Within about an hour's flight of most population centers in the Northeast, Gettysburg is one of the most accessible — and most interesting and moving — Civil War historical sites. A visit offers an opportunity to explore both the battlefield, site of the largest, fiercest and deadliest battle in the war, as well as the National Cemetery, made famous by the "few appropriate remarks" of a guest invited at the last minute to its consecration ceremony. The airport experience is nothing short of charming and delightful.
By Hilary B. Miller
, This page incorporates public-domain materials from the Library of Congress and the National Parks Service. Photographs courtesy of Gettysburg Convention and Visitors Bureau; used by permission. | November 4, 1996