The National Park Service at Gettysburg has guided tours with a licensed battlefield tour guide. A guide will drive you in your car for a two hour tour of the battlefield, get you out and walk you around particular points of interest at a cost of $55 for a car for 1-6 people. Tours are available at a first-come, first served basis beginning at 8 AM at the Visitor Center. We think that there is no better way to experience the Battlefield of Gettysburg.
If you prefer to experience the battlefield alone we have the official self-guided auto tours. Borrow one of our tapes or CDs and take your time driving around the National Park and hearing the events of the battle.
There are bus tours available if you’d rather leave the driving to someone else. The touring company that we recommend is Battlefield Bus Tours. Tickets on sale at the Brafferton. Please call about prices.
Explore the battlefield on horseback. The National Riding Stables is open during the high season, weather permitting and muddy fields gone. A licensed battlefield guide will lead you along the horse trails and you’ll be able to see the battlefield at some of the soldiers did. Scenic rides are also available. Reservations are required.
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We also have daytrip bus tickets available for touring Washington DC. This is an all day tour that includes a buffet dinner. Please call about prices.
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Ghost and Walking Tours
Enjoy a walking tour of the historic downtown area. We have self-guided maps that will take you on a nice long walk about the town, or there are guides that will take groups around and explain the sights to you.
Take some time to explore the surrounding area of Gettysburg. We have two different auto tour maps that will show you the historic sights of Adams County. Enjoy a ride through the countryside finding the covered bridges still in use, or go find the historic round barn and farm market.
The Adams County Winery is open year round. Take a drive out to take a tour, enjoy a picnic or enjoy the gardens of the place.
Have a little fun and enjoy one of the many ghost tours available in town. There are lots of tour companies giving tours, but there are is only one company we recommend, Mark Nesbits Ghost of Gettysburg. Tours run several times nightly and take in different parts of the town.
The Schriver House museum recalls the story of the Schriver Family. Step back in time with guides as they tell you a civilian story. A story about how the family came to Gettysburg and what happened to them before, during and after the Civil War. Through out the high season they often provide candlelight tours exclusively for guests of the local bed and breakfasts.
The National Park at Gettysburg has a museum at the Visitor Center that is worth checking out. Give yourself a bit of extra time before taking in the Electronic Map audio and visual depiction of what happened here at Gettysburg.
The Rupp House is home of the organization Friends of the National Parks at Gettysburg. Enjoy the hands-on displays that tell of the battle from both a soldier’s view and a civilian’s view. It’s free to the public and very kid friendly. Even the adults will enjoy pushing the buttons to hear more! http://www.friendsofgettysburg.org/
The Eisenhower Farm is defiantly worth checking out. Take a break from Civil War history and find out more about Ike and Mamie and their love for Gettysburg. A guide will take you through the house and grounds to explore a different side of what you already know about this town. The kids might enjoy the Jr. Secret Service Agent program while the adults go check out the bookstore!