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

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

mikefurutani

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

Great day tour, highly recommend the Giant screen theater.

PATRICIA S R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

Jake was a excellent driver and very informative. He was very helpful with my husbands wheelchair.

esquibelm93

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

This was an amazing tour. A great look into one of the most important events in our history.

Cynthia M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

Was well worth the money ! Great experience.

Philippa F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

A brilliant day. Well worth the time and money. Our driver DAVID aka bear was great and the guide was so knowledgeable. A thought provoking trip into the past. Would of liked some free time to explore town on our own but we've come away from that day with so many photos and memories. Thank you aviator for making it happen.

Karen F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

A great way to see Gettysburg for the first time! Our driver was knowledgeable, courteous, very organized and communicated very clearly. The tour is packed with information and a close-up look at this historical venue. The Gettysburg guide who joined our bus as we toured the battlefields was a true expert and provided so much interesting information! The bus was comfortable and I was happy that I could leave the driving to someone else!

Charles G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

Easily the best battlefield visit I have done. Quite a compact area, so much remaining, the country substantially unchanged - .and we had a quite exceptional guide.

Chana G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

Great trip. So interesting and informative. Our host was the best!

alross452

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

The bus driver was amazing, funny, informative and a gentleman.

Judy F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

Just visiting the site was the thrill of my life as a civil war buff. The cyclorama buckled my knees and completely boggled my mind.
When I thought it could not get any better our battle field guide got on the bus and gave us the narrative of facts, positions, views,
And my favorite, the what ifs. This man was not only a perfect fit for his position, his passion and delivery was spellbinding.
Extremley satisfied customer.

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