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Gettysburg: Battlefield Self-Guided Driving Tour App

1. Gettysburg: Battlefield Self-Guided Driving Tour App

Embark on an immersive, self-guided tour of the iconic Gettysburg Battlefield, tracing the intense three-day conflict of the American Civil War. Start by downloading the Action Tour Guide app, which will function as your personal tour guide, audio tour, and map. Purchase one tour per car, not per person. Everyone listens together! Allowing everyone in your group to partake in the historical journey together. As you approach your first stop, absorb a comprehensive overview of the Civil War's origins, leading to the fierce inaugural clash at McPherson Ridge. Witness the site of a critical tactical misstep at the Railway Cut and ponder the restored unity of the nation at the Eternal Light and Peace Memorial. Ascend an Observation Tower for a panoramic view of the storied landscape. Navigate through seminal locations like Seminary Ridge, a makeshift Union hospital turned battlefield, and the dense Pitzer Woods, transitioning into the second day's brutal skirmishes. Drive by Warfield Ridge, the scene of General Longstreet's aggressive maneuver, and the strategic heights of Little Round Top. The tour continues across the foreboding Valley of Death and past the Devil's Den, each name reflecting the grim history of the sites. Witness the toll on civilians at Abraham Trostle Farm and follow the Union's harrowing retreat at Plum Run, leading you to the grand Pennsylvania State Memorial. The narrative brings you along Culp's Hill and Cemetery Hill, culminating in the third day's desperate confrontations, including the legendary Pickett's Charge and the High Water Mark of the Confederacy. The tour concludes solemnly at Soldiers' National Cemetery, inviting you to honor the fallen Union soldiers and contemplate Abraham Lincoln's timeless Gettysburg Address. This self-guided experience promises a profound connection with one of America's most pivotal and hallowed grounds.

Gettysburg: Ghost-Themed Self-Guided Driving Tour

2. Gettysburg: Ghost-Themed Self-Guided Driving Tour

Experience a ghost-themed, self-guided driving tour developed by local guides, creative writers, and professional voice artists. Hear about spooky events and visit the most haunted spots. Start by downloading the Action Tour Guide app that will function as your personal guide, audio tour, and map all in one. Purchase one tour per car, not per person. Everyone listens together! This 10+ mile-long tour covers the essentials of Gettysburg Ghost in 2-3 hours. From the Gettysburg Heritage Center, set out on a loop around the Gettysburg battlefield. Begin your tour by learning why Gettysburg and the battlefield are so haunted via expert narrator and author Mark Nesbitt. Then, visit Oak Ridge and hear the harrowing tale of the brigadier general who sent his men to certain doom. Afterward, visit the site of General Lee’s headquarters on Seminary Ridge and hear a chilling account of a soldier who was buried alive. Hear the true stories of unexplainable events visitors have witnessed, from noises in the attic to an unwelcome house guest. Pass by Schmucker Hall on Seminary Ridge and hear about the countless amputations that took place when the hall became a makeshift hospital. Continuing on, stop by the very spot where people have seen the ghost of John Reynolds, a soldier whose love for the woman he never had the chance to marry could never be forgotten, not even after death. Then, hear about the collision between the worlds of the living and the dead that took place during a routine reenactment of the battle. Hear how reenactors found themselves momentarily engulfed by inexplicable cold darkness. After that, swing by the Eisenhower Farm, where doors slam and footsteps echo through the home even though no one lives there anymore. Benefit from animated videos to visualize different centuries and interior rooms. At Little Round Top, listen to accounts of a mysterious stranger visitors have seen on this bloodied hilltop. Then visit the Valley of Death, the site of historic violence and a lingering presence from the past. But not all ghosts on this tour are evil. Visit the Devil’s Den and hear about a soldier who suffered through the worst of the battle, yet sometimes offers help to visitors who get lost among the boulders. Heading toward the infamously haunted Weikert house, learn about film crews who have tried for years to capture the supernatural phenomena of this landscape. Hear the shocking things they’ve uncovered during their time here after dark. Near the end of the tour, arrive at the site of Pickett’s Charge, where countless men were sent to their deaths. Hear how many were never able to reconcile with their senseless ends and continue to haunt this field.

Gettysburg: Battlefield Self-Guided Audio Tour Bundle

3. Gettysburg: Battlefield Self-Guided Audio Tour Bundle

Start by downloading the Action Tour Guide app, which will function as your personal tour guide, audio tour, and map. Purchase one tour per car, not per person. Everyone listens together! Note: In this bundle, each tour is 30+ mile-long and takes 2-3 hours to complete. Walk in the footsteps of Civil War soldiers. Relive the battle strategies of Gettysburg generals. Embark on an adventure that brings this historic three-day battle to life. Journey through Gettysburg by vehicle and on foot, and learn about the bravery and humanity of individual soldiers. Hear the history of sites like Seminary Ridge. Visit the battlefield and imagine watching the fighting unfold from your vantage point. Let your audio guide make Gettysburg come alive as you walk through the boulder-strewn landscape of Devil’s Den. Feel transported back in time amongst the towering boulders and alien landscape. Imagine soldiers, generals, and cannoneers battling around you. Uncover the history of sites like Little Round Top, as you learn about the frantic maneuvering and raw courage of Union soldiers. Hear too about the ghosts of the battlefield. Uncover the mysterious, inexplicable events which still take place there, as the history of this battle lives on. This Bundle includes: Gettysburg Battlefield Driving Tour Downtown Gettysburg Walking Tour Gettysburg Devil’s Den Walking Tour Gettysburg's Ghosts of the Battlefield Driving Tour Gettysburg Seminary Ridge Walking Tour Antietam Battlefield Driving Tour (Bonus Tour)

Gettysburg: Seminary Ridge Self-Guided Walking Tour

4. Gettysburg: Seminary Ridge Self-Guided Walking Tour

Start by downloading the Action Tour Guide app that will function as your personal guide, audio tour, and map all in one. Note: The 1+ miles tour covers the essentials of Seminary Ridge in 30 minutes. On this self-guided walking tour taken on an app, explore Seminary Ridge where some of the fiercest fighting took place during the Battle of Gettysburg. Hear the story of the soldiers and civilians who put everything on the line during this historic confrontation. Begin your journey in the center of the seminary, by the Seminary Ridge Museum. From there, simply follow the audio instructions and the route via the app that will be your guide, narrator, and map in one. Start by diving into the long history of the institution and its importance to the town of Gettysburg. As you walk the hallowed paths, step into the shoes of a seminary student back in the 1800s and get introduced to what life looked like before war came to the town. Hear some insights into the Iroquois who once occupied this land and whom General Robert E. Lee respected immensely. You’ll see the home of the seminary’s founder, Samuel Schmucker, and learn why he was practically an outcast among the Lutheran community. Then, feel the tension in the air as the townsfolk rush to read the news every day, watching the war draw closer to their front doors. Headlines like “Lee Invades the North” and “Confederates Advancing Toward Gettysburg” do not bode well for our townspeople. Follow the lines of battle as they’re drawn by both sides and hear how the explosive battle began. Visit the seminary building which became an impromptu Union hospital when the fighting started going south. Next, follow the struggle blow-by-blow, from the fighting atop McPherson’s Ridge to the Confederate assault on the seminary itself. Become a fly on the wall in the command outposts of Generals Buford and Ewell as they vie for control of the battlefield. But it wasn’t just soldiers fighting during the battle. Visit the home of John Burns, a feisty old man who decided if the Union couldn’t fend off the Confederates, he’d just do it himself. Toward the end of the path, survey the final bursts of combat and get an overview of the aftermath of all the bloodshed, both for the seminary and for the Union. The tour will conclude back where it began.

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Schmucker Hall, Gettysburg: Our most recommended tours and activities

Gettysburg: Battlefield Self-Guided Driving Tour App

Gettysburg: Battlefield Self-Guided Driving Tour App

Embark on an immersive, self-guided tour of the iconic Gettysburg Battlefield, tracing the intense three-day conflict of the American Civil War. Start by downloading the Action Tour Guide app, which will function as your personal tour guide, audio tour, and map. Purchase one tour per car, not per person. Everyone listens together! Allowing everyone in your group to partake in the historical journey together. As you approach your first stop, absorb a comprehensive overview of the Civil War's origins, leading to the fierce inaugural clash at McPherson Ridge. Witness the site of a critical tactical misstep at the Railway Cut and ponder the restored unity of the nation at the Eternal Light and Peace Memorial. Ascend an Observation Tower for a panoramic view of the storied landscape. Navigate through seminal locations like Seminary Ridge, a makeshift Union hospital turned battlefield, and the dense Pitzer Woods, transitioning into the second day's brutal skirmishes. Drive by Warfield Ridge, the scene of General Longstreet's aggressive maneuver, and the strategic heights of Little Round Top. The tour continues across the foreboding Valley of Death and past the Devil's Den, each name reflecting the grim history of the sites. Witness the toll on civilians at Abraham Trostle Farm and follow the Union's harrowing retreat at Plum Run, leading you to the grand Pennsylvania State Memorial. The narrative brings you along Culp's Hill and Cemetery Hill, culminating in the third day's desperate confrontations, including the legendary Pickett's Charge and the High Water Mark of the Confederacy. The tour concludes solemnly at Soldiers' National Cemetery, inviting you to honor the fallen Union soldiers and contemplate Abraham Lincoln's timeless Gettysburg Address. This self-guided experience promises a profound connection with one of America's most pivotal and hallowed grounds.

Gettysburg: Ghost-Themed Self-Guided Driving Tour

Gettysburg: Ghost-Themed Self-Guided Driving Tour

Experience a ghost-themed, self-guided driving tour developed by local guides, creative writers, and professional voice artists. Hear about spooky events and visit the most haunted spots. Start by downloading the Action Tour Guide app that will function as your personal guide, audio tour, and map all in one. Purchase one tour per car, not per person. Everyone listens together! This 10+ mile-long tour covers the essentials of Gettysburg Ghost in 2-3 hours. From the Gettysburg Heritage Center, set out on a loop around the Gettysburg battlefield. Begin your tour by learning why Gettysburg and the battlefield are so haunted via expert narrator and author Mark Nesbitt. Then, visit Oak Ridge and hear the harrowing tale of the brigadier general who sent his men to certain doom. Afterward, visit the site of General Lee’s headquarters on Seminary Ridge and hear a chilling account of a soldier who was buried alive. Hear the true stories of unexplainable events visitors have witnessed, from noises in the attic to an unwelcome house guest. Pass by Schmucker Hall on Seminary Ridge and hear about the countless amputations that took place when the hall became a makeshift hospital. Continuing on, stop by the very spot where people have seen the ghost of John Reynolds, a soldier whose love for the woman he never had the chance to marry could never be forgotten, not even after death. Then, hear about the collision between the worlds of the living and the dead that took place during a routine reenactment of the battle. Hear how reenactors found themselves momentarily engulfed by inexplicable cold darkness. After that, swing by the Eisenhower Farm, where doors slam and footsteps echo through the home even though no one lives there anymore. Benefit from animated videos to visualize different centuries and interior rooms. At Little Round Top, listen to accounts of a mysterious stranger visitors have seen on this bloodied hilltop. Then visit the Valley of Death, the site of historic violence and a lingering presence from the past. But not all ghosts on this tour are evil. Visit the Devil’s Den and hear about a soldier who suffered through the worst of the battle, yet sometimes offers help to visitors who get lost among the boulders. Heading toward the infamously haunted Weikert house, learn about film crews who have tried for years to capture the supernatural phenomena of this landscape. Hear the shocking things they’ve uncovered during their time here after dark. Near the end of the tour, arrive at the site of Pickett’s Charge, where countless men were sent to their deaths. Hear how many were never able to reconcile with their senseless ends and continue to haunt this field.

Gettysburg: Battlefield Self-Guided Audio Tour Bundle

Gettysburg: Battlefield Self-Guided Audio Tour Bundle

Start by downloading the Action Tour Guide app, which will function as your personal tour guide, audio tour, and map. Purchase one tour per car, not per person. Everyone listens together! Note: In this bundle, each tour is 30+ mile-long and takes 2-3 hours to complete. Walk in the footsteps of Civil War soldiers. Relive the battle strategies of Gettysburg generals. Embark on an adventure that brings this historic three-day battle to life. Journey through Gettysburg by vehicle and on foot, and learn about the bravery and humanity of individual soldiers. Hear the history of sites like Seminary Ridge. Visit the battlefield and imagine watching the fighting unfold from your vantage point. Let your audio guide make Gettysburg come alive as you walk through the boulder-strewn landscape of Devil’s Den. Feel transported back in time amongst the towering boulders and alien landscape. Imagine soldiers, generals, and cannoneers battling around you. Uncover the history of sites like Little Round Top, as you learn about the frantic maneuvering and raw courage of Union soldiers. Hear too about the ghosts of the battlefield. Uncover the mysterious, inexplicable events which still take place there, as the history of this battle lives on. This Bundle includes: Gettysburg Battlefield Driving Tour Downtown Gettysburg Walking Tour Gettysburg Devil’s Den Walking Tour Gettysburg's Ghosts of the Battlefield Driving Tour Gettysburg Seminary Ridge Walking Tour Antietam Battlefield Driving Tour (Bonus Tour)

Gettysburg: Seminary Ridge Self-Guided Walking Tour

Gettysburg: Seminary Ridge Self-Guided Walking Tour

Start by downloading the Action Tour Guide app that will function as your personal guide, audio tour, and map all in one. Note: The 1+ miles tour covers the essentials of Seminary Ridge in 30 minutes. On this self-guided walking tour taken on an app, explore Seminary Ridge where some of the fiercest fighting took place during the Battle of Gettysburg. Hear the story of the soldiers and civilians who put everything on the line during this historic confrontation. Begin your journey in the center of the seminary, by the Seminary Ridge Museum. From there, simply follow the audio instructions and the route via the app that will be your guide, narrator, and map in one. Start by diving into the long history of the institution and its importance to the town of Gettysburg. As you walk the hallowed paths, step into the shoes of a seminary student back in the 1800s and get introduced to what life looked like before war came to the town. Hear some insights into the Iroquois who once occupied this land and whom General Robert E. Lee respected immensely. You’ll see the home of the seminary’s founder, Samuel Schmucker, and learn why he was practically an outcast among the Lutheran community. Then, feel the tension in the air as the townsfolk rush to read the news every day, watching the war draw closer to their front doors. Headlines like “Lee Invades the North” and “Confederates Advancing Toward Gettysburg” do not bode well for our townspeople. Follow the lines of battle as they’re drawn by both sides and hear how the explosive battle began. Visit the seminary building which became an impromptu Union hospital when the fighting started going south. Next, follow the struggle blow-by-blow, from the fighting atop McPherson’s Ridge to the Confederate assault on the seminary itself. Become a fly on the wall in the command outposts of Generals Buford and Ewell as they vie for control of the battlefield. But it wasn’t just soldiers fighting during the battle. Visit the home of John Burns, a feisty old man who decided if the Union couldn’t fend off the Confederates, he’d just do it himself. Toward the end of the path, survey the final bursts of combat and get an overview of the aftermath of all the bloodshed, both for the seminary and for the Union. The tour will conclude back where it began.

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3.8
(45 reviews)

Best walking tour I have ever taken. Jerry LaRussa is fascinating quide an made experience of Gettysburg citizens during the battle come alive for me. Cannot recommend this guide more hightly....his font of stories are endless and all fascinating!

Auto tour was excellently done, informative, and easy to use. Brought the battles and skirmishes to life right there in the car.....wonderful!!!!

It was very easy to follow the route. The information about the battle was well put together and it was easy to imagine everything.

Excellent. Good conmentary good road signs. Without a guide hard to understand where you are from time to time

Easy to follow, pauses to stop and explore at certain points. Would use again!