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A Trip to Gettysburg!


We just returned from a fabulous trip to Gettysburg, PA. We learned so much and it provided some much needed refreshment and renewal.

My kids love historical stuff and we have previously visited Williamsburg, Jamestown, Yorktown, and Plymouth. So this year we decided to head out to PA and visit Gettysburg. American History has always been one of our favorite things to study in our homeschool.

I was pleasantly surprised by the beauty of Gettysburg. We were surrounded by such beautiful fields, hills, and farms. Gorgeous. The Gettysburg National Park Museum was incredible and we spent time doing the auto tour of the battlefields. Amazing.

We stayed at The Lodges at Gettysburg, which I would highly recommend for families. They have unique “lodges” that are all private. Inside our lodge (which was named “Georgia”- each one is named after a different state) was a large main room with a sleeper couch and double bed, chair, and large furnishing including period style dressers and a cedar chest. Then there was a beautiful kitchenette with microwave, Keurig, table and chairs overlooking that gorgeous view, and all dish ware was provided. We also had another bedroom with a double bed, writing desk (which I loved!) and a very large bathroom that was gorgeous! The shower was all stone and simply beautiful.

We also had a back porch with Adirondack charis that overlooked the most gorgeous views of the battlefields. The sun rose straight over them every morning and was breathtaking.


To top it off, there was a lake for my husband and boys to fish in each morning. They LOVED that. There are also acres of hiking and biking trails on the picturesque property. It was very quiet and serene. We had almost stayed at a hotel in town, but I am grateful we chose the lodges instead.

 I was once again reminded of how little we really need. This “tiny house” was perfect for us. Even though we had all the modern amenities, we loved the simplicity of just the few rooms and the views. I could see living in a house this size and being just content. 🙂

I recommend Gettysburg if you are in the area as a great family vacation. Since we do love history this trip was especially exciting for us. It was educational but relaxing all at the same time.

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