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.