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GETTYSBURG, PENNSYLVANIA

Gettysburg: The Battle, the Place, the People

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Program #9114RJ
4 Days | 3 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderate
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Itinerary for Aug 30 — Sep 2, 2015

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Type: Full Service Hotel

Description: The Historic Gettysburg Hotel, Est. 1797 is a landmark in our nation's history, hosting prominent figures for nearly two centuries. The Hotel is listed in the Historic Hotels of America Directory which identifies quality hotels that have faithfully maintained their historic integrity, architecture and ambiance. This hotel is non-smoking. VOTED GETTYSBURG'S "BEST" HOTEL! Celebrate Gettysburg Magazine, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010

Contact info:
One Lincoln Square
Gettysburg,, PA 17325 USA
phone: 717-337-2000
web: www.hotelgettysburg.com

Room amenities: Two full size beds, private bath, remote control TV with over 60 cable channels, desk, telephone, hair dryer, alarm clock, coffeemaker, iron & ironing board and comfortable chair. All rooms are Non-Smoking.

Facility amenities: Complimentary daily newspapers, coffee in the morning. Afternoon tea. Outdoor pool available the end of May through the beginning of September. Hotel Fitness Center open from 5 a.m. to 11 p.m. Hotel Business Center open 24 hrs and offers Internet service, faxing and photo copying. Tennis Courts within walking distance at nearby Gettysburg College. Free use of the YWCA indoor pool (1 mile from the hotel) and fitness facility are available during your stay.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Call Gettysburg Hotel for Rate
Participants must make their own reservations 30 days prior to arrival by calling the hotel (717)337-2000. Be sure to mention that your attending an Road Scholar program. Additional nights may not be available due to special event weekends and holidays

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day One: Sunday, August 30 - Arrival, Living History Presentation
Afternoon: Check in at the hotel after 3:00 p.m. A welcome reception and registration will be held in the hotel at 5:00 p.m. followed by orientation in the designated classroom at 5:30 p.m.

Dinner: In the hotel

Evening: Living History Presentation - Learn about Mary Todd Lincoln through the eyes of her close friend Hannah Shearer. Question and answer time will follow.

Lodging: Historic Gettysburg Hotel

Meals Included: Dinner
Type: Full Service Hotel

Description: The Historic Gettysburg Hotel, Est. 1797 is a landmark in our nation's history, hosting prominent figures for nearly two centuries. The Hotel is listed in the Historic Hotels of America Directory which identifies quality hotels that have faithfully maintained their historic integrity, architecture and ambiance. This hotel is non-smoking. VOTED GETTYSBURG'S "BEST" HOTEL! Celebrate Gettysburg Magazine, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010

Contact info:
One Lincoln Square
Gettysburg,, PA 17325 USA
phone: 717-337-2000
web: www.hotelgettysburg.com

Room amenities: Two full size beds, private bath, remote control TV with over 60 cable channels, desk, telephone, hair dryer, alarm clock, coffeemaker, iron & ironing board and comfortable chair. All rooms are Non-Smoking.

Facility amenities: Complimentary daily newspapers, coffee in the morning. Afternoon tea. Outdoor pool available the end of May through the beginning of September. Hotel Fitness Center open from 5 a.m. to 11 p.m. Hotel Business Center open 24 hrs and offers Internet service, faxing and photo copying. Tennis Courts within walking distance at nearby Gettysburg College. Free use of the YWCA indoor pool (1 mile from the hotel) and fitness facility are available during your stay.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Call Gettysburg Hotel for Rate
Participants must make their own reservations 30 days prior to arrival by calling the hotel (717)337-2000. Be sure to mention that your attending an Road Scholar program. Additional nights may not be available due to special event weekends and holidays

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Two: Monday, August 31 - Gettysburg National Park Visitors Center and Muse...
Gettysburg National Park Visitors Center and Museum/First Day at Gettysburg Battle

Breakfast: Full breakfast buffet in the hotel

Morning: This morning we'll begin by taking a field trip to the Gettysburg National Park Visitors Center and Museum. While there we'll have the chance to watch the 22 minute film "A New Birth Of Freedom" and see the newly restored Cyclorama Painting. This will give you a great overview and understanding of the Civil War and the Battle of Gettysburg. There is free time to browse the gift shop and book store which has an outstanding collection of Civil War related books. Explore the museum, an extensive collection of artifacts found on the Gettysburg battlefield as well as other significant battlefields and historic places of the Civil War.

Lunch: In the hotel

Afternoon: This afternoon we'll discuss the first day of fighting at Gettysburg in class before venturing on a field trip to the sites of the first day's battle where we'll explore McPherson Ridge, Eternal Light Peace Memorial and Barlow's Knoll. Bus will return to hotel.

Dinner: In the hotel

Evening: This evening we'll show the movie "The Gettysburg Story," where you will see Gettysburg as it's never been seen before.

Lodging: Historic Gettysburg Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Full Service Hotel

Description: The Historic Gettysburg Hotel, Est. 1797 is a landmark in our nation's history, hosting prominent figures for nearly two centuries. The Hotel is listed in the Historic Hotels of America Directory which identifies quality hotels that have faithfully maintained their historic integrity, architecture and ambiance. This hotel is non-smoking. VOTED GETTYSBURG'S "BEST" HOTEL! Celebrate Gettysburg Magazine, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010

Contact info:
One Lincoln Square
Gettysburg,, PA 17325 USA
phone: 717-337-2000
web: www.hotelgettysburg.com

Room amenities: Two full size beds, private bath, remote control TV with over 60 cable channels, desk, telephone, hair dryer, alarm clock, coffeemaker, iron & ironing board and comfortable chair. All rooms are Non-Smoking.

Facility amenities: Complimentary daily newspapers, coffee in the morning. Afternoon tea. Outdoor pool available the end of May through the beginning of September. Hotel Fitness Center open from 5 a.m. to 11 p.m. Hotel Business Center open 24 hrs and offers Internet service, faxing and photo copying. Tennis Courts within walking distance at nearby Gettysburg College. Free use of the YWCA indoor pool (1 mile from the hotel) and fitness facility are available during your stay.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Call Gettysburg Hotel for Rate
Participants must make their own reservations 30 days prior to arrival by calling the hotel (717)337-2000. Be sure to mention that your attending an Road Scholar program. Additional nights may not be available due to special event weekends and holidays

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Three: Tuesday, September 01 - Second day of Battle/Soldiers' National Cemetery/...
Breakfast: Full breakfast buffet in the hotel

Morning: This morning we'll have a class on the Second Day of Battle at Gettysburg followed by field trip to the site where the second day of fighting took place. The trip will be capped off with a walking tour of Cemetery Hill, including Soldiers' National Cemetery.

Lunch: Enjoy the opportunity to sample local fare on your own.

Afternoon: This afternoon we'll embark on a field trip to the Shriver House where you will hear the story of the Battle from the viewpoint of a local family.

Dinner: Farewell dinner with social beforehand in the hotel

Evening: This evening we'll enjoy a performance from a folk musician playing Civil War Era music.

Lodging: Historic Gettysburg Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner
Day Four: Wednesday, September 02 - Third Day Battle at Gettysburg
Breakfast: Full breakfast buffet in the hotel

Morning: This morning we'll discuss the Third Day of the Battle at Gettysburg with a morning class followed by a field trip to the site where the third day's fighting took place.

Lunch: Boxed lunch to either take with you or enjoy in the hotel dining room before departing.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch


Free Time Opportunities


Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
YWCA Gettysburg & Adams CountyVisit our local YWCA located just 1 mile from the Gettysburg Hotel at 909 Fairfield Road (Rte 116). This family recreation facility offers a swimming pool and a spacious 12-person whirlpool-there is no towel service so be sure to bring your own towels. You may swim during lap lane/open swim or join an aquatics fitness class- Please check schedule in your hotel classroom for times. Also available is the weight and fitness room, 2 basketball and 2 racquetball courts for your enjoyment. Hours of operation are: Monday thru Friday 4:30 a.m.-10 p.m. (pool opens at 6a.m.). Saturday 8 a.m-5 p.m. Sunday 12 noon to 5 p.m. (717) 334-9171.
For additional information, visit: www.ywcagettysburg.org
Eisenhower National Historic Site and FarmLocated adjacent to the Gettysburg Battlefield, the farm first served as a weekend retreat during his Presidency and later the only place the President and Mrs. Dwight D. Eisenhower ever called home. Many programs and activities are offered such as a 15 minute Orientation tour, House tour, Self Guided Walks, Narrated Cell Phone tour (minutes do apply), and Ranger conducted programs throughout the summer. Also stop by the Reception Center to view the Eisenhower Exhibits and the short video about President Eisenhower’s life from a small boy through his 38 years in the military, to his presidency and retirement. Due to a lack of on-site parking and space limitations in the Eisenhower home, visits can only be made by a shuttle bus leaving from the Gettysburg National Military Park Visitor Center. Please Call the Visitor Center for pricing and hours of operation at (717) 334-1124.
For additional information, visit: www.nps.gov/eise/
Adams County Historical SocietyLocated in the Samuel Schmucker Hall on the campus of the Lutheran Theological Seminary. It has a museum, library, archives and meeting rooms of the society. Between archives, photographs, books, and objects the Adams County Historical Society estimates that it has over 1,000,000 items in the collection. Hours of operation are: Wednesday thru Saturday 9a.m. to Noon and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Thursdays open from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Museum is open by appointment only. Please contact the Historical Society for more information or to schedule a tour at (717)-334-4723.
For additional information, visit: www.achs-pa.org
Guided Historic Walking ToursDepart from the Gettysburg Hotel with a licensed Town Guide and learn how the battle impacted the town and its people. Walk to historical buildings and landmarks while hearing the stories from diary entries, personal accounts, letters, drawings, and photographs with stories of Tillie Pierce, the canon known as “Penelope”, Mary Virginia Wade, Sarah Broadhead, Mary McAllister, Elizabeth Gilbert, John Burns and many, many others. Tours run April thru November 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information call (717) 339-6161 or (717) 337-3491
For additional information, visit: www.mainstreetgettysburg.org
The David Wills HouseHome of attorney David Wills and where President Lincoln spent the night before delivering his famous Gettysburg Address. The museum includes seven galleries, including the restored office where David Wills coordinated post-battle recovery efforts and the famous Lincoln bedroom where the President finished revising the Gettysburg Address. For more information on rates and hours of operation please call (717) 337-3491
For additional information, visit: www.mainstreetgettysburg.org
Adams County WineryA small farm winery since 1975 and is located 10 miles west of Gettysburg at 251 Peach Tree Rd Orrtanna Pa,17353 (717) 334-4631. The Farm Winery is open 6 days a week from 10 am to 6 pm. The Winery also has a wine shop located just one block from the hotel at 25 Chambersburg St. open 11 am to 7 pm Monday thru Saturday and 11 am to 6 pm on Sunday.
For additional information, visit: www.adamscountywinery.com
Hauser Estate WineryHauser Estate Winery is located 8 miles west of Gettysburg at 410 Cashtown Rd, Biglerville, Pa 17310, (717) 334-4888. Enjoy the breath taking 360 degree views from the glass enclosed tasting-room. The winery also has a wine and gift shop located across the street from the hotel at 17 on the square.
For additional information, visit: www.hauserestate.com

Important information about your itinerary:
Please know that while we do everything we can to finalize all aspects of our programs well in advance, there are logistics that occasionally must be altered. Our website will reflect the most recent information, and we are committed to providing you with final program details no later than eight weeks prior to the start of programs outside the U.S. and three weeks prior to the start of programs within the U.S. If you ever have questions about your program, please don't hesitate to contact us and we will be happy to assist you.

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3 nights of accommodations
8 meals: 3 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 3 dinners
3 Expert-led lectures
5 Field trips
3 Performances

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