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Old 05-31-2015, 06:42 AM   #1
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Question Gettysburg in July

We'll be spending five days mid July at Drummer Boy Campground in Gettysburg. Recommendations on things to see and do each day? We'll have our bicycles with us and are hoping to do a lot of riding.
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If you go to the visitor center, you will find more than enough to fill your time. I am always in awe of Little Round Top.
A battlefield tour
A stroll thru the town
Lots of biking
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Old 05-31-2015, 09:49 PM   #3
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Devils Den is a favorite, and I love the Soldiers Cemetery. Hike across Picketts Charge from the VA monument to the High Water Mark. So much to do, just grab a map and enjoy it. Wander the town, and a meal in the Dobbin House is worth the time!

If you want to range a little further, the Civil War Museum in Harrisburg is about 45 min or so north. Worth it in my mind, but do all you can in Gettysburg first.


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At the visitors center you can sign up for a ride along guide. The guide drives your car and takes you on a 3 hr personal tour of the battlefields. I think longer tours are available.

Very reasonable $$ wise. Guide will explain the battles there & walk you up to where you would have been standing if you were in the battle.

Guide will personalize the tour if there is something in particular you would like to see.

I believe the visitors center has a bus tour too. Maybe a self guided audio tour. I would do one of the tours first thing to get an overall view of the area.

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Old 06-01-2015, 07:22 AM   #5
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When I visited Gettysburg part of the trip was Business.

But we stopped by the visitor's center and picked up the self-driving tour, at that time it was a cassette tape,, Suspect it's a CD today.

You go to the spot on the included map.. Start playing and follow directions... Most interesting.... There was one problem later.

My daugher.. Much younger then..Well come that fall one of the things thy studied was the Civil war.. and naturally the Battle of Gettysburg.

Unlike the other students.. SHE had toured the battlefield.
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Awesome place to visit. You will not have any problems finding things to occupy your time.
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We have been many a times and still find plenty to do. PS we have a membership at Gettysburg campground for sale in case you are interested
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We have been to Gettysburg many times and have stayed in both Drummer Boy and Round Top campgrounds. The last time we visited, we decided to try something different so we did a Segway tour of the battlefields and then did a ghost tour in the evening. The kids thought it was pretty neat. Personally, I would start with the visitors center and then do either a self guided tour with the CD or a guided tour with a live guide. You will see much more that way.
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