Gettysburg Battlefield Tours
Last year around this time I was fortunate to get a Gettysburg Battlefield Tour from a cousin-in-law. We drove around for a while and he described what each area and monument was in place to remember. From the top of Little Round Top you can look over most of the fields of battle and see great distances.
The picture below is of a sight that made us all giggle a little. You can actually tour the area on a Segway. Here we were listening to the history of the assault on Little Round Top, and here is this trail of Segways rolling through the area reminding us how different the world was during the battle.
The history of war and the United States has a central point of study in the town and surrounding area of Gettysburg. Although my cousins sold their historic home early this year, I plan to go see it again. There are lots of things to see and remember.
If you don't know what a Segway is, you can use the link above to go to the Segway Tour website, or search for it on the Internet. Basically it is a two wheeled, electronic, platform that is sort of a skateboard with handles. It does require balance and some common sense to operate, in my opinion.
It seems like these are available at many parks and historic destinations that provide a large expanse and can require more walking than some want to do. If you want to do a gentle tour that is not in a car, and also not going to make your feet hurt at the end of the tour, a Segway may be an option.
There were also small go-cart-like car things that had "Rent ME" on their sides. It looked like another fun way to motor around from monument to monument and have fun at the same time.
While the devastation of the battle at Gettysburg was immense, with more US deaths in a battle than ever before, the area is a busy reminder that the US has an interesting history - regardless of how you experience it.
Thank you for the comment. American history is comparatively short but interesting.