May 26 2010 by Mike Mason
I am not much of a history buff, but after catching HBO's Band of Brothers a few years back, I gained a greater appreciation for the history of the battlefield. And I also realized I didn't know too much about some of those terrible and incredible places that helped shape how I live now.
One of those rich places to visit is the historic site of Gettysburg. Here took place an epic battle which helped define the outcome of the Civil War. The field at Gettysburg conjures up vivid imagery of the legendary men who gave their lives for a greater cause. If you're looking for awe-inspiring views and sites, this is the place.
Check out the guided tours; both tour guides and audio tours are available. If you've never taken a guided tour, you may want to give it a chance this time around. True, guided tours cost money, but it is more than worth it for the extra historical tidbits which bring the place to life.
The park tour is just one of the activities available. There are also great hiking and biking trails, as well as horse trails on the actual battlefield and the somber soldier cemetery where on November 19, 1863, the battle field was dedicated when President Abraham Lincoln delivered his famous "Gettysburg Address".
If you're looking for a different way to see the sites at Gettysburg, make your rounds on a Segway. http://www.segtours.com/ However you see the sites, you will experience a truly historic site in American history.