Gettysburg: Licensed Guided Battlefield Horseback Tour

Gettysburg: Licensed Guided Battlefield Horseback Tour

Activity provider: Horse Tours of Gettysburg

From US$ 146 per person

Explore the solemn grounds of Gettysburg National Military Park on horseback. Learn how the Battle of Gettysburg altered the course of the Civil War and take in panoramic views at Spangler Farm.

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Duration 2 hours
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Live tour guide
Audio guide included


  • Feel the wind on your skin as you ride on horseback through the field
  • Learn the intricacies of the greatest Civil War battle from an expert
  • Experience Gettysburg using an authentic mode of transportation, a horse
  • Take in panoramic views of Little Round Top from Spangler Farm
  • Peak through a massive canonball hole in the side of a barn at Trostle Farm
Full description

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.

  • Tour on horseback
  • Outrider(s)
  • Battlefield guide
  • Tips
Not suitable for
  • Children under 8 years
  • People over 254 lbs (115 kg)

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Meeting point

Meet your guide at the McMillan Woods Campground.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Weather-appropriate clothing

Not allowed

  • Open-toed shoes

Know before you go

  • This tour is not suitable for people over 254 lbs (115 kg)
  • All guests under the age of 18 must wear a helmet.
  • All riders will be required to sign a risk form before the activity
  • Participants aged 15 and under must also be accompanied on the tour by a parent or guardian
  • This is an outdoor activity so you will be exposed to the day's weather conditions. This activity takes place rain or shine
  • In the rare event a live guide isn't available, you will be provided with a professionally recorded narration by professional Civil War commentators
  • An outrider or outriders will accompany you at all times to ensure your safety
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 130 reviews

Review summary

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This tour (2 hours) was definitely the highlight of our three-day visit to the Gettysburg Battlefield. The pre-tour information is well organized and you feel welcomed when you arrive. As far as we could tell, the horses appear to be well cared for and loved. Annie, our guide, was incredibly knowledgeable and told the stories of the battle in an enthusiastic and entertaining manner. She’s a pro! We highly recommend this tour and specifically this group for a horse tour.

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October 28, 2022

We had an excellent time! Katie was super nice, Andy was the best! Katie walked along the trail with the horses, making sure everyone was doing ok on the horses. Andy, was the best guide! She was extremely knowledgeable! Telling us all the “ behind the scenes “ of the battle. I highly recommend and hopefully be able to do this again .

October 15, 2022

The staff was very friendly and knowledgeable about horses and gave us adequate instruction for the ride. A licensed Gettysburg Historical Guide gave us a 2 hour narrative during the entire trail ride with an excellent historical perspective. We rode on original Gettysburg battle trails that most don't get to see. Worth every penny.

September 29, 2022

Product ID: 315252