Gettysburg: Historic Battlefield Guided Tour on Horseback
- Duration: 2 hours
- Private group
My 11-year-old son and I planned a Sunday 1-day trip to visit several locations starting at 10am - 5pm, and the Go Philadelphia All-Inclusive Pass was very convenient and no hassle. We parked where we were going to finish the day and walked to all locations, except an Uber from Mutter to American Revolution Museum: 1) Philadelphia Art Museum (10-11:30am) - excellent; could have spent 2-3 hours on the 3rd floor alone, but had to move on to get to other attractions; we are not huge fans of art, but the armor, paintings, sculptures, and woodwork kept our interest the entire time 2) East State Penitentiary (11:45-1:15pm) - great; very interesting and spent 1.5 hours there when we only planned for 45 minutes. 3) Mutter Museum (2-3pm) - great; many specimens and so much content considering the smaller size of the building 4) American Revolution Museum (3:15-5pm) - great; walk through history that led up to the Revolution, the different battles, and many details from that time period.
Our guide, Clinton, was personable and Knowledgeable. He shared many interesting facts about the war that really helps us connect with the history of the town and the men who lost their lives. Clinton’s recount of the paranormal sightings throughout town was engaging and interesting. He answered questions and helped us appreciate the sacred ground we were standing on. I took photos as suggested and I captured an orb and what appears to be cannon fire in a photograph taken on Cemetery Hill. I didnt see it with my eyes but the photo doesn’t lie. Thank you for this amazing experience!
Our tour guide, Sarah was funny and informative. Despite it being an insanely cold night in Philly she definitely kept the momentum going with stories I never heard of. Not advised to bring your children as it goes against everything they have learned in their text books in school. I'm glad my husband and I braved the cold to have fun!
Our Guide Jim was amazing: so much knowledge and so may facts to share- Diorama n Cyclorama were cool but the carriage tour gets you down on the ground and you really acknowledged the immensity of the battle field and topography - as animal lovers we all appreciated how well the horses are kept- too
Definitely worth the money. Got to see more places than I even knew existed. The guide was informative but also tailored the experience to us. Also gave great recommendations for where to find a really good Philly cheesesteak...no it’s not Pats or Ginos!