Gettysburg 155th Civil War Battle Reenactment

Gettysburg 155th Civil War Battle Reenactment

History and civil war buffs come one, come all and join us for this terrific tour!

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$599 per person/Double

$749pp/Single - $549pp/Triple

 

Welcome to Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, where the turning point of the Civil War occurred 151 years ago, from July 1 - 3, 1863. Travel to the Gettysburg National Military Park, with over 1,000 monuments and cannon along over 40 miles of scenic roads, a battlefield shrine to the Union and Confederate soldiers who fought here.  Of the more than 2,000 land engagements of the Civil War, Gettysburg ranks supreme. Although the Battle of Gettysburg did not end the war, nor did it attain any major war aim for the North or the South, it remains the great battle of the war.  Here at Gettysburg, more men actually fought and more men died than in any other battle before or since on North American soil.  History and civil war buffs come one, come all and join us for this terrific tour!

 

EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT: Book and pay in full by April 8, 2018 and receive $30 off per person! 

Departure Points:

Yankee Trails, Rensselaer - 6:30am
Dick's/Field & Stream, Latham Farms - 7:00am
Wal-Mart, Catskill Commons - 8:00am
Kingston Plaza, Kingston - 8:20am
*New Paltz, Exit 18 Park & Ride - 8:50am
Newburgh, Wal-Mart (Garden Center) - 9:20am
1201 Union Ave

*Please note New Paltz is a drop off/pick up zone ONLY. Leaving a vehicle is not permitted We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause, however we must adhere to the policies set forth by the Thruway authority.

Thursday, July 5

Travel south with us today, to our destination, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. Our first stop is at the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center. The 24,000 square foot Gettysburg Museum of the American Civil War features 12 galleries with the relics of the Battle of Gettysburg and personalities who served in the Civil War; interactive exhibits; and multimedia presentations covering the conflict from beginning to end, and, in particular, the Battle of Gettysburg and its terrible aftermath. View the Cyclorama Painting experience, a 377-foot painting in the round that immerses you in the fury of Pickett's Charge, the Gettysburg Museum, and hear Abraham Lincoln’s words in the 22-minute film, "A New Birth of Freedom". Lunch will be on your own in the museum’s Refreshment Saloon and Battlegrounds Cafe. Then we are off on a 3 hour Gettysburg Battlefield Tour with a Licensed Battlefield Guide. After a full day of touring, we will check into our accommodations at the Courtyard by Marriott (717-334-5600) which is located just outside of the town center. The newly remodeled non-smoking hotel is just minutes from Gettysburg’s popular historic sites and features an indoor pool and free Wi-fi. Dinner is included tonight at the historic Fairfield Inn where we will enjoy dinner from The South. After the Battle of Gettysburg, on July 4, 1863, General Robert E. Lee and his soldiers stopped to dine here. During dinner, “General & Mrs. Lee” will entertain you with stories from the 19th century and the Civil War. We will return to the hotel following dinner and the rest of the evening is on your own.

Friday, July 6

A hot buffet breakfast is included this morning at the hotel before we depart for Day 2 of The Gettysburg 155th Anniversary National Reenactment. We have bleacher seating tickets at the site as we watch history come to life. Events today will include: Those Damn Black Hats - Repulsing Rebel Assault on Seminary Ridge battle reenactment, Live Mortar Fire Demonstration, Gettysburg Address and photo op with "Lincoln", and Springing the Trap - Cavalry Ambush at Hunterstown battle reenactment. We will return to the hotel at the end of the day. Dinner tonight will be on your own in downtown Gettysburg.

Saturday, July 7

A hot buffet breakfast is included at the hotel this morning. Following breakfast we will head to the Gettysburg Heritage Center. Take a step back in time to see the reality of war, and hear the stories of the people who called Gettysburg home through 3-D photographs, programs, artifacts, interactive displays, and storyboards. The tour of the Gettysburg Heritage Center Museum concludes with the Award-Winning movie "Gettysburg: An Animated Map," the best orientation to understanding the Battle of Gettysburg. Presented in conjunction with the Civil War Trust, the 20-minute high-definition program takes an in-depth look at the three day battle, including the aftermath and the dedication of Soldiers' National Cemetery. We will depart at 2pm with an approximate arrival in the Capital District at 8:30pm. Stops will be made each way.

Tour Includes:

  • Round-Trip Motor coach Transportation

  • Hotel Accommodations

  • Baggage handling & taxes

  • Gettysburg National Military Park Visitors Center (movie, Cyclorama and museum)

  • Dinner with General and Mrs. Lee

  • Admission and Bleacher Seating for the 155th Gettysburg Civil War Reenactment

  • Photo op with "Lincoln"

  • 2 Breakfasts

  • 600 Travel Points

 

What are Travel Points?

 

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Name Address Contact Details
Latham Farms Dick's/Field & Stream, Latham Farms
579 Troy-Schenectady Rd, Latham, NY 12110
Yankee Trails Yankee Trails
569 Third Ave. Ext, Rensselaer, NY

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