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Gettysburg Battlefield Tours

by Katie Skrzek

Mar 26, 2019

73rd New York Infantry Monument, Gettysburg National Military Park, Pennsylvania © Delmas Lehman | Dreamstime

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Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, was the site of one of the most infamous battles of the Civil War. Today, Gettysburg National Military Park is home to the Gettysburg Museum and Visitor Center and Gettysburg National Cemetery. The area draws visitors for its historical significance and haunted occurrences. The best way to get the full Gettysburg experience is by taking a battlefield tour.

 

Gettysburg Battlefield Bus Tours

The company hosts several different battlefield tour options daily from the comfort of a tour bus. In addition to the battlefield, the company offers ghost tours and tours of the Jennie Wade House. Tours are available year-round. Pricing varies.

 

Hickory Hollow Horse Tours 

Take a tour of the battlefield from the soldier’s perspective, atop a horse. Licensed guides take visitors through key battle sites. Tours run March through November. Prices range $40–90.

 

Gettysburg Driving Tour 

If you prefer to tour at your own pace, download the driving tour app. The 16-stop audio tour includes GPS-enabled driving directions, as well as audio and video about the battles. Adjust the settings as you see fit to complete the tour in an hour and a half or up to four hours. The app costs $9.99 to download.

 

Association of Licensed Battlefield Guides

For an individualized experience, book a private tour with a licensed guide. Covering nearly 6,000 acres and more than 1,300 monuments, the guide will tailor the tour to best suit your needs. Timing and pricing vary greatly. Check the website for more booking information.

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