Thursday, May 14, 2009

Gettysburg Battlefield & Reenactment

N... with 2 of his favorite heroes, Ewell & Longstreet.
The other photo of him below is with his all time favorite...Robert E. Lee.
The battlefield shot below is from Little Round Top looking down on Devils Den...2 of the most famous battle sites.

There is so much to see & do in Gettysburg. Historical sites, shops, restaurants, tours, etc. We did go on a ghost tour where guides took us around all the local haunts at night. It was fun, but no ghosts.

However, the highlight is the battlefield itself...the history that made Gettysburg....well, Gettysburg. There are several ways you can tour this HUGH site. You can take the bus tour, which I mentioned in my earlier post, you can pay for a guide to take you in a car, or you can do the driving tour yourself.
We did the bus tour just to take it all in when we first got there, then later we did the self-driving tour so that we could go at our own pace. You can pick up maps at the different visitor centers or just find the starting point & it will point you the way through the whole battlefield. The bus tour was 2 & 1/2 hours with a few stops. Our self tour was more like 4 hours because we took the time to spend at different locations.

One thing that you cannot miss is the monuments...they are everywhere! Wherever you go on the battlefield there is information to read about. So I am going to end my post on Gettysburg by saying you must go & see for yourself because the photos do not do it justice.

Here are some more photos out of the 200 we took...wish we could share them all!

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