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In-Depth Gettysburg: The Battle, the Combatants and the Town-Turned-Battlefield

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While all of our learning adventures offer extraordinary value, our "Best Value" programs were rated by our participants themselves who thought their dollar went particularly far.
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EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. 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.
Cheryl from Appleton, WI Number of programs attended: 5
Date attended: 09/20/15 - 09/25/15
The Gettysburg program was very interesting and educational with lectures before visiting the battlefields and many other learning opportunities. I would recommend attending the program when it is scheduled in Gettysburg as the other programs are at a hotel a distance from town, the meals at the out-of-town hotel are at a restaurant distant from the scheduled rooms, and the meals were not as first-rate as other Road Scholar programs I have attended.

Susan from Howey In The Hills, FL Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 04/12/15 - 04/17/15
This was an outstanding program. The depth and extent of the knowledge of the Licensed Battlefield Guides was impressive. This program was a wonderful way to acquire a better understanding of the lives and times of the townspeople as well as the combatants.

Mike from Boise, ID Number of programs attended: 6
Date attended: 04/12/15 - 04/17/15
I don't feel there is any better way to gain a good understanding of the Battle of Gettysburg than through this program

Laura from Somerset, NJ Number of programs attended: 2
Date attended: 04/12/15 - 04/17/15
The program exceeded our expectations. The three days at the battlefield, together with the lectures on a variety of subjects really gave us a much better sense of the Civil War, and how the war impacted both the combatants and the civilians who were so very, if not voluntarily, affected by the battle.

Marsha from Grass Valley, CA Number of programs attended: 2
Date attended: 09/21/14 - 09/26/14
This was a wonderful program. It was led by very knowledgeable and passionate folks who make Gettysburg come alive for the participants. Our group was interesting and friendly which made the experience even more enjoyable.

Joseph from Weare, NH Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 10/05/14 - 10/10/14
This was exactly the program I was hoping for! Our guides gave us in-depth explanations of the Battle...how it developed, what happened during each of the three days, and the consequences experienced by both sides and the townspeople. They also provided fascinating stories and anecdotes that made the "players" come alive. Accommodations and food were superb and the coordinator (Nancy) and guides (Roger and Rich) catered to our needs and answered our questions thoroughly and with sufficient detail. My first Road Scholar program and certainly not the last! I unconditionally recommend this program!

Martin from New York, NY Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 10/05/14 - 10/10/14
The program was excellent. The accommodations and the meals were first rate. The field trips were exceptional thanks to Robin our Battle Field Guide also good lectures by other guides. The staff paid attention to detail and every thing went very smoothly. They could not do enough for us.

Julie from Mobile, AL Number of programs attended: 2
Date attended: 09/21/14 - 09/26/14
Great program! Guides were knowledgable but added stories of the times to make it enjoyable and not like a boring lecture. You could tell they enjoyed their jobs. Wish I had them for history classes in school. The Gettysburg Hotel was lovely with nice size rooms and friendly staff. Food also was very good. This was only my second Road Scholar trip but can't wait to go on another. Oh yes, I am going on another, to France in April 2015! Anyone that has taken a trip to France with Road Scholar let me know about it!

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5 nights of accommodations
14 meals: 5 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 5 dinners
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6 Field trips
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