GETTYSBURG | September 18 – 21, 2019

When we were looking for a location for a trip to reintroduce the Wandering Wildcats, Hoot Gibson, ’73, an avid Civil War enthusiast, recommended Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. He has visited the town and local attractions more than 50 times, so we were excited to rely on his vast knowledge of the area and its history and his insider’s insights to help us develop the itinerary for a fun-filled getaway.  With its rich history and small-town charm, Gettysburg is the perfect destination for our next Wandering Wildcats adventure.

Costs | balance due by July 1
Cost per couple:
Individual: $529
*Costs include: three-night stay at the newly remodeled Best Western Gettysburg, group ground transportation from BWI to Gettysburg, group entry fees (museums, tours, battlefields).

You are welcome to book your own flight(s) or you may contact Linda Frank at Cruise Holidays of Kansas City for airline quotes at 816.741.7417 or  We suggest the following airline schedule from Kansas City to ensure transfer to Gettysburg from Baltimore. 

Southwest Airlines
18 Sep 2019 Southwest 1161
Depart: Kansas City 6:20 a.m.    Arrive: Baltimore 9:45 a.m. (nonstop)

Southwest Airlines
21 Sep 2019 Southwest 5059
Depart: Baltimore 1:45 p.m.    Arrive: Kansas City 3:30 p.m. (nonstop)

Day 1 | Wednesday, September 18

6:20 a.m. | Southwest flight #1161 to BWI, 9:45 a.m. arrival
10:30 a.m. | Group ground transportation to Gettysburg. If you are not flying on Southwest flight #1161, please make arrangements to meet our group at the airport or in Gettysburg at noon for lunch.
12 p.m. | Lunch at the Parrot, 35 Chambersburg Street
1:30 p.m. | Tour Visitors Center and Cyclorama
2:30 p.m. | Gettysburg Battlefield Oddities Tour by Hoot Gibson
4 p.m. | Check in to Best Western Gettysburg, 301 Steinwehr Avenue
6 p.m. | Dinner at Dobbin House Tavern, 89 Steinwehr Avenue
8 p.m. | Nightcap at Sweney’s Tavern, 401 Baltimore Street

Day 2 | Thursday, September 19

8 a.m. | Breakfast at BWG or on your own
9 a.m. | Morning Battlefield Tour
12 p.m. | Lunch at O’Rorke’s
Afternoon activities are on your own
Option 1: Shopping on the Square
Option 2: Gettysburg Museum of History (11 a.m.-5 p.m.), Seminary Ridge Museum (10 a.m.-5 p.m.), The David Wills House (10 a.m.-4 p.m.)
6 p.m. | Dinner at Garryowen Irish Pub, 126 Chambersburg Street
8 p.m. | Nightcap at Mason Dixon Distillery, 331 E Water Street

Day 3 | Friday, September 20

8 a.m. | Breakfast at BWG or on your own
9 a.m. | Morning Activities
Option 1: Expanded tour of the battlefield, Culp’s Hill, East Cavalry Field, walk Pickett’s Charge and visit the Shriver House (10 a.m.-5 p.m.)
Option 2: The Outlet Shoppes at Gettysburg
12 p.m. | Lunch on your own
1:30 p.m. | Optional wine tastings at Gettysburg wineries (Buddy Boy, Reid’s, Knob Hall, Hauser Estate)
6 p.m. | Dinner at Cashtown Inn, 1325 Old Route 30, Orrtanna
8 p.m. | Nightcap at Herr Ridge, 900 Chambersburg Street

Day 4 | Saturday, September 21

8:30 a.m. | Breakfast at Lincoln Diner, 32 Carlisle Street
10 a.m. | Group transportation to BWI Airport
1:45 p.m. |Southwest flight #5059 to Kansas City
3:30 p.m. | Arrive in Kansas City


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