Runaway Daily: USA – Day 3-4. Gettysburg, Pennsylvania is more than just the battlefield.

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Runaway Daily: USA – Day 3-4. Gettysburg, Pennsylvania is more than just the battlefield.




Day 3-4. Gettysburg, Pennsylvania is more than Just the Battlefield.


New state, Pennsylvania! August 02, 6:30 in the morning, we started the car to avoid the traffic. Mission was successful. We didn’t meet any traffic jam on the way to Gettysburg from Falls Church, VA. About two hours, Pennsylvania welcomes me, gladly.


We spent two full days at Gettysburg. We will be on the road shortly, so I will keep it simple for now.

Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, well known as the bloodiest battlefield of the Civil War. This is the place where everything changed, but not just that. It was not a start, and certainly not the end.

During the two days in Gettysburg, I constantly thought how can I put a few words to describe this town. It was just history and the Civil War before I came here. But just like many places, I saw more, and learned more.


Things that I did for the two days..


Gettysburg National Military Park Visitor Center – Movie & Cyclorama




Dinner at Dobbin’s Tavern & McClellan’s Tavern




Battlefield Audio Bus Tour (Double-Deck!)

After three hours of museum in the visitor’s center, and now two hours of audio tour of the Civil War battlefield… My head was about to explode with the tremendous amount of information!



Shriver’s House Museum

This place was another unexpected surprise. This place let alone, makes Gettysburg worth to visit.



(bullet holes from 1863. From the time of the Civil War.)


National Cemetery

Where President Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address was held.



Ghost tour

I never thought I would do such thing, but I did, out of curiousity.



So many stories to tell. Update coming up! Good times, Gettysburg!

My sincere gratitude to Gettysburg Convention & Visitor’s Bureau for warm welcome and hospitality.


Next stop? — Philadelphia, Pennsylvania!  


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Juno Kim
Juno Kim
Juno Kim, a happiness-seeking storyteller. Photographer, writer, and trained mechanical engineer. Life-long nerd. I left the cubic farm to follow my true love: the world. A firm believer of serendipity, astronomy enthusiaster, and living by passion and love in life. Currently, on a quest to discover stories and find the place where I can call 'home'. Follow my journey through @RunawayJuno and Google+ .


  1. Meaghan says:

    love ghost tours!

  2. I don’t live far from Gettysburg, but have never taken a ghost tour. Sounds interesting. Did you see any ghosts? On the way from Gettysburg to Philly you must have gone through my hometown, Lancaster. Anyway, have fun on your stay here!

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