Gettysburg Resort to Commemorate 1863 Epic
Gettysburg Battlefield Resort in Gettysburg, Pa., has many events planned leading up to the 150th Anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg and throughout the summer, including the 22nd North Carolina Infantry Regiment (an organization of Civil War Living Historians and Re-enactors) and a period ball.
The 22nd North Carolina Infantry Regiment will be in Gettysburg on May 18, June 15, July 6, Aug. 3, Sept. 7 and Oct. 26. This group provides great entertainment and fun for the whole family. There are “recruitment” opportunities for children to enlist and fun events that guests can enjoy like having loved ones “arrested,” put on trial, and some will be found “guilty.” It’s a fun production that gets families involved and keeps everyone entertained.
Gettysburg Battlefield Resort is also very excited to be hosting a period ball at their lodge on July 6.
Other events include the Eternal Peace Light commemoration on June 29 – this Eternal Peace Light inspired the light at the Kennedy gravesite in Arlington National Cemetery. Also, a new museum will be opening on July 1., located at the Theological seminary, which was prominent on the first day’s battle at Gettysburg.
There will be two Gettysburg Battlefield re-enactments taking place around the 150th Anniversary. Enjoy the Blue Gray Alliance 150th Gettysburg Reenactment on June 27-30, as well as the 150th Gettysburg Anniversary National Civil War Battle Reenactment on July 4-7.
For more information on both events, visit http://www.bluegraygettysburg.com/ for the Blue Gray Alliance Reenactment; and http://www.gettysburgreenactment.com/ for the Gettysburg Anniversary National Civil War Battle Re-enactment.
Remembering the Battle at Gettysburg
The Battle at Gettysburg has been described as the turning point of the American Civil War, as well as one of the most pivotal battles fought on American soil. The battle, which took place on July 1 – 3, 1863, had the largest number of casualties of any battle during the Civil War, with as many as 51,000 soldiers from both armies killed, wounded or declared missing. This brutal, three-day battle was a victory for Gen. George G. Meade’s Union Aarmy against Gen. Robert E. Lee’s Confederate Army.
About Gettysburg Battlefield Resort
Gettysburg Battlefield Resort is private RV resort located on the edge of the Gettysburg Battlefield. Guests can enjoy all the history that surrounds the resort, from the battlefield and the historic town of Gettysburg, to the Soldier’s National Monument – the site where President Lincoln gave the Gettysburg Address. The resort is also located near Hershey, Pa., the Appalachian Trail and within driving distance to Washington, D.C.
Gettysburg Battlefield Resort offers many amenities to enjoy at the resort, including over 215 campsites, an Olympic-size swimming pool and a farmhouse lodge. Guests can enjoy planned activities and top-notch amenities on the resort, as well as events in the surrounding area.
For more information, visit http://campgettysburg.com/ or call (888) 455-9579 for more information.