Yes we have a famous battlefield to tour by car, bicycle, horseback, and even on foot but we boast a wealth of activities beyond those historic acres.
From historic taverns to ethnic cuisine, farm-to-table dining to unique edibles, the tastes of Gettysburg are sure to please every palate.
With adventures to suit every budget, Gettysburg and Adams County businesses offer plenty of packages to help visitors create their dream vacations.
Horse Tours of Gettysburg presents Town Walking Tours with Historian Ken Rich.
Reluctant Witness is a 2 hour walking tour that showcases the civilians of Gettysburg who witnessed the horror of war, highlighting historic buildings and their importance. The research is about rediscovering firsthand accounts describing civilian life and the musings of soldiers who tactically and tragically occupied the streets of Gettysburg those three long days July 1863. Scheduled for Sunday, April 23 at 11:00am; check back for additional 2017 dates!
Fighting in the Streets is firsthand account based look at how and where major events affecting July 1-3 1863 played out in the South of town. Approximately a 2 hour walking tour beginning at the Gettysburg Heritage Center. More Information: Parking is behind the building, with frequent stops along the route for interactive discussions and questions for The Red Shirt. It is at a leisurely pace. All walks are paved roads. There is no hiking. There are no drastic elevation changes. Wheelchairs are able to take the route. Sunday, April 30 at 11:00am-2:00pm; check back for additional 2017 dates!
Fighting Retreat, Northern area of Town Join Horse Tours of Gettysburg for a walking tour of the Northern portion of the town of Gettysburg with Ken Rich as he discusses the fighting in the town and examines this often overlooked portion of the Battle on July 1st, 1863. Described as a meeting engagement, the Confederate Army had more men and artillery available; The Union army had held up the Confederate onslaught as long as they could, planning to fall back to a reserve position on Cemetery Hill. The retreat through town on July 1st is sometimes described as a route, while walking these paths of the soldiers we will discuss what happened as the Union army made their way to Cemetery Hill. The tour will start at the Railroad Station on Carlisle Street and move north on Stratton Street. We will proceed to the College, follow Washington St. to Chambersburg St. and then return to the Railroad Station. The walking tour will last two hours. This is a leisurely paced walk... No hiking... on paved roads...wheelchairs are manageable. There is Parking available at the RaceHorse Alley Parking Garage, and Sundays are FREE Street Parking in the Boro! Sunday, May 7 at 11:00am-1:00pm; check back for additional 2017 dates!
Tickets for all tours can be purchased online at the link provided, or in person at the Gettysburg Heritage Center. These walking tours are perfect for groups and and can be specially scheduled for your needs! Call 717-476-7428 with group related questions.