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Gettysburg: Seminary Ridge Self-Guided Walking Tour

Activity provider: Action Tour Guide

Gettysburg: Seminary Ridge Self-Guided Walking Tour

Activity provider: Action Tour Guide

From US$ 8 per person

Step back in time to July 1st, 1863, and experience the historic fight atop Seminary Ridge on this self-guided walking tour in Gettysburg.

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Audio guide included
English

Experience

Highlights
  • Experience the historic fighting atop Seminary Ridge
  • Hear of combatants, commanders, and courageous civilians
  • Learn the history of the seminary before and after the war
  • See the tour come alive with animated videos
  • Enjoy a tour by local guides, creative writers, and voice artists
Full description

Start by downloading the Action Tour Guide app that will function as your personal guide, audio tour, and map all in one.

On this self-guided walking tour taken on an app, explore Seminary Ridge where some of the fiercest fighting took place during the Battle of Gettysburg. Hear the story of the soldiers and civilians who put everything on the line during this historic confrontation. Begin your journey in the center of the seminary, by the Seminary Ridge Museum. From there, simply follow the audio instructions and the route via the app that will be your guide, narrator, and map in one. Start by diving into the long history of the institution and its importance to the town of Gettysburg. As you walk the hallowed paths, step into the shoes of a seminary student back in the 1800s and get introduced to what life looked like before war came to the town. Hear some insights into the Iroquois who once occupied this land and whom General Robert E. Lee respected immensely. You’ll see the home of the seminary’s founder, Samuel Schmucker, and learn why he was practically an outcast among the Lutheran community. Then, feel the tension in the air as the townsfolk rush to read the news every day, watching the war draw closer to their front doors. Headlines like “Lee Invades the North” and “Confederates Advancing Toward Gettysburg” do not bode well for our townspeople. Follow the lines of battle as they’re drawn by both sides and hear how the explosive battle began. Visit the seminary building which became an impromptu Union hospital when the fighting started going south. Next, follow the struggle blow-by-blow, from the fighting atop McPherson’s Ridge to the Confederate assault on the seminary itself. Become a fly on the wall in the command outposts of Generals Buford and Ewell as they vie for control of the battlefield. But it wasn’t just soldiers fighting during the battle. Visit the home of John Burns, a feisty old man who decided if the Union couldn’t fend off the Confederates, he’d just do it himself. Toward the end of the path, survey the final bursts of combat and get an overview of the aftermath of all the bloodshed, both for the seminary and for the Union. The tour will conclude back where it began.
Includes
  • Self-guided tour taken via Action Tour Guide app
  • Unique password (sent by email) for access
  • Live GPS map on your phone
  • Offline functionality
  • Audio narration
  • Written text explanations
  • Route from stop to stop
  • List of stops along the route
  • Entry to paid attractions
  • Vehicle rentals
  • Food or drinks
  • Transportation
  • Parking
Covid-19 precautions
Traveler requirements
  • You must bring your own headphones
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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This is a self-guided experience and not an entrance ticket. It begins at 111 Seminary Ridge, Gettysburg, PA 17325, USA. Be sure to check your email before you begin to download the Action Tour Guide app, enter your unique password, and access your tour. These steps require good data/wifi. From there, simply follow the audio instructions and the route. Have questions? Visit Action Tour Guide’s Help page: https://actiontourguide.com/faq/

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Headphones
  • Charged Smartphone
  • Power bank

Know before you go

  • This is a self-guided tour; no guide will accompany you. The Action Tour Guide app functions as a guide, an audio tour, and a map. This is not an entry ticket
  • After the booking, you will receive an email with a link to the Action Tour Guide app 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

3 /5

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This walking audio tour was perfect for a warm evening! We walked along the trail listening to the stories and read the information on the markers as we went. We would never have been able to find all of the markers in our own. It took about 30-45 minutes. We also wandered off the trail to look at some of the other monuments and markers along the way. This really was a beautiful walk. The sunset over the battlefield was gorgeous and slightly eerie. We highly recommend this walking tour!

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September 26, 2022

Awful tour that basically reads the plaques. You can do it yourself without this.

July 16, 2022

Product ID: 400377