Gettysburg Experience Day Tour

Gettysburg Experience Day Tour
50 Massachusetts Ave NE Washington, DC 20002
1-800-987-9852  
Detail The tour lasts approximately 10.5 hours.
Detail Appropriate for All Ages
Detail Handicap Accessible
Detail Both Cameras and Video Cameras are Permitted
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Travel through picturesque countryside to Gettysburg, Pennsylvania from Washington DC where you will enjoy a fully-narrated historical tour of the Battle of Gettysburg, a trip to Shriver House Museum, and the Gettysburg Visitor Center as well as visit these awesome places. This 10.5-hour experience is perfect for history lovers of all ages. This day-tour ensures you will have a memorable and historic journey in Gettysburg.

At the start of the day, you will meet your group and guide at 50 Massachusetts Ave NE Washington, DC on the bus terminal level. You'll ride on a comfortable, air-conditioned motorcoach throughout your journey. Your experienced and knowledgeable guide will take you to each location and tell you all about them on the way, but they will not get out and accompany you while you are exploring; you will have a set amount of time before you are to be back at the bus.

Shriver House Museum

On your ride to Shriver House Museum, you will learn about the Shrivers and their lives during the war. This restored 1860 Civil War home is unlike anything else you've ever seen; every single room is furnished back to its 1860s appearance. In this beautiful home, you will learn about the civilians who found themselves in the middle of one of the most famous battles in United States history.

Gettysburg Visitors Center

Your next stop will be Gettysburg Visitors Center. Here, you'll watch a short film narrated by Morgan Freeman and learn about the historic background for the rest of the tour. Then, you will head upstairs to the cyclorama, which is an amazing device that offers you a 360-degree view of the battlefield. Spend some time walking around the center and viewing the artifacts; visualize what life was like during Civil War times. As you walk around, you will learn of the timeline leading up to the battle and see some of the most valuable artifacts from United States History. 

Battle of Gettysburg

The last stop on the tour is a two-hour visit to the battlefield. You'll drive around and get off at various locations like the Peach Orchard and Devil's Den. This is very convenient for those who do not want to walk around the whole property; plus, you'll get live commentary throughout the whole tour! The commentary given by the tour guides will help guests understand the story of the largest battle ever fought on U.S. soil more clearly than ever before. Feel free to ask any questions that you may have as well. 

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Teri Sullivan
FL
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"tour bus driver was great."
Tour bus driver was great. Gettsyburg tour guide should talk less and allow us to see more. I would have liked more time at little big top. The rest of the tour was wonderful and everyone should take this one. The lunch was really good also.
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Chris Van Niekerk
Massey Drive, 0
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"very enthusiastic and made the trip very interesting"
Both the grayline bus sriver and the tour guide were very enthusiastic and made the trip very interesting
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Mark Laurence
Landsdale, Western Australia
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"very interesting"
Wonderful historic and very interesting
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Tom Reed
WI
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"Everything was beyond expectations."
Everything was beyond expectations. This was a well organized tour and we thoroughly enjoyed our time.
Frequently Asked Questions for Gettysburg Experience Day Tour:
  • What is included in the admission price?
    The price includes transportation, admission into all attractions, and the tour itself!
  • What methods of transportation does the Gettysburg Tour use?
    Transportation via air-conditioned coach.
  • Is there any walking involved?
    Yes, less than a mile at the museum and visitors center, the tour of the battlefield is done by motor coach where you will stop at key points along the way.
  • Approximately how long does the Gettysburg Tour last?
    The tour lasts approximately 10.5 hours.
  • For what ages is the tour appropriate?
    Appropriate for all ages.
  • What type of dress & footwear are recommended?
    Wear comfortable clothes and walking shoes.
  • Will there be time allotted for dining on the Gettysburg Tour?
    Yes, there will be time for lunch.
  • Where does the Gettysburg Tour depart from?
    The tour departs from the Bus Terminal Level at Union Station located at 50 Massachusetts Ave NE Washington, DC 20002
  • What sights will actually be visited while on the Gettysburg Tour?
    Historic Gettysburg, Shriver House Museum, and the Visitor Center.
  • Is photography / video recording allowed on the Gettysburg Tour?
    Both photography and video cameras are permitted.
  • Is the Gettysburg Tour handicap accessible?
    Yes.
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