9114
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.
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Program No. 9114RJ
Length
4 days
Starts at
949

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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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.

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

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Tom Jolin
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