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  1. December 2, 2013
    Heritage Hike, May 3-4, 2014

    Join Licensed Battlefield Guide Larry Korczyk from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. on May 3-4, 2014 for a two-day, fifteen mile battlefield hike unlike any other. The Heritage Trail Hike will go to areas that are not included in the standard battlefield tour. “Walking Fields of Glory” is based on the Gettysburg: Heritage Trail Guide with some modifications. Korczyk will lead this two-day vigorous hike of the battlefield while pausing a few places along the way to tell brief stories of the battlefield and the men who fought there along with some history of the monuments you will pass. This very strenuous hike will include hills, creeks, and rocky terrain.

    On Saturday, the hike will cover the ten-mile Billy Yank trail which takes approximately seven hours to complete, and cover areas such as Devil’s Den and Culp’s Hill. On Sunday, the hike will finish with the five-mile Johnny Reb trail, which takes approximately four hours to complete.

    Both days the tour will start and end at the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum and Visitor Center. Meet Korczyk at the Membership Services Desk.  Backpacks, hiking shoes and walking sticks are suggested. This tour will proceed rain or shine.

    Registration Deadline: April 18, 2014

    The registration fee of $90 for members and $115 for non-members includes a morning and afternoon water/snack break and box lunch on Saturday, a water/snack break on Sunday, and a copy of the Gettysburg: Heritage Trail Guide.

    For more information, or to register for this event, please contact Ann Swade at 717-339-2148 or aswade@gettysburgfoundation.org.   On-line registration is available by clicking on the following link:  http://www.friendsofgettysburg.org/EventsCalendar/HeritageHike.aspx

    Become a Member!  The Friends of Gettysburg is the membership component of the Gettysburg Foundation, the non-profit partner working with the National Park Service to enhance the preservation and understanding of the heritage and lasting significance of Gettysburg.  Benefits of membership are:  free admission to the Cyclorama, Film and Museum experience at Gettysburg National Military Park Museum and Visitor Center and the David Wills House, 10% discount on merchandise with the Friends of Gettysburg and the Museum Bookstore, discounts on public programs, invitations to member-only events and many more.

    Membership levels range from individual ($32) to Gettysburg Society ($5,000).  For more information, please contact Marie Kuykendall, mariek@gettysburgfoundation.org,  717-339-2159, or visit www.friendsofgettysburg.org