Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

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Pennsylvania State Memorial

Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

On November 19, 1863, at the dedication of a military cemetery at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, during the American Civil War, President Abraham Lincoln delivers one of the most memorable speeches in American history. In just 272 words, Lincoln brilliantly and movingly reminded a war-weary public why the Union had to fight, and win, the Civil War. The Battle of Gettysburg was fought July 1–3, 1863, in and around the town of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, by Union and Confederate forces during the American Civil War





Please see a sample itinerary below. All itineraries are fully customizable.

Trip Inclusions

  • Round trip transportation

  • 2 nights hotel accommodations at student friendly hotel

  • Breakfast daily at hotel

  • 3 lunches

  • 3 dinners

  • Admission to Gettysburg’s Visitor Center Film & Cyclorama

  • Admission to Gettysburg Battlefield Tour

  • Admission to the Shriver House Museum

  • Guided Walking tour of DC’s monuments and memorials

  • Admission to Capitol Building Tour

  • Group photo opportunity on the steps of the Capitol Building

  • Admission to the Ghost and Graveyards Tour

  • Admission to Arlington National Cemetery

  • Visit to the White House for a photo opportunity

  • Visit to Smithsonian Museum(s) of choice

  • A-Z Travel tour guide

  • Private security upon request

  • Free chaperone spaces based upon number of paying passengers

  • All taxes and fees for above listed inclusions


Day 1

Morning – Group departs for our Nation’s Capitol and upon arrival you will meet your tour guide at the Capitol Building for admission.

Afternoon – Enjoy lunch in the Visitors Center, afterwards make your way to the Capitol Steps for a photo-op. Your tour guide will begin your monuments and memorials tour. Enjoy viewing the Lincoln Memorial, the Vietnam Wall and Korean Memorial and the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial as well as many more!

Evening – You will arrive at your hotel for check in before venturing off to your welcome dinner in Old Town Alexandria. Your evening will conclude with enjoying a walking Ghost and Graveyards Tour. Return to the hotel for a much needed rest.


Day 2

Morning – Enjoy breakfast at the hotel and depart for historic Gettysburg, PA.

Afternoon – Arrive at Visitor Center and enjoy lunch. Enjoy admission to the Visitors Center and the film “A New Birth of Freedom” & Gettysburg Cyclorama.  You will board the bus and begin a narrated Battlefield Tour. Continue on for admission and tour of the Shriver House.

Evening – Enjoy dinner at a historic restaurant. Afterwards group will enjoy a walking tour and free time to purchase a souvenir before you return to your hotel in DC.


Day 3

Morning – Breakfast is enjoyed at the hotel. Group checks out and loads luggage on the bus. Depart for Arlington National Cemetery and enjoy admission to the narrated trolley tour. You’ll then meet the bus and visit the Iwo Jima Memorial.

Afternoon – After lunch you’ll make your way to the White House. Be sure to have your cameras ready for a group photo opportunity. Our final destination will be the Smithsonian Museum(s) of choice.

Evening – A farewell dinner is enjoyed before you begin your safe journey home.


African Art Museum, Air and Space Museum, American Art Museum and its Renwick Gallery,  American History Museum,  American Indian Museum,  Anacostia Community Museum, Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery,  Natural History Museum, Portrait Gallery, Postal Museum, Smithsonian Institution Building, African American History and Culture Museum and the new museum of the American Revolution


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