The Travel Professor
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Monday, September 24, 2012

Top 100 US destinations/attractions for 2013

The American Bus Association is pleased to announce that Gettysburg PA is its 2013 “Number One U.S. Event for Motor Coaches.”

July 2013 will mark the 150 anniversary of the decisive Battle of Gettysburg in 1863. 

Beginning with the Battle of Gettysburg and continuing later in November when President Abraham Lincoln delivered the Emancipation Proclamation the events of 1863 are considered some of the most important in U.S. history. 

An estimated fifteen thousand motor coaches bring visitors to Gettysburg each year. Officials estimate that, because of the events in the summer of 2013, they expect a 30 percent increase in tourism-related business. 

The battlefield, the site of Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation, the historic Evergreen Cemetery, and the home of President and Mrs. Eisenhower, where they lived after his return from Europe until his death, are some of the main attractions.

The Travel Prof & some river city local historians are crafting a summer Civil War trip with a stop in Gettysburg. Contact me & I’ll add you to our “interested” in more information list.