We are planning a vacation to Harper's Ferry, Antietam and Gettysburg in August.. We've been to Harper's Ferry several years ago, but this time we will have our 13 year old son with us!!!
We all really enjoy history and enjoy learning more, but I'm not so sure you could call us total civil war buffs, but we love museums and such. Okay, with that background how long would you say we'd need in Gettysburg? We were thinking 2 to 3 nights.
We plan on driving to Harper's Ferry on a Sunday, we will get there around 1:00 in the afternoon, then spend the rest of the afternoon and evening there, spend the night close by. Drive to Antietam the next day, spend a few hours there, then head up to Gettysburg.
We were also wondering about Maryland---anything good within fairly close range in Maryland to do or see? Our interests are very wide, we basically just enjoy being tourist and seeing what other parts of the country has to offer, we like Museums, Antiques, nature, history, shopping (well, I do at least--DS isn't so crazy about it), etc.
One last question, while in Gettysburg we'd love to eat at a nice restaurant, thankfully my son is a good eater and hates the kid's menu. I cook lots of different foods, so he enjoys eating out at nice restaurants. Could you recommend a good restaurant? Also, a good place for breakfast?
Any other comments or suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks in advance.