The Battle of Gettysburg: Three Days of 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
4 days
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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.
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On Your Feet
Walking up to one mile daily and standing indoors and out; climbing flights of stairs; getting on/off a motorcoach.

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.
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Deb Novotny
Originally from Brownsville, Pennsyolvania, Deb graduated from California State College. She retired from teaching U.S. History at Gettysburg High School in 2008. She has been a licensed battlefield instructor since 1975. She is also a member of Gettysburg Civil War Round Table and Adams County Historical Society. She serves as an officer for Association of Licensed Battlefield Guides as well as President of the Evergreen Cemetery Board of Trustees.
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Ted Gajewski
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Mollie Back
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Tom Jolin
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