History was made here in quiet lives, on farm and village streets
The Adams County Historical Society's research room will be open on Wednesday, November 25. The Society is closed the remainder of the week for the Thanksgiving holiday. The archives will resume normal hours of operation the following week and re-open on Wednesday, December 2.
The Adams County Historical Society wishes you a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday!
The Adams County Historical Society's mission is to identify, preserve, and tell the stories of the people, organizations, businesses, and events that have shaped Adams County, Pennsylvania. As a result, the Historical Society is sometimes affectionately referred to as the county’s attic - a repository of rich, local, cultural heritage.
To serve members and visitors who wish to search for a long ago relative, explore the county's past, or gain insight into our present, the Adams County Historical Society utilizes paid and volunteer staff to offer twenty-seven hours of public operation at its headquarters at the Wolf House on the Lutheran Theological Seminary campus of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.
To enhance its interpretation of local history, the Adams County Historical Society archives a significant collection of county records, personal documents, business records, and photographs. Based on the type of research you are conducting, use the links above to access finding aids, indexes, and research guides.
Our research archives is located at 368 Springs Avenue, Gettysburg, PA 17325.
Our mailing address is P.O. Box 4325, Gettysburg, PA 17325. Please direct all mail to the P.O. Box.