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GETTYSBURG, PENNSYLVANIA

Three Civil War Battlefields: Harper’s Ferry, Antietam and Gettysburg

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Program #16301RJ
6 Days | 5 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Active
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding — and rewarding — programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
Elevation Note
The highest elevation is 600 feet

Itinerary for Mar 24 — Mar 29, 2013

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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.

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

Room amenities: Two full-size beds, remote-control TV with over 60 cable channels, desk, telephone, hair dryer, alarm clock, coffee maker, iron and ironing board and comfortable chair.

Facility amenities: Complimentary daily newspapers, coffee in the morning. Afternoon tea. Outdoor pool available the end of May through the beginning of September. Tennis Courts within walking distance at nearby Gettysburg College. Free use of the YWCA indoor pool and fitness facility (one mile from the hotel) are available during your stay. A Business Center and Fitness room are available to all hotel guests. Wireless Internet access is available for those individuals who bring their own computer.

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

Elevator: Yes

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

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day One: Sunday, March 24 - Arrival/Living History Presentation
Afternoon: Check into hotel after 3:00 pm; Welcome reception and registration in the hotel atrium at 5:00 pm. Orientation will be held in the designated classroom at 5:30 pm.

Dinner: In the hotel.

Evening: Meet Hannah Shearer, close friends with Mary Todd Lincoln. Learn fact from fiction. Hear her Hannah's story and learn about the realationship she had with Mrs. Linclon.

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.

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

Room amenities: Two full-size beds, remote-control TV with over 60 cable channels, desk, telephone, hair dryer, alarm clock, coffee maker, iron and ironing board and comfortable chair.

Facility amenities: Complimentary daily newspapers, coffee in the morning. Afternoon tea. Outdoor pool available the end of May through the beginning of September. Tennis Courts within walking distance at nearby Gettysburg College. Free use of the YWCA indoor pool and fitness facility (one mile from the hotel) are available during your stay. A Business Center and Fitness room are available to all hotel guests. Wireless Internet access is available for those individuals who bring their own computer.

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

Elevator: Yes

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

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Two: Monday, March 25 -
Breakfast: In the hotel.

Morning: Board bus for the Gettysburg National Military Park Visitors Center and Museum. Spend the morning gaining insight on the Battle of Gettysburg at this brand new facility. View the feature film, newly restored cyclorma painting and then move into the Exhibit Gallery where several small films, and the musuem can be experienced at your own pace.

Lunch: In the hotel.

Afternoon: Classroom instruction on the first day of the battle at Gettysburg then board bus for an exploration of the First Day Battle Site. Visit the sites of the first day of fighting: McPherson Ridge, Eternal Light Peace Memorial and Barlow's Knoll. Bus will return to hotel for some free time followed by a classroom presentation on “Harpers Ferry, the Story of John Brown's Raid, with Ed Suplee.

Dinner: In the Hotel

Evening: Road Scholar Introductions following dinner

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.

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

Room amenities: Two full-size beds, remote-control TV with over 60 cable channels, desk, telephone, hair dryer, alarm clock, coffee maker, iron and ironing board and comfortable chair.

Facility amenities: Complimentary daily newspapers, coffee in the morning. Afternoon tea. Outdoor pool available the end of May through the beginning of September. Tennis Courts within walking distance at nearby Gettysburg College. Free use of the YWCA indoor pool and fitness facility (one mile from the hotel) are available during your stay. A Business Center and Fitness room are available to all hotel guests. Wireless Internet access is available for those individuals who bring their own computer.

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

Elevator: Yes

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

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Three: Tuesday, March 26 -
Breakfast: In the hotel.

Morning: Classroom instruction Day 2 of the battle.

Lunch: In the Hotel

Afternoon: Board bus to visit the second days fighting. Travel on Confederate Avenue along the Southern line of Pickett's Charge, Little Round Top, the 20th Maine and the Wheatfield. Class room instruction on the battle of Antietam with Tom Dombrowsky.

Dinner: In the hotel.

Evening: Showing of the first part of the movie "Gettysburg".

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.

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

Room amenities: Two full-size beds, remote-control TV with over 60 cable channels, desk, telephone, hair dryer, alarm clock, coffee maker, iron and ironing board and comfortable chair.

Facility amenities: Complimentary daily newspapers, coffee in the morning. Afternoon tea. Outdoor pool available the end of May through the beginning of September. Tennis Courts within walking distance at nearby Gettysburg College. Free use of the YWCA indoor pool and fitness facility (one mile from the hotel) are available during your stay. A Business Center and Fitness room are available to all hotel guests. Wireless Internet access is available for those individuals who bring their own computer.

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

Elevator: Yes

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

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Four: Wednesday, March 27 - In the hotel
Breakfast: In the hotel.

Morning: Travel to Harpers Ferry National Historic Park, West Virginia, and enjoy a presentation by Ed Suplee on “Harpers Ferry, the Story of John Brown’s Raid, Visit the site of John Brown's Fort and climb Jefferson's Rock, where Thomas Jefferson proclaimed Harpers Ferry to be "perhaps one of the most stupendous scenes in nature," followed by free time to visit the museums.

Lunch: Boxed lunches will be prepared by the chef of the Gettysburg Hotel and sent along for the group to enjoy (weather permitting) a picnic lunch at Harpers Ferry or to enjoy on the bus while traveling to Antietam.

Afternoon: Continue on to Antietam, the site where 23,000 soldiers were killed, wounded, captured or missing after twelve hours of savage combat on September 17, 1862. Highlights of your visit include the Dunker Church, Sunken Road and Burnsides Bridge.

Dinner:

Evening: Showing of the second part of the movie "Gettysburg".

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.

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

Room amenities: Two full-size beds, remote-control TV with over 60 cable channels, desk, telephone, hair dryer, alarm clock, coffee maker, iron and ironing board and comfortable chair.

Facility amenities: Complimentary daily newspapers, coffee in the morning. Afternoon tea. Outdoor pool available the end of May through the beginning of September. Tennis Courts within walking distance at nearby Gettysburg College. Free use of the YWCA indoor pool and fitness facility (one mile from the hotel) are available during your stay. A Business Center and Fitness room are available to all hotel guests. Wireless Internet access is available for those individuals who bring their own computer.

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

Elevator: Yes

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

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Five: Thursday, March 28 -
Breakfast: In the hotel.

Morning: Gather to walk to the Shriver House Museum, which has been restored and furnished to its original 1860s decor. A visit to the museum will lend understanding to what the civilians experienced and the events that took place in the small town of Gettysburg during the battle; walk back to the hotel.

Lunch: Opportunity to sample local fare on their own.

Afternoon: Free time to explore the Gettysburg National Military Park and the town of Gettysburg.

Dinner: Special farewell dinner with a social before.

Evening: Folk musician playing Civil War Era music.

Lodging: Historic Gettysburg Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner
Day Six: Friday, March 29 -
Breakfast: In the hotel.

Morning: Third day battle class with a field trip to the site of the third days battle at Gettysburg. Bus will return to hotel for check-out.

Lunch: Box lunch to take on your way or enjoy in the hotel dining room.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch


Free Time Opportunities


Gettysburg, Pa.
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

Important information about your itinerary:
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14 meals: 5 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 5 dinners
1 Performances

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