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Baltimore Scavenger Hunt Adventure
"The adventure begins at the Maryland Science Center within the Inner Harbor. Just rev up that smart phone and see where it takes you on this 3-hour challenge. This well-designed course will have you venturing our along the harbor and walking to interesti including to Little Italy and the Flag House.  Take some time during the tour to stop for a bite to eat (at own expense) or simply enjoy the best of this great harbor city. Great for families friends and those ready to have fun on a scavenger hunt adventure! Please note that pricing is per individual but your team must book together. One voucher is valid for your team of 2-5 people.""""Turn Baltimore into a giant game board with this fun scavenger hunt adventure! This challenge combines the excitement of 'The Amazing Race' with a 3-hour city walking tour. With your smart phone as your virtual guide teams make their way among well known and overlooked gems of the city solving clues and completing challenges while learning local history. Note: Pricing is per individual
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Chester County Hot Air Balloon Ride
"Enjoy a birds eye view of the sites of Chester Montgomery and Berks Counties! Come join the your hot air balloon team for a 1-hour flight over the majestic and scenic Chester Montgomery & Berks County countryside. You will be blessed with tree-covered rolling hills views of the Schuylkill River and its tributaries the Philadelphia skyline
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Marvelous DC Morning Small Group City Bus Tour
"Don't worry about keeping up with your guide or getting lost in the numbers on a crowded tour.  This small group DC tour has been enjoyed by all including grandparents children couples as well as visitors from other countries.  Your guide will engage you throughout the tour; this isn't a rolling classroom! Your guide excels in helping you to get all the pictures your want while providing the time & freedom to explore o your guide will help take photos and then allow a few minutes to wonder on your own. US Capitol White House WWII Memorial Thomas Jefferson Memorial Franklin Roosevelt Memorial Martin Luther King Me there may be an opportunity to change the itinerary based on the desires of the guests that day.  At times the following locations may be included during the tour:Kennedy Center Embassy Row National Cathedral "
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More Local Customs in Gettysburg

Don't take ghost tours ...

Do not take a ghost tour if you find being yelled at by teenagers offensive. It is literally a past time of local high school kids to yell boo and stupid things. Take this from a past high school...
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Nov 28, 2010

Finding the battlefield/other tips

Ok as a resident of Gettysburg for over 30 years here's a couple things. 1. Please don't ask "where's the park?" or "which way to the park entrance?". This is a 6,000 acre park! There is no entrance,...
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Jan 13, 2009

Historic Buildings

A good number of historic buildings in town and scattered around the battle field are private residential homes. Just because there is a plaque or marker near or on the home does not give visitors...
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Sep 12, 2007

Respect the Mouments!

Locals become enraged at the sight of tourists allowing their children to climb on the park's monument and cannons for photos. Respect this sacred ground and have your family stand in front of these...
May 04, 2007

From someone who knows....

Please, unless you want to sound like some hick from the mountain, please please please pronounce Gettysburg "geteesburg". Saying "Gettisburg" will just get you laughed at. And yes, we say "all"...
Jul 24, 2003


Few people know that France, even it was neutral and a not 'Slavery State' (since 1848 only), was rather pro South.Why : we had more commercial links with South than North because of the cotton. But...
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May 20, 2003
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Great father was here

DID YOUR GRAND FATHER IN GETTYSBURG ? For me, I am sure, no. But you can have an ancestor (or several) who was on the Gettysburg Battlefield.You may do the search at the visitors center if you know...
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Sep 07, 2002

GHOST STORIES: You will hear...

GHOST STORIES: You will hear people swear they hear gunshots at night from ghosts haunting the battlefield.BUT Be aware, hunting is not permitted on the battlefield, so during deer season the deer...
Aug 24, 2002

Brush up on your Pennsylvania...

Brush up on your Pennsylvania Dutch before coming here. To disguise yourself as a local, the name of the town is pronounced 'Gettesburg', not 'Geteesburg'. There is a town east of here named...
Aug 24, 2002

Top Hotels in Gettysburg

945 Baltimore Pike, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, 17325, United States
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27 Chambersburg Street, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, 17325, United States
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380 Steinwehr Ave., Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, 17325, United States
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1061 York St,, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, 17325, United States
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516 Baltimore St., (formerly Holiday Inn), Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, 17325, United States
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1 Lincoln Square, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, 17325, United States
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Top Things to Do in Gettysburg

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Devil's Den

Ok .. Im really not a history buff like my husband and I was very concerned this area would prove boring like back in school. Wow was I wrong . . yeah lots of history here but even without the history...
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There are Battlefield Tours by Car, tour buses, walking tours, audio CD's available but we did the tour on our own. We purchased a map of the Military Park and stopped at the Auto Tour signs with...
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Pennsylvania Memorial

Dedicated to both the 11th PA Infantry as well as their mascot "Sallie." To be honest the reason I wanted to find this monument was because of the stories I had heard about Sallie. For the full story...
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Little Round Top

The peak of Little Round Top is 650 feet above sea level. It rises 150 feet above nearby Plum Run to the west and is covered with large boulders. During the battle, the western slope was generally...
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National Cemetary

The gravestones are laid out in rows, marking the graves for over 3,500 Union soldiers who died at Gettysburg. Over 10,000 died at Gettysburg alone, during the four years of the Civil War, over...
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Cemetery Hill

The cemetery is location Cemetery Hill in Gettysburg. Cemetery Hill was actually named before the battle because of a small city cemetery called Evergreen Cemetery that was established in 1854....
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Top 5 Gettysburg Writers

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"GETTYSBURG-The Address, The Heroism And The Fallen"
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"My Family's Home"
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"~Gettysburg-The Town~"
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"Historical but Commercialized"
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"Gettysburg, history to discover"
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