking at the fairgrounds, and RV campgrounds nearby.

To read more about ‘Authentic Adams County’ on RVShortStops, click here.

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