Local Company Offers Trip to Historic Gettysburg
— Cary Gregory
GETTYSBURG, PA, UNITED STATES, August 11, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — It was announced today that for a limited time, GettysGear, a Gettysburg based business is offering a chance to win a trip to the historic town of Gettysburg, PA where many say the direction of the United States was changed forever. For three days in July of 1863, over 150,000 troops met on the battlefield in what turned out to be the bloodiest battle of the American Civil War.
According to Cary Gregory, President of GettysGear, “Gettysburg is perhaps the most important small town in the country if not the world. Countless acts of bravery, heroism, commitment and leadership were demonstrated throughout July 1st, 2nd & 3rd on the battlefield and by the town’s inhabitants which changed the course of history.” While Gettysburg yielded over 51,000 casualties, more than any other battle of the Civil War, it also served as part of a significant shift in the ultimate outcome of the war and the country as a whole.
The Battle of Gettysburg proved to be so significant that Abraham Lincoln accepted an invitation to make a few brief remarks during a special ceremony. This November 19th marks the 155thth anniversary of President Lincoln’s now iconic Gettysburg Address and has been selected as the date that the GettysGear Getaway trip winner will be selected. “We believe Gettysburg has so much to offer in both history and hospitality, that we want to invite more visitors to experience it first hand and this is what prompted us to create the Getaway” Gregory said.
There is much to see and do in and around the Gettysburg area. Without question, anyone interested in American or world history needs to come and take in the sights and experiences that the town has to offer. In addition to learning about the historical impact of the area, there are many options for great food, brewpubs, distilleries, tours, golf and shopping. “Over 46 million people live within a 200 mile radius of Gettysburg and we hope that they would all come for a visit…just not all at once”, Gregory shared with a chuckle. “As we like to say, come for the history…stay for the hospitality”, he added.
The GettysGear Getaway winner will enjoy accommodations at the beautiful Swope Manor Bed and Breakfast located in downtown Gettysburg. In addition to a place to stay, several meal options, a tour, a GettysGear gift certificate and some cash to help with travel expenses make up the grand prize package. Entry is available online and open to anyone 18 years or older and a legal U. S. resident.
GettysGear makes and sell products made in Gettysburg, PA and is located in an old carriage house built in 1836 located at 28 N. Stratton St in Gettysburg. Both on-line and at the store, you can find the proprietary lines of Great Gettysburg Tobacco Co. cigars, hand cast aluminum, Great Gettysburg Coffee Company coffee, pottery and more.
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