James Gettys Hotel
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
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We had a great trip overall, but the weather was cold and the campsite was loud.
We arrived about 6:30pm on Friday night after having to pack the entire camper since this was our madden voyage in the new camper. It was dark when we got to out Site 93. I was a little slow unhook and setup since this was my very first time. I got everything unhooked and leveled and turned on by I'm guessing around 7:30 where made our first meal in ...
... however, he had not seen everything. This was a first time for me, so we decided to do a full tour by driving all the roads and stopping at each of the 16 autostops that were put up by the National Military Park.
At each of the autostops, we would read the information for that area, which included detailed information on what regiments fought there. There is so much documentation that we were able to follow the progression of the battle ...
... Military Park, a place on my bucket list for a long time, our Battlefield Licensed Guide got on the bus and conducted our tour around the park. His name was Tim Smith and I would venture to say there is not much he doesn't know about Gettysburg! This was what our daughter used to call the "cannons and monuments" part of our trip. We saw SO many monuments, they all started to look the same after a ...
... with the exceptions of the monuments erected to give the tourist something to look at and take photos of. The park is huge and would take all day, or possible two, to hike around the entire park. My advice, take or rent a bike and ride the trails. It is possible to drive from outlook to outlook, but parking often becomes a problem. Unless you're a Civil War Historian, I strongly recommend hiring ...
... battles? Maybe. Personally, I think he read too many military histories. In any case, the Coliseum in Rome has a far different feel than the Parthenon in Athens. Blood and guts versus the birth of democracy. So too is the feel of Gettysburg versus that of Valley Forge. The carnage of war versus the birth of American freedom and democracy. I enjoyed both immensely. Imagine Pickett's charge. Imagine George Washington, in the dead of winter, writing ...