Private tour

Gettysburg: Scenic Battlefield Horseback Riding Tour

Activity provider: Keystone Trail Rides
Private tour

Gettysburg: Scenic Battlefield Horseback Riding Tour

Activity provider: Keystone Trail Rides

From US$ 155 per person

Explore the Gettysburg Battlefield on horseback and ride on the same dirt paths as the soldiers of 1863. Ride along old farm lanes, enjoy the beauty, and soak in the history.

About this activity

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Duration 3 hours
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Live tour guide
Private group


  • Hear the soft thud of your horse's hooves on the earth
  • Explore the Gettysburg Battlefield on a gentle horseback ride
  • Follow your horse wrangler on a pleasant adventure
  • Learn a new skill or hone your existing ones on this ride
  • Enjoy an outdoor experience with your loved ones
Full description

Discover the Gettysburg Battlefield on a scenic horseback riding tour. Sit back and relax in your saddle as you take in the stunning nature surrounding you. Listen to the chirping birds, the wind in the leaves, and the hooves of your horse on the soft earth as you meander your way across the sacred ground beneath your horse's hooves.

After meeting your horse and becoming acquainted with it, use your mounting block to hop on its back. Then, follow your horse wrangler on your outdoor adventure across the Battlefield. Take in the peaceful nature as your horse gently walks through it.

Learn about horses and their integral part in the advancement of human history from your guide. Either learn a new skill or hone your existing one as you sit tall on your horse's back, paying attention to how it reacts to your movements and commands.

  • Horse wrangler
  • Guided horseback ride (times vary; depending on option selected)
  • Horse
  • Helmet
  • Bottled water
  • Tips (Gratuities)
Not suitable for
  • Children under 10 years
  • People over 250 lbs (113 kg)

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Meeting point

Meet your guide on the trail.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunscreen
  • Comfortable clothes
  • Insect repellent
  • Weather-appropriate clothing
  • Closed-toe shoes
  • Reusable water bottle

Not allowed

  • High-heeled shoes
  • Sandals or flip flops
  • Pets
  • Smoking
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Intoxication
  • Vaping
  • Umbrellas
  • Alcohol and drugs
  • Open-toed shoes
  • Unaccompanied minors
  • Explosive substances
  • Alcoholic drinks in the vehicle
  • Nudity
  • Bare feet

Know before you go

  • This tour is available for beginners or advanced riders
  • This tour will take place on weather-appropriate, enjoyable days. There is no riding in the rain, however, if a quick shower pops up, as long as there is not any thunder or lightening, the ride will take place
  • The tour doesn't take place in freezing temperatures, high winds, downpours, etc.
  • During the summer months, the horses' temperatures will be monitored to ensure their safety and level of comfort
  • A waiver form has to be signed upon arrival
  • If you are over 18, you may opt out of wearing a riding helmet, at which time, you will also sign a helmet waiver
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 /5

based on 13 reviews

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This was a last minute trip. We wanted to do something different. Best decision. The entire ride was amazing. The guides were awesome. Michael is great. Very knowledgeable of the history. Able to answer all our questions. Being able to see from the certain points on horse back, to look out over the fields, amazing experience. This is a must do in my book. To see where the men actually were in the treeline. Things you definitely can not experience from your car or a tour bus. Mac said he had chills and goosbumps just imagining. Looking at paintings and pictures afterward I was able to better understand where they were in that time. Have to add Amanda and Ashley were great as well leading the ride and meeting up along the trail to make sure everyone is OK, and make sure horses have water for those concerned about that. Chief likes to sneak a bite to eat along the trail but was great none the less. Mac said Bo was great for the adventure.

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April 2, 2023

We were first time riders. The guide team was amazing at helping us learn how to control the horses and we were riding in just a few minutes! Tour guides were very knowledgable of both the history and the horses. They also got a ton of fantastic pictures for us. I highly recommend!

April 2, 2023

First of all, if you’re planning on doing this, you MUST understand that horses- as beautiful and intelligent as they are- are still animals that want to do their own thing. That being said, it was wonderful. Michael was very knowledgeable about the Battle and pointing out the monuments. They showed extensive patience with our questions on handling the horses (and fixing my foot every time it fell out of the stirrup). I’m so glad we had our first experience riding horses with this small, intimate group. It definitely took the pressure off of us.

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April 2, 2023

Product ID: 412709