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Full Day Historical Tour to Gettysburg

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Explore Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, a picturesque countryside town steeped in historic interest.

Description

Spend a day devoted to a tour of the town and its historic battlefield. The Gettysburg Diorama, one of the largest miniature military dioramas in the United States, gives a narrated history of the battle, accompanied by light and sound effects. The commentary of your tour guides will help you understand, more clearly than ever before, the story of the largest battle ever fought on U.S. soil.

You will also get to see Cemetery Ridge, where Abraham Lincoln delivered his famous Gettysburg Address. Visit the restored home of George Washington Shriver. See where Confederate sharpshooters were killed and where Civil War bullets and medical equipment were discovered 133 years later.

You will stop near General Pickett's where you can enjoy lunch on your own.

Itinerary

  • Shriver House Museum

  • Gettysburg Visitor Center (Orientation Film/Cyclorama Presentation/Museum)

  • Gettysburg Battlefield (Guided Two-Hour Tour)

Please note

  • Children below 3 years old are free of charge.

  • Tour begins and ends at the Union Station.

Includes

  • Driver/guide

  • Admission

  • Transportation fee
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Full Day Historical Tour to Gettysburg

Duration: 11 hour(s)
Available: Mon, Thu, Fri and Sat
Pick-up: Not available
Inclusions: Driver/guide / Admission / Transportation fee

very interesting tour !

EDITH

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Schedule

  • 07:30

    Check-in at Union Station

  • 08:00

    Drive to Gettysburg

  • Visit the Shriver House Museum

    A restored house from the Civil War that provides for a living history experience. The Shrivers were a family that lived close to the battlefield and this home is dedicated to showing how they lived, and how civilians were affected by the destruction and chaos surrounding them.

  • Free Time at the Gettysburg Visitor Center

    Enjoy a short film which offers historical backing for the tour. After the film, go upstairs to a one-of-a-kind cyclorama for a 360-degree experience of the battlefield. The museum at the Visitor Center is a hidden gem that gives visitors the timeline leading up to the famous battle.

  • Gettysburg Battlefield Tour

    The motorcoach bus makes the tour more accessible for those that cannot walk around the battlefield, and the guide provides an educational and enjoyable experience.

  • Drive to Washington D.C.

  • 18:30

    Check-out at Union Station

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Notes

Restriction(s)
  • This activity is wheelchair accessible.

  • Children of all ages can participate in this activity.

Required Items to Bring & Attire
  • Printed VELTRA voucher

  • Walking shoes

  • Sunglasses

  • Camera

  • Sweatshirt / light jacket

Additional Note(s)
  • Please note that the DC portion of this tour will be on an open-top, double decker bus, except when there is inclement weather, in which case the activity provider will switch to a closed-top motor coach.

  • The activity schedule is subject to change or cancellation due to weather or traffic conditions.

  • The activity provider does not assume any responsibility for your valuables and/or personal belongings.

  • Gratuity is not included in the price.

  • Meals are not included in the price.

  • Be sure to exchange your VELTRA voucher for a ticket at the check-in location.

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Reviews

very interesting tour !

EDITH

A great tour for anyone interested in the Civil War, whether you are an expert or not. The re-enactors we met in Gettysburg made t...he whole thing come alive and were very knowledgeable. The cyclorama is amazing, particularly if you have seen illustrations taken from it. Our tour guide on the bus was brilliant and summed up the battle very well. more

Stephen

The Gettysburg tour was one of our special highlights during our stay in Washington. The tour guides were informative and well ve...rsed in the detailed history of the battle. They gave us an eye view of the life of the soldiers and then the overview of the battle. Our tour concluded with a visit to the battle sites of the 3 days of the battle. We enjoyed this trip so much and came home with a much better understanding of history. more

Judy

A great trip with the 'Bear' driving and keeping us all informed. We saw the entire battlefield and the Shriver House wh...ich is a must. Would recommend this tour to anyone with an interest in Gettysburg although a few days in the area would be better. more

Christopher

Cancellation Policy

  • Any cancellations made between 3 business days (23:59:00 local time) to 1 business days (23:59:00 local time) prior to the activity will be subject to a charge of 10% of the total amount.

  • Any cancellations made within 1 business days of your activity (after 08:00:00 local time) will be subject to a charge of 100% of the total amount.

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