Get Away: The Adams County Pour Tour

Sample the goods from craft breweries and wineries near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.

Courtesy of Destination Gettysburg

Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, is known for its Civil War battlefields, but it also has new offerings that are worth checking out. Established last year, the Adams County Pour Tour is a craft beverage trail through orchards, vineyards, farmland and a game-filled tasting room. There are 21 stops on the self-guided trail, including 10 in Gettysburg’s walkable downtown.

Just outside of Gettysburg, Adams County Winery ( offers a tour of its wine-making facilities (book in advance) and tastings. Relax on the stone terrace, which features a wood-fired brick pizza oven and live music on Sundays. Thirsty Farmer Brew Works ( serves craft ales, lagers, ciders and pub food.

In downtown Gettysburg, Reid’s Winery Cider House ( offers cider and wine tastings. Knob Hall Winery’s tasting room ( features a few cheekily named wines (Gold Digger, Jealous Mistress), bookshelves stuffed with board games, and “paintings” so detailed it’s hard to believe they were created from duct tape.

Stay the night at Gettysburg’s Federal Pointe Inn (, a historic school turned luxury inn with a school-themed pub in the basement. Rates begin at $149. Pick up a trail map and passport at any Adams County Pour Tour stop and collect stamps for prizes. 800-337-5015;

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