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Old 06-14-2014, 03:02 PM   #1
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Ideas for stuff to do in Gettysburg

Late July we'll be in Gettysburg for 5 days.
Been there a few times and we'll spend a day at a relatives farm and hope to meet up with a friend that's walking the Appalachian trail.

Last time we did a battlefield tour, ghost tour..I've been there 4 or 5 times.

We plan to bike ride around the battlefield and aren't rolling in dough this year so want to keep the activities 'cheap'.

Any ideas? Things in the area? How far is Lancaster/Amish area? (visited there 20 years ago before kids)
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Old 06-15-2014, 08:54 PM   #2
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we camped in Gettysburg a couple weeks ago for a long weekend. we've done the battlefield thing also so we looked for something else. we had lunch in town in an old pub, then we toured a winery... they had a live band and the weather was great. wine samples were not free but were very inexpensive.
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Order the driving tour, can't remember where I Ordered it from but it makes the tour of Gettysburg better. Also watch the movie Gettysburg before you go showed it to my wife our first night there and she gave me heck that I hadn't made her watch it before that. It made you feel like you could see the soldiers fighting there when you got to the battle field.
Gettysburg is one of those places that you need to go back a second time to take it all in.
If you go to the chamber of commerce site they will send you a packet of all the things to see.
My wife's favorite spot was Devil's Den
I think 4th of July they usually have a reenactment of parts of the battle.
This is the Driving tour I bought
http://www.amazon.com/Gettysburg-Exp.../dp/0970580908
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Old 06-16-2014, 07:36 AM   #4
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The self-guided auto tour is free, takes at least a couple of hours with all the stops, and teaches us something new every time we do it. As for something new, a trip to Sharpsburg MD for the Antietam Battlefield (about 40 miles away) or to Shanksville PA (crash site of United 93 (about 2 hours away) are two other possibilities for the frequent visitor to Gettysburg. Enjoy!
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Old 06-16-2014, 08:27 AM   #5
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On our trip to Gettysburg (11/13) we decided to follow a friend's suggestion and visit the Antietam battle field. An unforgettable experience (as was Gettysburg). It was mid-week and the park was empty. I can not begin to describe the feeling of standing alone in 'Bloody Lane', trying to imagine what the participants must have experienced. Very sobering moment that I will not soon forget.

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Old 06-16-2014, 04:41 PM   #6
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Thanks. we camp near and have visited shanksville several times. Been to antietam in the past ,but not for a long time..only 40 miles? May consider that, thanks!
ordered the CoC visitors book.
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Here's a freebie..look up Penn-Mar park. Its about 45 minutes from G-Burg. The park is a picnic area with a few pavilions and a kiddie park. Then go past the park to the overlook. At the top is a very neat drop off of a few hundred feet. You can see over the town of Wayneboro, look north is Chambersburg, and south is Hagerstown MD. The whole mountain is a "secret" military base. You'll see signs, special antennas, and such. But no obvious signs of a base. It's actually located at the base of the mountain "hidden" Funny thing is all the locals know all that is going on there. And if you drive around, you may end up at the base. I haven't been on there since the early '90's.
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We used the Koa at Gettysburg just a few min. outside of Gettysburg, a little close to the road but we were never at the camper except to sleep. Clean and well kept then, it's been over 10 yrs. I think it's time again.
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