Monday, July 9, 2012

Gettysburg National Military Park

Gettysburg Battle Cyclorama
DAY 4:  We went to the Gettysburg NMP Visitor's Center and saw the film, A New Birth of Freedom (narrated by Morgan Freeman) which was actually quite powerful, and that was followed by the Cyclorama, which is sort of amazing. The bookstore is pretty amazing too - I didn't know there have been so many books written about Gettysburg and the Civil War; most of them were there. The NMP is a big place, and we didn't really have time to do a tour, so we contented ourselves with walking to Cemetery Ridge where Lincoln gave the Gettysburg Address in November, 1863 and that was quite satisfying. Before leaving Gettysburg we drove through Gettysburg College and the Lutheran Theological Seminary, both of which were larger than I had imagined. Then we got on to Route 30 and drove to Wooster, OH which is where we are tonight. Route 30 is a pretty interesting highway. We're glad we took it.

Just a fraction of the Civil War  books on display

Graves at Gettysburg Military Cemetery

Gettysburg Address Memorial                                            

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