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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: Licensed Guided Battlefield Horseback Tour

2. 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: Western Battlefield Licensed Guided Segway Tour

3. 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.

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We all had such a fun time! None of us had ever ridden horses before so it was first for our family. Our tour guide was so knowledgeable and we learned new things. The horses were very well behaved and the horse guides were there with us. We would definitely do this again and we recommend it to anyone looking to learn more about Gettysburg in a fun manor!

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!

We had a great time and loved the horseback riding tour! Horses and staff were great!

Great time. Saw things at Gettysburg you couldn't see from a car. Highly recommended

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