9114
Gettysburg
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
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4 days
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4 days
3 nights
7 meals
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DAY
1
Arrival, Living History Presentation
Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
D
Historic Gettysburg Hotel

Afternoon: Check in at the hotel after 3:00 p.m. A welcome reception and registration will be held in the hotel at 5:00 p.m. followed by orientation in the designated classroom at 5:30 p.m.

Dinner: Hotel dining room

Evening: Living History Presentation - Learn about Mary Todd Lincoln through the eyes of her close friend Hannah Shearer. Question and answer time will follow.

DAY
2
Gettysburg Visitors Center & Museum, Battle: First Day
Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
B,L,D
Historic Gettysburg Hotel

Breakfast: Full breakfast buffet in the hotel

Morning: This morning we'll begin by taking a field trip to the Gettysburg National Park Visitors Center and Museum. While there we'll have the chance to watch the 22 minute film "A New Birth Of Freedom" and see the newly restored Cyclorama Painting. This will give you a great overview and understanding of the Civil War and the Battle of Gettysburg. There is free time to browse the gift shop and book store which has an outstanding collection of Civil War related books. Explore the museum, an extensive collection of artifacts found on the Gettysburg battlefield as well as other significant battlefields and historic places of the Civil War.

Lunch: In the Hotel

Afternoon: Before dinner we'll embark on a field trip to the Shriver House where you will hear the story of the Battle from the viewpoint of a local family and see how Christmas was celebrated in the mid-1800s.

Dinner: In the hotel

Evening: This evening we'll hear Mamie Eisenhower's story in a Living History Presentation in preparation for our visit to her farm.

DAY
3
Battle: Second Day, Soldiers' National Cemetery, Performance
Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
B,D
Historic Gettysburg Hotel

Breakfast: Full breakfast buffet at the hotel

Morning: 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.

Lunch: Enjoy the opportunity to sample local fare on your own.

Afternoon: This afternoon we will take a privately-guided visit to the Eisenhower National Historic Site, the home and farm of Dwight and Mamie Eisenhower, which will be decorated for the holidays.

Dinner: Hotel dining room

Evening: This evening we'll enjoy a performance from a folk musician playing Civil War Era music.

DAY
4
Third Day Battle at Gettysburg
Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
B

Breakfast: Full breakfast buffet at the hotel

Morning: This morning we'll discuss the Third Day of the Battle at Gettysburg with a morning class followed by a field trip to the site where the third day's fighting took place.






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