Gettysburg Day Trip from Washington Dc
The Gettysburg Day Trip from Washington, DC to Gettysburg in Pennsylvania will last two and half hours. You will be on board of a comfortable coach with air-conditioned and a tour guide will be narrating the most dramatic events that happen during the Civil War of the United States. The battle last three days between the Confederate and the Union Troops.
You will be traveling around Maryland and Pennsylvania. Afterward, you will stop at the Farnsworth House, where you will see a presentation about the life of the soldiers during the battle, and the historic moments they had to survive. After that, you will have a break for lunch.
Next, you can visit the battlefield to explore the site at your own pace. Then, at the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum, you can watch a film about the battle, the actor Morgan Freeman narrates the event with the facts and the impact that many Americans suffer in consequence of the war.
There are other exhibits in the Museum and tour guides with the knowledge to explain everything you wish to know. In addition, you will visit the Shriver House Museum and also stop at the restored house of George Washington Shriver. The house was situated just in the middle of the fighting battle.
Also, you will see the interior of the house, the attic, and the authentic bullets from the Civil War battle.
Board your comfortable, air-conditioned coach at Washington DC's Union Station and travel 2.5 hours through the scenic Maryland and Pennsylvania countryside to Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. Listen to your guide provide historical background on the momentous Battle of Gettysburg during your drive. Fought in 1863, this three-day battle between Confederate and Union troops caused the highest number of casualties of any American Civil War battle — more than 46,000.
Your first stop in Gettysburg is Farnsworth House, where you'll watch a presentation about what life was like for Civil War soldiers and see where Confederate sharpshooters hid out during the battle. After this visit, enjoy a break for lunch (own expense).
Continue to the Gettysburg Battlefield and enjoy time to explore on your own. At the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum and Visitor Center, watch a film about the battle narrated by actor Morgan Freeman and see a variety of informational exhibits about the battle commonly considered a turning point in the American Civil War. Admire the Gettysburg Cyclorama, a stunning miniature military diorama that depicts the fierce battle with the help of narration and sound effects. Throughout your visit, expert guides are on hand to answer your questions about the Battle of Gettysburg and its aftermath.
To get a fuller picture of the battle's impact, you'll also visit the nearby Shriver House Museum. Tour the restored house of George Washington Shriver, located in the midst of the fighting during the Battle of Gettysburg. Learn about the harrowing experience of Shriver's family during the battle, visit the home's attic where two Confederate sharpshooters died, and see authentic Civil War bullets discovered in the house more than 100 years after the war.
Relax on your drive back to Washington DC, where your 10.5-hour tour concludes at Union Station.
Pickup & Return:
Tour departs from Union Station
Returns to original departure point
Departure Times: 8am
- Professional driver/guide
- Local taxes
- Civil War Presentation at Farnsworth House
- Admission to Gettysburg National Military Park Museum with film
- Admission to Shriver House Museum
Does not include:
- Gratuities (optional)
- Food and drinks
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Infant rates apply provided they do not occupy a seat
- Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
- If the wheelchair is collapsible (i.e. can fold up) and the passenger is able to walk onto the bus, the passenger can take this coach tour without making any special arrangements
- If the passenger is confined to the wheelchair, or it is not collapsible, the passenger or their agent will need to contact the tour operator two weeks prior to the departure of their tour to request a coach with a wheelchair lift. The contact details for the tour operator will be on your ticket once you have a confirmed booking