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GETTYSBURG, PENNSYLVANIA

Christmas in Gettysburg: Past and Present

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Program #14240ENZ
4 Days | 3 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderate
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.
Step into the past to experience a mid-19th-century Christmas. A candlelight visit of a historic home sets the scene for an 1860s Christmas. Learn the customs of the Christmas of a simpler time, and hear the story of the Shriver family and how the battle changed their lives forever. Dwight and Mamie Eisenhower made Gettysburg their home in the 20th century. Enjoy an exploration of their farm with a local expert to see how they celebrated the Christmas season. Behold this quaint town and its seasonal beauty in the 21st century. In addition, take a chronological look at the most riveting battle ever fought on American soil as a Licensed Battlefield Guide brings history alive. Living history and period music highlight your program.


Highlights

• A candlelight visit of a historic home sets the scene for an 1860s Christmas.
• Embark on a field trip to the Gettysburg National Park Museum, watch a short film on Civil War history and explore the extensive collection of battle artifacts.
• Take a chronological look at the most riveting battle ever fought on American soil as a Licensed Battlefield Guide brings history alive.

Activity Notes

Stairs in historic homes. One field trip includes walking up to a mile on uneven terrain, farm land.

Coordinated by YWCA Gettysburg-Adams County.


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3 nights of accommodations
8 meals: 3 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 3 dinners
3 Expert-led lectures
6 Field trips
3 Performances

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3.9
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