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Bus Trip: Gettysburg–A Midwestern Perspective

October 22, 2023 @ 3:00 pm - October 25, 2023 @ 4:00 pm

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Sunday, October 22 – Wednesday, October 25  |  $880-$1075* ($955-$1150** non-members)

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*$880 per person for double occupancy, $1075 per person for single occupancy

**$955 per person for double occupancy for non-members, $1150 per person for single occupancy for non-members

McPherson’s Ridge. The Wheatfield. Cemetery Ridge. East Cavalry Field. The names are synonymous with the Gettysburg Battlefield.

From October 22-25 2023, the Civil War Museum is sponsoring a campaign tour of the Gettysburg Battlefield. During this tour, we will take you to these iconic locations, but present them through the experiences of the Upper Midwestern troops who were there.

In addition to exploring the battlefield, our group will have the opportunity to enjoy a private, behind-the-scenes presentation to the Battle of Gettysburg Cyclorama, completed in 1884 by French artist Paul Philippoteaux. The trip also includes a tour and program at the newly completed Adams County Historical Society Museum as well as an evening presentation by Gettysburg Foundation President and CEW Wayne Motts.

The goal of our tour is to present the Gettysburg experience in a new light, highlighting the ground where Upper Midwestern soldiers marched and fought.

TOUR COST INCLUDES Hotel stay for Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday nights; all breakfasts, lunches and dinners; all motor coach services, tour guides, admissions, and evening programs. A cash bar is available for Monday and Tuesday dinners. 

TOUR BASE HOTEL Comfort Suites, 945 Baltimore Pike, Gettysburg, PA 17325

TRANSPORTATION Attendees are responsible for their own transportation from their  homes to the base hotel. Flights can be arranged through Baltimore Washington International Airport.  

ROOMMATES Indicate the name of the person with whom you wish to share a room. If you would like help in finding a roommate, please let the museum know at registration and we will attempt to find you a roommate. If a roommate cannot be found, the single occupancy rate must be paid. 

CANCELLATIONS A full refund will only be issued for a space canceled by September 1, 2023, or if the trip is canceled.  A refund will be  issued after that date only if a suitable replacement can be found for the canceled space. 

2023 Gettysburg Campaign Tour Itinerary

Sunday, October 22

3:00 – 6:00pm  |  Check In 

6:00 – 7:00pm  | Welcome Dinner at the hotel 

7:00 – 8:00pm  |  Dinner Program at the hotel with Wayne Motts, President and CEO, Gettysburg Foundation 


Monday, October 23    Breakfast at Hotel

8:30am  |  Load Bus—Garry Adelman Guide

8:30  – 11:30am  |  July 1, 1863 Battlefield sites, McPherson’s Ridge

12:00 – 1:00pm  |  Lunch, Gettysburg College

1:00 – 4:30pm  |  July 1, 1863 Battlefield sites, 11th Corps and Cemetery Ridge

5:00 – 6:30pm  |  Gettysburg Cyclorama, An Evening With the Painting program

7:00pm  |  Dinner at Appalachian Brewing Company 


Tuesday, October 24   Breakfast at Hotel

8:30am  |  Load Bus—Phil Muskett Guide

8:30 – 11:30pm  |  July 2, 1863 Battlefield sites, Peach Orchard, Wheatfield

12:00 – 12:30pm  |   Box Lunch at Adams County Historical Society

12:30 – 2:00pm  |   Tour and Program Adams County Historical Society

2:30 – 5:00pm  |   July 2, 1863 Battlefield sites, Little Round Top, Culps Hill

5:30 – 7:30pm  |  Dinner at The Inn at Herr Ridge


Wednesday, October 25 Breakfast at Hotel

8:30am  |  Load Bus—Phil Muskett Guide

8:30 – 10:30pm  |  Tour July 3 Battlefield sites, Cemetery Ridge

11:00 – 1:00pm  |  Self-Guided Tour and Lunch at Gettysburg Visitor Center 

1:00 – 3:30pm  |  Tour July 3, 1863 sites, East Cavalry Field

4:00pm  |  Return to Hotel, End of Tour


October 22, 2023 @ 3:00 pm
October 25, 2023 @ 4:00 pm
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