Gettysburg Itinerary

Troop 577 Gettysburg Itinerary Nov 11-12-13, 2011        

Friday 11/11



6:00 am

Meet at Newbridge Road School Parking lot.  4 Hour + drive

Plan to get on road 6:15-30

11:00a - 1:00p

Arrive at Gettysburg visitor center, (1) Explore Museum / watch film

allow 2 hours,  Put a car or 2 at end of trail

1:00p - 1:30p

Lunch at Picnic Area.

Bring lunch from home + 30 min for Lunch

1:30p - 4:30p

Start Historic Gettysburg Trail(2)  walking through the downtown area to  imagine what it was like to live in Gettysburg in July 1863.

This trail is approximately three miles and takes 2-3 hours to complete.

4:30p - 5:00p

Walk to Restaurant - a few blocks from end of trail

Need  to  drop a car or two near here. or we’ll be walking 3 miles back in the dark.

5:00p - 6:30

Eat Dinner at  (Lii’s Asian Buffet (717) 334-5183)

165 York St.  Gettysburg, PA 17325

6:30p - 7:30p

Drive to Cabin 310 Mountain Rd.

Call Dan 717/321-3968 for Check in process.

7:30p - 8:30p

Unload cars, Stow gear, food, and prep patrol’s Lunches for Saturday

8:30p -10:00p

Free time,  review maps, work on answering questions in trail guide.

or maybe a movie if  we can bring projector and screen ?  Board or card games?


Lights Out |-\



6:00 a - 7:30a

Rise n shine - prepare breakfast, pack lunch & water.  

Each Scout brings Trail Mix from home

7:30a - 8:00a

Drive to start of  Trail Billy Yank Trail

Park at visitor center. Trail is a Loop.

8:00a - 1:00p

Hike the Billy Yank trail (3.) 10-mile hike through the battlefield.

takes approximately six hours to complete,

1:00p - 1:30p

Eat Lunch

1:30p - 4:30p

Complete Billy Yank Trail Hike through battle field

4:30p - 5:00p

Hike to restaurant for dinner meal General Picketts Buffet.

at end of trail, short walk back to cars.

5:00p- 6:30p

Eat Dinner General Picketts Buffet -  (717)334-7580 (Deborah)

reservation for 31 @ 5 pm

6:30p - 7:00p

Return to cabin.

7:00p - 8:00

Prep Lunches for Sunday


Free time,  review maps, answer questions in trail guide.



Lights out




6:00a - 7:30a

Rise n shine, pack all gear, load cars,  prep and eat breakfast.  pack lunch and water.  Clean cabin.  Must  take garbage with you.

Find out  check out procedure?

7:30a - 8:00a

Drive to start of Johnny Reb trail (4)

park at visitor center

8:00a - 11:30a

Hike Johnny Reb Trail four-mile loop hike

takes approximately 2.5 hours to complete.


Hike back to Visitor center to take shuttle to Eisenhower Farm(5 )


Lunch at picnic area


Visit Eisenhower Farm


Return to cars via shuttle pack up and hit the road


Travel home