5 Surprisingly Easy Ways to Get Oriented Along Gettysburg Cemetery and Seminary Ridges

My ears perk-up whenever I overhear a battlefield guide talk about natural and physical landmarks. That’s because it is very helpful to know where I am standing in relationship to the hills, woods, monuments and buildings that I see in the distance. In this post, we introduce a famous barn and four Union monuments that a bicyclist can use as orienteering landmarks. We explain how to get oriented along Gettysburg Cemetery and Seminary Ridges.

5 Surprisingly Easy Ways to Get Oriented Along Gettysburg Cemetery and Seminary Ridges

No time for interactive learning? Please enjoy this article (and skip the quizzes).

Let’s approach this topic in an unconventional way.  If I told you the technique straight-out, you’d forget. (I would, too.) Please interact with the quizzes on this page. They are educational tools for learning the 5 easy ways to get oriented along Gettysburg Cemetery and Seminary Ridges.

My recommendation is to play with the quizzes and  simply learn-by-doing. No one is watching. You don’t have to leave this page or login to anything! And it doesn’t matter whether you answer all of the questions correctly on your first try or whether it takes multiple tries.

Beginner Quiz – What Are These 5 Landmarks?

get oriented along Gettysburg Cemetery and Seminary RidgesThis is a beginner quiz only because you either know the answer, or you don’t. Although most beginners will not know any of these landmark names, once you work through the Intermediate and Advanced quizzes (below), it will be easy to re-take the beginner quiz and do well.

Instructions: First, study each photograph and think about this question: What is the name of the landmark? Next, hover over each image to read its caption (or on a mobile device, lightly touch and hold the image).  The captions provide additional detail, but do not name the landmark. Click into the photograph if you want to enlarge the image.

Answers: To learn more about how to get oriented along Gettysburg Cemetery and Seminary Ridges, click on the star (below) or on the link under the heading, “Advanced Exploration – and Answers!”

Intermediate Quiz – Know Your Compass Rose

get oriented along Gettysburg Cemetery and Seminary Ridges
Looking West from Cemetery Ridge Toward Seminary Ridge

get oriented along Gettysburg Cemetery and Seminary Ridges

Gettysburg July 2 – Places to Know

This is an accordion-style, question-and-answer quiz. It assumes that you have a basic understanding of the Gettysburg road network and geography. (If that’s not where you’re at, please consult our map for help.)

Instructions: Simply read the question, consult the map, and then click on the question to uncover the answer. Of course, most people will cheat and that is perfectly okay.

Answers: Look under the question. 🙂

get oriented along Gettysburg Cemetery and Seminary Ridges
Gettysburg Cemetery Ridge, Looking North from Hancock Avenue

Advanced Exploration – and Answers!

Click here to take it to the next level.

Gettysburg State Monuments that Honor Union Soldiers
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Click the star (or link) for answers to your questions. You will find a photo-packed article that summarizes the most important orienteering tips covered by today’s quizzes. The article contains a map that pinpoints the location of each monument.

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