Gettysburg Tours, Inc has partnered with the expert guides of Historic Leadership Training to offer a brand new tour showcasing a different side of Gettysburg military history. Ride along and take a look at the people and places that played a part in the Allied victory in World War II. You will visit two prisoner-of-war camps hidden away from public view—one an interrogation camp and another serving as a work facility.
Hear stories of the navy’s map-making operation preparing for the invasion of Japan, and consider the scrap drive that almost took some of the battlefield’s most famous monuments. Find out what sacrifices Gettysburg’s citizens made to help the war effort.
Learn why an intelligence camp was located here, training specialized troops for psychological warfare.
You will also hear moving stories of WWII veterans buried in the national cemetery (yes, the one that Lincoln dedicated). From Pearl Harbor to the Battle of the Bulge to Guadalcanal, these war-time casualties encompass all theaters of the war and all branches of the military service.
Key war-time leaders have traveled here to pay their respects including Dwight D. Eisenhower, who chose to move here. Your guide can share details of their visits to Gettysburg, as you see this famous little town from a fresh perspective.
Tour dates are offered to commemorate key dates of WWII
Saturday, May 13th 2017 at 3:00PM Victory in Europe Day (VE Day)
Saturday, June 3rd 2017 at 3:00PM D-Day
Saturday, August 19th 2017 at 3:00PM Beginning of WWII
Saturday, September 17th at 9:00AM WWII Weekend- Eisenhower National Historic Site
For more information or to purchase tickets call the Gettysburg Tour Center at 717-334-6296 or visit www.gettysburgbattlefieldtours.com