- 2-hour double decker bus tour of the Gettysburg battlefield, from Gettysburg
- Visit key locations at the Gettysburg battlefield
- Hear informative commentary that illuminates important moments in the 3-day battle
- See the furthest point of advance for the Confederate Army during their campaign against the Union forces
- Snap photos of some of the hundreds of monuments and memorials to the soldiers who fought in the battle
- Gain a better understanding of the strategy behind this legendary Civil War battle
What You Can Expect
If you are coming from Washington DC, it takes about 1.5-hours to drive to Gettysburg. Please make arrangements to arrive in Gettysburg with plenty of time before your bus tour starts.
Board the double decker bus and meet your Licensed Battlefield Guide. The guide has extensive training that ensures they are qualified to provide excellent tours. As your bus drives around the Gettysburg battlefield, your guide explains the history of the 3-day battle that took place from July 1-3, 1863.
During your tour, learn the history of specific sites on the battlefield and how each battle affected the overall military campaign. The battle had the highest casualty rate of the American Civil War and is considered a turning point in the war, ending the Confederate Army’s attempt at overcoming the Union Army by invading the North.
Your coach takes you past key places including Devil’s Den and Little Round Top, where Confederate troops were defeated on the second day of battle. Take in other important locations such as Wheatfield and Peach Orchard, and see the High Water Mark–the most northerly point of the Confederate Army’s advance during the attack known as Pickett’s Charge.
There will be a restroom and refreshment stop and a scenic stop where you will disembark from the bus and examine a location in more detail. Keep an eye out for the memorials and monuments that have been erected throughout the battlefield area as you drive along. During your scenic stop, your expert guide will discuss the history of the battle that took place on those very grounds.
Gettysburg Double Decker Dramatized Audio Bus Tour
After boarding your bus, put on the provided head phones for an audio tour that brings the Battle of Gettysburg to life. Produced by a professional cast of actors and technicians, the audio tour recreates the sounds of the battle–complete with canons, rifles, drums and bugles–during your drive around the sites where the fighting took place. See landmarks as in the tour above, and learn from your audio tour about this key battle in the American Civil War. This tour will stop for a restroom and refreshment break and will stop at Little Round Top, a significant hill from the Battle of Gettysburg.