Gettysburg & Eisenhower

Gettysburg & Eisenhower

Our first official stop on this trip was the Gettysburg National Military Park. This area comprises nearly 10 square miles. There is an auto tour, which we took. Using the map provided by the Visitor Center we made our way around and stopped at locations that looked interesting, or had meaning for us.

The Eternal Peace Flame
Monument to the Armies of North Carolina
Statue monument to the Armies of North Carolina
Pickett’s Charge (field in background)
Pennsylvania monument.

While in Gettysburg we also took a tour of President Eisenhower’s home and farm. It is a pretty farm, and the home was kept just as it had been when he and Mamie lived there. They bought it in 1950, fixed it up, then finally lived there after his two-terms in office. After he passed away, Mamie stayed on until she passed on.

The Eisenhower’s home.

Once we’d finished our tours we stopped in town, on the suggestion of our bus driver, at the Dobbin House Restaurant for lunch. I had a crab cake sandwich, and Alan had a huge meat-piled-high sandwich. Very good food in an old tavern where the waitstaff wore period clothing.

GIANT meat sandwich