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Over spring break, my family decided to avoid the ever popular beaches and head to the beautiful and historical town of Gettysburg. This town has always been on our list to visit, but we decided last minute this was the place we wanted to be. In fact, we were scheduled to do to Washington D.C. We ended up leaving D.C. early and coming back to Gettysburg. Yes, you were good to us Gettysburg and we can’t wait to go back. I wanted to share some of the places we visited and loved while in this lovely town.
First, we visited Tommy's Pizza. Roxanne has been on a kick of only eating potatoes, which is mainly fries. So, she had the french fries and a glass of water. I had a Greek Salad minus the feta and a cider beer and Chris had a small calazones (banana pepper, pepperoni, and olives) with a IPA. Next, we checked out the Gettysburg National Cemetery. We ended with exploring the battlefields and climbing on the Devil's Den then going on a ghost tour with Gettysburg Ghost Tours. I would recommend spending time at Tommy’s Pizza, Devil’s Devil’s Den, and the Gettysburg Ghost Tours.
We started the day at the Civil War Museum which included the cyclorama which was is a 42 ft x 377 ft painting that wrapped around a platform. The speaker lectured on how and where the war moved around Gettysburg and when battles happened the painting would light up at the area. The movie that played was just long enough to hold Roxanne's attention. We moved along to the museum that was filled with what seemed like thousands of artifacts of the Civil War. Next we went to the Jennie Wade House, which Roxanne seemed to soak up more information from.
The Shriver House was next on our list, this beautiful house held so much history and the tour guide really brought history to life about the civilian lives during the war. Finally, the Dobbin House Tavern, it was a very cozy restaurant with Civil War history everywhere in it. The formal dining included a 3 course meal. First bread, now I am a sucker for warm bread and they brought out 3 kinds wrapped in towel in a basket that was steaming! Each kind was simply amazing. Next came the salad. Now as a vegan, I get worn out on salads but this was by far one of the best, all thanks to their homemade dressings. Next came our entrees, the final course, Roxanne had New York Strip with applesauce. After all that, her meal included a nice big bowl of vanilla ice cream with chocolate sauce drizzled on top and we ended our very big meal with a slice of carrot cake for Chris and I to enjoy.
On Day 3 we did some traveling into Washington D.C.
Gettysburg stolen our hearts that we came back! Again, we explored the battlefields, no matter how much you explore there's always more and more history to uncover. Of course, Roxanne's favorite activity besides climbing the Devil's Den, was the ghost tour with Gettysburg Ghost Tours. The tour guides were so much fun and again brought history to life with the stories they told. I loved how 80% of the stories they told were stories of the battlefield and about each army, which Roxanne soaked in all the information about. We have already been planning our next trip back and we are anxious to return very soon.
So, if you happen to be in Gettysburg and aren’t sure where to eat or what to visit, make sure you hit up some of these places. I promise you’ll love them all! Make sure you head to the Gettysburg Visitor Center to get even more information on planning your trip!