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Gettysburg: Licensed Guided Battlefield Horseback Tour

1. Gettysburg: Licensed Guided Battlefield Horseback Tour

Go back in time and explore the Gettysburg Battlefield on horseback. Discover important details and insights about the Civil War, its soldiers, and local residents. Ride through Gettysburg National Military Park, visit the Virginia Monument, and take in panoramic views at Spangler Farm. Experience the grounds of the Gettysburg Battlefield on horseback, guided by a Civil War expert. Mount your horse and experience the time of 1863 by using this authentic form of transportation. Learn the intricacies of the greatest Civil War battle and its historical importance. Ride through Gettysburg National Military Park and reach the Virginia Monument, where General Robert E. Lee waited for his returning troops after Pickett's Charge. Follow the path to the historic Spangler Farm and revel in panoramic views of the Peach Orchard and Little Round Top in the distance. Cross Emmittsburg Road onto the Union side of the battle and view the Trostle Farm, including the massive cannonball hole in the barn. After learning the detailed history, fully appreciate the terrain and the events that once prevailed there, before finishing the tour.

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 Parking Lot at 1 Culp Street, 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 you hear Lincoln’s poignant Gettysburg Address.

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What people are saying about Virginia Monument

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4.6 / 5

based on 317 reviews

This tour (2 hours) was definitely the highlight of our three-day visit to the Gettysburg Battlefield. The pre-tour information is well organized and you feel welcomed when you arrive. As far as we could tell, the horses appear to be well cared for and loved. Annie, our guide, was incredibly knowledgeable and told the stories of the battle in an enthusiastic and entertaining manner. She’s a pro! We highly recommend this tour and specifically this group for a horse tour.

It was a cool Autumn day to drive the route. The directions were easy to follow. We were able to travel at our own speed; taking our time to absorb the information at each stop. We were able to stop at the Visitor Center for an extended period of time and were able to return to audio tour without difficulty.

Amazing guides and horses. Horses are well taken care of! We have horses and are experienced but there were first timers and they had a blast also. This is an amazing activity and would gladly do again!! Would recommend for everybody.

Our guide was Andie and she was amazing. The staff that helped with the horses were awesome. Hands down this was the best way to experience Gettysburg.

every single thing went smoothly. staff very friendly and knowledgeable. loved it. would do it again.