After rave reviews from the spring tour dates, the WWII in Gettysburg tour offered from the Gettysburg Tour Center has been extended to be offered weekly through Oct. 27.
For those familiar with the Civil War battlefield, this tour provides a chance to see Gettysburg in a new light.
For two hours, participants can visit such sites as a prisoner-of-war camp and hear the stories of how German prisoners were treated. Stops on the battlefield include an Army intelligence camp where specialized troops trained for psychological warfare.
Guides share stories of WWII leaders-Winston Churchill, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Charles de Gaulle, John F. Kennedy-who visited Gettysburg to pay their respects. And guides will highlight sites important to Gettysburg's most famous citizen, Dwight Eisenhower, who chose to make his home here after the war.
Learn about the Navy's secret facility which prepared maps for the invasion of Japan. Consider the scrap drive that almost took some of the Gettysburg Battlefield's most famous monuments.
At the national cemetery, hear moving stories of WWII veterans buried here. From Pearl Harbor to the Battle of the Bulge to Guadalcanal, these war-time casualties encompass all theaters of the war and all branches of the military service.
Tours will run every Saturday through Oct. 27
Tours can be scheduled at GettysburgBattlefieldTours.com or call 717-334-6296.