Explore Gettysburg’s Little-Known WWII Significance on New Tour

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By - March 31, 2019

Most travelers headed to Gettysburg Battlefield or Gettysburg National Cemetery focus on the location’s Civil War history. However, the city also boasts a World War II connection that’s now the central theme of a new bus and walking tour from Gettysburg Battlefield Bus Tours and Tigrett Leadership Academy.

“Our World War II in Gettysburg tour tells the inspiring stories of World War II leaders who came to Gettysburg, including President Franklin D. Roosevelt, General Dwight D. Eisenhower and Prime Minister Winston Churchill,” said Antigoni Ladd, co-founder and curriculum director, Tigrett Leadership Academy. “Ride along and take a look at the people and places that played a part in the Allied victory in World War II.”

The nearly three-hour tour is available Saturday, Aug. 6–Nov. 9, with departures at 2 p.m. from the Gettysburg Tour Center.

During the tour, uncover the stories of World War II veterans buried at Gettysburg National Cemetery, including veterans that participated in some of the most notable battles of World War II, such as D-Day, Pearl Harbor and the Battle of the Bulge. See where an intelligence camp trained specialized troops for psychological warfare and the famous monuments almost removed during World War II’s scrap metal drives.

“We are excited to continue this multi-year partnership with the history experts at Tigrett Leadership Academy,” added Max Felty, president, Gettysburg Tours, Inc. “This unique program provides our visitors with a look at Gettysburg’s intimate connection to World War II, a rarely-explored aspect of Gettysburg’s rich history.”

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