But do it differently than the way I did. When I visited Gettysburg several years ago, it was an unplanned, spur-of-the-moment trip. I hadn’t even considered it a possibility.
If I were to go again, and I hope to, I’d go armed with narratives of the battle, maps, photos and anything else I would think could help me understand my ancestor’s movements in the battle. I’d plan on visiting several museums and taking part in National Park Service guided tours. I’d also go with a plan for taking my own photos.
But if the choice is between spur-of-the-moment and not going, then by all means go! Make the best of it and then make a plan for next time.