In-Depth Gettysburg: The Battle, the Combatants and the Town-Turned-Battlefield
Gain a comprehensive understanding of The Battle of Gettysburg through expert-led excursions to historic sites and scholarly discussions on generals, commanders and period literature.
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Program No. 16198RJ
6 days
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At a Glance

Go beyond the mere facts and statistics of the Battle of Gettysburg on a learning adventure that turns back the clock and provides an in-depth understanding of what the conflict meant for the officers, enlisted men and civilians caught in its midst. Take part in scholarly discussions of the generals and commanders for the Union and Confederacy and meet General and Mrs. Robert E. Lee in a living-history presentation. Read and analyze literature from the period, examine the clothing and equipment of a Civil War soldier, dine in the center of the famous “Gettysburg Cyclorama” and much more.
Activity Level
Walking up to two miles a day; standing indoors and out; climbing flights of stairs; getting on/off a coach.
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 10 to 24 participants.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Talk with costumed living-history actors portraying General Robert E. Lee and his wife Mary. Experience the Gettysburg National Military Park and Museum, and explore sites related to each day of the battle. Imagine yourself an enlisted man dressed and equipped for the battle during an examination of a typical soldier’s uniform and gear from the period.

General Notes

You may be interested in a three-night version of this program (#9114).
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Dave Booz
Dave served as a high school principal and teacher for thirty years and is now an adjunct professor in the Civil War Era Studies program at Gettysburg College. He was also the Executive Director of the Friends of the National Parks at Gettysburg. Dave is active in the North-South Skirmish Association, the Maryland Arms Collectors Association and St. John Lutheran Church in Fairfield, Pennsylvania.
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