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GETTYSBURG, PENNSYLVANIA

Three Civil War Battlefields: Harper’s Ferry, Antietam and Gettysburg

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Program #16301RJ
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.
Dynamic field trips take you to explore three fateful sites. In Harpers Ferry, WV, recall John Brown’s 1859 anti-slavery raid — when Robert E. Lee led Federal forces! The Battle of Antietam in Sharpsburg, MD, led to President Lincoln’s issuance of the Emancipation Proclamation. In Gettysburg, PA, trace the chronology of America’s most devastating battle, July 1-3, 1863.


Highlights

• Explore the site of John Brown's Fort at Harpers Ferry National History Park and climb the rock where Thomas Jefferson proclaimed Harpers Ferry to be "one of the most stupendous scenes in nature."
• Try to imagine the battle on a field trip to Antietam, where 23,000 soldiers were killed, wounded, captured or missing after 12 hours of combat on Sept. 17, 1862.
• Experience lively evenings viewing the movie “Gettysburg,” hearing authentic Civil War era music played on a handmade dulcimer by a renowned folk musician, and “meeting” Mary Todd Lincoln’s close friend, Hannah Shearer

Activity Notes

Walking up to two miles a day on uneven terrain.

Date Notes
3/29/2015
Participants will stay in the heart of downtown Gettysburg at a historic hotel within walking distance to parts of the battlefield and downtown shops and attractions.6/7/2015
Participants will stay in the heart of downtown Gettysburg at a historic hotel within walking distance to parts of the battlefield and downtown shops and attractions.7/26/2015
Participants will stay in the heart of downtown Gettysburg at a historic hotel within walking distance to parts of the battlefield and downtown shops and attractions.9/27/2015
Participants will stay in the heart of downtown Gettysburg at a historic hotel within walking distance to parts of the battlefield and downtown shops and attractions.

Coordinated by YWCA Gettysburg-Adams County.


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

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4.9
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