Labor Day at Stone Gables Estate (with fireworks)

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Sep 07

Join us on Labor Day, September 7, 2020, at the beautiful and historic 275-acre Stone Gables Estate for an afternoon and evening of fun, family, festivities, and fireworks! Bring your own blanket or chair and claim your spot!

Hours: 4:00 p.m. through fireworks. Rain or shine. Tickets are limited and are on a first-come, first-served basis. GENERAL ADMISSION FEES: Order online and save! • $30 per vehicle • Larger vehicles (nine or more passengers - please inquire about pricing)

Purchase of a General Admission ticket includes the following activities:

• Watch two of Jerry Albert’s large remote-controlled World War II model battleships as they navigate Lake Liberty

• A self-guided tour of The Star Barn Village which includes the historic and fully restored 1877 Star Barn and its associated outbuildings (including The Hog Barn, Chicken Coop, and Carriage House)

• A self-guided tour of the fully restored 1860 Ironstone Ranch (main and mini barns)

• A self-guided tour of the 1844 Herr’s Mill Covered Bridge

• Stoll the gardens• “Walk and Talk in the Village” (small group tours)

• Updates about the National Christmas Center by Jim Morrison, founder

• The Reflective Oaks Prayer Walk

• The Shepherd’s Staff Zoo - view alpacas, donkeys, a miniature pony, and a pot-bellied pig

• Pony rides• Tractor-pulled wagon shuttle rides• Use of firepits

• Yard games• A scavenger hunt for kids or “kids at heart”

• Wine tasting and sales by Waltz Vineyards

• Music by Titus Touch

• A full-color Star Barn booklet

• Fireworks at approximately 8:00 p.m. 

The following activities are available for a fee:

• Enjoy a one-of-a-kind 1.2-mile, round-trip narrated train excursion through the center of Stone Gables Estate on the Harrisburg, Lincoln & Lancaster Railroad, traversing the original 1838 railroad bed on which President Lincoln’s funeral train traveled on April 22, 1865. Train ride tickets during the event are available on-site.

• $10 – Adults• $5 – Ages 6 – 17 | Free – Ages 5 and underRide times: 4:15 p.m., 5:00 p.m., 5:45 p.m., and 6:30 p.m. Until further notice, passenger capacity has been reduced by 50% to better accommodate social distancing. (Please note: The Lincoln Funeral Car and Pioneer Coach are not handicap accessible.)

• Food concessions by Food for Thought and others

• Souvenirs and gifts are available for purchase at The Sower and The Seed Shoppe

• Horseback rides may be available before the event. Please call 717.413.2660 to check availability.

• Lodging may be available during this event. Please call 717.902.9791, Option 5, for information and to make a reservation. (Bookings include complimentary tickets to the Labor Day event.)

Entrance: Brittany’s Hope, 1160 North Market Street, Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania. Watch for signage.

All are welcome! We hope to see you there! To order tickets, visit Scroll down to the “Labor Day at Stone Gables Estate” banner and press “Click here for Tickets and Information."


Labor Day at Stone Gables Estate (with fireworks)

LOCATION: Stone Gables Estate

ADDRESS: Entrance at Brittany's Hope: 1160 N. Market Street, Elizabethtown, PA 17022

  • CONTACT: 717.902.9791
  • COST: $30/car; nine passengers or more - call for pricing
  • TIME: 4:00 PM to 8:30 PM