Evening Walk – August 29 – Trains, Trolleys and Parks


$30.00 (Tax Exempt)

We will conclude the 2017 WALKS not by studying a particular fighting unit nor by examining the battle action on a specific portion of the Battlefield, but rather by looking “Off The Beaten Path.” In the years following the battle, visitors flocked to these grounds by many means of conveyance. The Gettysburg & Harrisburg Railroad and the Gettysburg Electric Railroad Company, also known as the Trolley, were two of those means and they have their own stories. During this same era, there were three "parks" within the Park: Round Top Park, Tipton Park, and the Wible/Wheatfield park. This will be an all walking tour of moderate difficulty: some paths, some roads, and some ‘across the ground’. We will visit the sites of the three parks and traverse a portion of the historic Trolley Right Of Way. We will meet at the parking area at the intersection of Sykes Avenue and Wheatfield Road (Little Round Top exit ramp). Please wear comfortable walking shoes.


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