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GETTYSBURG, PENNSYLVANIA

Intergenerational Gettysburg: A Passage Through Consecrated Ground

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Program #4747ENZ
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.

Program intended for grandchildren from 10 - 13 years of age.

Licensed Battlefield Guides bring history alive as you experience the most riveting battle ever fought on American soil. Among the places visited, climb the boulders of Devil's Den and find out how doctors cared for the wounded using the medical tools of the time. When the battle ended, the muskets grew silent, the smoke cleared and the true horror began for the people of Gettysburg. Hear their words and understand their hardships in witnessing this battle.


Highlights

• Take on the role of a Southern soldier during the one mile of Pickett's Charge infantry assault to experience the emotional context of Gettysburg.
• Learn how the battle affected the 2,400 civilians who called Gettysburg “home,” and meet George and Hettie Shriver, whose home has been meticulously restored to its 1860 appearance.
• Be entertained by a folk musician who plays Civil War-era music on his handmade dulcimer, banjo, accordion and harmonica — then try out an instrument yourself.

Activity Notes

Walking 1-2 miles a day.

Coordinated by YWCA Gettysburg-Adams County.


Our Value Promise To You

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Included
at no additional cost on this date ...
5 nights of accommodations
14 meals: 5 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 5 dinners
5 Expert-led lectures
6 Field trips
5 Hands-on experiences
2 Performances

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4.7
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