Don’t like horses but you want to see the battlefield from another perspective? Well, Segs in the City can give you a chance to see the Second Day battlefield from one of their unique scooters. Two ‘safaris’ options are available. I guess it is an option that some people will enjoy ;-] If you enjoy it here, they have other areas where they offer rentals and tours as well - ie. just ask ellielou for advice on where to rent in Baltimore.
If driving a car about the old battlefield is not atmospheric enough for you, you can take part in a horse tour given by the people at Artillery Ridge. The tours give you more of a feel for what the Army Staff Rides were about, granted they did not wear helmets as they rode about the fields. The two hour History Tour goes out over ground covered near the Peach Orchard and Pickett’s Charge. At $61 it is a little cheaper than doing it on a scooter with Segs in the City.
There are several ways of exploring Gettysburg National Military Park. You can drive yourself, take a tour bus, or even walk.
I suppose most people will drive their own vehicles around the Battlefield, and that may be the easiest and quickets way to see most things. We met Kent in the car park at the Visitors' Center, which, by the way, doesn't seem very large. We left our rental car in the car park, and decanted into Kent's vehicle, rather than have more vehicles travelling around than are really necessary.
There are tour buses, that will take you around the site. I will find out more about these, and update this tip soon; prices timings and so on.
And, of course, for the fitter tourists, there's no reason why you can't see everything on foot. Mind you, you will need to plan your trip beforehand - it's a long way around from start to finish. On a nice day, I would think that would be the best way to see everything, and get a 'feeling' of what it could have been like for those who were involved in the battles. From the picture here, from Little Round Top, you can appreciate the vastness of the open countryside, dotted here and there with woods.
Almost time to leave Gettysburg, for the drive to Fairfax VA. Mary has to chat to a lady carriage-driver before we can leave. This looks a pleasant way to travel around the Town, but it won't take you around the Battlefield. Although the town was busy (it was a Sunday afternoon), there didn't appear to be much custom.
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