A Tale of Two Presidents: Lincoln & Eisenhower at Gettysburg
Our Gettysburg trip starts with Lincoln, beginning at the Visitors’ Center with a short film and a cyclorama painting setting the context for Lincoln’s visit to Gettysburg. Then we’ll visit the Gettysburg home of attorney David Wills where Lincoln stayed and where he put the finishing touches to his speech. We’ll stand on the spot where he actually delivered his address, and we’ll stroll respectfully around the graves in the Soldiers’ National Cemetery created for the Union soldiers on the battlefield. Lunch will be at the historic Dobbin House Tavern, built “four score and seven years” before Lincoln’s visit. In the afternoon, we’ll visit the home and farm President Eisenhower bought as a weekend retreat from Washington and as a meeting place for world leaders. The Eisenhowers retired to this home, the only one they ever owned, little changed since their time here. We’ll be visiting on D-Day, which should make our experience especially moving.
Cost includes transportation, entrance fees, lunch, snacks and gratuities.
557 – $125
7 a.m. to approximately 6:45 p.m.
Bus leaves Cheltenham High
School promptly at 7 a.m.