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.
Gettysburg park rangers lead informal, one-hour discussions of notable history books, provide a brief overview of the week’s topic and guide the discussion. The meetings will be from 11 a.m. until Noon in the Ford Education Center of the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum and Visitor Center.
From January 5 to February 2 the park will examine “The War for the Common Soldier” by Dr. Peter Carmichael. Carmichael, director of the Civil War Institute at Gettysburg College, scrutinizes how soldiers endured the brutal and unpredictable existence of army life during the Civil War. “Based on close examination of the letters and records left behind by individual soldiers from both the North and the South, Carmichael explores the totality of the Civil War experience--the marching, the fighting, the boredom, the idealism, the exhaustion, the punishments, and the frustrations of being away from families who often faced their own dire circumstances.”
From February 9 through March 2, the book series will study “This Republic of Suffering: Death and the American Civil War” by Dr. Drew Gilpin Faust. Faust chronicles “the ways that death on such a scale changed not only individual lives but the life of the nation, describing how the survivors managed on a practical level and how a deeply religious culture struggled to reconcile the unprecedented carnage with its belief in a benevolent God.”
Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor
1195 Baltimore Pike
Gettysburg, PA 17325