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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. 


  • 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

martin l

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

A brilliant day full of interesting information given in an entertaining way by the tour bus driver and Gettysburg guide. Can't speak highly enough of them both with the battlefield tour brought vividly to life.
Had not considered the affect of the battle on civilians before the visit to the Schriver House. Again a very professional presentation which painted the picture in a moving way.

Henri S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

My grandson and I truly loved this tour. John W. was our tour guide and he was exceptional. He was so informative and went out of his way to make sure we were having a great time. We would recommend this tour especially to all first timers like we were to Washington DC. It gives you an appreciation for the great country we are.

Alfred G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Fantastic trip with very knowledgeable guide. Would fully recommend.

Myron K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Excellent tour!

Ian G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Bear, our driver was very customer focussed and the battlefield guide excellent , the Shriver house was very illuminating, a life dream realised in a sad but historical place.

Jessica B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

This tour was amazing!

Barbara G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

This tour was amazing!

Alan B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Perfect trip that was well worth the cost.

Driver was a great guide and host.

Itinerary was efficient and informative.

I will recommend to others.


Gail T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Excellent driver/guide and very good Gettysburg guide. Lots of information given. Would highly recommend.

Gary R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

This was a great day trip from Washington saw the battlefields as well as a rural town.

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