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
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
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,
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
HistoryAmerica said shuttle service from Washington's Dulles
Airport will be available with advance notice. The operator pays
For details, call (800) 628-8542 or fax (972) 713-7173.