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  • Gettysburg: 2-Hour Licensed Battlefield Guided Carriage Tour

    1. Gettysburg: 2-Hour Licensed Battlefield Guided Carriage Tour

    Experience the Gettysburg Battlefield in a quaint and comfortable antique horse-drawn carriage. Sit back and relax as an official, licensed battlefield guide takes you for a ride at a slow, comfortable pace.

    Immerse yourself into the history of the Civil War and, with the tour size capped at 10 participants, rest assured that all your questions about the famous battle that took place here will be answered.

    After the tour, leave Gettysburg with a newfound respect and deep understanding of the events that occurred in July of 1863—the tens of thousands of soldiers that lost their lives, the ordinary townsfolk caught between snipers and intense fighting.

    Learn how the town has remained committed to preserving this history for future generations.

    What a great way to see the battlefield. Our guide was great and very personal. I recommend you visit the National Military museum and visitor center first to get a feel for the 4 day battle

  • Gettysburg: Haunted Civil War Ghost Tour

    2. Gettysburg: Haunted Civil War Ghost Tour

    This tour is suited for anyone and everyone curious about the haunted history of Gettysburg. Newcomers who have never done a ghost tour are as welcome as paranormal enthusiasts. If American history is your favorite topic, you’ll hear facts you might never have learned in any school textbook or classroom. Even die-hard skeptics are welcome. This 1-hour haunted ghost tour is for all who wish to see Gettysburg through a more unique lens.  Meet your guide and head to the Farnsworth House. Now a bed and breakfast, it used to be the territory of Confederate snipers during the Battle of Gettysburg. Regarded as one of the town’s most haunted places, the Confederate soldiers who once were inside have long since passed, but some continue to feel their presence.  Next head to the Hall of Presidents. Now closed, this former wax museum has a deep-rooted history of paranormal activity. The Hall was ...

    It was very easy to set up a tour. I had to change several times since my plans changed and they accomodated me each time. It was very easy to switch days and times. The guides were very personable, organized, and professional.

  • Gettysburg: Private Tour with Licensed Battlefield Guide

    3. Gettysburg: Private Tour with Licensed Battlefield Guide

    Optimize your experience of the Gettysburg Battlefield with a private tour with an official licensed guide. Explore the battlefield conveniently and comprehensively in your own vehicle, while stopping discover to some areas up close on foot. During your tour, make the most of a private setting offering you ample opportunity to learn little known facts about the Battle of Gettysburg and the Civil War, and have all of your questions answered by your expert guide. Your guide will meet you at the Soldier's National Cemetery Parking lot and then drive your vehicle to the Gettysburg Battlefield to conduct the tour. As all guides are licensed and insured by the Department of the Interior, only they are permitted to drive your vehicle through the battlefield.

    Our guide, Truman was outstanding! I am a PA native and a history lover; notably the civil war. I have been to Gettysburg many times and have had numerous guided tours. I have never been disappointed, but our guide Truman made the battlefield tour come to life! Not only was he very knowledgeable about the battles, his attention to detail provided the best understanding I’ve experienced as to the movement and orientation of each day’s battles. His enthusiasm also made the guided tour a most memorable one, that I would highly recommend.

  • Gettysburg: Historic Battlefield Guided Tour on Horseback

    4. Gettysburg: Historic Battlefield Guided Tour on Horseback

    Ride back in time on horseback to July of 1863 in the Gettysburg Battlefield. Uncover important details about and insights into the war, soldiers, and local residents terrified of the death and destruction happening around them.

    Get ready to be immersed in history as you ride along, learning the intricacies of the greatest Civil War battle. See, feel and experience Gettysburg using an authentic Civil War mode of transportation—a horse—and explore many areas of Gettysburg National Military Park.

    Ride behind the Virginia Monument (the area where General Robert E. Lee waited for his returning troops after Pickett's Charge). Follow the path to the historic Spangler Farm and enjoy a panoramic view of the Peach Orchard and Little Round Top off in the distance.

    Cross the Emmittsburg Road onto the Union sid...

    My son and I are novice riders. The staff is very understanding and helpful with with riders. The horses are well mannered and are very forgiving. We had a great time.

  • Gettysburg: Battlefield Self-Guided Driving Tour

    5. Gettysburg: Battlefield Self-Guided Driving Tour

    This self-guided audio and GPS tour allows you to explore Gettysburg’s historic wonders with maximum flexibility, safety, and value. Simply hop in your own car, get the tour guide app set up on your phone, and get started. All audio plays automatically based on location. The tour follows the intense 3-day battle at Gettysburg chronologically. It begins at the Gettysburg Heritage Center, where you learn about the lead-up to the battle. Then, you explore McPherson’s Ridge, the site of the first skirmish of the first day. From there, you continue past the Railway Cut, Iverson’s Pits, and Seminary Ridge until you reach the end of Day 1. As you continue to follow the route, begin Day 2 with an exploration at Little Round Top, Devil’s Den, the Peach Orchard, and Culp’s Hill. Day 3 then begins with the infamous Pickett’s Charge. This comprehensive tour ends at the Gettysburg Cemetery, where y...

    It took us a while to figure it out but once we got it started, it was wonderful!

  • Gettysburg: History and Haunts Guided Walking Tour

    6. Gettysburg: History and Haunts Guided Walking Tour

    See Gettysburg through a different lens on a ghoulish, guided nighttime tour. Journey through the most haunted locations in the downtown area of historic Gettysburg. Learn about the city's Civil War history and hear tales about the hauntings and specters that make Gettysburg one of America's most haunted cities. Get to see the Farnsworth House, Jenny Wade's Birth House, The Reynolds Death House, the Haunted Creek, and many more.

    Our guide was pretty good. He kept getting off track and he was putting down other guides. But otherwise learned a lot of history

  • Gettysburg: Baltimore St. and Jennie Wade House History Tour

    7. Gettysburg: Baltimore St. and Jennie Wade House History Tour

    Meet your friendly guide in Downtown Gettysburg and embark on a journey back in time to the Civil War. On this 2-hour walking tour, learn about the Civil War from the unique perspective of the ordinary townspeople who lived in Gettysburg. Against the backdrop of historical Baltimore Street, discover how local residents were terrorized after being trapped between 2 warring armies. See the historic buildings and monuments along Baltimore Street, and with the help of your expert guide, compare the existing structures to what the town looked like in 1863. The highlight of the tour is a visit to the former home of Jennie Wade, the only civilian casualty of the Civil War. Listen to stories about Jennie’s life as a local in Gettysburg and how she came to be the town’s most famous resident.

    The tour was very informative and the guide could answer any questions. He was very thorough and friendly. We learned so much!

  • Gettysburg: Battlefield Tour in Horse-Drawn Carriage

    8. Gettysburg: Battlefield Tour in Horse-Drawn Carriage

    Take a horse-drawn carriage tour of the South Central Battlefield of Gettysburg, and explore the site where the soldiers of the Union and Confederacy engaged in one of the greatest battles of the American Civil War at the beginning of July 1863. During the tour, feel the story of this epic 3-day battle unfold before your eyes. Journey along some of the most heavily traveled areas from the battle's second and third days, and appreciate how the topography of this now-peaceful farmland influenced the battle. Hear the story of the battle play out in a surround sound narrative, produced in a studio with musical interludes and cannon fire sound effects by a licensed battlefield guide. Enjoy an exciting narrative that will keep even the kids engaged. On top of learning about history, soak up plenty of panoramic views of the battlefield as you drive through the Peach Orchard and past the Penn...

    The tour running behind and was not notified. When we asked about the delay they could not give us a definite time??

  • From Washington DC: Gettysburg Battlefield Private Tour

    9. From Washington DC: Gettysburg Battlefield Private Tour

    The adventure begins with pickup from your accommodation in Washington DC and heads to the historical Gettysburg in Pennsylvania. Arrive at the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum first, and learn about the Gettysburg Battle and its outcome on the Civil War. Next, enjoy a two hour guided tour of the infamous Gettysburg Battlefield. Walk in the footsteps of the soldiers who fought across these vast grasslands. Hear stories of how the battle was fought, which sadly took 51,000 casualties. Enjoy time for lunch at the charming Dobbin House Tavern or General Pickett’s Buffet (meal not included), then head back to DC.

  • Gettysburg: 50 Self-Guided Tours across the USA

    10. Gettysburg: 50 Self-Guided Tours across the USA

    Create your own cross-country trail, following recommended routes between 50 of the best attractions the United States has to offer. Enjoy audio and visual guides that are curated by local experts, creative writers, and professional voice artists, conveniently packed into the Action Tour Guide App. Start your adventure at Gettysburg Heritage Center, and explore the Civil War's most important battlegrounds. See the roots of the revolution in Boston and Philadelphia. Visit Lexington and Concord to imagine the famous “shot heard ‘round the world”. Drive out to Cape Cod or Cape Ann for the unique shoreline and quaint New England towns. Turn back time at the Gilded Age mansions in Newport. Roll down your windows on the Pacific Coast Highway, and take in the majesty of Big Sur. Head west to Utah’s “Mighty Five” national parks, and admire each breath-taking landscape. Swing north to Yellowst...

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What people are saying about Gettysburg

We had a wonderful time. The gals that were in charge of the horses, truly love those big beautiful animals. Our guide was so knowledgeable about the battles that took place in Gettysburg, you could almost envision what was going on during those three days. I highly recommend doing this tour if you find yourself in Gettysburg.

My son and I are novice riders. The staff is very understanding and helpful with with riders. The horses are well mannered and are very forgiving. We had a great time.

The tour was excellent, the carriage tour is very interesting, You can see the statues better and the guide was very knowledgeable.

Very inform and easy to listen to. Learned many new facts and insights. Well worth the time and great weather too!

The stories were very interesting. The guide was personable and educated.