The Danbury Middle School 8th grade class took a four-day educational trip to Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, and Washington D.C.
The group left Danbury in their charter bus on Tuesday (Election Day) at 6:20 a.m. and spent their first day in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. Upon arrival to the Gettysburg Heritage Center the students viewed a film, "Gettysburg: An Animated Map". Presented in conjunction with the Civil War Trust, the program takes an in-depth look at the three day battle, including the aftermath and the dedication of Soldiers' National Cemetery. ", The students then took a battlefield tour and went on a guided “ghost walk” through town that evening. They had dinner at the historic Dobbin House,which was part of the Underground Railroad prior to the Civil War.