Day 1 You'll See:
- Gettysburg National Military Park Museum and Visitors Center
- Gettysburg Battlefield Tour
- Dobbins House Tavern
- Eisenhower National Historic Site
Does your group want to see all the great Civil War history Gettysburg has to offer, but only has one day to do? No worries, we've got one of the most comprehensive one-day field trip tours of Gettysburg, allowing you to see the Battlefield, Local Tavern, Museum and Visitor Center, and Eisenhower site.
Gettysburg National Military Park Museum and Visitors Center
When visiting the Gettysburg National Military Park, this should most certainly be your first stop.The Gettysburg National Military Park Museum and Visitor Center, off Baltimore Pike, provides guests with a museum experience covering the American Civil War, an impressive Cyclorama depicting the final battle, and a tour center with licensed certified guides.At the Museum of the Civil War, your group can explore 22,000 square feet of exhibit space, the floors filled with relics of battle, interactive activities, and multimedia presentations. Learn all about the conflict of battle and its aftermath, as well as the personal stories of the soldiers themselves.
Gettysburg Battlefield Tour
The American Civil War Museum is located in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. The location contains a gift shop that has several items to browse. Featured categories include books, educational materials, Civil War sculpture, collectibles, souvenirs, and apparel.Student groups visiting can participate in programs that are fascinating and engaging dealing with the Battle of Gettysburg. They will rediscover what life was like for the civilians before, during and after the battle on the Heritage of a Town Tour. Features include historical documents, artifacts, interactive displays and 3-D programs.
Dobbins House Tavern
Established in 1776 by Reverand Alexander Dobbin, this 12-acre battlefield farmhouse/historic B&B/Alehouse and Restaurant is one of the most historically accurate spots in Gettysburg, the home 'beautifully and authentically restored' to look exactly as it did when first built. You can have a more casual dining experience at Springhouse Tavern, an 'alehouse set amidst three natural springs' that serves up fresh deli sandwiches for lunch and generous dinner platters for supper! For a more authentic, fine-dining experience then head to the Alexander Dobbin Dining Rooms, an eating experience set within 6 historic rooms (dining room, parlor, library, study, bedroom, spinning room, and the Abigal Adams Ballroom for larger groups). This is the eatery 'where candlelit elegance, superior food in abundance, and gracious service bring back the sights, sounds, and tastes of two centuries ago.' Try the Hunters Chicken, NY Colonial Strip Steak, Of Flesh and Fish platter, or potato of the day, it's all delicious!
Eisenhower National Historic Site
The Eisenhower National Historic Site is the former weekend retreat of President and General Eisenhower, as well as a regularly used meeting place for world leaders of the time. The entire property consists of several acres of cropland, historic barns, and peaceful Angus-grazed pastures, not to mention the elegant house itself and it's impressive putting greens.The site provides various educational programs for 4th-12th graders, plus professional development opportunities for teachers and in-classroom programs.