Lincoln Museum plans community trip to Gettysburg

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By Rebecca Roscoe

The Lincoln Museum in Hodgenville is hosting a road trip to the site of one of the most influential battles in United States history – Gettysburg.

The trip is part of the museum’s 25th anniversary celebration and the 150th commemoration of the Battle of Gettysburg and the Gettysburg Address.

Museum Director Iris LaRue said the trip has been in the works for quite some time.

Koinonia Travels and Tours, owned by Roger McCurry of Elizabethtown, is handling the details.

The trip will include stops at Gettysburg, Pa.; Philadelphia, Pa.; Hershey, Pa.; Baltimore, Md.; and Hagerstown, Md.

McCurry said the trip will provide a great opportunity for local Lincoln and history buffs to make new friends while sharing their interests.

“It’s more about the journey than the destination,” said McCurry. “We have planned events that will make this journey exciting and enjoyable.”

Participants will be visit the Gettysburg battle site, Chocolate World and Independence Hall.

“We want to exceed their expectations with this trip,” McCurry said. “Our goal is to refresh and renew peoples lives by providing them with the opportunity to fellowship with others and to truly experience – see the impact that Gettysburg and the Civil War had on our nation.”

The road trip will last six days and costs $760 based on double occupancy, which includes five breakfasts, four group meals, snacks, water, lodging fees and admission fees to attractions.

There is space available for 44 people, with a minimum requirement of 30 people to make the trip.

The trip is scheduled to start at 7 a.m. on Oct. 13 and return on the evening of Oct. 18.

For more information on prices and availability, contact The Lincoln Museum at 270-358-3163 or abe@lincolnmuseum-ky.org.