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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"Utilizing artifacts historical documents interactive displays and 3-D productions visitors will gain a better understanding of the events that took place in the town before during and after the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

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Wills House

See Presidents Lincoln's bedroom where in Nov. 1863, he completed the immortal "Gettysburg Address".
Hear the story of his 2 min. speech that inspired the nation in the middle of the Civil War.

Open:
In season 9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.

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Willis House 1814 Museum

Erected ca 1814, this building is the best know in Gettsburg. In 1863 it was the home of David Wills and family. Wills, a local attorney, is traditionally given credit as being the father of the Soldiers National Cemetery, for propsoing the Pennsylvania provide,....a common burial ground for the Union dead." This idea was supported by all the states whose sons died at Gettysburg and quickly implemented. President Abraham Lincoln was the overnight guest of David Wills on the eve of the dedication of the Soldier's National Cemetery. It was at the dedication ceremony on November 19, 1863, that Lincoln delivered his Gettysburg Address. It is believed that Lincoln polished and rehearsed the brief text of his speech during his stay in this house: a speech which forever established the concept that our goverment is"...of the people, by the people, for the people."

Hours of operation are:
December-February: Thurs-Mon.9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
March-May: Tues.-Sun. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
June-August: Mon.-Sun. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
September-November: Tues.-Sun. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Adults: $6.50
Seniors/Groups: $5.50
Youth (6-18 years): $4.00
Group Reservations are available by calling 1-866-486-5735

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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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Hall of Presidents

The Hall of Presidents is a collection of wax figures that represent Presidents of the United States. Each is complete with a backdrop that represents their time period they served as President. Their...
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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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McPherson Ridge

The battle of Gettysburg began about eight the morning of 01 July 1863. Union cavalry came across Confederate infantry and heavy fighting began here at McPherson Ridge. Confederate forces were in the...
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Little Round Top

One of the popular stops on the auto trail, so expect crowds. However, this is a must stop and see. Some argue that the three-day battle swung to the Union in the fight for a rocky hill, Little Round...
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Seminary Ridge

Day three, 03 July 1863, late in the afternoon after a two-hour cannon barrage, 12,000 Confederates crossed a field in order to dislodge 7,000 Union soldiers from Seminary Ridge. The Rebels were...
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