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, you will learn how to get oriented along Gettysburg Cemetery and Seminary Ridges, using as reference points four Union monuments and one famous barn.

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).

These quizzes are designed for beginners. You can go from knowing very little to knowing a lot with very little effort. Quickly master the 5 easy ways to get oriented along Gettysburg Cemetery and Seminary Ridges by playing with our Beginner Quiz, Intermediate Quiz, and then following the link to a photo-packed article on the subject.

Beginner Quiz – What Are These 5 Landmarks?

get oriented along Gettysburg Cemetery and Seminary RidgesInstructions: First, study each photograph and think about this question: What is the name of the landmark? 

Answers: 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.


Intermediate Quiz – Know Your Compass Rose

get oriented along Gettysburg Cemetery and Seminary Ridges

Gettysburg July 2 – Places to Know

Instructions: Read the question, consult the map, and then click on the question to uncover the answer.

Answers: Look under the question! Questions and answers are formatted accordian-style to make it easy for you to cheat! Go for it. No one is watching.

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

Questions:

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

Advanced Exploration – and Answers!

Gettysburg State Monuments that Honor Union Soldiers
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Click the star 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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