THE BATTLE OF GETTYSBURG
Wednesday-Sunday, April 19-22, 2018

THE BATTLE OF GETTYSBURG
Thursday-Sunday, April 19-22, 2018

Enrollment fee is $550 (Does not include lodging)

Battlefield Guide: Award-winning author Jeff Wert is scheduled to lead this tour. Legendary battlefield guide Ed Bearss will also accompany this tour as our special guest.

Travel with Ed Bearss and Jeff Wert as we examine the Battle of Gettysburg on this in-depth 3-day tour. The Battle of Gettysburg was one of the crucial battles of the Civil War occurring when the fate of the nation literally hung in the balance. Often referred to as the "High Water Mark of the Rebellion", it was the war's bloodiest battle with 51,000 casualties. Join us as we follow the troops as they clashed on July 1, 2, & 3, 1863. 

Thursday – April 19
7:00 pm  Gather for a lecture by historian Jeff Wert in a private room at the Best Western.

Friday – April 20
Follow the action of July 1, 1863 when Confederate forces converged on the borough of Gettysburg from west and north.  Learn how they drove Union defenders back through the streets of town to Cemetery Hill. During the night, troops arrived to reinforce both sides.


Saturday – April 21
Continue to walk the ground as we visit sites pertaining to July 2.  Learn how Lee attempted to envelop the Federals, first striking the Union left flank at the Peach Orchard, Wheatfield, Devil’s Den, and the Round Tops with Longstreet’s and Hill’s divisions.  Continue to Culp’s Hill where Confederate troops attacked the Union right flank..

 

Sunday – April 22
During the morning of July 3, the Confederate infantry were driven from Culp’s Hill. In the afternoon, Lee attacked the Union center on Cemetery Ridge. The Pickett-Pettigrew-Trimble assault (Pickett’s Charge) momentarily pierced the Union line but was driven back with severe casualties.  


TOUR HOTEL BASES
We have reserved a block of rooms at two hotels.  The Quality Inn on Steinwehr Avenue has reserved 28 rooms for 3 nights (April 19, 20, & 21) . The group rate for a single room averages out to $103 (+tax) per room per night. The group rate for a  double room averages out to $108 (+tax) per room per night.  (NOTE: The Quality Inn does not have an elevator. If you have mobility issues request a room on the first floor.)  We have also reserved 15 rooms at the Best Western across the street which has an elevator. A single is $120+ tax per room per night and a double room is $128+ tax per room per night. These group rates apply until March 18, at which time any rooms in our group block not sold will be released. Subsequent bookings will be based on availability and higher room rates may apply. Call one of the numbers below to reserve your room.

 

Quality Inn Best Western
380 Steinwehr Avenue 301 Steinwehr Avenue
Gettysburg, PA 17325 Gettysburg, PA 17325
Tel: 717-334-1103 Tel: 717-334-1188
Group rate: $103+ per single room per nt Group rate: $120+ per single room per nt
Group rate: $108+ per double room per nt Group rate: $128+ per double room per nt
Hot breakfast buffet is included in the rate Hot breakfast buffet is included in the rate
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What is Included in Tour Cost:

Expert Battlefield Guide Jeff Wert and a Tour Manager; 3 Lunches; Motorcoach Transportation (including driver's tip); Map Book; Bottled water and soda on bus

What is not Included in Tour Cost:
Lodging; Dinners; Transportation to Gettysburg, PA

*Ed Bearss' expenses are not included in the price of the tour as he is accompanying the trip as our special guest.

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