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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If you’ve been here before, please share your tips in the comments below!