Gettysburg Battlefield Tour 2018


Come help support the Echoes Through Time Learning Center & Civil War Museum by joining us on our Tour of the Gettysburg National Battlefield Park on August 20 – 22, 2018

Join us for 3 educational enjoyable days on the Gettysburg Battlefield as we tour and discuss

“Western New York at Gettysburg”

Join out tour as our 2 local civil war historians from the Echoes Through Time learning Center & Civil War Museum take you on each phase of the 3 day battle which took place on July 1st, 2ns and 3rd, 1863 where Union General George Mead battled with Confederate General Robert E Lee as over 150,000 Americans in blue and grey struggled in American bloodiest and most costly battle in American military history which produced over 50,ooo casualties in 3 days.

The Gettysburg battle is a basically a series of dozens of mini battles compress into 3 days of fighting. McPherson’s Ridge, the Wheatfield, Barlow’s Knoll, Cemetery Ridge, Seminary Ridge, Little Round Top, Devil’s Den are just a few of some of the harshest fights upon the fields in a quiet farming community known as Gettysburg.

Our tour will be broken up into 3 parts or sections, with ample breaks in between, for you to enjoy the town to: shop, eat, wander. Each of our 3 parts of our tour is approximately  2.1/2 hours

Our tour will be focused on the units, men and officers from our Western NY area. Hear the stories, see those monuments of our areas regiments, see where they fought and died, learn more about those men from your communities

Our trip will include:

  • Deluxe motor coach transportation

  • 2 night hotel accommodations

  • 2 deluxe continental breakfasts

  • 2 dinners (included)

  • Approx 7 hrs of a guided tour of the Gettysburg battlefield with 2 Civil War historians

  • Admission to a several Gettysburg attractions

  • A SPECIAL behind the scenes viewing and presentation, after hours at the Visitor Center at the Cyclorama for a presentation on this historic painting

  • Extra time will be provided to walk, shop, dine and enjoy downtown Gettysburg on Steinwehr Ave


Sounds interesting & Fun………

Come on and Register today !!

All you need to do is to download our registration form – send us a check or credit card payment of $100.00 – to reserve your seat for this Gettysburg tour.

NOTE – your Deposit of a $100.00 is Non-Refundable

(we do need to pay for all our activities, accommodations months prior of our tour departs in August, so please pay your registration on time – please – no exceptions)

Total cost of our trip is $ 549.00 per person – Hotel rooms based on double occupancy

Please pay your balance due in full by Monday July 2, 2018 (total $449.00)


All our travel & tour arrangements are through Uncle John’s Travel of Derby, NY – 716.670.1862



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Echoes Through Time shared Andersonville National Historic Site's post.

A Glimpse into Andersonville’s Archives

Chartered in 1883, the Women’s Relief Corps (WRC) served as an auxiliary to the Grand Army of the Republic. In 1896 they obtained the land that was once the location of the infamous Andersonville Prison, and right away started making improvements to the run-down condition that they received it in.

One of their first projects was constructing a cottage on site for families visiting Andersonville National Cemetery to use. This nine room, brick cottage sat on a piece of newly acquired land that the WRC purchased as an expansion to their preservation effort. Their ultimate goal: to memorialize the prison site. Efforts to create a memorial to the Civil War prisoners who suffered and died in the prison included a memorial rose garden, memorial orchard of pecan trees, and a road surrounding the historic prison site for visitors to use to explore.

By 1910, the grounds became almost too expensive for the WRC to maintain. It was then that the U.S. Government agreed to a land transfer. A WRC monument was erected at Andersonville in 1911 to honor the efforts of the women managing the site, followed by a monument to one of their founding members, Lizabeth Turner. While the government owned the land, however, the WRC still managed some aspects of it until the 1950s.

The WRC medal handed out to its members was in the shape of a Maltese cross. Some with red, white, and blue ribbons, others (like the one pictured) have the red, white, and blue stripes incorporated into the medal. “F.L.C” is engraved in each one to remind members of the Corps’ founding motto: Fraternity, Charity, and Loyalty.

This metal, along with other items in our collections, will be on display in the National Prisoner of War Museum later this year. (JH)(NPS Photo)