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Lincoln's Trail

Washington, DC to Gettysburg, PA
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3 days – 2 Nights
 
This year, 2009, we celebrate the 200th birthday of Abraham Lincoln, the 16th President of The United States and arguably the most important President to ever serve. Our tour starts with the sights in Washington, D.C. that Lincoln would have known. From there we continue to Gettysburg where both sides held their breath and mourned after the most significant battle of the Civil War. Only eighty-seven years after the founding of The United States, Lincoln stood in Gettysburg to deliver his famous address. 

Day 1 – Arrivals, Washington, DC, Gettysburg
Arrive in the morning and begin a tour of the Nation’s Capital as Abraham Lincoln would have known it. We’ll drive by the Washington Navy Yard, The U.S. Capitol Building, and The Washington Monument. We’ll stop at Union Station to enjoy lunch on your own. Visit Ford’s Theatre; stop at the Lincoln Memorial; drive by Lafayette Park where Lincoln’s children played; stop for a photo opportunity of The White House; see the Willard hotel where Lincoln and his family took up temporary residence;  and visit President Lincoln’s Cottage. Late this afternoon depart for Gettysburg. Upon arrival in Gettysburg, we’ll enjoy a welcome dinner at Garibaldis Restaurant. After dinner check into our local Gettysburg hotel for the evening. (D)

Day 2 – Gettysburg
On November 18, 1863, President, Abraham Lincoln took the train to Gettysburg, PA by invitation from local attorney David Wills. That afternoon, Lincoln gave the now-iconic speech, beginning with the words, “Four score and seven years ago…”  Today we will follow in the footsteps of Lincoln during the dedication of the Gettysburg Cemetery.

Depart after breakfast for a stop at the Gettysburg Train Station. Continue with a tour of the David Wills House. Lunch is included at The Fairfield Inn 1757. This afternoon we tour Gettysburg Battlefield and the Gettysburg Presbyterian Church (pending availability). Early this evening see Fields of Freedom, a world acclaimed film, based on the writings of diaries of soldiers from the North and South. Dinner this evening is at the historic Dobbin House Tavern (or similar historic inn), the oldest building in Gettysburg. (B, L, D)

Day 3 – Gettysburg, Departures
Breakfast at the hotel before check out. Depart for a tour of Gettysburg National Park Visitor Center. Tour includes the film, A New Birth of Freedom, the Cyclorama, and museum tour. Enjoy lunch on your own today while at the Visitor Center. This afternoon we’ll visit the American Civil War Museum and General Lee’s Headquarters Museum. After touring board your motorcoach and depart for home. (B)

  • 2 Nights accommodation
  • 5 Meals: 2 breakfasts or continental breakfasts, 1 lunch, 2 dinners
  • Roundtrip baggage
  • Movie Fields of Freedom
  • Guided tours and admissions
  • Tax and tip (guide tip is not included)

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