Welcome to Gettysburg


Today Gettysburg is exceedingly quiet (except for the occasional loud school field trip). But in that quiet, you may briefly feel yourself transported to the days when these hills were soaked with gunpowder and blood.


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$150 Cultural & Theme Tours

Gettysburg Day Trip from Washington DC

Board your comfortable, air-conditioned coach at Washington DC's Union Station and travel 2.5 hours through the scenic Maryland and Pennsylvania countryside to Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. Listen to your guide provide historical background on the momentous Battle of Gettysburg during your drive. Fought in 1863, this three-day battle between Confederate and Union troops caused the highest number of casualties of any American Civil War battle — more than 46,000.  Your first stop in Gettysburg is Shriver House Museum, where you'll receive a living history tour which lasts approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes.  Tour the restored house of George Washington Shriver, located in the midst of the fighting during the Battle of Gettysburg. Learn about the harrowing experience of Shriver's family during the battle, visit the home's attic where two Confederate sharpshooters died, and see authentic Civil War bullets discovered in the house more than 100 years after the war.  After this visit, we will depart and enjoy a break for lunch (own expense).  Continue to the Gettysburg Battlefield and enjoy time to explore on your own. At the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum and Visitor Center, watch a film about the battle narrated by actor Morgan Freeman and see a variety of informational exhibits about the battle commonly considered a turning point in the American Civil War. Admire the Gettysburg Cyclorama, a stunning miniature military diorama that depicts the fierce battle with the help of narration and sound effects. Throughout your visit, expert guides are on hand to answer your questions about the Battle of Gettysburg and its aftermath.  We will board the coach again at 1:45pm to begin our Battlefield Tour.  This portion of the tour lasts approximately 2 hours.  Relax on your drive back to Washington DC, where your 10.5-hour tour concludes at Union Station.

$35 Cultural & Theme Tours

Gettysburg Battlefield Bus Tour

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Gettysburg Battlefield Bus Tours, Gettysburg, PennsylvaniaTravel the historic fields of Gettysburg in the comfort of an air-conditioned guided tour bus and watch history come alive through the eyes of a licensed guide. Enjoy a truly unique perspective into the three-day Battle of Gettysburg.Duration: 10 minutesStop At: Gettysburg National Military Park, Gettysburg, PennsylvaniaThe Battle of Gettysburg, a turning point in the Civil War, was the Union victory that ended General Robert E. Lee's second and most ambitious invasion of the North. Often referred to as the "High Water Mark of the Rebellion," Gettysburg was the Civil War's bloodiest battle and was also the inspiration for President Abraham Lincoln's immortal "Gettysburg Address."Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Devils Den, Gettysburg, PennsylvaniaDevils Den is a rock formation that can be explored by the whole family. Located in the middle of Gettysburg National Military Park below Little Round Top. Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Little Round Top, Gettysburg, PennsylvaniaUnique view of the battlefield below with monument at top of the hill.Duration: 15 minutesStop At: Gettysburg Battlefield, Gettysburg, PennsylvaniaOur guided battlefield tours provide visitors with the most informative and detailed tour available in Gettysburg. All guided bus tours are conducted by guides licensed by the Gettysburg National Military Park.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Pickett's Charge, Gettysburg, PennsylvaniaAs you stand and look across the vast space between the two armies one can imagine the intense battle that occurred here that impacted the outcome of the Civil War. Duration: 15 minutes

$8.95 Sightseeing Tickets & Passes

Gettysburg Heritage Center and Museum Admission

Utilizing artifacts, historical documents, interactive displays, and 3-D productions, visitors will gain a better understanding of the events that took place in the town before, during and after the battle. Find out how the people reacted to the invasion of the town – freeze, flee or fight? Hear accounts of ordinary people doing extraordinary things in a time when their home was in turmoil. Located in the lobby of the Heritage Center is one of Gettysburg’s finest gift shops, offering an extensive selection of quality gifts:Books - Collectibles - Apparel - Souvenirs - Educational Materials - Replica Weapons - Art - Home Decor - Toys & Games

$88 Cultural & Theme Tours

Confederate Trails of Gettysburg 2 Hour Guided Battlefield Horseback Tour

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Gettysburg National Military Park, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania- 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 Spangler Farm- See a panoramic view of the Peach Orchard and Little Round Top off in the distance.- Cross the Emmittsburg Road onto the Union side of the battle and view the Trostle Farm - including the cannonball hole in the barn!Duration: 3 hours

$52.50 Cultural & Theme Tours

Victorian Carriage Company 2 Hour Licensed Battlefield Guide Carriage Tour

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Gettysburg National Military Park, Gettysburg, PennsylvaniaWitness the Battlefield at the Speed of History!2 Hour Horse-drawn carriage tours on the Gettysburg battlefield with Gettysburg Licensed Battlefield Guides!Our Carriages can accommodate up to 10 passengersSlow speeds allow you to experience history first hand!Duration: 6 hours

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