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  • So..... What is there to do other than all this historical crapola.... I mean, stuff.

    Anything not history related or other than Civil War?


  • #2
    The hotel is near an outlet mall in case you want to do some shopping.
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    • #3
      Originally posted by SheDrivesIt View Post
      Anything not history related or other than Civil War?
      Go to Intercourse Pa.....( check it out )
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      • #4
        Originally posted by 4U2NV View Post
        The hotel is near an outlet mall in case you want to do some shopping.
        Usually not much of a bargain to be found if you have to pay to ship things home but maybe clothing or something. Thanks for the suggestion, though.

        Maybe something more outdoorsy or scenic like a park, hill country, or lakes.

        Also, is there any sort of prehistoric or early settlement stuff? Early US history? Settlement history? Early (native) history?

        Anyone know?

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Looter View Post

          Go to Intercourse Pa.....( check it out )
          I will.

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          • #6
            Hmm Amish country.
            https://images.app.goo.gl/xYWXyk2LwEu31qsj9

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            • #7
              For outdoor activities, hiking, picnics, etc. Pen Mar Park is not far away (we will probably drive by it). The AT runs thru it. You can go home and tell people you "hiked the AT".

              https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pen_Mar_Park

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              • #8
                This is part of the itinerary, but if you want to do something "history related" here are a few ideas.

                Things to do in Gettysburg: A few suggestions

                1. A Detailed walk-through of Pickett’s Charge with Denny and Sharon Denny and Sharon will not be leaving until Sunday and will be available to do a very detailed walk across Pickett’s Charge. This isn’t a scheduled tour; you may make arrangements with Denny and Sharon to attend and if you decide to attend, long pants and insect repellant are highly recommended.

                2. Gettysburg National Military Park You’ve driven through a very small part of it, you may have taken the Ghost Tour or Denny and Sharon’s Battlefield Tours. Revisit the Civil War's turning point, its bloodiest battle, and the inspiration for President Abraham Lincoln's "Gettysburg Address." Gettysburg National Military Park was established to protect the area of the battle and to interpret its landscape and events to visitors.

                3. Gettysburg Museum and Visitor Center Gettysburg National Cemetery was established right after the Battle of Gettysburg claimed more than 51,000 lives. With the Gettysburg Address, President Lincoln dedicated the cemetery, reminding Americans of the lives lost to keep the Union together. The cemetery is the final resting place of about 3,500 Union soldiers who died in the Battle of Gettysburg, and it is part of the Gettysburg National Military Park.
                The National Park Service is responsible for managing the cemetery, which contains several significant monuments such as the Soldiers' National Monument that was completed in 1869 and a rostrum, built in 1879, located close to the entrance on Taneytown Road. This brick rostrum was used as a standing platform from which many presidents, including both Roosevelt's and Eisenhower, gave speeches while attending yearly Gettysburg Battle memorial ceremonies.

                4. Eisenhower National Historic Site - The home and farm of Dwight D. Eisenhower, America's 34th president. During Eisenhower's presidency the site served as a meeting spot for world leaders. Now, people come from all over the world to see the 40,000 artifacts contained in Eisenhower's former home.
                The Eisenhower NHS also includes 700 acres of diverse, beautiful habitats, which serve as a protected area for loggerhead shrikes, short-eared owls, and upland sandpipers.

                5. The Gettysburg Museum of History - Located in the home of its owner and curator, Erik L. Dorr, who spent his entire life collecting American historic artifacts. Mr. Dorr is the 4th generation of a family whose farm was the location of the famous Pickett’s Charge in 1863. The home also hosts the Gettysburg Museum of History. The museum’s collection contains not only artifacts collected by Mr. Dorr’s ancestors after the Battle of Gettysburg, but also artifacts that cover the entire American history from its founding to today. This private collection, which rivals in its size and quality many governmental and private museums, is today open to the public as part of the Gettysburg Museum of History, free of charge, as part of community service.

                6. The Shriver House Museum - Like walking back in time. The meticulously restored 1860 home is a window into an important period of American history. While walking through its rooms with a guide dressed in a period costume, you will learn how civilians lived and what happened to them during the Battle of Gettysburg. Your guide will tell you the story of the Shriver family while you explore their fully furnished rooms which look the same as they did in 1860, with all the furniture, clothes, children’s toys, and other items of everyday life. You will see the two sharpshooters who were hiding in the attic during the battle and died there. The house was also used as a hospital and a place to store medical supplies during the battle, and you will see some of those supplies, which were later found in the house.

                7. The Gettysburg Seminary Ridge Museum - 20,000 square feet of interactive galleries and educational programming are available. The museum touches on three main topics: the first day of the Battle of Gettysburg, care given to wounded soldiers at Schmucker Hall, and moral questions from the Civil War era.

                8. Jennie Wade House The area where the Jennie Wade House sits was generally considered “no man's land” during the Civil War, but the house became an important historic site after 20-year-old Jennie Wade was shot while preparing bread for Union soldiers. She is the only known civilian casualty of the Battle of Gettysburg. During a tour of the perfectly preserved home, you can see where the bullet traveled through two wooden doors before hitting Jennie Wade. The home also contains a small shop where you can buy figurines, informative DVDs, flags, puzzles, books, and other memorabilia

                9. The Gettysburg Diorama - A display that recreates the Battle of Gettysburg in impressive detail. The 800-square-foot diorama contains more than 20,000 hand-painted soldiers, horses, weapons, and buildings. In addition to visual detail, the diorama has a narrated soundtrack that tells the story of the Battle of Gettysburg in 30 minutes. The diorama also provides an excellent learning opportunity. In addition to the diorama, you can enjoy other unique Civil War artifacts that are just steps away. An onsite bookstore contains a wealth of books, collectibles, toys, and clothing for guests.


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                2 out of 3 is a pretty good record. Is December 3 for 3?


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                • #9
                  Cunningham Falls in Thurmont. We've driven through the park on various iterations of the Gettysburg drive.

                  https://dnr.maryland.gov/publiclands...unningham.aspx
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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Justin6264 View Post
                    Cunningham Falls in Thurmont. We've driven through the park on various iterations of the Gettysburg drive.

                    https://dnr.maryland.gov/publiclands...unningham.aspx
                    Thank you. That looks promising.

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                    • #11
                      Isn't the National Fire Fighters Museum in one of the neighboring towns?
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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Coop View Post
                        Isn't the National Fire Fighters Museum in one of the neighboring towns?
                        The fire fighter memorial is in Emmitsburg. We will be there twice on Friday. Once for the lunch drive and then again for the banquet. You can also click on the places below:

                        National Shrine Grotto of Lourdes
                        National Shrine of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton
                        National Fallen Firefighters Memorial

                        Frederick County Fire & Rescue Museum
                        Our Lady of the Mountain
                        The Ott House Pub
                        Basillica
                        Frederick County Fire & Rescue Museum

                        Answer not a fool according to his folly, lest thou also be like unto him. —Proverbs 26:4 (King James version)
                        2 out of 3 is a pretty good record. Is December 3 for 3?


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                        • #13
                          Is passing by Camp David on the itinerary?

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by joephotographer View Post
                            Is passing by Camp David on the itinerary?
                            Nope, but we do travel through Catoctin Mountain Park.
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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by joephotographer View Post
                              Is passing by Camp David on the itinerary?
                              Not any more. After the machine guns and blocked roadways, I changed the drive route.
                              Answer not a fool according to his folly, lest thou also be like unto him. —Proverbs 26:4 (King James version)
                              2 out of 3 is a pretty good record. Is December 3 for 3?


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                              • #16
                                Originally posted by kgf3076 View Post

                                Not any more. After the machine guns and blocked roadways, I changed the drive route.
                                MY'03....Silverstone / Red Loaded with "Whistles, Bells & Toys"....







                                Life's journey is not to arrive @ the grave safely, in a well preserved body, but rather to "skid" in sideways, totally worn out, shouting"...holy sh*t...what a ride!"

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                                • #17
                                  Been there done that!
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