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Gettysburg Guided Bus Tour
"Central Gettysburg is just a convenient 1.5-hour drive from Washington DC. Make your way independently from DC to the Gettysburg Battlefield for your guided bus tour of the historical site. Settle in aboard your coach and let your expert guide take you b 1863. Over the course of three bloody days thousands of Union and Confederate solders lost their lives during the Battle of Gettysburg a defining event of the American Civil War. Learn how the opposing troops headed toward each other along the same road and see battle landmarks including East Cemetery Hill McPherson Ridge and the Railroad Cut as well as the Eternal Light Peace Memorial — dedicated on the battle's 75th anniversary. Hear how Confederate troops attacked Culp's Hill and Little Round Top but were held off by Union soldiers. See Devil's Den
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Tour of the Gettysburg Heritage Center
"Utilizing artifacts historical documents interactive displays and 3-D productions visitors will gain a better understanding of the events that took place in the town before during and after the battle. Find out how the people reacted to the invasion of the town – freeze flee or fight? Hear accounts of ordinary people doing extraordinary things in a time when their home was in turmoil. Located in the lobby of the Heritage Center is one of Gettysburg’s finest gift shops
From $9.00
 
VIP Private Wine Tour with Lunch in Hershey from Lancaster
"Your personal chauffeur will arrive at 11:00 am at a pick up you choose in Lancaster PA with your souvenir glasses souvenir wine bags a bottle of wine souvenir corkscrew and Panera Signature bagged lunches.The wineries and tasting rooms we visit will vary based on the day of week and time of year. We guarantee visiting at least 3 locations but if time allows 4 locations will be visited.All of the locations you will visit are within a 30-minute drive of each other and you will spend between 45 minutes to 1 hour 15 minutes at each location. Your chauffeur will walk into each location with you and intro
From $117.00

More Local Customs in Gettysburg

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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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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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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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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...
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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"...
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FRANCE & CIVIL WAR

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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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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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...
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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...
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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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Battlefield

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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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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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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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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National Miltary Park

The tremendous Visitor Center features a huge gift shop, lots of bathrooms, restaurants, coffee shops, maps and information. Movies and activities introduced us to the Battle of Gettysburg and will...
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Top 5 Gettysburg Writers

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VeronicaG

"GETTYSBURG-The Address, The Heroism And The Fallen"
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PA2AKgirl

"My Family's Home"
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Yaqui

"~Gettysburg-The Town~"
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AlbuqRay

"Historical but Commercialized"
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tompt

"Gettysburg, history to discover"
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