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Intergenerational Gettysburg: Civilians, Soldiers and Stories

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6 Days | 5 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.

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

Make your way to Gettysburg with your grandchild to learn together about the three fateful days that turned the tide of the Civil War and paved the way for a nation reunited. Licensed Battlefield Guides bring history alive as you experience the most pivotal battle ever fought on American soil. Climb the boulders of Devil's Den and find out how doctors cared for the wounded using the medical tools of the time, and hear the people of Gettysburg as they tell you in their own words what it was like to witness the fighting and of the efforts to rebuild at the battle’s end.


• Pretend you’re a Southern soldier and reconstruct Pickett's Charge to experience life as a Confederate infantryman.
• Learn about the 2,400 civilians who called Gettysburg “home” at the time of the battle, including George and Hettie Shriver, whom you meet inside their home, 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 one of these instruments yourself.

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Walking 1-2 miles a day.

Coordinated by YWCA Gettysburg-Adams County.

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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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