Gettysburg
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  • Gettysburg: Historic Battlefield Guided Tour on Horseback

    1. 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.

  • From Washington DC: Gettysburg Battlefield Private Tour

    2. 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.

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What people are saying about Gettysburg

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 50 reviews

We had a great time on the horseback tour and would highly recommend this tour. The staff that provided the horses was friendly and well organized. They gave a great explanation of how to handle the horse. So even if you aren't an experienced rider, you will have a great time. The water bottle holders on the saddle was a great touch especially with our August ride. The tour guide was very knowledgeable, clear and easy to understand.

The guide was very knowledgeable and talked the entire time about the battle. He was humorous too! The pace was perfect! My mother who had only been on a horse maybe twice in her whole life was very much at ease on the gentle horse. We really enjoyed the two hour tour!

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.

visiting gettysburg by horseback was a great experience. the guide provided earbuds so that we could hear Kevin’s explanations-which were very good.

Great tour, great guide & trail hands. You get a real feel for the battle field. Would highly recommend the tour. The 2 hours fly by.