Gettysburg: 1863 Historic Downtown Walking Tour

Gettysburg: 1863 Historic Downtown Walking Tour

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Learn about the Battle of Gettysburg from an expert town historian on this historic walking tour. Hear about the impact on the lives of the local residents.

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Duration 2 hours
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  • Travel back in time to Gettysburg during the middle of the Civil War
  • Learn how local residents lived in the middle of war
  • Hear the untold stories behind the Battle of Gettysburg
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Join your knowledgeable local guide for a leisurely 2-hour walking tour of the center portion of downtown Gettysburg, which was the heartbeat of the city in 1863. Examine the accounts of several of the city's civilians that lived in the same areas you will be walking through. Hear stories of the residents, who were reluctant witnesses to the Battle of Gettysburg. The war didn't happen just on the battlefield as you will come to find out. Travel back in time and learn about the existing structures and what the town looked like in 1863. Although you've learned about the Battle of Gettysburg in history class, on this tour you will hear, described in detail, how the events actually unfolded in July of 1863 and how the local residents remembered them. This tour is their story, about life in the middle of an urban battlefield.
  • 2-hour walking tour
  • Knowledgable local guide
  • Tips (optional)
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • Customers are required to bring and wear masks

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Meeting point

11 Lincoln Square, Gettysburg, PA 17325, USA Meet your guide by the Statue of President Lincoln and the benches. Please arrive at the meeting point 15 minutes prior to tour departure.

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  • Comfortable shoes
  • Weather-appropriate clothing
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Our guide was very personable. He used his character well to give us personal stories about people in the city during the Gettysburg Battle and the town and the whole war. We would highly recommend him to anyone doing this tour.

May 25, 2021

May 25, 2021

June 12, 2021

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