By Michelle Durham

By Michelle Durham

GETTYSBURG, Pa. (CBS) – The city of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania has been named by Smithsonian Magazine as the number one small town to visit in the country. Local officials are thrilled especially in light of their preparations for the 150th Anniversary commemorations planned this summer.

Media relations Manager for the Gettysburg Convention and Visitors Bureau Carl Whitehill explains what makes Gettysburg special.

Carl Whitehill“We have engaging tours, just astonishing museums that bring history to life. And people come here, their interest is piqued, they go home and read and come back.”

And Whitehill says those repeat visitors find plenty of good food to eat.

“We don’t go hungry here in Gettysburg! And many of our restaurants have civil war dishes as well as dating back to the colonial era.”

Whitehill says the 8,000 proud townspeople are thrilled to share history with the 3 million visitors that come each year…and making history interesting to the scores of young kids who pass through with their parents. More at

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