Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

This picture was taken at the battlefield in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.

Gettysburg, Pennsylvania Courthouse

Adams County courthouse in Gettysburg Pennsylvania. This building was standing at the time of the battle of Gettysburg during the American Civil War.

I live in a very historical city that played a big role in the battle of Gettysburg during the civil war. It's a very pretty city, and it summer it becomes swamped with tourists from all over the world. There are multiple tours that take you to some of the most interesting and scary sites of Gettysburg, loads of museums, and amazing and fun dining. There is a renactment every year that lasts 3 days depicting the battle of Gettysburg, a battle that holds the unfortunate record of the most casualties in the shortest amount of time time. It's a very interesting place to go if you're into history.

Gettysburg is a town famous for the battle of Gettysburg. The battle was fought from July 1st through 3rd 1863. It was the high water mark of the Confederate advance into northern territory. During the battle, only one civilian was killed. She was making bread in her sister's kitchen when a bullet was shot through the door and killed her. It is said that her ghost still haunts the house. President Eisenhower lived in Gettysburg in his later years at a farm just a few miles from the town center. He was a member of the Gettysburg Presbyterian Church, known as the Church of the presidents because three presidents have attended religious services. Gettysburg is also a college town. Gettysburg College is known for its high tuition and successful lacrosse teams. Today, Gettysburg continues to treasure its history as it prepares for the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg.

Though Gettysburg is best known as the location of the pivotal battle of the U.S. Civil War, there are a lot of other things a visitor should know. Gettysburg is in Adams County, one of the largest producers of apples in the United States. And before apple season, July and August feature some of the greatest peaches you'll ever taste. In mid July, just west of town an annual Base Ball tournament is held featuring teams from around the country playing the game by the rules of the 1860s. Visitors wishing to venture into town from the battlefield but wanting to avoid tourist season traffic and parking problems can ride the Gettysburg Trolley for free. The drivers are among the best people in town to ask about other attractions or restaurants. Visiting the battlefield during the winter months is a great way to miss the crowds and be able to contemplate the whole event at a slow pace. The battlefield after a snow is strangely beautiful and quiet. The David Wills House downtown is now part of the National Park. This is the house where Lincoln stayed the night before the Gettysburg Address. The house is now a small, but very well done museum that is well worth the admission charge. President Dwight Eisenhower retired to Gettysburg and his farm is good place to visit if you want to get away from the summer crowds.

My city is very unique. The major battle of Gettysburg during the American Civil War took place here. There has been much documentation about this event and so there is not much new to tell. But one of the secrets of the city to me is the old Majestic Theater. It was built as a vaudeville theater and has both movies and live performances all year long. It is something I always tell folks who are planning a visit not to miss.

My town is often referred to as the most famous small town in America. Gettysburg is home to one of the deadliest battles in the American Civil War. The town is small and the battlefield overtakes much of the outskirts of town. While this is good and a great honor to those soldiers who died fighting for their beliefs, it has also stunted job growth in our community. Tourism is our biggest industry and most of the jobs in this field are only seasonal. Most of the people who live here work outside of the area. To live here can be difficult because of this but I was born and raised here, it's home to me. To visit this town can be a wonderful experience, rich in history.

Gettysburg, PA is known for the Battle of Gettysburg - a turning point in the Civil War. The battle was fought July 1-3, 1863. Every year at the battle anniversary, reenactments are staged which draw many reenactors and tourists to the area. Presently, the town is in the midst of the 150th anniversary remembrance of the Civil War. July 1-3, 2013 promises to draw many tourists to the area for the 150th anniversary of the battle. Gettysburg is the county seat of Adams County which is situated in south central PA. It is primarily a rural area. Tourism and agriculture are major industries. Gettysburg is within 2 1/2 hours of Philadelphia, Washington D.C., Baltimore and Harrisburg (capital of PA).


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