By Terri Peterson Smith
GETTYSBURG, Pa. — In Gettysburg, group tours can digest Civil War history and a generous portion of good food too.
Gettysburg is one of the most famous and historically important small towns in America, but there’s more to this community than its pivotal role in the Civil War. Savor Gettysburg Food Tours offers insight into its history, but also offers an intimate glimpse of the town as it is now through its modern-day eateries.
Groups may eat, drink and learn history with any of the three itineraries offered by Savor Gettysburg Food Tours — the Historic Downtown Tour, the Savory Sweets Tour or the Wine, Cider and Dine Tour.
All three are walking tours lasting approximately three hours and span a distance of just under 1 mile of comfortable, casual walking. Each incorporates different aspects of local history combined with multiple stops at locally owned ethnic eateries, historic taverns, family bistros and wineries.
“As we walk around town, I share historical vignettes about the history of Gettysburg, as well as the culture and the people who lived here,” said Lori Korczyk, owner and tour director of Savor Gettysburg Food Tours . “I talk about the civilians who resided here during the time of the battle, so people can get a taste of Gettysburg not only through the variety of different foods, but through the rich history this town offers.”
All food tastings are included in the ticket price. Tours range in size from a minimum of six to a maximum of 14.
“The restaurants in Gettysburg are small and limit the size of our groups so that our guests can receive personalized service and an overall exceptional experience,” Korczyk said.
Motorcoach parking is available at the fire department parking lot or the Gettysburg Heritage Center lot.