We purchased a CD audio guide and booklet for a driving tour of the Gettysburg battle sites. The drive takes you through the battle as it occurs, giving background info as you drive from place to place. We really enjoyed this!
The tour started from the Visitor's Center parking lot. We started the day there getting tickets to the Spangle Farm tour. This is a fee attraction, but you need tickets and are taken by a tour bus. More on that later. We drove from place to place, listening to the audio commentary and would get out and take pictures along the way. We took our time and spent 6-7 hours on the driving tour.
|Abby's arm amputation|
|Civil War era surgeon's instruments|
Gettysburg Park has over 1000 memorials. Some were very elaborate, others understated. The Maine company that withheld Pickett's Charge has a small monument off the road and was a major victory. It seemed that every New York monument was huge. We enjoyed our visit to Gettysburg, especially the driving tour.
|20th Maine Memorial|
|NY Memorial on Little Round Top|
|View from Little Round Top|