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  • Gettysburg: Battlefield Self-Guided Driving Tour

    1. Gettysburg: Battlefield Self-Guided Driving Tour

    This self-guided audio and GPS tour allows you to explore Gettysburg’s historic wonders with maximum flexibility, safety, and value. Simply hop in your own car, get the tour guide app set up on your phone, and get started. All audio plays automatically based on location. The tour follows the intense 3-day battle at Gettysburg chronologically. It begins at the Gettysburg Heritage Center, where you learn about the lead-up to the battle. Then, you explore McPherson’s Ridge, the site of the first skirmish of the first day. From there, you continue past the Railway Cut, Iverson’s Pits, and Seminary Ridge until you reach the end of Day 1. As you continue to follow the route, begin Day 2 with an exploration at Little Round Top, Devil’s Den, the Peach Orchard, and Culp’s Hill. Day 3 then begins with the infamous Pickett’s Charge. This comprehensive tour ends at the Gettysburg Cemetery, where y...

    It took us a while to figure it out but once we got it started, it was wonderful!

  • Gettysburg: Ghost-Themed Self-Guided Driving Tour

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

    Experience a ghost-themed, self-guided driving tour in Gettysburg via an app that functions as a guide, narrator, and map in one. Experience a tour developed by local guides, creative writers, and professional voice artists. Hear about spooky events and visit the most haunted spots. 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 Sem...

    It was a very good tour but I'm surprised that nothing happened on Culps Hill that the tour did not go that way any.

  • Gettysburg: Devil’s Den Self-Guided Walking Tour

    3. Gettysburg: Devil’s Den Self-Guided Walking Tour

    Experience the battle of Gettysburg on this action-packed self-guided tour of the battlefield. Feel the weight of history as you explore the site and hear the powerful accounts and stories of the soldiers who fought. Start your self-guided audio and GPS tour at the parking area outside Devil’s Den before heading towards the battlefield. Meet the commanders: Union General Daniel Sickles, and Confederate General James Longstreet. Step back in time as you enter Devil’s Den and watch the Union bring out their cannons and sharpshooters. Then, follow the route of the inevitable Confederate advance, aided by cannon fire. Next stop: the monument dedicated to the Orange Blossoms regiment. Hear the desperation of the Union and admire the heroism displayed by the soldiers of the 124th New York Regiment. Afterward, visit the monument to the Pennsylvania and Maine soldiers who gave everything to ...

    I love the tour . U learn a lot of history when u go on the walking tour. . One thing we didn’t heard when the cannon went off wish we did. But it was worth it to go to

  • Gettysburg: Seminary Ridge Self-Guided Walking Tour

    4. Gettysburg: Seminary Ridge Self-Guided Walking Tour

    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 f...

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We had a great time on the horseback tour and would highly recommend this tour. The staff that provided the horses was friendly and well organized. They gave a great explanation of how to handle the horse. So even if you aren't an experienced rider, you will have a great time. The water bottle holders on the saddle was a great touch especially with our August ride. The tour guide was very knowledgeable, clear and easy to understand.

The guide was very knowledgeable and talked the entire time about the battle. He was humorous too! The pace was perfect! My mother who had only been on a horse maybe twice in her whole life was very much at ease on the gentle horse. We really enjoyed the two hour tour!

My son and I are novice riders. The staff is very understanding and helpful with with riders. The horses are well mannered and are very forgiving. We had a great time.

visiting gettysburg by horseback was a great experience. the guide provided earbuds so that we could hear Kevin’s explanations-which were very good.

Great tour, great guide & trail hands. You get a real feel for the battle field. Would highly recommend the tour. The 2 hours fly by.