Gettysburg Travel Guide
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These scores tell you how well-liked a place is in each Tribe. Gogobot Tribes are groups who share a certain travel style, like Family Travelers or History Buffs.
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- 98%History Buffs
- 87%Outdoor Enthusiasts
- 87%Family Travelers
- 73%Budget Travelers
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- GettysburgMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersLGBTHistory BuffsJul 31, 2014
What a great historic town with a ton of things to do and see from the tacky to the fascinating. So much history here and plenty of restaurants and places to stay. Very friendly and bike friendly too. The battlefield is an amazing tour.Recommended for:
- GettysburgMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 6First to ReviewSep 20, 2013
I became a huge Civil War buff after Ken Burns's series during the early 90's. My grandfather brought me to Gettysburg when I was 12 and I have never forgotten. I definitely appreciated having a strong knowledge of the battle because it helped me make sense out of what is a huge battlefield. The highlight for me was definitely Little Round Top, which was the scene of some of the fiercest fighting and has a commanding view of battlefield. The monuments along Seminary Ridge are also quite moving, especially the North Carolina memorial.Recommended for:
- GettysburgMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBusiness TravelersFoodiesMar 31, 2013
The re-enactment of the battle of Gettysburg can be a lot of fun, even if it is historically inaccurate and campy. Travel the town with a guide or a history buff who can translate the terrain into the story.
- GettysburgMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 7Dec 06, 2012
Been here several times, most recently to a conference. Bit isolated and also a bit commercialised, but it's an important battleground and they do capture the 'war is hell' thing nicely.
- GettysburgJul 15, 2014
If you haven't been, be there next year for the celebration of the 150th anniversary of the battle.
I was there for the 125th and had a great time as a Southern Soldier. This one I will probably just observe. Take time to study the battlefield and the stories that made history. Get to know Hancock, Armistead, Chamberlain, Longstreet, Custer and Stuart. There are plenty of first hand stories, find them, read them, understand the men and what they survived.
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