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The Battle of Gettysburg: Three Days of Heroism, Sacrifice and History

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4 Days | 3 Nights
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.
The Battle of Gettysburg — July 1-3, 1863 — determined the outcome of the Civil War. This bloodiest of battles left 28,000 Confederate and 23,000 Union casualties. Expert battlefield guides bring history alive as you trace battlefield strategies, separate legend from lore, and gain an understanding of the impact on the town and its people. We’ll also pay our respects at the Soldiers’ National Cemetery.


• Experience the new Gettysburg National Military Park & Museum and explore sites related to each day of the battle including McPherson’s Ridge, Eternal Light Peace Memorial, Barlow’s Knoll, Confederate Avenue along the Southern line of Pickett’s Charge, Little Round Top, the 20th Maine and the Wheatfield.
• Be entertained by a folk musician who plays Civil War-era music on his handmade dulcimer, banjo, accordion and harmonica.
• Meet Hannah Shearer, close friend to Mary Lincoln, in an exceptional living-history presentation.

Program Notes

You may be interested in a five-night version of this program (#16198).

Activity Notes

Walking up to one mile daily and standing indoors and out; climbing flights of stairs; getting on/off a motorcoach.

Date Notes
Small Group date.8/7/2016
Small Group date.8/21/2016
Small Group date.12/2/2016
Small Group date. This program date will include several holiday related activities including a privately-guided visit to the home and farm of Dwight and Mamie Eisenhower—decked the Mamie-way for the holidays—and a candlelight tour of the Shriver House Museum decorated for an 1860s Christmas.

Coordinated by YWCA Gettysburg-Adams County.

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at no additional cost on this date ...
3 nights of accommodations
8 meals: 3 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 3 dinners
3 Expert-led lectures
6 Field trips
2 Performances


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