Trip Start Sep 17, 2012
71Trip End Mar 16, 2013
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We made it to Gettysburg in good time and it was a pretty drive! We stayed at a Good Sam campground very near all the battlefields which was good also.
We got up the next morning to cloudy skies again! But we didn't let that stop us.We started our day at Gettysburg National Military Park and Museum. We bought tickets to see a movie which gave us a good history reminder regarding the Civil War. It was very helpful to see it prior to our tour of all the battlefields. They also had what they call a Cyclorama....which is a painting in the round. This was an actual oil painting on canvas displayed in a special circular auditorium. I guess it was a very popular form of art and entertainment in the early 1800's. Anyway it was a wonderful presentation. We then went to the museum which had again plenty information , artifacts and a very good history reminder. The Civil War was such a huge piece of our American History. It saddens me to realize how many people died, brother against brother. The museum was well worth the time we could have easily spent all day there but we only had the one day scheduled at Gettysburg. So we had a quick lunch and off we went to discover the battlefields.