Most visitors, to Gettysburg, do not get the greatest educational benefit of their visit. The biggest mistake made, is going directly to the center of town, visiting the Jennie Wade House, on Baltimore Street. From there, visiting the National Cemetry and maybe driving out to Little Round Top.
In my opinion, a visitor should go to Cashtown, Biglersville, etc., which are some of the staging areas. Keep in mind, Lee's army didn't arrive by bus directly to Gettysburg, they arrived in smaller groups and on different days before the battle. These staging areas were necessary for Lee to mass the large portion of his army.
The best thing a visitor can do is to buy a Tour Tape or CD, or hire a Tour Guide. By doing this a full understanding can be achieved by experiencing the events leading up to the main battle.
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