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Licensed Battlefield Guide Topic Tours

Join Licensed Battlefield Guides as they take over our horse-drawn carriage for 2 hours to give their own specialty tour on the Gettysburg Battlefield.  Each Guide has their love of the Battlefield and and an area of specialty when it comes to Gettysburg... We want them to share it with YOU.  

Tour Schedule

  • May 20: “For the Honor of the Good Old North State" - North Carolina and the Battle of Gettysburg presented by Eric Lindblade
    • During the Battle of Gettysburg over 15,000 North Carolinians took part in some of the most ferocious fighting of the Civil War. When the smoke cleared from the battle almost 7,000 were either killed, wounded, or captured. Join Licensed Battlefield Guide Eric Lindblade as he tells the story of North Carolina at Gettysburg and follow in the footsteps of the North Carolinians who “covered themselves in glory” during three fateful days in July of 1863. 
  • May 27: Culp's Hill and East Cemetery Hill presented by Ralph Siegel
    • Culp’s Hill and East Cemetery Hill are two of the most unique, and often overlooked, portions of the Gettysburg battlefield. These areas witnessed heavy fighting at night, a rare occurrence in the Civil War, with the longest sustained fighting of the battle raging in and around Culp’s Hill on July 2 and 3. Join us for the first guided horse carriage tour of this fascinating portion of the battlefield and learn the history and stories behind those who fought at both locations. For early visitors to Gettysburg both Culp’s Hill and East Cemetery Hill were popular destinations, our tour will be one of the first carriage tours of these areas since the late 19th century. This tour is to highlight the critical impact these locations had on the outcome of the Battle of Gettysburg.  There will be a 15-30 minute stop at Spangler Spring, guests may get off the carriage to walk the spring, use the restroom and talk to the LBG. This tour does go through a portion of the town in order to get to East Confederate Avenue.    
  • June 4: Culp's Hill and East Cemetery Hill presented by Joe Mieczkowski
    • Culp’s Hill and East Cemetery Hill are two of the most unique, and often overlooked, portions of the Gettysburg battlefield. These areas witnessed heavy fighting at night, a rare occurrence in the Civil War, with the longest sustained fighting of the battle raging in and around Culp’s Hill on July 2 and 3. Join us for the first guided horse carriage tour of this fascinating portion of the battlefield and learn the history and stories behind those who fought at both locations. For early visitors to Gettysburg both Culp’s Hill and East Cemetery Hill were popular destinations, our tour will be one of the first carriage tours of these areas since the late 19th century. This tour is to highlight the critical impact these locations had on the outcome of the Battle of Gettysburg.  There will be a 15-30 minute stop at Spangler Spring, guests may get off the carriage to walk the spring, use the restroom and talk to the LBG. This tour does go through a portion of the town in order to get to East Confederate Avenue.    
  • June 24: "The Peach Orchard- July2, 1863" presented by Ralph Siegel]
    • Join LBG Ralph Siegel for a 2 Tour by Carriage on the Gettysburg Battlefield. Route circles the Peach Orchard via Warsaw Ridge, also giving guests great views of the Eisenhower Farm. On this tour our exclusive focus will be on the fighting on July 2nd, the bloodiest day of the battle. The Peach Orchard, sometimes overlooked, was the center of the stage on which would occur some of the heaviest infantry and artillery fighting of the American Civil War. Join Licensed Battlefield Guide Ralph Siegel as we cover this critical terrain at a comfortable pace to allow for all the detail and emotion of this intense battle, from the opening cannon shots to the suicide charge of the 1st Minnesota Infantry that ends the day.
  • June 25: "The Pickett – Pettigrew – Trimble Assault" presented by Eric Lindblade
    • On the afternoon of July 3, 1863 almost 13,000 Confederate soldiers launched an attack that has become one of the most famous in all of American military history. Join Licensed Battlefield Guide Eric Lindblade as he discusses the numerous facets of this legendary attack and attempts to separate what happened from the many controversies and myths that have emerged in the over 150 years since. 
  • July 22: “The Grandest Charge Made by Mortal Man” - Barksdale’s Charge on 2 July 1863 presented by Lawrence Korczyk
    • The 2-hour carriage ride will cover the brilliant charge of Confederate General William Barksdale’s Mississippi Brigade on 2 July 1863.  Walk in the footsteps of four regiments of the brigade as they attack the Union position in the famous Sherfy Peach Orchard and along the Emmitsburg Road.  Follow the brigade as they help shatter the Union position and drive the Union soldiers to the very brink of defeat. 
  • August 12: “The bloodiest piece of real estate on American soil” presented by Lawrence Korczyk
    • The 2-hour carriage ride will cover the chaotic fighting in the Rose Wheatfield on 2 July 1863.  Walk in the footsteps of the Union and Confederate as the fierce combat lasted in the Wheatfield and the surrounding woods for close to 3-hours and resulted in approx. 6000 casualties.

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