Gettysburg Battlefield Fun – Experiential Learning

You’ve reached “home base” for fun ways to learn Civil War history at Gettysburg National Military Park in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. Start here to plan your Gettysburg battlefield bike tour. And maybe learn about the battlefield by perusing this website.

Gettysburg Battlefield Fun

Gettysburg National Military Park, 1195 Baltimore Pike, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania 17325

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Gettysburg Battlefield Bike Tour

Unless you know the Gettysburg road network really well, you will be disappointed if you rely on the free paper map from the National Park Service. It is a great map for cars, but not for bicyclists. Click here to read a popular blog post on this topic, “Biking the Gettysburg Battlefield—Not Just Any Map.”

The solution for self-directed, outdoor learners and explorers:

Plan your own self-directed cycling adventure using Civil War Cycling’s guidebook and maps.

Join the ranks of people who like to learn like a kid on a bike.

Bicycling Gettysburg National Military Park: The Cyclist’s Civil War Travel Guide [paid link], p. 9 …

… tells the story of the Battle of Gettysburg (July 1–3, 1863) from the perspective of a bicyclist who scans the battlefield landscape for natural and physical landmarks—not only to stay oriented, but also to connect geography with the historical narrative.

 

Map of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

 

Gettysburg battlefield bike tour scene

The West Edge of The Peach Orchard, at Emmitsburg Road

Shop for digital maps to bike Gettysburg

Order of Battle Links

The National Park Service sometimes restructures its site and buries information that it thinks is less interesting or useful to park visitors. Order of Battle links are just one example. For the convenience of Civil War Cycling readers, here they are:

The Army of the Potomac at Gettysburg

The Army of Northern Virginia at Gettysburg

Gettysburg RSS Blogroll
Gettysburg Web Sites
Gettysburg National Military Park

Gettysburg National Military Park - Alerts, Conditions

Gettysburg Foundation

Destination Gettysburg

Association of Licensed Battlefield Guides


Gettysburg Businesses
GettysBike Tours (1195 Baltimore Street)

Gettysburg Bicycle (307 York Street)