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GETTYSBURG, PENNSYLVANIA

The Experience of Gettysburg: The Battle, The People, The Place

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Program #16198RJ
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 Jun 2 — Jun 7, 2013

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Type: Full Service Hotel

Description: Recapture the spirit of Gettysburg at the historic Gettysburg Hotel, a significant landmark in our nation's history. Since 1797, guests of the Gettysburg Hotel have enjoyed the warmth and graciousness of their attentive service where past traditions are richly blended with the comforts of the most modern amenities. The Hotel’s spacious guest rooms are beautifully appointed with elegant period furnishings. Our guests can relax at the seasonal outdoor swimming pool or in the English Pub, McClellan’s Tavern. From the moment you step in the door, you are welcomed into a fireside lobby and a world of hospitality reminiscent of another era. For nearly two centuries, the Gettysburg Hotel has played host to prominent national and international figures. Distinguished names such as President and Mrs. Dwight D. Eisenhower, Carl Sandburg, Henry Ford, General Ulysses S. Grant and Daniel Webster have enjoyed our attentive hospitality. You’ll receive complimentary daily newspapers, coffee & teas in the morning with an afternoon tea and snacks. The Gettysburg Hotel is in the heart of town, providing the perfect location to explore this exciting area.

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

Room amenities: Six-story interior corridor hotel. Double-occupancy guest rooms with private bath, 2 full size beds, remote control cable tv, desk, telephone, hair dryer, alarm clock, coffeemaker, iron & ironing board and comfortable chair.

Facility amenities: 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 (1 mile from the hotel) and fitness facility (2.5 miles from the hotel) are available during your stay. Internet access is available for those Participants who bring their laptop computers.

Smoking policy: Yes
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 by calling (717) 337-2000. Rooms are based on availability and may not be available on weekends, special events or holidays.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day One: Sunday, June 02 - Arrival
Afternoon: Check in anytime after 3:00 pm. Registration and welcome reception in the hotel atrium at 5:00 pm. Orientation in the designated classroom at 5:30 pm. followed by dinner at 7:00 pm

Dinner: Hotel dining room

Evening: Living History Presentation: “My Good Friend, Mary Todd Lincoln" by Hannah Shearer - Mollie Back

Lodging: Historic Gettysburg Hotel

Meals Included: Dinner
Type: Full Service Hotel

Description: Recapture the spirit of Gettysburg at the historic Gettysburg Hotel, a significant landmark in our nation's history. Since 1797, guests of the Gettysburg Hotel have enjoyed the warmth and graciousness of their attentive service where past traditions are richly blended with the comforts of the most modern amenities. The Hotel’s spacious guest rooms are beautifully appointed with elegant period furnishings. Our guests can relax at the seasonal outdoor swimming pool or in the English Pub, McClellan’s Tavern. From the moment you step in the door, you are welcomed into a fireside lobby and a world of hospitality reminiscent of another era. For nearly two centuries, the Gettysburg Hotel has played host to prominent national and international figures. Distinguished names such as President and Mrs. Dwight D. Eisenhower, Carl Sandburg, Henry Ford, General Ulysses S. Grant and Daniel Webster have enjoyed our attentive hospitality. You’ll receive complimentary daily newspapers, coffee & teas in the morning with an afternoon tea and snacks. The Gettysburg Hotel is in the heart of town, providing the perfect location to explore this exciting area.

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

Room amenities: Six-story interior corridor hotel. Double-occupancy guest rooms with private bath, 2 full size beds, remote control cable tv, desk, telephone, hair dryer, alarm clock, coffeemaker, iron & ironing board and comfortable chair.

Facility amenities: 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 (1 mile from the hotel) and fitness facility (2.5 miles from the hotel) are available during your stay. Internet access is available for those Participants who bring their laptop computers.

Smoking policy: Yes
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 by calling (717) 337-2000. Rooms are based on availability and may not be available on weekends, special events or holidays.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Two: Monday, June 03 -
Breakfast: Hotel dining room

Morning: Fieldtrip to the Gettysburg National Park Visitors Center. Watch the twenty two minute film "A new birth of Freedom" and view the beautifully restored Cyclorama painting. You will also have a chance to visit the exhibits, interactive and artifact's that were found on the Gettysburg battlefield and other prominent battlefields of the Civil War.

Lunch: Hotel dining room

Afternoon: Class on the first day of the Battle of Gettysburg followed by a visit to the site of the first days fighting.Shriver House Museum tour for an inside look at the civilians during the battle, walk back to the hotel.

Dinner: Hotel dining room

Evening: Part one of the movie Gettysburg.

Lodging: Historic Gettysburg Hotel

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

Description: Recapture the spirit of Gettysburg at the historic Gettysburg Hotel, a significant landmark in our nation's history. Since 1797, guests of the Gettysburg Hotel have enjoyed the warmth and graciousness of their attentive service where past traditions are richly blended with the comforts of the most modern amenities. The Hotel’s spacious guest rooms are beautifully appointed with elegant period furnishings. Our guests can relax at the seasonal outdoor swimming pool or in the English Pub, McClellan’s Tavern. From the moment you step in the door, you are welcomed into a fireside lobby and a world of hospitality reminiscent of another era. For nearly two centuries, the Gettysburg Hotel has played host to prominent national and international figures. Distinguished names such as President and Mrs. Dwight D. Eisenhower, Carl Sandburg, Henry Ford, General Ulysses S. Grant and Daniel Webster have enjoyed our attentive hospitality. You’ll receive complimentary daily newspapers, coffee & teas in the morning with an afternoon tea and snacks. The Gettysburg Hotel is in the heart of town, providing the perfect location to explore this exciting area.

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

Room amenities: Six-story interior corridor hotel. Double-occupancy guest rooms with private bath, 2 full size beds, remote control cable tv, desk, telephone, hair dryer, alarm clock, coffeemaker, iron & ironing board and comfortable chair.

Facility amenities: 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 (1 mile from the hotel) and fitness facility (2.5 miles from the hotel) are available during your stay. Internet access is available for those Participants who bring their laptop computers.

Smoking policy: Yes
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 by calling (717) 337-2000. Rooms are based on availability and may not be available on weekends, special events or holidays.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Three: Tuesday, June 04 -
Breakfast: Hotel dining room

Morning: Class on the second day of the Battle of Gettysburg followed by a visit to that days fighting - Little Round Top, Devil's Den.

Lunch: Hotel dining room

Afternoon: Class on the trials and tribulations of the civilians during the Civil War. A look into the life Gettysburg of Union Cavalry General George Armstrong and his actions at Gettysburg.

Dinner: Hotel dining room

Evening: Part two of the movie Gettysburg.

Lodging: Historic Gettysburg Hotel

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

Description: Recapture the spirit of Gettysburg at the historic Gettysburg Hotel, a significant landmark in our nation's history. Since 1797, guests of the Gettysburg Hotel have enjoyed the warmth and graciousness of their attentive service where past traditions are richly blended with the comforts of the most modern amenities. The Hotel’s spacious guest rooms are beautifully appointed with elegant period furnishings. Our guests can relax at the seasonal outdoor swimming pool or in the English Pub, McClellan’s Tavern. From the moment you step in the door, you are welcomed into a fireside lobby and a world of hospitality reminiscent of another era. For nearly two centuries, the Gettysburg Hotel has played host to prominent national and international figures. Distinguished names such as President and Mrs. Dwight D. Eisenhower, Carl Sandburg, Henry Ford, General Ulysses S. Grant and Daniel Webster have enjoyed our attentive hospitality. You’ll receive complimentary daily newspapers, coffee & teas in the morning with an afternoon tea and snacks. The Gettysburg Hotel is in the heart of town, providing the perfect location to explore this exciting area.

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

Room amenities: Six-story interior corridor hotel. Double-occupancy guest rooms with private bath, 2 full size beds, remote control cable tv, desk, telephone, hair dryer, alarm clock, coffeemaker, iron & ironing board and comfortable chair.

Facility amenities: 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 (1 mile from the hotel) and fitness facility (2.5 miles from the hotel) are available during your stay. Internet access is available for those Participants who bring their laptop computers.

Smoking policy: Yes
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 by calling (717) 337-2000. Rooms are based on availability and may not be available on weekends, special events or holidays.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Four: Wednesday, June 05 -
Breakfast: Hotel dining room

Morning: A look into Confederate Cavalry General J.E.B Stuart and his controversial ride into Gettysburg as well as his fight against the Union Cavalry on July 3rd. Second class on the trials and tribulations of the civilians during the Civil War.

Lunch: Hotel dining room

Afternoon: The bus will drop you off for a Walking Tour of the Evergreen Cemetery along with a leisurely stroll back to the hotel as you see the sights of some prominent civilians of Gettysburg during the battle.

Dinner: Hotel dining room

Evening: Folk musician playing Civil War Era music.

Lodging: Historic Gettysburg Hotel

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

Description: Recapture the spirit of Gettysburg at the historic Gettysburg Hotel, a significant landmark in our nation's history. Since 1797, guests of the Gettysburg Hotel have enjoyed the warmth and graciousness of their attentive service where past traditions are richly blended with the comforts of the most modern amenities. The Hotel’s spacious guest rooms are beautifully appointed with elegant period furnishings. Our guests can relax at the seasonal outdoor swimming pool or in the English Pub, McClellan’s Tavern. From the moment you step in the door, you are welcomed into a fireside lobby and a world of hospitality reminiscent of another era. For nearly two centuries, the Gettysburg Hotel has played host to prominent national and international figures. Distinguished names such as President and Mrs. Dwight D. Eisenhower, Carl Sandburg, Henry Ford, General Ulysses S. Grant and Daniel Webster have enjoyed our attentive hospitality. You’ll receive complimentary daily newspapers, coffee & teas in the morning with an afternoon tea and snacks. The Gettysburg Hotel is in the heart of town, providing the perfect location to explore this exciting area.

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

Room amenities: Six-story interior corridor hotel. Double-occupancy guest rooms with private bath, 2 full size beds, remote control cable tv, desk, telephone, hair dryer, alarm clock, coffeemaker, iron & ironing board and comfortable chair.

Facility amenities: 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 (1 mile from the hotel) and fitness facility (2.5 miles from the hotel) are available during your stay. Internet access is available for those Participants who bring their laptop computers.

Smoking policy: Yes
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 by calling (717) 337-2000. Rooms are based on availability and may not be available on weekends, special events or holidays.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Five: Thursday, June 06 -
Breakfast: Hotel dining room

Morning: Final classroom discussions on the Civilian Story - their trials and tribulations, human interest and the impact of battle. Board the bus for a tour of the East Cavalry battlefield and here the heroic stories of the Confederate and Union Calvary.

Lunch: Opportunity for participants to experience local fare in a restaurant of their choice.

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

Dinner: Social and special farewell dinner.

Lodging: Historic Gettysburg Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner
Day Six: Friday, June 07 -
Breakfast: Hotel dining room

Morning: Class on the third days battle of fighting at Gettysburg. Visit those sites on the Battlefield.

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

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
The Eisenhower National Historic SiteLocated 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
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
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
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
Park Ranger Campfire TalksCampfire talks each night beginning at 8:30 pm by a Gettysburg National Park Ranger. Topics are different each night and will be related to the battle of Gettysburg. The location of the campfire talks is in Pitzer's woods Amphitheater located on the National Park Battlefield. A Gettysburg National Military Park map will be given to you at orientation as well as directions to the Amphitheater.
For additional information, visit: www.nps.gov/gett

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14 meals: 5 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 5 dinners
8 Expert-led lectures
7 Field trips
1 Performances

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