ONE-DAY IN GETTYSBURG
For those of you who haven’t been to Gettysburg, Pennsylvania yet, it’s a must-see small town with a great share of American history.
The borough is the county seat of Adams County, Pa., and is about 50 minutes away from northern Baltimore. My boyfriend and I spent an entire sunny Sunday afternoon in March walking around the streets of downtown Gettysburg; then, we took the drive-your-own car (free) tour to the Union and Confederate battlefields, stopped to see many of the statues and monuments, and culminated all with a walk – at dusk – around the Soldiers National Cemetery, where a Lincoln-dedicated monument reminds of the November 19, 1863 historical address.
We topped it all with a delicious burger at The Pub and Restaurant at Lincoln Square.
- The Gettysburg Hotel, located at One Lincoln Square in downtown Gettysburg, impresses with its 1800-style columns. The hotel was a key witness to a pivotal event in this country’s history.
- Established in 1797, almost 70 years before the now-famous Lincoln address.
- Another view of the Lincoln Square – this time, from Carlisle Street.
- Abraham Lincoln – an ubiquitous presence in Gettysburg.
- Local business offices down Carlisle Street.
- The Gettysburg Library – one of the few massive structures I spotted downtown Gettysburg.
- Battlefield view that the Confederacy troops shared during the American Civil War.
- Late winter on the once-bloody battlefields.
- Confederacy cannon dating back to the American Civil War.
- Longing for spring.