Gettysburg: Battlefield Self-Guided Driving Tour

4.6 / 5

33 reviews

Gettysburg: Battlefield Self-Guided Driving Tour

From $9.81 per person

Welcome to the narrated driving tour of the Battle of Gettysburg, the most important battle of the Civil War. Here, Union forces staged a nearly impossible defense against Confederate attackers--and won!

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
Use your phone or print your voucher
Valid 1 month
from first activation
Instant confirmation
Optional audio guide
English

Experience

Highlights
  • Embark on an adventure that brings this historic three-day battle to life
  • Follow in the footsteps of Civil War soldiers during this epic 3-day battle
  • Re-live the intense and violent clashes between the Union and Confederacy to win control at Gettysburg
  • Learn about the key strategies that Union and Confederate generals enacted against each other
  • Witness the exact sites and locations of famous battles, including Little Round Top and Pickett’s Charge
Full description
This self-guided audio and GPS tour allows you to explore Gettysburg’s historic wonders with maximum flexibility, safety, and value. Simply hop in your own car, get the tour guide app set up on your phone, and get started. All audio plays automatically based on location. The tour follows the intense 3-day battle at Gettysburg chronologically. It begins at the Gettysburg Heritage Center, where you learn about the lead-up to the battle. Then, you explore McPherson’s Ridge, the site of the first skirmish of the first day. From there, you continue past the Railway Cut, Iverson’s Pits, and Seminary Ridge until you reach the end of Day 1. As you continue to follow the route, begin Day 2 with an exploration at Little Round Top, Devil’s Den, the Peach Orchard, and Culp’s Hill. Day 3 then begins with the infamous Pickett’s Charge. This comprehensive tour ends at the Gettysburg Cemetery, where you hear Lincoln’s poignant Gettysburg Address.
Includes
  • Self-guided tour via an app
  • Unique password (sent by email) for access to the app
  • Live GPS map on your phone
  • Audio narration
  • Written text explanations
  • Route from stop to stop
  • List of stops along the route
  • Food or drinks
  • Transportation
  • Parking
  • Entry to paid attractions
  • Vehicle rentals
Covid-19 precautions
Traveler requirements
  • Customers must bring their own headphones
  • Customers are required to bring and wear masks

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Meeting point

This is a self-guided tour. It begins at the Gettysburg Heritage Center. Be sure to check your email before you begin driving to download the tour app, enter your unique password, and access your tour. From there, simply follow the audio instructions and the route.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Charged Smartphone
  • * Your own vehicle
  • Power bank

Know before you go

  • This is a self-guided tour; no guide will accompany you. The tour app functions as a guide, an audio tour, and a map all in one.
  • Please arrange for a vehicle before you take the tour. You only need to book one tour per vehicle, not per person.
  • After the booking, you will receive an email with a link to the app needed to take the tour 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.
  • Most 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 change the booking if your travel plans change.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 33 reviews

Review summary

  • Value for money
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This is a great tour at your own pace. Though it can be accomplished in 2 hours, I would give your self 3-5 hours if you want to have time to get out of the car and look around. There are also optional mini-detours by foot to take into consideration. I recommend starting earlier on in the day to allow yourself time to enjoy and not rush. Overall, great tour and info.

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June 17, 2021

For 9 bucks you can’t go wrong. Excellent self guided tour. Very informative and easy to follow. Go at your own pace and take the time to pause at certain spots so you can explore! Took about 2.5 hours to do. Would definitely do it again. Play the narration through your vehicle speakers if possible. That’s what I did. Makes it even better.

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May 20, 2021

This was a little confusing at first. We had to actually download 2 apps to do it. GetYourGuide and Action Tour Guide. After we got started it was pretty easy to follow along and there were signs along the route directing us which way to go as well as the app telling us which way to go. Customer service was great, although a little hard to understand. He told me he was in Boston, Massachusetts. I think it was closer to Pakistan or India though. Over all it was an interesting experience. I would do it again.

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April 26, 2021

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