Spangler's Spring, Gettysburg National Military Park

Spangler's Spring, Gettysburg National Military Park: Our most recommended tours and activities

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: Battlefield Self-Guided Audio Tour Bundle

2. 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: Historic Downtown Food Tour

3. Gettysburg: Historic Downtown Food Tour

Join a guided food tour around Gettysburg and meet fellow food lovers. Enjoy exploring an array of food spots famous amongst the locals, taste historical dishes, and hear all about the Civil War stories from your guide. Meet your guide at the Sweet! The Candy Store, to begin your tour. Marvel at the shop stocked with jawbreakers, bubblegum, fudge, taffy, and many sour sweets to make your tongue twist. Feeling the sugar rush? No worries, you will leave the candy store and head to Blue Gray Bar and Grill. Listen as your guide tells you about the history of german pretzels and the iconic Philly Cheesesteak. Fancy a cold Irish pint? No problem, our next stop is the Garryowen Irish Pub. Learn all about how Irish soldiers beat back Pickett's Charge in the infamous Battle of Gettysburg.  In between food, you will hear all the tales and secrets of the Gettysburg Hotel, the Union Hotel, and the David Wills House, where Abraham Lincoln prepared the iconic Gettysburg Address.  Enjoy an unforgettable tasting adventure with other foodies that you won't forget.

Historic Battlefields Self-Guided Audio Driving Tour Bundle

4. Historic Battlefields Self-Guided Audio Driving Tour Bundle

This bundle includes self-guided, narrated driving tours of the Battle of Gettysburg, the Battle of Shiloh, Antietam, Vicksburg, and the Battle of Yorktown. 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: Each tour 20+ miles long covers the essentials. Each tour takes 2-4 hours. Once downloaded, you can begin your tour at any battlefield in the bundle. There will be a GPS-marked starting point for each tour. In Gettysburg, you’ll follow the trajectory of this tide-turning, three-day battle that pushed Union and Confederate forces to the brink. Visit stunning memorials like the State of Pennsylvania Monument and hear about the heroism of the soldiers who fought on this land. See crucial locations from the battle like Little Round Top, Devil’s Den, and the High Water Mark of the Confederacy. Listen to a blow-by-blow account of the battle unfolding across this hallowed ground. Finally, arrive at the Gettysburg National Cemetery and hear a stirring rendition of the Gettysburg Address to conclude your tour. In Antietam, you’ll relive the single deadliest day of the Civil War. Trace the steps of the soldiers on both sides of the conflict at Dunker Church, Bloody Lane, and Burnside's Bridge. Feel the tension in the Cornfield and West Woods, where some fiercest fighting took place, and discover how a misplaced cigar might have started the whole ordeal. Return to where it all started in Yorktown, the site of the last major battle of the American Revolutionary War. Tour the fields where George Washington’s army effectively secured American independence from the British Empire and hear how such an unlikely feat was accomplished. Visit the Moore House, where surrender negotiations took place, then look out across Surrender Field, where the British laid down their arms. Plus, hear about the aftermath of this historic struggle at the Yorktown Victory Monument, where your tour concludes. All this is included in one convenient bundle! This bundle includes self-guided narrated driving tours: 1. Gettysburg Battlefield Driving Audio Tour 2. Shiloh Battlefield Driving Audio Tour 3. Antietam Battlefield Driving Audio Tour 4. Vicksburg Battlefield Driving Audio Tour 5. Yorktown Battlefield Driving Audio Tour

Gettysburg: Western Battlefield Licensed Guided Segway Tour

5. Gettysburg: Western Battlefield Licensed Guided Segway Tour

Ride a Segway along the main Gettysburg Battlefield route and visit the most famous sites along the way. Trace both Union and Confederate lines, and learn about all 3 days of the battle from your licensed guide. Head to the meeting point to meet your guide, then get some time to train your Segway riding. When ready, set off on your guided tour to discover the battlefield’s most significant landmarks and memorials in a fun way. During the tour, see the Lutheran Theological Seminary, McMillan Woods, North Carolina Memorial, and Virginia Memorial. Explore the Longstreet Headquarters, the Peach Orchard, the Wheatfield, and Devil’s Den. Ride to Little Round Top, Cemetery Ridge, and the Pennsylvania Memorial. Hear about High Water Mark, Meade’s Headquarters, the National Cemetery, and all the other places you pass from your licensed guide.

Baltimore & Gettysburg Historic Self-Driving Tour

6. Baltimore & Gettysburg Historic Self-Driving Tour

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! Embark from the 401 Light St Baltimore Visitor Center, leading you to the bustling Inner Harbor and the immersive National Aquarium. Journey through time with stops at the USS Constellation, Mr. Trash Wheel, and the Seven Foot Knoll Lighthouse. Delve into the depths of American history and culture at the National Katyn Memorial, Reginald F. Lewis Museum, and the Frederick Douglass-Isaac Myers Maritime Park. Stroll through iconic neighborhoods, pausing at Edgar Allan Poe's Grave and Babe Ruth Birthplace, and absorb the ambiance of historic saloons and theatres. Gaze up at the Washington Monument at Mount Vernon Place and explore varied historic homes and museums, each a thread in the fabric of Baltimore's rich tapestry. Transition to Gettysburg, where the National Military Park Museum awaits with tales of valor. Navigate the battlefield with designated Auto Tour Stops, standing at the very places where history unfolded. Climb observation towers for sweeping views and visit monuments that memorialize the fallen and the brave. The tour guides you through the hallowed grounds of Little Round Top, Devil's Den, and the Peach Orchard, before culminating at the Lincoln's Gettysburg Address Memorial. Each site offers a unique story, adding layers to your understanding of this pivotal moment in history. This self-guided driving tour interweaves the vibrant life of Baltimore with the solemn history of Gettysburg, offering a journey as educational as it is evocative. Prepare to be transported through time and emotion as you navigate these historic American cities at your own pace, each stop an opportunity to connect with the past.

Eastern Battlefield Tour with Licensed Guide: 2hr

7. Eastern Battlefield Tour with Licensed Guide: 2hr

Approximately 1.5 hours (including training) The shorter tour route takes us to the East side of the battlefield. Although less well-known, it was the site of many pivotal engagements on each of the three days of the battle. Immerse yourself into the history of the Civil War and rest assured that all your questions about the famous battle that took place here will be answered. See the expansive green fields spread out on all sides and take a moment to remember those who fought here. After the tour, leave Gettysburg with a newfound respect and deep understanding of the events that occurred in July of 1863—the tens of thousands of soldiers that lost their lives and the ordinary townsfolk caught between intense fighting. Learn how the town has remained committed to preserving this history for future generations, keeping a close link to its past. Visit: East Confederate Avenue Spangler's Spring Culp's Hill Observation Tower East Cemetery Hill Many other sites and memorials along the route.

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(16 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!