Having hired a car at Reagan National Airport in Washington we visited Mount Vernon before heading off to Gettysburg.
We finally arrived in Gettysburg in the early evening but our satnav couldn't find the address of the Wyndham so we stopped at the Holiday Inn in the town centre to ask for directions. We found it in the end (report posted) but called it a day at that as it had been a scorchingly hot day and the extra concentration needed to both drive an automatic and on the "wrong" side of the road meant we were feeling quite tired.
After breakfast the next day we drove to the National Park Visitor Centre/Museum. It was 0945 and we managed to book a Battefield Guide for 1300 so in the interim watched the film, went to the cyclorama, bookshop/gift shop, saw part of the museum and grabbed a bite to eat. Guide arrived promptly at 1300 and we went off on a two and a half hour tour of the battlefield sites (report to be posted). On our return revisited the museum until closing time before returning to the hotel - if the hotel had been walking distance from the town centre we would probably have gone out in the evening.
After breakfast the next day (now pouring with rain) drove back to the National Park Visitor Centre/Museum and went out on the bus to Eisenhowers's Farm. We really enjoyed this (report to be posted) and would have stayed longer but for the weather. Back to the car park and off to the Lancaster area to visit the Amish.
Having returned to the UK would we have done anything different? Probably yes - a hotel in the town centre might have been a better bet, we should have got to the visitor centre earlier and perhaps should have even allowed another day to look round the town itself. Never mind - a thoroughly enjoyable stay.