Gettysburg and Hershey, Pennsylvania

Abraham Lincoln Memorial at Gettysburg

09 Jan Gettysburg and Hershey, Pennsylvania

Gettysburg

We were so glad for the chance to stop in Gettysburg!

Gettysburg Address Sign

Gettysburg Cemetary

It was humbling to walk these sacred grounds at the Soldier’s National Cemetery (Gettysburg National Cemetery). This is the final resting place of the Union soldiers who died at Gettysburg and where President Abraham Lincoln gave his famous 272 word address.

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Gettysburg Address History Gettysburg Lincoln Photo

Gettysburg

Abraham Lincoln Statue at Gettysburg

We also visited the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum and Visitor Center, which is free to visit. We found lots of cool little souvenirs and books. Find more information on Gettygsburg here, including hours.

Harrisburg City Line

Hershey

One of the final stops on our trip was Hershey’s Chocolate World. We knew there was an amusement park in Hershey (which we didn’t have time for) but were happy to learn about this massive place just adjacent to it. It has a free tour/ride, shops (think just about every Hershey sweet ever, apparel, etc.) and a food court. We started with the free factory tour. Find more on the tour here.

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hershey store, pa hershey store, pa

We had fun looking at all the yummy treats- we found the BEST Salted Caramel baking chips (holy moly, they are soooo good) that I haven’t been able to find anywhere else since- and let the kids pick a treat out for the remainder of our drive into Baltimore.

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food court at hershey, pa

We were also blown away by the food court- everything looked so good. If we hadn’t eaten lunch an hour earlier, we totally would have eaten there. Lots of yummy options. For a complete list, visit here.

hershey brownie sundae

Of course, there is always room for dessert 🙂 We loved this brownie sundae (the free fun size chocolate bar we got on the tour)! Hershey’s Chocolate World was the perfect pit stop on our drive back into Baltimore.

 

 

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