On his way back to Virginia from stomping out the Whiskey Rebellion, which took place in Pennsylvania, George Washington stayed a night right here in Adams County, at Russell’s Tavern.
The tavern is a stone building located on Biglerville Road just at Goldenville Road. The year was 1794.
Russell’s Tavern is the last sight you see on the Scenic Valley Tour, which you can learn more about from the Gettysburg Convention & Visitors Bureau. It’s fun ride and takes you by car through a little more than 30 miles of Pennsylvania countryside in Adams County. It truly is a beautiful tour and there are several places where you can get out of your car and walk. When you take the Scenic Valley Tour, be sure to stop and Russell’s Tavern and get a real good look.