Now that spring is here, we are all going crazy to get out of the house. A roadtrip can help clear the winter cobwebs out of your head. Pack a bag, jump in the car, and head out for Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. It’s only about a hundred miles from Washington, D.C. but it is a beautiful rural area with lots of farms and great scenery along the way.
There is a lot to do in the Gettysburg area. There is the whole battlefield tour and the monuments surrounding them, but there is so much more to the area. Here are some suggestions for making your trip a great one.
One unique place you have to visit while in Gettysburg is Hacienda Shiloh. Hacienda Shiloh is a garlic and herb farm in rural Pennsylvania. They grow over twenty varieties of from Russia, Italy, France, the Czech Republic, Germany, and Poland. After you admire the plants & taste the garlic, head back to the small gift shop & discover a huge selection of custom-blended teas, sea salts, herb blends, rubs, peppercorns and chili’s. Hacienda Shiloh is located at 327 Knox Rd, Gettysburg, PA 17325. Call ahead at (877) 789-0664 to make sure they are open.
The Land of Little Horses
The Land of Little Horses is an amazing place! Whether you are two or ninety two, you will love the show they put on with the tiny horses, dogs, and other animals. In addition to performances, there is a petting zoo , a gift shop, and a café. The Land of Little Horses is located at 125 Glenwood Drive,
Gettysburg, PA 17325. The telephone number is 717-334-7259.
Fresh Fruits and Vegetables
If you are on the hunt for fresh fruits and vegetables the rural farms in the Gettysburg area provide many treats at roadside stands, beginning in early spring with strawberries. As the seasons progresses you’ll find raspberries, blueberries, apricots, and more. Just drive down most any side road to find a farm stand.
The Dobbin House Tavern
Before the weekend is over, you need to have a dinner or lunch at the Dobbin House Tavern. It is located in a colonial house that was built in 1776. The servers and staff dress in colonial attire, making the experience a really unique travel back in time. The Dobbin House Tavern also has bed and breakfast rooms, so you can stay in one of the oldest buildings in Gettysburg! 89 Steinwehr Avenue (Business Route 15 South), Gettysburg, PA 17325 Phone:(717)334-2100 Fax: (717)334-6905 for reservations and information.