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

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Program #16198RJ
6 Days | 5 Nights
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.
H. Jean from Upper Chichester, PA Number of programs attended: 22
Date attended: 10/06/13 - 10/11/13
GETTYSBURG, and the 150th commemoration of the 2 most important battles of the Civil War, should be on the list of any history buff. Of many Road Scholar programs I have attended, this was one of the most outstanding. You really get to understand the people and places important in the battle. Besides GETTYSBURG, Road Scholar also offers trips that include VICKSBURG, the battle that allowed complete Union control of the Mississippi River. See GETTYSBURG first.

Joan from Springfield, MO Number of programs attended: 2
Date attended: 10/06/13 - 10/11/13
I highly recommend the Gettysburg Experience to any and all. I can't believe how much I learned! Our hotel had big lovely rooms and the food was excellent. Our guides and lecturers were knowledgable and interesting. The leaders were friendly, helpful, and fun. I give this Road Scholar Experience an A+!

Henry from Klamath Falls, OR Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 09/08/13 - 09/13/13
Great program, well worth while.

Charles E from Bridgeville, PA Number of programs attended: 4
Date attended: 09/08/13 - 09/13/13
Outstanding program and instructors. The soldiers and events of Gettysburg are real people and real events, not just dates and diagrams. This is another program I would love to repeat soon. Thank you.

Jack from Fairfield, CA Number of programs attended: 2
Date attended: 09/08/13 - 09/13/13
Excellent program with very strong support by on-scene coordinator from YWCA. Content and presentation was excellent and reinforced our understanding of the importance of Gettysburg in our history, both as a signature battle and the venue for Lincoln's marvelous speech Everything was made more enjoyable by accomodations in the great Gettysburg Hotel.

Rosalie from Greeley, CO Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 08/18/13 - 08/23/13
For a first time participant, the Gettysburg experience was everything I had hoped for. I learned facts that I did not know and the socialization with same age and like minded people was very special. I look forward to my next trip. Rosalie Adolf

Barbara from Ames, IA Number of programs attended: 5
Date attended: 05/19/13 - 05/24/13
This program is very well organized, the best of the Civil War trips I've taken. By the end of 5 days I felt well acquainted with the town of Gettysburg and the three days of the battle. The newly renovated hotel was well located in the center of things and quite luxurious by Road Scholar standards.

Raymond from Charlottesville, VA Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 10/07/12 - 10/12/12
keep up the good work, i went on my first road scholar trip with an open mind and wish i could go all the time

Ellen from Greensboro, NC Number of programs attended: 13
Date attended: 09/16/12 - 09/21/12
This is a program of interest to all Americans. Makes one appreciate once again the price paid for the gift of living in this wonderful nation.

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5 nights of accommodations
14 meals: 5 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 5 dinners
9 Expert-led lectures
6 Field trips
2 Performances


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