Full breakfast buffet at the hotel
This morning we'll have a class on the Second Day of Battle at Gettysburg followed by field trip to the site where the second day of fighting took place. The trip will be capped off with a walking tour of Cemetery Hill, including Soldiers' National Cemetery, where we will se the 500 wreaths decorating the graves.
Enjoy the opportunity to sample local fare on your own.
After an afternoon on your own to enjoy the town and its offerings or to rest up at the hotel, we will visit The Shriver House. Volumes have been written about the military aspects of the Battle of Gettysburg. Far less, however, has been written about the 2400 citizens who found themselves in the middle of one of the most historic battles ever fought on American soil. What happened here is more than a story of military maneuvers; it is also the story of the Gettysburg citizens - people like George and Hettie Shriver and their two daughters, Mollie and Sadie - whose lives were changed forever as a result of the events that occurred on the rolling hills of Gettysburg, PA, in 1863. Meticulously restored to its 1860s appearance, the house will allow you to step back in time to visualize what life was like in mid-19th century, south central Pennsylvania to gain a better understanding of how the battle affected the families who called Gettysburg "home."
Hotel dining room
This evening we'll enjoy a performance from a folk musician playing Civil War Era music.