Thanks to all who helped make
our September 16 event a big success!!
HGAC appreciates your support!
Thanks to the barns on the tour:
Beech Springs Farm
The Round Barn
Sarah Patterson Barn
Stone of Scone Barn
HGAC 2023 Historic Barns Tour
of Gettysburg & Adams County
Welcome to the 2023 HGAC Barn Tour!
The Tour will start at the Round Barn on Cashtown Road in Biglerville. Participants will receive a tour booklet with information about the Tour and a map showing the locations of the barns, as well as other points of interest. After exploring the Round Barn, participants may then drive to any barn, in any order and stay as long as they like.
The Round Barn where the Tour starts is usually open to the public, but the other five historic barns on the Tour are privately owned and will be open exclusively for the HGAC Barn Tour.
There will be fun and educational activities at each barn including a timber framing demonstration, and living history characters demonstrating arts and crafts, farm-related activities and even live music from the period of the 1800's when the barns on the Tour were built.
A special activity for youth attending the Barn Tour will be "Barn Quest," a scavenger hunt to identify architectural features of historic barns. Barn Quest is presented by the HGAC Investing in Youth Initiative. Prizes for completing Barn Quest will be presented. The deadline to complete the Barn Quest challenge is October 31.
To purchase advance registrations for the HGAC Historic Barns Tour, tickets will be available online here starting February 1st. Tickets can also be purchased the day of the event at the Round Barn.
After the Barn Tour, participants, volunteer event staff, barn owners and friends are invited to an informal Dutch treat happy hour "Gathering" at the Thirsty Farmer Brew Works located just across the road from the Historic Round Barn.
This event is presented by Historic Gettysburg-Adams County (HGAC), a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization formed in 1975 to foster the preservation and interpretation of culturally significant structures and sites in Gettysburg and Adams County, Pennsylvania.
For additional information, contact event chair,
Bob McIlhenny at (717) 420-6500 or RMcilhenny@comcast.net