|View single post by CoryB|
|Posted: Tue Jun 9th, 2009 02:43 am||
|These are all just my preferences so take them as you will
I think the best place to stay is called the Holiday Inn Battlefield. I say that because it's relatively reasonable on price and it's almost right in the middle of the historic part of the town, near the shopping district, near the Jennie Wade house, its right near a tour center, there is lots of parking, and it puts you right on the road to that takes you to the new Visitor's Center it that interests you as well. In terms of the actual battlefield, you'll have to drive a bit in either direction, but the battlefield is so massive you'll have to do that anyways. Additionally a portion of the battlefield (East Cemetery Hill) and the national Cemetery are less then a five minute walk a way. The only down side to this place is that since it's a chain it's not really themed or anything like the Doubleday Inn....but it's still good.
Another good place...the Doubleday Inn. A bit more expensive and hard to get reservations for, but it's a bed and breakfast right on the battlefield where the first day's action occurred. But its also outside of the town a little ways so there aren't any convenient places to walk too for food or shopping.
The best time to go is on a Monday or Tuesday if you can go on one of those days. Weekends can get a bit crowded. The later in the month you go, usually the cooler it gets. (I say usually--can sometimes still stay really hot in September and early October.)
If there are any other specifics you like to know keep the questions rolling. I'm sure there are a bunch of us here that can give a lot of exciting information. If you are on Instant Messenger my screen name is cbalien14 if you'd like to talk to someone in real time.
"War does not determine who is right-only who is left." ~Anon http://hauntedhousewriter.blogspot.com/