Budget Friendly in Gettysburg

If you’re looking for travel information and curious about visiting a location that is both beautiful and rich in history then your answer just might be Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. Gettysburg is a city influenced by patriotism, bravery, tragedy, historically epic battles and even paranormal tales. It offers many reasonably priced or free activities for travelers on a budget.

The Gettysburg National Military Park is an unforgettable place to visit. Consult any vacation brochure and it will likely tell you that the Gettysburg battlefield is the most prominent location of the area. You’ll find most of the battlefield right in the park. There are admission fees to enter the Cyclorama, Film and Museum Experience. This includes the film A New Birth of Freedom narrated by Morgan Freeman. Children five and under enjoy free admission. The cost of adult admission is $12.50 for anyone thirteen years of age and older. The AAA discount admission fee is $11.50. Youth admission is $8.50 for youngsters between the ages of six and twelve. Senior admission is $11.50 for visitors ages sixty-five and older. Children age five and under are admitted free of charge.

The Eisenhower National Historic Site Tour offers visitors the opportunity to visit the home once owned by Dwight D. Eisenhower. The home displays the original furnishings and visitors can tour the grounds of the home. There is also a terrific bookstore where travelers can purchase a souvenir. Admission is $7.50 for anyone thirteen and over, $5.00 for youngsters six to twelve and children five and under are admitted free.

The David Wills House is a monument to the Gettysburg battle and the aftermath. It was a location central to the restoration process after the battle and was where Abraham Lincoln wrote a portion of the Gettysburg Address. Seniors and military personnel are admitted for $5.50. Admission for individuals thirteen and over is $6.50. Admission for youngsters six to twelve is $4.00 and children five and under are admitted free.

The Jennie Wade home stands as a reminder of the young civilian shot and killed during the battle of Gettysburg. Visitors are able to see the blood-stained floorboard, the single bullet hole and the bullet that took poor Jennie’s life. Rumors of unexplained occurrences and hauntings are associated with this beautifully preserved home. Tours last approximately thirty minutes and run every thirty minutes daily from 9 AM until 5 PM. Admission is $7.75 for individuals thirteen and older, $4.00 for ages six to twelve and free for children five and under.

The Gettysburg Convention and Visitors Bureau website offers a free interactive vacation brochure for anyone interested in obtaining travel information on the Gettysburg, Pennsylvania area. Travelers can purchase tickets for individual exhibits or ticket value packages from the Gettysburg Foundation’s website or by calling their toll free number (877-874-2478).

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