Explore Gettysburg Dramatic Legacy
Three day battle.
Two Minute speech.
One fabulous destination.
Every year, the history of the American Civil War draws more than 3 million visitors to Gettysburg and I’m super happy because this year I’m amongst those millions to experience the battlefields and beyond.
“WE gather today on the greatest battlefield of the Civil war and of the world, not to commemorate a victory, but rather to emphasize the spirit of national brotherhood and national unity…”… Hon.John K. Tenner, Pennsylvania Governor, at the 5oth anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg.
Those words, much like those of President Abraham Lincoln on November 19, 1863, ring true today. Even if I’m not an American, but I can feels the bitterness of what happened 155 years ago – the agony of war. Even make worst because you have to kill your own people.
The spirit of Gettysburg called for unity. Not division. Not only for the American people but but for all of us.
The history of Gettysburg does not live only on on the 6,000 acre military park, or the cemetery constructed to bury and honor the fallen Union soldiers. The history is told through the buildings, now restored to share the the stories of the citizens of Gettysburg.
- As the only civilian casualty of the battle of Gettysburg, the story of Jennie Wade’s final hours, which took place in this historic home gives a unique and personal perspective of life – and death – when war came to this quiet town. With authentic 19th century furnishings and artifacts throughout, this museum not only a shrine of a heroine and martyr, it also provides a glimpse into the trials and tribulations of one family caught between opposing armies in bloody civil war.
History embraces modern life through living history encampments and the annual reenactment. Artifacts of the war and town share their personal accounts of the battle and the aftermath. It’s these stories that pass along the lessons of history, reaching out to teach us unity and brotherhood.
The town looked OLD but restored. It’s part of its charm.
Where To Stay
- The Hilton Garden Inn
- BW Gettysburg Hotel
- Brickhouse Inn
and many more affordable hotel and Inn.
Things To Do
- Civil War tails at the homestead Diorama Museum
- Civil War Trails
- Ghost Tours (hihihi)
- Historic Gettysburg Walking Tour
and much more.