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Gettysburg: Self-Guided Audio Downtown Walking Tour

Activity provider: Action Tour Guide

Gettysburg: Self-Guided Audio Downtown Walking Tour

Activity provider: Action Tour Guide

From US$ 8 per person

Return to the Battle of Gettysburg from a totally new perspective as you walk downtown Gettysburg and hear true stories of everyday civilians caught up in the bloody, terrifying battle.

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Valid 365 days
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Audio guide included
English

Experience

Highlights
  • See the Battle of Gettysburg like never before
  • Get to know everyday folks caught up in the battle
  • Hear true stories of bravery and tragedy during the battle
  • Explore this historic town at your own pace
  • Visit the site where Lincoln gave the Gettysburg Address
Full description

Explore Downtown Gettysburg at your own pace with a self-guided audio walking tour. Using an application on your phone, get access to your personal guide, audio tour, and map all in one. Visit the Gettysburg Heritage Center, the National Cemetery, the Witness Tree, and much more.

Download your Action Tour Guide application and start your tour at the Gettysburg Heritage Center. Head north toward the National Cemetery, where Abraham Lincoln delivered his stirring Gettysburg Address. Learn next about the Jenny Wade House, the only civilian casualty in the whole battle.

Then, it’s on to the Children of Gettysburg museum, full of exhibits about those oft-forgotten witnesses to all the bloodshed. Admire the Witness Tree, where Lincoln's carriage passed on his way to deliver his speech.

Pass the home of Hettie Shriver, and find out why she went out of the frying pan and into the fire. At the Pierce House Inn, learn of the home to a young girl who became an unlikely combat medic during and after the battle,

See the Gettysburg Museum of history, a private collection of over 4,000 war-related artifacts, and learn about modern-day grave robbers. The next landmark you’ll pass is a peculiar one—the remnants of an old cannon! Then there’s the Adams County Courthouse, which became an impromptu hospital for wounded soldiers as the fighting raged on. Afterward, you’ll pass the site where Congressman Thaddeus Stevens once had an office. His name might not be as well-remembered as Lincoln’s, but he’s definitely a hero worth knowing.

Then, past a life-size Lincoln statue perfect for photo ops, you’ll find the David Wills House, where the real Abraham Lincoln put the finishing touches on his Gettysburg Address. Get to the Gettysburg Hotel, rumored to be one of the most haunted places in town. Finally, after hearing about the battle’s devastating aftermath, you’ll arrive at the train station which became an emergency medical station after the fighting had concluded at long last.

Includes
  • Self-guided tour taken via Action Tour Guide app
  • Unique password (sent by email) for access
  • Live GPS map on your phone
  • Offline functionality
  • Audio narration
  • Written text explanations
  • Route from stop to stop
  • List of stops along the route
  • Entry to paid attractions
  • Vehicle rentals
  • Food or drinks
  • Transportation
  • Parking
Covid-19 precautions
Traveler requirements
  • You must bring your own headphones
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

This is a self-guided experience and not an entrance ticket. It begins at Gettysburg Heritage Center, 297 Steinwehr Ave, Gettysburg, PA 17325, USA. Be sure to check your email before you begin to download the Action Tour Guide app, enter your unique password, and access your tour. These steps require good data/wifi. From there, simply follow the audio instructions and the route. Have questions? Visit Action Tour Guide’s Help page: https://actiontourguide.com/faq/

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Important information

What to bring

  • Headphones
  • Cash
  • Charged Smartphone
  • Power bank

Know before you go

  • This is a self-guided tour; no guide will accompany you
  • The Action Tour Guide app functions as a guide, an audio tour, and a map all in one
  • After the booking, you will receive an email with a link to the Action Tour Guide app and a unique password to access the tour within the app
  • This tour has been developed by local guides, curated by creative writers, and narrated by professional voice artists
  • Many stops along the tour have animated videos allowing you to visualize what you cannot see, such as snapshots from different centuries or interior rooms
  • This tour is valid forever, from the moment of booking
  • You will not need to edit or cancel the booking if your travel plans change
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July 20, 2022

Product ID: 419034