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Gettysburg: Reluctant Witness Guided Walking Tour

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Activity provider: Horse Tours of Gettysburg

Gettysburg: Reluctant Witness Guided Walking Tour

Activity provider: Horse Tours of Gettysburg

From US$ 25 per person

Learn about the historic Battle of Gettysburg on a guided walking tour through the town's High Street. Hear first-hand accounts, see historic buildings, and remember the fallen at Unity Park.

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Duration 2 hours
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  • Journey back in time to 1863 discover the horrors of the Battle of Gettysburg
  • Learn what happened during the battle in Gettysburg's historical buildings
  • Hear your guide relate first-hand accounts from the battle from townspeople
  • Visit Unity Square and discover the importance of musicians in the Civil War
  • Walk down Gettysburg's High Street and through Alumni Park with a local guide
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Discover Gettysburg's fascinating history on this guided walking tour. Learn about the tragic battle of Gettysburg, walk through the historic High Street, and explore the town with a local.

Begin your walking tour in Unity Park, which served as no-man's land during the battle. Walk past the statue dedicated to the musicians of the Civil War and learn about the many young boys who served the North and the South as drummers.

Continue north to Baltimore street and hear stories of the civilians of Gettysburg who witnessed the horror of war. As you pass buildings and areas, learn about their historical uses and importance during the war.

Hear first-hand accounts describing both civilian and military life during the infamous 3 day battle in July 1863. Finish your tour back in Alumni Park.

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Meeting point

Meet your guide in Unity Park, next to Mr. G's ice cream.

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

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  • This tour involves a slow-paced walk on a paved surface
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Our tour was exactly what I was looking for—a guided walk through the historic town of Gettysburg while hearing the lesser-known stories of civilians and soldiers who were there during the battle. A pleasant surprise was that our guide was an actor dressed in costume and took on the persona of a civil war soldier. I definitely recommend this tour!

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June 28, 2022

I say it a lot...Ken Burns just knows stuff. Great walk!!

August 10, 2022

August 5, 2022

Product ID: 415877