Month: November 2016

Celebrating a Centennial – Caring for the Gettysburg Battlefield

November 10, 2016

By Carl Whitehill – The Gettysburg National Military Park is one of America’s greatest treasures. Since its inception in the late 19th century, tens of millions of visitors from around the world have explored these hallowed grounds in search of history, sacrifice and a reminder of one of the most challenging times in our nation’s history.

The Gettysburg battlefield is nearly 6,000 acres in size, features 26 miles of roads and more than 20 miles of walking trails. Each year, more than a million visitors tour the battlefield in their cars, buses, horseback, bicycle or by foot.

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Dog-tripping in Gettysburg, Pa.

November 3, 2016

By Nicole Absher – There are so many exciting ways to experience everything Gettysburg has to offer. One of my favorite ways to explore the destination is to take my dog, Payton, around town. Last week I decided to take Payton on another “paw-some” adventure in Gettysburg!

Tails on the Battlefield

The Gettysburg battlefield is an extraordinary experience for both visitors and residents alike, especially in the fall. Having been on several guided battlefield tours myself, I find that one of my favorite stops is the Pennsylvania State Memorial. Although Payton didn’t want to go to the very top of the monument, ... Read This Story