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Thank You for Visiting


HGAC is a non-profit organization formed in 1975 to spearhead and coordinate efforts to preserve and restore the historic heritage of Adams County's townships and boroughs.

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Save the dates!

Homespun Christmas
and Holiday Market

Friday, Dec. 1
3 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Saturday, Dec. 2

 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

At the  G.A.R. Hall

53 E. Middle Street

Gettysburg 17325

Handcrafted items,

holiday greens
and baked goods!


Click donate button to contribute to:

The Bonnie Braun Memorial

Investing in Youth Initiative Program


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Thanks to all who donated to HGAC!

Your support is much appreciated!

HGAC surveys Barn #400

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HGAC's Preservation Committee officially marks a milestone -- committee members have surveyed their 400th Adams County barn! The honor of #400 went to owner Wayne Flickinger for his family's beautiful c.1901 barn at 25 Cashtown Road in Biglerville.

From left to right above: Preservation Committee members Kendra Debany, Marcia Kile, Bruce Kile and Preservation Committee chair Curt Musselman with barn owners Wayne and Leila Flickinger.

And the winners are....

HGAC's 2023 Barn of the Year Award went to Sherry Rogers and Clifford Frost for the total renovation of their barn on  Mount Hope Road near Fairfield (photo at right).

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The Historic House Award for 2023 went to David and Cynthia Salisbury for their work on the Scott Farmhouse in Freedom Township (photo at left).

HGAC partners with Gettysburg Area
High School students on
Civil War Hospital Sign Project

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HGAC now has 14 new Civil War Hospital Signs!

Find out more about HGAC's
  Civil War Hospital Sign Project!

Click here

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HGAC recently sponsored a field trip to the National Preservation Training Center (NPTC) in Frederick, Md.  for 26 Building Trades students from the Adams County Technical Institute. The field trip was coordinated and sponsored by HGAC's Investing in Youth Initiative.

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The warehouse will reopen in April at the Daniel Lady Farm, 986 Hanover Road, Gettysburg PA 17304

If you wish to make an appointment to visit the warehouse in the off season, please call 717-334-5185 and leave a voicemail with your name and return phone number. A HGAC member will get back to you.

Those wishing to donate items can still schedule an appointment for pickup.  Email your request to or call the HGAC office at 717- 334-5185 and leave a voicemail with your name and return phone number. A HGAC member will get back to you.

 Click here for more information


SUMMER AT SPANGLER   will return in 2024 beginning  on Memorial Day weekend in May.

 Click here for more information on the program.

LEARNING LAB AT THE SPANGLER BARN!     The next Learning Lab was be held on Wednesday, October 11 at the George Spangler Barn.
Read about last year's Learning Lab with HGAC volunteers, the Gettysburg Foundation and students from the  Adams County Technical Institute Building Trade (ACTI) -- Click here for the whole story!


Read the latest HGAC newletter!

Click here

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To donate to the Bonnie Braun Memorial Investing in Youth Initiative Program,

click here


To donate to the Barry Towers Memorial Fund, click here

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Congratulations to HGAC's BarnArt winners!

From left to right:

-- Dawn Whitmore of Fredericksburg VA, second place photography for "Beasely Homestead" (prize sponsored by ACNB Bank, Christine Settle, at  far left)

-- Jaci Rice of Weirton, WV, first place fine art for her painting "Grey Before the Blue" (prize sponsored by J. Jay Mackie (center) and Monica Oss)

-- John McNulty of Camp Hill, PA , second place fine art for his painting "McClure's Gap Road Barn'

-- Andrew Muenzfeld of Gettysburg, PA, first place photography for "Barns and Bales' (prize sponsored by David  (at far right) and Cynthia Salisbury)

In addition: Paul Flury won the Artists' Choice Award for his painting "The Dream" and the late Jim Lauritsen won the People's Choice Award for his painting "Trostle Barn."

Thanks to Gettysburg Times Darryl Wheeler for the photograph!


Homespun Christmas Market

Homespun Christmas Market

Preserving Our Heritage

Preserving Our Heritage

Preserving Adams County's Historic Barns For Future Generations

Recycling Quality Products

Recycling Quality Products

Purchases Support HGAC's Preservation Efforts

Learning Experiences For Youth

Learning Experiences For Youth

HGAC Invests In Education Of The Next Generation

Underground Railroad Tours

Underground Railroad Tours

Underground Railroad Tours offered at McAllister's Mill Site May through August

Fun, Education Combined

Fun, Education Combined

Scavenger Hunt For Historic PA Barn Architectural Features

Rent The G.A.R. Building

Rent The G.A.R. Building

Hold Your Meeting In A Historic Building

Enjoy A Speakers Program

Enjoy A Speakers Program

Free, Fun, Informative Programs At G.A.R. Hall

Summer At The Farm

Summer At The Farm

Join Us At The Barn in 2023!

HGAC Non-Discrimination statement
HGAC does not unlawfully discriminate internally (in its administrative and program operations) or externally (in provision of programs, grants or services) on the basis of race, political orientation, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, national origin, ethnicity, ancestry, marital status, veteran status, or mental or physical disability or any other status prohibited by applicable law.

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