Getting on/off a motorcoach; driving about 10 miles throughout the day, approximately 1 hour riding time depending on traffic and number of stops. Walking up to 1 mile; generally flat terrain.
At the hotel.
We’ll gather for a class on the second day of battle at Gettysburg followed by field trip to the site where the fighting took place. The field trip will include a walking exploration of Cemetery Hill including the Soldiers’ National Cemetery, where we will see the 500 wreaths decorating the graves. We’ll then return to the hotel.
This meal has been excluded from the program cost and is on your own to have what you like. The Group Leader will be happy to offer suggestions.
We will have some “down” time for independent exploration in town. At 4:30 p.m., we’ll regroup and walk to the Shriver House Museum that has been restored and furnished to its original 1860s appearance. During our field trip, we’ll gain an understanding of the civilian experienced and learn more about events that took place in the small town of Gettysburg during the battle. Returning to the hotel, we will have time to freshen up and relax, then gather for a social reception before dinner.
At the hotel. Share favorite experiences with new Road Scholar friends during our farewell dinner.
We’ll have a special treat with a renowned local folk musician who plays Civil War era music with instruments including a handmade hammer dulcimer, banjo, accordion, and harmonica. Prepare for check-out and departure after our final field trip in the morning.