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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.

  • Gettysburg: Battlefield Self-Guided Driving Tour

    2. 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!

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What people are saying about Virginia Monument

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 72 reviews

Easy beautiful 2 hr ride that brings you to many off the beaten paths around the battlefield. Pleasantly surprised at the microphone set- up- each rider had a receiver and headphones so you could hear everything the guide said clearly. I had received no information about when to arrive and it was obvious that 15 min wasn't enough. Also not included was that we could have brought water bottles as there is a pouch off the saddle to hold them and your camera/ phone if desired. Be prepared as 2 hrs in the saddle when you're not used to it is a bit uncomfortable but well worth the trip!

The app was extremely easy to use and the information presented was equally interesting. The guide has a wonderful voice that makes you want to learn more about whatever it is he’s discussing! The GPS function works great, and I will say that you should follow the instructions regarding speed to ensure that you don’t miss anything. We loved it and can’t wait to find other tours available in other places!

Great experience!! The horse ride was a great way to explore the battlefield. The horses were well trained and followed each other so there’s no need to be an expert rider. The narrator was excellent with lots of details of the events that took place.

It was a wonderful guide to follow. Sometimes the directions were not super clear but the map helped you. I would recommend this to anyone wanting a self guided, go at your own pace, stop when you want to tour. This was so interesting too!

This was a great Trip for horse riders of all. Levels.