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  • Location: Washington D.C., District of Columbia
  • Duration:  10 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

Journey into the picturesque countryside of Maryland and Pennsylvania on a day trip from Washington DC devoted to the historic battlefield of Gettysburg. You'll gain rich insights into an important part of America's heritage, and learn the story of the largest battle ever fought on US soil.

Highlights

  • Devote your day to a tour of Gettysburg and the historic battlefield
  • Visit the Gettysburg Diorama, one of the largest Miniature Military Dioramas in the United States
  • Visit Cemetery Ridge, where Abraham Lincoln delivered the Gettysburg Address

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What You Can Expect

Gettysburg Day Trip from Washington DC

Historic battlefield of Gettysburg

As you travel to Pennsylvania, relax and listen to as your guide identifies local points of interest.

When you arrive at Gettysburg you'll have time to explore the sights on your own. You'll see the Gettysburg Diorama, one of the largest miniature military dioramas in the country, for a narrated history of the Battle of Gettysburg, accompanied by sound and light effects.

While you tour the site, expert guides can provide essential background to the history of the famous battle.

Other highlights include:

  • The restored home of George Washington Shriver
  • The site where Confederate sharpshooters were killed
  • The site where Civil War bullets and medical equipment were discovered 133 years later

This tour is seasonal and operates from March to November

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2014

Wonderful tour. Truman, our tour guide, was passionate and knowledgeable about Gettysburg and we learned so much. He also recommended a book that I purchased in the gift shop and that I am anxious to begin reading: Gettysburg: A Strange and Blighted Land by Gregory A. Coco. Informative, emotional and worthwhile tour for anyone interested in Civil War history. A day well-spent.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2014

Learned lots about this key battleground and the participants who were engaged and key to the battle. The guides were very informative.

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