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GETTYSBURG, PENNSYLVANIA

Cycling the Battlefield At Gettysburg

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Program #15322RJ
6 Days | 5 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderately Challenging
Love to learn in a small-group setting? This collection of programs has at most 10-24 participants.
See our Small Group programs.
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.
Retrace the Battle of Gettysburg by bicycle, allowing you to access more of the historic battlefield. Begin with a classroom overview of the three days that turned the tide of the Civil War, then join your Licensed Battlefield Guide for a chronological exploration of the places where Union and confederate soldiers once clashed. Explore McPherson's Ridge, Little and Big Round Top, and visit Devil's Den. Museum exhibits and historians relate the civilian experience to help you fully comprehend the effects of the battle.


Highlights

• Meet Hannah Shearer, close friend to Mary Lincoln, in an exceptional living-history presentation.
• Be entertained by a folk musician who plays Civil War-era music on his handmade dulcimer, banjo, accordion and harmonica.
• Visit the Gettysburg National Park Visitors Center and Museum.

Activity Notes

Bicycling 6-12 miles a day over rolling hills. Participants encouraged to bring bikes from home. Rentals for fee. Climbing four flights of stairs at Shriver House.

Coordinated by YWCA Gettysburg-Adams County.


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Included
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5 nights of accommodations
14 meals: 5 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 5 dinners
2 Expert-led lectures
7 Field trips
2 Performances

Ratings

4.9
Ratings are determined by participant evaluations.

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