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Gettysburg: Historic Downtown Food Tour

1. Gettysburg: Historic Downtown Food Tour

Join a guided food tour around Gettysburg and meet fellow food lovers. Enjoy exploring 6 food spots famous amongst the locals, taste historical dishes, and hear all about the Civil War stories from your guide. Meet your guide at the Sweet! THE Candy Store, to begin your tour. Marvel at the shop stocked with jawbreakers, bubblegum, fudge, taffy, and many sour sweets to make your tongue twist. Feeling the sugar rush? No worries, you will leave the candy store and head to Blue Gray Bar and Grill. Listen as your guide tells you about the history of german pretzels and the iconic Philly Cheesesteak. Fancy a cold Irish pint? No problem, our next stop is the Garryowen Irish Pub. Learn all about how Irish soldiers beat back Pickett's Charge in the infamous Battle of Gettysburg.  In between food, you will hear all the tales and secrets of the Gettysburg Hotel, the Union Hotel, and the David Wills House, where Abraham Lincoln prepared the iconic Gettysburg Address.  Enjoy an unforgettable tasting adventure with other foodies that you won't forget.

Gettysburg: Self-Guided Audio Downtown Walking Tour

2. Gettysburg: Self-Guided Audio Downtown Walking Tour

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.

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Absolutely wonderful! Justin is great, and incredibly personable. We began our tour at the candy shop, but quickly went to the Blue & Grey where we had a 'Big Ass Pretzel', Philly, and fries. From there we headed towards the Bakery, but made stops in front of the David Wills home, and the Gettysburg hotel. The bakery was closed, so we did change up our tour to end with ice cream. The next stop was Food 101 where we tried the Wild Mushroom Pizza. I must add, this was AMAZING! We each got two slices of pizza. From there we went to the Gettysburg Chocolate Company and we each got to choose a sample. Our tour concluded with a trip to Lulu's for an ice cream scoop of our choosing. (This was in place of the bakery) Justin was kind, knowledgeable and a joy to tour with! This was plenty of food, but might I suggest half a Philly per guest rather than a third. ;)

We enjoyed the walking tour it seemed to be a bit short 2 1/2 hours .We walked through the candy store 1st. Stop (checked out different sodas) 2nd stop Black n Blue restaurant, Big A- Pretzel,sweet potato fries , Philly steak and cheese sub .3rd stop Gettysburgs chocolate shop a sample of your choice..4th stop was Food 101 we had the mushroom garlic pizza.next stop was ice cream your choice .good food thanks to our tour guide