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Gettysburg: Beer, Wine, and History Guided Walking Tour

1. Gettysburg: Beer, Wine, and History Guided Walking Tour

Over a million people a year visit Gettysburg to visit the site of one of the nation’s costliest battles. Sometimes it can be a little solemn. Take a more casual journey through this historic town and battleground with a tour with both drinks and history. Come and explore historic Gettysburg in a fun and exciting way. You're sure to hear a tale or two in these local alehouses that you might miss out on the battlefields. Pull up a stool at the Veteran-owned Tattered Flag Tap Room as your guide recites tales from the infamous 1863 battle. Grab a snack and an IPA on the back patio of Fourscore Beer Co. before mingling with the ghosts of the civil war at Appalachian Brewing Co., located just off the battlefield. There’s something for everyone, from chocolate cherry wine to apple whiskey to good ole fashioned cream soda. Pair your refreshing drink with some bar snacks and chit-chat with the locals.

Gettysburg: Historic Downtown Food Tour

2. 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: Jennie Wade's Baltimore Street Walking Tour

3. Gettysburg: Jennie Wade's Baltimore Street Walking Tour

Meet your friendly guide in Downtown Gettysburg and embark on a journey back in time to the Civil War. On this 2-hour walking tour, learn about the Civil War from the unique perspective of the ordinary townspeople who lived in Gettysburg. Against the backdrop of historical Baltimore Street, discover how local residents were terrorized after being trapped between 2 warring armies. See the historic buildings and monuments along Baltimore Street, and with the help of your expert guide, compare the existing structures to what the town looked like in 1863. The highlight of the tour is a visit to the former home of Jennie Wade, the only civilian casualty of the Civil War. Listen to stories about Jennie’s life as a local in Gettysburg and how she came to be the town’s most famous resident.

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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. ;)

Totally fun informative walk thru town. Ken was very knowledgeable friendly and a pleasure to spend those 2 hours with. He answered all of our questions moved at our pace and just got us a great flavor of what life was like for the civilians in town when the battle occurred. Strongly recommend Ken as a tour guide

We really enjoyed our tour. Ken was excellent and took the time to answer any questions. I would recommend him as your tour guide

Ken is so knowledgeable and his enthusiasm for the subject made the tour very enjoyable!

Excellent tour, highly knowledgeable and friendly guide. Would recommend and do again.