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Gettysburg by Horseback and the Civil War Trail in Pennsylvania

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Explore Gettysburg by horseback and the Civil War trail through Pennsylvania with kids for an education vacation.  Gettysburg by Horseback

I am planning to bring my son to Gettysburg and other historical sites after he turns 8 this fall.  When I found this article: See Gettysburg battlefield by horseback – USATODAY.com,  I thought this sounded like a great way to really get a feel for the history that took place here!

A twig snaps and brush rustles in woods on the Gettysburg battlefield. My horse does not flinch. It’s nothing more than a small animal scurrying away. But on a hot summer day nearly 150 years earlier, it could have been the enemy.

The author and her family toured the battlefield and surrounding area with a licensed guide on horseback and had an unforgettable experience.

With the 150th anniversary of the Civil War this year, a family road trip following the Civil War Trail (click here for a map by USA Today Travel) through Pennsylvania can bring history to life for kids.  There are a few theme parks along the way (Hershey Park -chocolate themed in Hershey -near Harrisburg, Zoo America -zoo in Hershey, and Dutch Wonderland -an Amish-themed amusement park in Lancaster) to keep their interest, too.

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