$140 MCC district residents
October 3, 2017
Please arrive at McLean Baptist Church, 1367 Chain Bridge Rd., McLean by 7:15am. Bus departs promptly at 7:30am. Bus returns at approximately 7:00pm.
For three days in the summer of 1863, Gettysburg was witness to the greatest battle fought in the United States. This epic struggle began almost by accident on July 1, when a small Confederate scouting party, under the command of General Robert E. Lee, entered the town of Gettysburg looking for shoes. The Southern soldiers ran into General George C. Meade’s Union army and the Battle of Gettysburg would have its beginnings. Four months later, President Lincoln would come here and dedicate this ground where over 40,000 soldiers lost their lives. The group will start with a short film at the Visitor’s Center, followed by an explanation of the restored Cyclorama map of the battle and will end with a licensed battlefield guide who will conduct a tour of the battlefield from our bus.
Included is a full buffet lunch at historic Dobbin House Tavern, Gettysburg’s oldest and most historic building. Afterwards, there will be a tour of the Eisenhower National Historic Site. Located adjacent to Gettysburg Battlefield, this was the retreat and retirement home of General and President Dwight D. Eisenhower and his wife, Mamie. The interior and furnishings of the farmhouse are circa 1950’s and 90% of the contents belonged to the Eisenhowers.
This promises to be a great fall day to step back into two totally different time periods in history and enjoy savory home cooking and good company too.
$145/$140 MCC district residents, which includes deluxe motor coach transportation, all admissions, delicious buffet lunch, guided tour of battlefield, a morning snack and driver tip.
Please make checks payable to Excursionaire.
Question? Call Maureen Cyron at 703-323-9040