Learn the landscape, learn history! While riding a bicycle, history comes alive as we navigate the battlefield. This page contains links to Gettysburg landscape photos that will help you to understand the Battle of Gettysburg.
Gettysburg Landscape Photos
Bicyclists have a unique opportunity to learn about the Battle of Gettysburg. That’s because we use natural and physical landmarks to get oriented on the battlefield. And in learning where we are, we can more easily imagine battlefield events and the human dimension of the experience.
Table of Gettysburg Landscape PhotosHow does a bicyclist stay oriented on the battlefield? Study the names and locations of significant land forms (e.g., hills, ridges) and landmarks (e.g., monuments, barns). Knowing these really helps!
|Sort ID||Geographic Area||Link|
|2||Cemetery Ridge (1)||View|
|3||Cemetery Ridge (2)||View|
|6||East Cavalry Field||Coming Soon|
|7||East Cemetery Hill||View|
|8||Little Round Top||View|
|9||Oak Hill Area||View|
|11||The Peach Orchard||View|
|14||Town of Gettysburg||View|
Learn the Landscape, Learn History!
I remember my excitement when I started to understand the Gettysburg landscape. It was like solving a puzzle — but more physical, and it took all day. On a bike, I could more easily connect the landscape to the 1863 battlefield story. And I didn’t really understand this until I started to do it.
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You might also be interested in the virtual web tour published online by the National Park Service. Click here to visit that page.