We recently returned from a two-week vacation trip to Pennsylvania. Our itinerary included Gettysburg, Valley Forge, Lancaster County, and Hershey. We left on Monday, May 16, spent the night in St. Clairsville, OH, and arrived in Gettysburg on Tuesday, May 17. The first thing that we saw that afternoon was the American Civil War Wax Museum Complex at 297 Steinwehr Ave., Gettysburg, PA 17325 (717/334-6245; www.GettysburgMuseum.com ).
While there, you can relive America’s most epic struggle as more than 300 life-sized figures breathe life in the Civil War and experience the Battle of Gettysburg in the digitally enhanced Battleroom Auditorium. It is an inspiring and educational experience for families. In addition to the wax museum and battle room exhibit, there is a gift shop with books, souvenirs, apparel, and collectibles, and living history programs are available.