need advice for trip to gettysburg pa


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Old 08-19-13, 02:04 PM
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need advice for trip to gettysburg pa

We are planning a trip the second week of sept. to Gettysburg and I need motel ,restaurant, and sites and things not to miss besides the battlefield of course.

We would like to take a historical walking tour not so much a "actual" ghost tour but more to learn about life back then.
 
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Old 08-19-13, 02:09 PM
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I would do a Google search for the Pennsylvania tourist site - they should have everything you need there.
 
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Old 09-01-13, 12:48 PM
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Try TripAdvisor.. good info w/reviews..!!
 
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thanks that helped.
I was hoping to find someone who had been there before or a local person to give me some first hand advice.
I made reservations for the travel lodge.
 
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The advice to check out Trip Advisers web site is the best idea.
I use it all the time when traveling.
Saved me from staying at some hell hole hotels more then once.
It also is great for checking out restaurants and local attractions.
 
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Old 09-01-13, 08:03 PM
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Drive past there every year or so on a trip to see family up north. It is in a fairly secluded part of the state with lots of farmland around the highway as I drive by. I stayed in town once, but it was a fly by overnight on a long trip (arrived 11pm departed 8 am) and didn't see much in the dark. Washington DC is a couple of hours south for some additional history. Wish I could be of some more assistance.

I live a mile from the Yorktown Battlefields where Cornwallis surrendered to George Washington to end the Revolutionary War. Drive by the battlefields on a regular basis and it does cause one to stop and ponder what it was like back then. I catch and release squirrels at this site (no significance other that personal satisfaction on my trapping skills). I also taught my daughter to drive by using the battlefield tour roads as a start to being behind the wheel (its only 15 mph) only had to dodge a couple of joggers and some trees that were close to the road. Nothing more intimidating to a father than a 5'3" - 15 yr old girl behind the wheel of a Chevy Suburban 4WD learning to drive . Told her if she could master this SUV, any other car would be a piece of cake.

Anyway, enjoy the trip, it will be a solemn moment or two and plenty of time for cause and reflection on this country's history.
 
 

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