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Soldiers and Ghosts in Gettysburg Pa.

Updated on August 12, 2014
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Shelly Wyatt is a self published author or several short stories, and one full length mystery/romance novel.

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Gettysburg Pennsylvania is a beautiful place filled with history and wonderful things to do. In this article I will give you ten things that I have found to be fun and interesting.

1. Soldiers National Cemetery, this cemetery was the first national cemetery in the country, it is beautiful and peaceful, take a leisurely walk through this cemetery and feel the history, beauty and peace of this historic place. located at 97 Taneytown Rd, Gettysburg Pa

2. Gettysburg National Military Park, this includes the battlefield, historic sites, monuments, statues and a visitor center. the visitor center includes a museum, movie and a gift shop. The museum and movie are not free, tickets can be bought online or at the visitor center. located at 97 Taneytown Rd Gettysburg Pa.

3.Gettysburg Museum of History contains 4,000 artifacts that cover all areas of American History, military and political and is free to the public. www.gettysburgmuseumofhistory.com/ located at 219 Baltimore St Gettysburg Pa

4. Gettysburg National Park Service and Visitor Center www.nps.gov

5. Shriver House Museum this is a civil war museum dedicated to the civilian experience during the Battle of Gettysburg located at 309 Baltimore St. Gettysburg Pa www.shriverhouse.org/

6. Eisenhower National Historic Site, Eisenhower used this farm as a retreat from the White House during his presidency and later retired there.

7. Lincoln's Lost Treasure, this is basically a treasure hunt as the name suggests, it is a live 2 1/2 hour adventure across the streets of Gettysburg, 6 to 8 people are sent on a thrilling and entertaining quest to uncover a lost treasure-set in motion by Lincoln's final breath. You will piece together hidden clues that can unravel the location to treasury gold that has been lost for over a century! You will decode clues and dodge FBI Agents-great fun!

8. Sachs Covered Bridge is located just off the battlefield, it is a beautiful site, quiet, great place to picnic and take pictures. www.visitpa.com/sachs-covered-bridge

9.General Lee's Headquarters Museum and Store is located in the same stone house that General Lee occupied during the Battle of Gettysburg in the summer of 1863.

10. Ghosts of Gettysburg, this is one of the area's most popular activities, Gettysburg is considered one of the top 5 most haunted cities in America. Ghost Tours of Gettysburg is an exciting and memorable adventure. www.ghostsofgettysburg.com for more information.

For Fun In and Near Gettysburg

*Hershey Park in Hershey Pa is nearby more information at www.hersheypark.com

*Segway Tours of Gettysburg is a great way to see Gettysburg with 1 1/2 and 2 1/2 hour tours to choose from more information at www.segtours.com

*The Outlet Shops at Gettysburg www.theoutletshopsatgettysburg.com

*Battlefield Harley Davidson www.battlefieldharley.com

Some nice restaurants that I have found are

* Cashtown Inn just outside of Gettysburg, it has been featured on Ghost Hunters and is reputed to be haunted, the food is great also! The Cashtown Inn is a bed and breakfast if you need a place to stay I suggest you book in advance. www.cashtowninn.com

*Farnsworth House is also reputed to be haunted and the food is fabulous, it is also a Bed and
Breakfast book ahead.

If you are looking for a relaxing or not so relaxing vacation Gettysburg has it all, in the winter they have a great ski resort, stay at a Bed and Breakfast and enjoy the slopes. Ski Roundtop check it out.

In conclusion I have to say that Gettysburg is a great place for a weekend getaway, a week vacation or an extended vacation. If you are into ghosts it is considered one of the most haunted places in America. Packed full of history and a bloody battle it can't help but be haunted. Check it out for yourself! On the other hand if you don't have any interest in ghosts, Gettysburg has plenty of charming shops to browse through, historical sites, monuments, outlets, and a very nice movie theater. If you like to camp they have plenty of nice campgrounds. My family and I camp there every year and we are never disappointed. Our favorite campground is Drummerboy Camping Resort, they have two pools, hot tub, water slides and nice well kept sites with many activities.



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Gettysburg, Pennsylvania is filled with history and with the history-ghosts. This was one of the most important battles in the Civil War and one of the most haunted. Gettysburg has been featured on many different ghost shows over the years, some people believe and some do not. That is a personal thing, but I do know several people who didn’t believe, but after visiting Gettysburg have changed their minds about ghosts.

The town has many different ghost tours to choose from it that is the way you would like to go, but I recommend that you take a walk out on the battlefield alone in the evening. Take the time to open up to the possibilities and enjoy the rich history that surrounds the area.

If it is ghosts you seek be sure to check out some of the books available, in these books you will get an idea of what you may encounter, you will find many stories about haunting, apparitions and haunted places of the battlefield. It really doesn’t matter if you believe or not the stories are interesting and filled with the history of this beautiful battlefield.

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    • velzipmur profile imageAUTHOR

      Shelly Wyatt 

      5 years ago from Maryland

      No the Jack in the Box is no longer! Thank god. The battlefield is amazing. We go on a regular basis because we love it so much. The landscape is incredible as well.

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      Bill Holland 

      5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      I was there in 1997 and it was almost a religious experience. This is an incredible place to visit. Tell me, is the Jack in the Box still on the road in the middle of the battlefield? I always found that to be a bit tacky, but the rest of the battlefield is a must see.

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