Saturday, December 28, 2013

American History Buffs: See Virtual Gettysburg Before It Closes on December 31

There is a great simulation of the most important battle ever fought on American soil 150 years ago, The Battle of Gettysburg, that will be up for a few more days through December 31. The gallerie are very done and give a background of the importance of this battle to the American Civil War.

I highly recommend that all history buffs visit. The balloon ride over the expansive scenic battlefield is also is also very well done with optical illusions that make the view from the balloon stretch to the horizon.


Description from Exhibit:

Virtual Gettysburg 1863 is an American Civil War museum featuring a reproduction of the Gettysburg battlefield. Learn about the events of July 1st-3rd, 1863, often seen as the turning point of the war. See the peach orchard, wheatfield, devil's den, round tops, rose barn and others as you experience guided balloon tours, interpretive displays, a field hospital exhibit and more. 

The museum and build focus on the events of July 2, 1863, especially the battles in the Peach Orchard and Wheatfield. We feel that mainstream history puts too much emphasis on Little Round Top and Pickett's Charge, and our project is in part an attempt to give a more balanced view of the battle.

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