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Gettysburg Battlefield (moderate), Ghost Walk, and Historic Dinner

  • Nov 4, 2012 · 10:15 AM

Walk with us through history by hiking the beautiful, hilly battlefield that was witness to the bloodiest engagement of the Civil War. The 9-mile hike (moderate, 2 blisters; little elevation change) will feature stops at most of the major sites in the northern half of the battlefield. With historical guidance by Jackie Gluck, you’ll learn the significance of the battle and its 51,000 casualties to the war and to our nation’s history. Highlights include Soldiers’ National Cemetery (consecrated Nov 19, 1863, by Abraham Lincoln with his Gettysburg Address), Culps Hill, Spangler’s Spring, McPherson Ridge, the Eternal Light Peace Memorial, Oak Ridge, Barlow Knoll, and town of Gettysburg.

The hike will be followed by a ghost walk through the old town, led by Amanda Beck who will shed some dark on the more spirited side of local lore.

Finally, we’ll have an optional dinner at the very historical Dobbin House Tavern (www.dobbinhouse.com), built in 1776! Dinner attendance is limited and requires a $10 non-refundable deposit that goes toward the cost of your dinner; to reserve a seat at the table, contact Mike Darzi directly ([masked]).

Pictures from our previous hike there are at http://tinyurl.com/9y93amv.

We'll meet at 10:15 am at the Grosvenor-Strathmore Metro Station's open (behind the garage) Park & Ride lot (not Kiss & Ride) to carpool.

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  • Nanks

    November 12, 2012

  • Mike

    November 7, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks Mike for yet another great experience. Thanks Jackie for yet another guided tour of Gettysburg. Special thanks to the young fascinating people I walked and talked with.

    November 5, 2012

  • Ai V.

    @Mike - for those of us who are not meeting u at the metro but are meeting the group at Gettysburg, please advise on the exact time to meet there? Also, please note that this weekend is daylight changing time.

    November 1, 2012

    • Mike

      Please contact me directly at [masked].

      November 1, 2012

  • Erik

    Do you have a rough timeline on how long everything would take, including dinner (if there was still remaining space)?

    October 30, 2012

    • Mike

      Dinner starts at 7 and should be done by 9. The dinner is full.

      October 31, 2012

    • Erik

      I guess I need to build up my endurance, anyway.

      October 31, 2012

  • Mike

    Just a reminder to people who RSVP here, please let me ([masked]) know if you would like to attend dinner, which requires a deposit.

    October 26, 2012

  • Mike

    We'll meet at Grosvenor station to carpool. Note that people will need to carpool according to whether or not they are going to the dinner. There are no guarantees, so bring a car if you have one. You can leave it at the Metro station where parking is free.

    October 26, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    How does the carpooling work for this outing?

    October 26, 2012

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