Join Columbia, Barnard, and Cornell Alumni for an all-day Guided Bus Trip to:
Saturday, November 19, 8 AM - 8 PM
Tickets: $55 per person for Columbia/Barnard Club Members only (one non-member guest at $55)
We will tour the battlefield on the exact day Abraham Lincoln gave his iconic Gettysburg Address, if 153 years later. Ticket price includes round trip chartered coach from the DC area, free all-day parking at pickup site, complimentary drinks and snacks served aboard, and a full buffet lunch!
Departure Location: Pickup (Washington) - Westfield Montgomery Mall (Mall Location Map)
7101 Democracy Blvd, Bethesday, MD 20817 (Parking Map)
Gettysburg National Military Park (Map)
248 Baltimore Pike, Gettysburg, PA 17325
For more information, and to register, please visit the Cornell Club of Washington website.
Our Civil War Battlefield series: To honor the anniversary of Lincoln's Gettysburg address, the Cornell, Columbia, and Barnard Clubs of Washington are presenting an all-day guided bus trip to the Gettysburg hosted by Cornell Professor David Silbey, a Cornell alumnus and military historian who has published widely on modern warfare and has long experience walking the Gettysburg battlefield. Learn more about David Silbey and his books.
On this trip, we will look at that battlefield, understand its geography and location and trace through the elements of the battle - how they occurred, how they were experienced, and how they were understood then and long after. Finally, we will talk about the legend of Gettysburg and how it became an iconic moment in American history, one that belonged to Union and Confederate alike.
Please note: Seats are limited; tour of battlefield includes riding bus and substantial walking on uneven ground and climbing stairs.
Not a Member? Join Today!