Gettysburg: Battlefield Self-Guided Driving Tour

Gettysburg: Battlefield Self-Guided Driving Tour

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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 365 days
from first activation
Instant confirmation
Audio guide included
English
Small group
Limited to 4 participants

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
  • Live guide
  • Transportation
  • Parking
  • Entry to paid attractions
  • Vehicle rentals
Covid-19 precautions
Traveler requirements
  • You must bring your own headphones
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

This self-guided experience begins at the Gettysburg Heritage Center’s parking lot on 1 Culp Street. 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.

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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

4.5 /5

based on 103 reviews

Review summary

  • Value for money
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This guide did a great job of placing us in the context of the war and battles. I recommend keeping to 25 mph and pausing as instructed. When I didn’t, the recording jumped ahead because it is gps triggered. Much cheaper than a bus tour and not bound to its schedule. Never lost the signal. Highly recommend.

October 7, 2021

The tour was very informative and engaging however, internet was spotty and the Gps didn't update so we missed #s 11-13. It was a bummer. It also was not very clear when and where to turn. Considering we've never been there before, it was frustrating at times to figure out where we were going and where we were supposed to be. Overall, had it worked as it should have, it would have been a great tour. Also, we didn't need the "tickets" for anything so I'm not exactly sure why we got those.

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August 22, 2021

There was road construction and we missed a couple of stops.Also you needed to be clearer that not everyone in the car needed to purchase a ticket.The tour can be played through your phone and car radio that allows everyone to hear.It was still a great way to tour the park.

July 18, 2021

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