HistoryAmerica sets Gettysburg itinerary

DALLAS -- HistoryAmerica Tours is headed to Gettysburg, Pa.

The operator, based here, in conjunction with the History Channel, is selling a four-night Lincoln at Gettysburg tour.

There is space available for the fourth annual trip, which will take place from Nov. 16 to 20.

The itinerary will mark the 138th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address, and two days are spent exploring the battlefield with guides.

Clients will participate in Commemoration Day observances, which will include presentations by scholars and a reenactment of the address.

John C. "Jack" Waugh, author of "Reelecting Lincoln: The Battle for the 1864 Presidency," will be on hand as historian-guide as will James Getty, who will portray Lincoln.

The tour kicks off with a welcome briefing and dinner at the Gettysburg Hotel.

Two days are spent revisiting the sites of the battles and concludes with the group walking the route of Pickett's Charge, a Confederate attack led by Maj. Gen. George Pickett on July 7, 1863, at Cemetery Ridge.

Waugh will conduct evening discussions, and the group also will attend a function sponsored by the Lincoln Forum, an organization of Lincoln enthusiasts. The tour wraps up with a visit to Gettysburg National Cemetery for traditional public ceremonies. The afternoon is free for sightseeing.

The land-only rate is $1,195 per person, double; $1,395, single.

The rate covers transportation, admission fees, accommodations, four breakfasts, three dinners, taxes, baggage handling and gratuities. The price without hotel accommodations is $1,000 per person.

HistoryAmerica said shuttle service from Washington's Dulles Airport will be available with advance notice. The operator pays 10% commission.

For details, call (800) 628-8542 or fax (972) 713-7173.

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