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Gettysburg is one of those live-changing trips that leaves an indelible impression on your heart as well as your mind. This small town has preserved so many of the structures that stood on those fateful days in July 1863. Many of them have been restored to reflect the period and are open to the public, which allows you to step back in time. The new Gettysburg Museum & Visitors Center opened in 2008 and is a dynamic storehouse for artifacts and personal items of both Union & Confederate soldiers. And don’t miss the Cyclorama housed at the Center! The artist’s rendition of the battle incorporates the stories of many who witnessed all that happened there. For many Americans, a visit to Pearl Harbor has a profound effect on all who go there. Gettysburg will leave you with a very similar memory.
Join us for this memorable trip as we travel to historic Gettysburg. En route, you will stop at the Flight 93 Memorial, which honors lives lost on September 11, 2001. Suites reminiscent of yesteryear are featured in your modern accommodations at the upscale James Gettys Hotel. We will visit the aforementioned Gettysburg Museum & Visitors Center where you will marvel at the incredible Gettysburg Cyclorama. Professional historians will guide you through the Gettysburg Battlefield and the Gettysburg National Cemetery. Tour the Shriver Museum and view all four floors of the home – from the Confederate sharpshooter’ nest in the garret to the cellar that housed the saloon. Enjoy lunch at the Dobbins House Tavern, where renowned historian and Lincoln impersonator, Jim Getty provides an unforgettable experience as he speaks to the history of the period and answers questions about the Civil War. Enjoy the tour & tasting at the Adams County Winery and dinner at Hickory Bridge Farm. There is also time for shopping and exploring on your own.
Day 1 – Today you will depart from Cincinnati, Ohio for historic Gettysburg. While in route, you will stop at the Flight 93 Memorial, the site where a common field became a field of honor. The memorial commemorates the lives lost in the Pennsylvania countryside on September 11, 2001 when the actions of the 40 passengers and crew aboard one of the planes, Flight 93, thwarted an attack on the U.S. Capitol Building. Later you will check into the upscale James Gettys Hotel in downtown Gettysburg. This unique property features suites with décor reminiscent of yesteryear and will be your home for three nights. The evening is open for you to explore this picturesque town and enjoy dinner on your own at one of the many local restaurants. Accommodations at the James Gettys Hotel in Gettysburg, PA.
Day 2 – A delightful breakfast is provided and is available at your leisure in your room.. Afterwards you are off to the Gettysburg Museum & Visitors Center. Here you will enjoy a narrated film that introduces you to events that led up to the fateful days in July of 1863 and the legendary battle that consumed this simple farming town. Following the film, you will marvel at the
Gettysburg Cyclorama, one of the most incredible art works ever to depict the drama that unfolded here. There will be time to view some of the exhibits at the museum before boarding your motor coach for a battlefield tour with a professional local step-on guide. Following the two-hour tour, you will return to the Visitors Center for lunch on your own after which you can enjoy the rest of the museum at your leisure. An optional tour to the Eisenhower National Historic Site is available to you if you choose to visit an additional historic location. You will return to your hotel to freshen up before departing for the Adams County Winery for a tour and wine tasting. Dinner this evening is at the beautifully restored Hickory Bridge Farm where you will enjoy appetizers from an antique sleigh before feasting on a family-style meal featuring all of the delicious dishes that are guest favorites, using products grown locally. Breakfast and dinner are included with accommodations at the James Gettys Hotel in Gettysburg, PA.
Day 3– Start your day with another scrumptious breakfast in your room before boarding your motor coach for the Shriver Museum. This historic
property was the home of George Washington Shriver and has been restored to its original 1860’s appearance. Your tour includes all four floors of the home — from the Confederate sharpshooters nest in the garret to the cellar that housed the Shriver’s Saloon. Next there is time for shopping before meeting at the Dobbins House Tavern, for a buffet luncheon where you will be greeted by “Abraham Lincoln.” Renown historian and Lincoln impersonator, Jim Getty, provides an unforgettable experience as he speaks to the history of the period and answers questions about the Civil War. This afternoon provides another memorable activity with a tour of the Gettysburg National Cemetery. Our professional local guide will offer a broad overview of the burial ground that honors many of the fallen soldiers and where President Lincoln delivered his famous address which became one of the most well-known speeches in American history. Afterward, you will return to downtown Gettysburg for more sightseeing, shopping, and dinner on your own. Breakfast and lunch are included with accommodations at the James Gettys Hotel in Gettysburg, PA.
Day 4 – Enjoy one more tasty breakfast provided in your room before checking out of the hotel. We will head for home, taking with us the treasured memories of the historic events that forever changed the lives of the citizens of the United States of America. Breakfast is included.
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