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The Battle of Gettysburg: Heroism, Sacrifice and History

Relive one of our nation’s most defining moments as you join experts to learn about The Battle of Gettysburg, experiencing the museums, monuments and culture of this historic site.
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Program No. 9114RJ
Length
4 days
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1,049
Pennsylvania

The Battle of Gettysburg: Heroism, Sacrifice and History

Relive one of our nation’s most defining moments as you join experts to learn about The Battle of Gettysburg, experiencing the museums, monuments and culture of this historic site.
Length
4 days
Starts at
1,049
Program No. 9114 RJ
Prefer to enroll or inquire by phone? 800-454-5768
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May 23 - May 26, 2021
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Sep 26 - Sep 29, 2021
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May 23 - May 26, 2021
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Jun 20 - Jun 23, 2021
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Sep 26 - Sep 29, 2021
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Oct 3 - Oct 6, 2021
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At a Glance

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 battlefield 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. We’ll also pay our respects at the Soldiers’ National Cemetery.
Activity Level
On Your Feet
Walking up to one mile daily and standing indoors and out; climbing flights of stairs; getting on/off a motorcoach.
Small Group
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 ...

  • Experience the new Gettysburg National Military Park & Museum and explore sites related to each day of the battle.
  • Be entertained by a folk musician who plays Civil War-era music on his handmade dulcimer, banjo, accordion and harmonica.
  • Meet Hannah Shearer, close friend to Mary Lincoln, in an exceptional living-history presentation.
Featured Expert
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Ted Gajewski
Ted Gajewski has a keen interest in the Civil War, so much so that when he retired from his job as a Pittsburgh steelworker three years ago, he relocated to Gettysburg, Pa. Ted became a Licensed Battlefield Guide in 2001 and has attended every seminar sponsored by the Association of Licensed Battlefield Guides.

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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Ted Gajewski has a keen interest in the Civil War, so much so that when he retired from his job as a Pittsburgh steelworker three years ago, he relocated to Gettysburg, Pa. Ted became a Licensed Battlefield Guide in 2001 and has attended every seminar sponsored by the Association of Licensed Battlefield Guides.
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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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Tom was a founding member of the West Orrtanna String Band, as well as the Orrtanna Mountain Steamers, and played with these groups from 1972 to 1999. Through funding from The Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, their five albums were archived and preserved in a set, “Traditional Music from Orrtanna.” Tom is also an instrument maker, specializing in the hammer dulcimer. He is a sought after artist-in-residence and lives with his family in the foothills of the Appalachians, near Gettysburg.
Visit the Road Scholar Bookshop
You can find many of the books we recommend at the Road Scholar store on bookshop.org, a website that supports local bookstores.
High Tide at Gettysburg
by Glen Tucker
A wonderful history of the battle from a Confederate view point. He also makes great use of anecdotal incidents.
At Gettysburg or What a Girl Saw and Heard at the Battle- A True Narrative
by Mrs. Tillie (Pierce) Alleman
An excellent story as Tillie Pierce a young teen age girl tells about her involvement and reaction during the Battle of Gettysburg.
The Killer Angels
by Michael Shaara
A Pulitzer prize fictional novel of the battle of Gettysburg.
Women at Gettysburg
by Women at Gettysburg
Extraordinary and Fascinating Biographies of 40 women who served, nursed, or aided the soldiers after Gettysburg
Gettysburg: A Journey In Time
by William Frassanito
A study of Civil War photography and the use of photos as historical documents. Photos of the Gettysburg battlefield were taken immediately after the battle and each photo is analyzed and accompanied by a modern view.
The Gettysburg Campaign:A Study in Command
by Edwin Coddington
Highly recommended by the Gettysburg National Military Park and Battlefield Guides. Extremely authoritative account of the entire Gettysburg Campaign.





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