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The Experience of Gettysburg: The Battle, The People, The Place

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6 Days | 5 Nights
While all of our learning adventures offer extraordinary value, our "Best Value" programs were rated by our participants themselves who thought their dollar went particularly far.
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.
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 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.


• 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.
• 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.

Program Notes

You may be interested in a three-night version of this program (#9114).

Activity Notes

Walking up to two miles a day; standing indoors and out; climbing flights of stairs; getting on/off a coach.

Date Notes
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.9/20/2015
Participants will stay at a full service hotel, located just 5 miles from the center of downtown Gettysburg. Free bus service is available into town.10/4/2015
Participants will stay at a full service hotel, located just 5 miles from the center of downtown Gettysburg. Free bus service is available into town.

Coordinated by YWCA Gettysburg-Adams County.

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You won't find a better value.

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


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