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A Day in the Life of A Soldier - IN THEIR SHOES

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401 Baltimore Street

Gettysburg, PA 17325

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717-334-8838

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Our Camp is compete with wagons, tents, a waterwheel, a blacksmith shop, pig pens, and so much more. It truly is a hidden gem here in Gettysburg and something fun and educational for people of all ages. Whether you are looking for something to do for 2 people or 100 people, this is the place for you.

In Their Shoes: Experience life through the eyes of a Civil War Soldier, and follow us to the garret (attic) of the Farnsworth House for a sharpshooters view of Cemetery Hill, and to see relics from the Gettysburg Battlefield. Then follow them to an authentic encampment to experience the hardships of everyday life for a Civil War soldier. Tour a civil war camp conducted by a civil war soldier in full battle dress. During this program, you will experience a day in the life of a soldier. Guests are issued a wooden replica rifle, haversack and hat. See tents, wagons, spring house, blacksmith tent and a demonstration by your guide. The camp area is actual battle ground held by confederate during the battle of Gettysburg.

This tour also includes:

  • The Farnsworth house which has over 100 bullet holes still visible today!
  • A trip to the garret to view a fine collection of civil war artifacts.
  • A view from the garret window that was occupied by confederate sharpshooter who is believed to have shot Jennie Wade (only civilian death during the battle of Gettysburg).

Eat In Camp: Have lunch or dinner in our camp along with a presentation by a soldier in full battle dress. All of our meals come with mac & cheese, applesauce, baked beans, and ginger bread with whipped cream for dessert.

       Menu Options:

  • Abraham Lincoln Burger - charbroiled 6oz Angus burger
  • Jeff Davis - slow roasted BBQ chicken

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