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  1. April 4, 2017
    New Gettysburg Farmsteads and Battlefield Tours Begin April 8

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    CONTACT Cindy Small, Chief Marketing Officer, 717-339-2109; csmall@gettysburgfoundation.org

    New Gettysburg Farmsteads and Battlefield Tours Begin April 8.

    Gettysburg, PA (April 4, 2017) — Join a Licensed Battlefield Guide, licensed by the National Park Service, for a special 2-hour battlefield bus tour that covers the story of the battle of Gettysburg while viewing nearly a dozen historic farms on the battlefield. In 1863 nearly 150,000 soldiers invaded the open farm fields, demolished Gettysburg’s serenity and transformed forever its homesteads and the lives of those who called them home. On this new tour, visitors can hear the stories of the challenges and sacrifices made by the home-dwellers, the noncombatants whose lives were forever changed in July 1863. View some of the farms that still remain as witnesses to the story of a clash of great armies and the effect of those armies on the civilians caught in their path.

    Dates for tours are: April 8, 9, 15, 22, 23, 29, and 30 and begin at 2:30 p.m.

    This special tour lasts two hours, includes civilian stories from at least ten farms and stops at two farms on the battlefield where visitors can disembark the bus onto the farm property. Single adult ticket price is $35 and youth ticket (ages 6 to 12) is $21. Members of the Friends of Gettysburg receive $5 off the adult ticket and $1 off the youth ticket. A value package is offered with the additional purchase of a ticket for the film, A New Birth of Freedom, Cyclorama painting light and sound program and 12-gallery museum experience.

    To purchase tickets, please call the Reservations Department at 877-874-2478 or visit www.gettysburgfoundation.org/18. Tickets can also be purchased at the ticket counter in the lobby of the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum and Visitor Center, 1195 Baltimore Pike, Gettysburg, PA.
     

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