Gettysburg Tour Center has been blessed to be a part of many great events this year. As 2017 winds down and the New Year approaches, we thought you might enjoy a little review of the highlights from our perspective.
We also want to thank all of you who supported us this and every year. We truly enjoy interacting with people from all over the world who come to our small Pennsylvania town to learn about the role it played in shaping American history.
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January – Our year started off on a bit of a sad note, with the auctioning off of our entire collection of wax figures from the shuttered Hall of Presidents & First Ladies. You’ve probably seen a few of these figures on television, as popular shows like “Last Week Tonight” with John Oliver purchased a few pieces from the collection.
March – Winter Storm Stella helped decorate the Gettysburg scenery with over a foot of snow, and as much as four feet in other parts of the northeastern United States. Visitors who braved the weather were treated to a fantastic display, and a reminder of just how enjoyable a trip to Gettysburg can be in any season.
April – Our new garage and parking area was completed to store our fleet of Gettysburg tour buses and airport shuttles.
May – A special partnership opportunity between Gettysburg Tours, Inc. and Historic Leadership Training brought a unique tour offering to the area, focusing on the people and places that played a part in World War II.
June – General Grant made his return to Gettysburg! This special package includes tours – accompanied by General Grant – of the Gettysburg Battlefield, David Wills House, Seminary Ridge Museum, and a meal at the Historic Fairfield Inn.
July – The 154th Gettysburg Anniversary Civil War Battle Reenactment took place over July 4th weekend. A popular summer event in Gettysburg, the annual Gettysburg Civil War Battle Reenactment is one of the best living history and Civil War reenactments in the nation.
August – A free program put on by the Gettysburg National Military Park and Westminster Astronomical Society invited the public to join them for star-gazing at Little Round Top.
October – Ghostly Images of Gettysburg tours were once again a hit for all those who participated. With several different types of ghostly adventures, there was something for everyone, including ghost walks, ghostly encounters, and haunted bus tours.
November – The National Wreath Project kicked off the holiday season with the placing of wreaths on graves at the Soldiers’ National Cemetery.
December – There are all sorts of holiday events in Gettysburg each year, including Victorian Christmas, The Eisenhower Christmas, Christmas at the Jennie Wade House, and others.
This is only the tip of the iceberg of exciting events that take place in Gettysburg in a typical year. We hope you look forward to 2018 as much as we do. Be sure to schedule your next trip early! Thank you all for your continued support, and have a happy holiday and a safe New Year.