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Once you’ve experienced some of America’s greatest icons, take this memorable day trip to Gettysburg to explore some of its deepest historical roots, too. Enjoy the comfort of coach bus transport as you make your way through the countryside of Maryland and Pennsylvania. See Cemetery Ridge, where Lincoln delivered the Gettysburg Address, and learn about the largest battle ever fought on American soil during a narrated show and a detailed miniature military diorama. This tour includes a stop at the restored home of George Washington Shriver, too. 

Highlights

  • Day trip to the Gettysburg battlefield from Washington DC
  • Learn all about the Battle of Gettysburg from your guide and informative exhibits
  • See Cemetery Ridge, where Abraham Lincoln gave his Gettysburg Address
  • Visit the home of George Washington Shriver to explore a civilian family's experience of the battle

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What You Can Expect

Gettysburg Day Trip from Washington DC

Historic battlefield of Gettysburg

Meet your group, guide and driver at Washington, DC’s Union Station, where you’ll board your comfortable coach bus and make your way through the Maryland and Pennsylvania countryside on a 2.5-hour journey during this Gettysburg Day Trip from Washington, DC. Your expert local guide will offer up insight and history on the 1863 battle that remains the largest ever fought on American soil. More than 46,000 people died in this civil war.

Stop at the Farnsworth House for a presentation about the life of Civil War soldiers. Break for lunch (own expense) after seeing where Confederate sharpshooters hid out during the battle.

After a leisurely stop, make your way to the Gettysburg Battlefield where you’ll have time to explore on your own. Watch a film about the battle at the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum Visitor Center and gain a deeper understanding of why this famed struggle was considered the turning point of the American Civil War. Check out the miniature military diorama depicting war scenes and engage with expert guides who are on site to help bring history to life. 

After exploring the museum, head to the restored home of George Washington Shriver. Wander the Shriver House Museum, which was located in the center of the battlefield, and learn how the family endured during this time of national struggle. See bullets from the Civil War that were discovered in the home and visit the attic, where two sharpshooters lost their lives. 

This 10.5-hour historical tour ends at Union Station in Washington, D.C. 

Customer Reviews

Michael D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Excellent trip that gave a fantastic overview of the battle
The guide was really knowledgable and the tour followed the sequence of the battle.The new visitors centre is amazing and the tour of the Schriver House was really interesting
The day went really quickly and I would thoroughly recommend the tour

dad

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Great trip
Wish we could of explored downtown Gettysburg
Intend of stopping for lunch at a strip mall.
Very interesting trip though

Ian F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

Fantastic tour and experience. Tour guide Robert was full of great information and all round a great day out.

suzanne.henry1

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

The trip was very interesting. Our specialist guide at Gettysburg was very knowledgeable.

Out lady driver was excellent and she had a great personality.

Graham P M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

We enjoyed the tour immensely. As Australians visiting the site of the battle of Gettysburg was a very moving experience and one I would highly recommend to anyone thinking of taking this tour.

Qin F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

My wife and I loved this tour. It was exciting and sad at the same time to be in the Gettysburg battlefield where thousands of people of the same country killed when fighting for their principles. It was a turning point in the American History and from this day it shaped the core values of our country.

jbuchan

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

We highly recommend this tour.....well organized, excellent, entertaining, informative driver as well as speaker guides. The information given and all the areas covered really brings history alive.

Laura N

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Myself and my family really enjoyed it. I didn't know much about the Civil War, but felt I learnt quite a bit from the tour. My personal favourite was our visits to the Shriver house, so interesting!

margaret d

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Outstanding! Most memorable and so informative

Karren K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Very complete. Knowledgeable guides. Liked mix of town and site visits. Also, the bus took us to a shopping center food court so everyone could choose what they wanted and in their price range.

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