Thursday, April 17, 2014

Mother's Day Dinner | May 11th, 2014

Enjoy an afternoon of exquisite cuisine which will begin with hand-passed hors d'oeuvres followed by a six-course prix-fixe dinner elegantly prepared by Executive Chef Spencer Wolff in Antrim's renowned Smokehouse Restaurant. 

Hors d'oeuvres to begin at 1:30 PM & 2 PM. 

$72 per person. Excludes taxes, gratuity and beverages.

Optional Wine Pairing:
$50 per person for five-course wine pairing
$30 per person for three-course wine pairing

Space is limited! Call (410) 756-6812 to make your reservation today.

Image courtesy of David Stuck Photography.

Gettysburg Activities for Corporate Groups

Gettysburg National Park Museum & Visitor Center

The National Park Service Museum and Visitor Center is the place to begin your visit to Gettysburg. The Gettysburg Museum of the Civil War, with 22,000 square feet of exhibit space, features relics of the Battle of Gettysburg and personalities who served in the Civil War, interactive exhibits and multi-media presentations that cover the conflict from beginning to end, as well as describe the Battle of Gettysburg and its terrible aftermath. The center also hosts the film, “A New Birth of Freedom,” narrated by award-winning actor Morgan Freeman and restored Gettysburg Cyclorama, which depicts the final fury of Gettysburg - “Pickett’s Charge.” Through a variety of exhibits, interactive displays, films, and a host of research resources, the new museum provides a Civil War experience unlike any other.

  • 12 museum galleries - 11 based on phrases from Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address and organized to help visitors understand and appreciate the museum’s major themes, including the Gettysburg Campaign, the Civil War, and its causes and consequences. With more than 300,000 objects and artifacts and 700,000 archival materials, the collection at Gettysburg National Military Park is one of the most extensive in the world. 
  • Interactive stations and hands-on experiences are located throughout the museum. Five of the galleries include short video presentations on the causes of the war, the three days of Battle at Gettysburg, and the results of the war. The two Voices theaters feature readings from the accounts of battle participants. 
  • The Special Exhibits Gallery showcases temporary exhibits to broaden the number of topics covered in the museum. “Treasures of the Civil War: Legendary Leaders Who Shaped a War and a Nation” features rare Civil War artifacts that provide links to leaders of the Civil War era, including Abraham Lincoln, Jefferson Davis, Robert E. Lee, George G. Meade, Frederick Douglass and Clara Barton. This glimpse into the lives of these extraordinary people will help visitors gain a better understanding of the magnitude of the Civil War and its lasting impact on our nation. Sponsored by Gettysburg National Military Park, Gettysburg Foundation and other partners. Included in museum admission ticket. Continues through 2015.

Hauser Estate Winery Wine Tour

Located in beautiful Adams County just outside Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, the Hauser Estate Winery has an underground winery production facility which sits beneath the 360 degree glass-enclosed tasting room. The tasting room overlooks miles of farmland, orchards, and forests, extending toward the national Civil War Battlefield.

Adams County Winery Wine Tour

Nestled against the South Mountains, Adams County Winery has been making wine for over 35 years and boast as being the longest continuously operating bank barn winery in the United States. The winery offers a Taste of History Tour which begins with a tour of the operations area and bottling rooms. Visitors then enjoy a tasting of four Historic Gettysburg Collection wines and two specialty wines accompanied by cheese and crackers. During the tasting, you will learn a bit of Gettysburg history with each sampling.

Reid’s Orchard & Winery Wine Tour

Reid’s Orchard & Winery is located in beautiful and historic Buchanan Valley. This farm was originally settled back in the 1850’s by descendants of the Hall family. The smoke of muskets and cannons, as well as the sound of the battle itself, infiltrated the peace of this valley and this farm during those three horrible days in Gettysburg during the Civil War.

The farm, as it is today, came into existence in November 1976. Since then, Reid’s Orchard has been producing a class-style of whites and reds, using Appalachian oak barrels. Their fruit wines are made from estate grown fruit with no added flavorings, concentrates or essence. The vineyard’s terroir, the combination of their Highfield Channery loam soil, the morning mist that rises from the headwaters of the Conewago Creek, the elevation of 1350 feet, and their vineyard management techniques are all important components in the creation of their quality wines.

Horseback Tour of Battlefields by Artillery Ridge

Tour the Gettysburg Battlefield on horseback with the oldest horseback tour operating on the battlefield with over 32 years of experience. As a part of the tour, riders see:

  • Union Cannon under McGilurey as they held against Confederate attacks
  • Little Round Top, Big Round Top and The Valley of Death
  • Trostle Farm - Where General Dan Sickles lost his leg
  • The Fields of the 1st Minnesota’s valiant charge to hold back the Alabama tide
  • Pickett’s Charge Fields where the great battle case to its dramatic conclusion on Cemetery Ridge
  • The Sprangler Farm and the Confederate Battle Lines

Golf at the Link’s of Gettysburg

Accolades from professional and amateur golfers pour in about the magnificent architecture by Lindsay Ervin, superior playing conditions and signature service that distinguished The Links as a “4 ½ Star” rated facility by Golf Digest and a “Must Play” by Golf styles.

The Links is not for the timid or faint of heart. The course features daunting, elevated tee boxes with slender, precise landing areas; 14 sparkling lakes and streams where golf balls often “swim with the fishes”; indigenous, red-rock canyons and formations; massive, swift, sloping greens. The European-style course plays 7,069 yards from the tips, with a 74.1 rating and 144 slope, making it an exciting challenge for low handicappers. Four other tee areas - 6,666, 6,277, 5,802 and 4,977 yards - make the course accessible to players of all skill levels.

Golf at Quail Valley Golf Course

Since opening is 1993, Quail Valley Golf Course has been a favorite for locals and visiting golfers. Quail Valley is an 18 hole championship golf course that offers an outstanding challenge with two distinctly different nines. The front plays through a mature stand of trees. The back is more open with water lurking on seven of the nine holes. Five sets of tees guarantee golfers of all abilities the opportunity to take advantage of demanding risk/reward par 5’s, a beautiful signature par 3, and the courses trademark fast greens.

Farnsworth House Ghost Walks

The house is named in honor of Brigadier General Elon John Farnsworth, who led an ill-fated charge after the failure of Pickett’s charge, claiming the lives of Farnsworth and 65 of his men. The original part of the house was built in 1810, followed by the brick structure in 1833. The house sheltered Confederate sharpshooters during the three-day conflict, one of whom is believed to have accidently shot 20 year-old Mary Virginia “Jennie” Wade, the only civilian who died during the battle. More than 100 bullet holes pock the walls. Following the battle, the house served as a hospital.

As Gettysburg’s longest running ghost tour, Farnsworth has several different tours, from the Farnsworth House, the streets of Gettysburg, the Jennie Wade House, the Groves, and much more.

Ready to begin planning your next corporate retreat? Contact our Corporate Services Director, Robin Speno today for more information!

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Gettysburg Experience Package

Come and experience Gettysburg like never before....

The Gettysburg Experience Package Includes:

  • A Gettysburg Battlefield Bus Tour by Gettysburg Battlefield Tours
  • A copy of Newt Gingrich & William R. Forstchen’s New York Times Bestseller book “Gettysburg”
  • Tickets to Your Choice of Three of the following Gettysburg Attractions:*
    • Soldiers National Museum - Highlights Military History from the Vikings through Iraq featuring and Dioramas of 10 major battles of the Civil War.
    • Hall of Presidents & First Ladies - Listen to the story of America by our Presidents and enjoy the fashions of different eras through the authentic reproductions of our First Ladies’ inaugural gowns.
    • Jennie Wade House Museum - Experience the tragedy of Jennie Wade, the only civilian to be killed during the battle of Gettysburg, with a guided tour of the authentic 1860’s era home.
    • Gettysburg Lincoln Train Museum - Learn about railroad’s role in the Civil War, travel with Abraham Lincoln to Gettysburg from Washington DC and enjoy our “time traveled” collection of model trains.
    • Gettysburg Battle Theatre - Find out how the soldiers progressed from Fredericksburg, VA to Gettysburg, PA in a multi-media presentation.
    • American Civil War Wax Museum - Learn about what took place prior, during and after the Civil War and listen to a reading of the Gettysburg Address.
    • The Gettysburg Diorama - Picture the battle through the eyes of Generals Lee and Meade. Over 20,000 hand-painted figures with a 30 minute Light and Sound Show!
    • The David Wills House - The home of Gettysburg attorney David Wills was the place where Abraham Lincoln put the finishing touches on the Gettysburg Address.
  • Overnight accommodations in a room of the Mansion
  • Afternoon Tea
  • Hand-passed hors d'oeuvres in Mansion, followed by an
  • Exceptional six-course dinner for two in Antrim’s renowned Smokehouse Restaurant masterfully prepared by Executive Chef Spencer Wolff
  • A continental wake-up tray delivered outside your door with muffins, a newspaper and your choice of coffee or tea
  • A full country-style served breakfast in the Mansion

Sunday - Thursday starting at $210 per person
Friday starting at $220 per person
Saturday starting at $250 per person

Package unavailable on select dates. Please call for more information. Rates based upon double occupancy. Tax, gratuity and beverages are not included. Not available with any other packages, discounts or offers.

*Locations subject to change without notice. Tour takes approximately 5 to 7 hours to complete.