Yes we have a famous battlefield to tour by car, bicycle, horseback, and even on foot but we boast a wealth of activities beyond those historic acres.
From historic taverns to ethnic cuisine, farm-to-table dining to unique edibles, the tastes of Gettysburg are sure to please every palate.
With adventures to suit every budget, Gettysburg and Adams County businesses offer plenty of packages to help visitors create their dream vacations.
Be a part of the brand new WWII IN GETTYSBURG program brought to you by Tigrett Corp, a leadership development company. Touring groups will visit sites and discover why many great leaders—Franklin D. Roosevelt, Winston Churchill, Dwight Eisenhower, Charles de Gaulle—were drawn to Gettysburg.
“Most people travel to Gettysburg to experience the hallowed grounds of the Civil War, but very few are aware of Gettysburg’s many contributions to WWII.” said Antigoni Ladd, co-owner of Tigrett Corp. “The Army set up a psychological warfare training camp in McMillan Woods. The Navy took over a hotel to produce maps of the Pacific Theater for the invasion of Japan. A P.O.W. camp on the battlefield housed Germans who worked on nearby farms and orchards that were shorthanded because of enlistments.”
This program recounts stories of wartime leaders and involves participants in discussions on leadership. More than a tour of WWII sites, this program encourages discussion of leadership growth, as in the experiences of Eisenhower in Gettysburg from his 1915 West Point class visit to his WWI assignment in establishing a tank training school here.
Programs and tours are available to tour groups and bus operators, and they may be tailored for the interests of various groups. For more information visit http://www.historicleadershiptraining.com/new-wwii-in-gettysburg.html.