The 2018 Oldsmobile Nationals at Gettysburg will kickoff with an evening welcome event Wednesday August 1st at the Historic Battlefields of Gettysburg. We will enjoy two events.
The Visitor Center features activities that provide an excellent introduction to the Battle of Gettysburg and will prepare you for a tour of the Gettysburg battlefield.
The Film and Cyclorama includes A New Birth of Freedom, a film narrated by Morgan Freeman and sponsored by The History Channel, and the Cyclorama, the nation’s largest painting that places visitors in the fury of Pickett’s Charge on the third day of the battle.
The Gettysburg Museum of the American Civil War has 11 exhibit galleries featuring Gettysburg National Military Park artifacts and interactive displays and the Gilder Lehrman Institute Special Exhibits Gallery. At anytime during the week you may on your own do a battlefield tour by car, walking or bus.
Daytrips during the Nationals
A day in Hershey Pa
Enjoy the day in Hershey Pa! Bus will leave the Wyndam Wingate with two stops. First at the famous Hershey Chocolate world where you will tour and see the process of making their world famous chocolate and have a bit of shopping time ion the Hershey Chocolate store. Make your own candy and so much more. The second leg will stop at the Hershey AACA Antique Automobile Museum for an afternoon of automobilia. The museum features many different themed displays including model railroading and the largest collection of Tucker Automobilia anywhere. You do not want to miss this exciting tour.
Hanover Pa, and York Pa.
Visit the world famous UTZ Potato chip and snack food factory for a walking tour of how they have been making the East coast favorites for decades. You will even get a sample at the tours end. Then off to York Pa. to tour the Harley Davidson factory and see why Harley Davidson is America's premier motorcycle. The tour is a once in a lifetime chance to be up close and watch how the Legendary bike is made and a lot of history over the last hundred plus years.
York Springs Pa. and Sabillasville Md.
This trip is for the true automotive enthusiast. We will visit the Eastern Museum of Motorsports Racing.The museum is built on a wooded hillside overlooking the historic Latimore Valley Fairgrounds and Racetrack near York Springs, Pa. Along with establishing one the the premier racing museums in the country, the 40 acre fairgrounds and racetrack were also passionately
restored to their original beauty. This creates an almost magical atmosphere that makes EMMR a "living museum". Several times each year EMMR holds public events where these historic cars are again brought to life and can be seen as they were meant to be seen ... On the Racetrack! The second part of this tour takes to "Gary's Goats"
Yes you are going to a farm, why you say well this farm is like no other Gary Cave has the largest corral and museum dedicated to the "Goat" the Pontiac GTO that is. this is a one of a kind stop you wont want to miss featuring all kinds of automobilia.
A "Day for the Ladies"
The Blue Gray Chapter's own Darlene Myers will be the hostess for a Ladies Day in historical downtown Gettysburg featuring a luncheon at the historic Dobbins House oldest house in Gettysburg currently an inn. Pre and following the luncheon Ladies will enjoy a day in downtown Gettysburg with many historical and shopping opportunities.
The day will close with an optional at no cost trolley to the Gettysburg Shopping Outlets.