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Just when you thought you had seen all there was to see at Gettysburg! 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! These tours are informative to the first time and seasoned Gettysburg visitor. On Special Topic Tours, the guides do orient you to the battle, but concentrate on the details of the special topic being discussed. We do recommend the 2 Hour Licensed Battlefield Guided Carriage or the 1 Hour Battlefield North Carriage Tour for visitors looking for a general overview and discussion of the Gettysburg Battlefield.
2018 Special Topic Tours
"An Evening With the Painting Special 2 Hour Carriage Tour - "Art and Stories of the Monuments" Ed Guy, Licensed Battlefield Guide
October 6 - 2pm
Spend the day in Gettysburg connecting to the monuments and battlefield -- start on our carriage, see the the battlefield through the eyes of the soldiers' and artists' emotional collaboration.
Immerse yourself in the art of the battlefield as Ed introduces you to topics and stories that will carry through to your evening Cyclorama experience with Licensed Guide Sue Boardman.
Ed Guy brings the emotion and art of "An Evening with the Painting" to a special 2 hour Battlefield Carriage Tour.
Ed first studied Art History before centering his career on the 'History' at Gettysburg. He was also a courtroom sketch artist before becoming a Licensed Battlefield Guide... Join us on this Special 2 hour Battlefield Carriage in looking at the Art of the monuments here at Gettysburg.
"Culps Hill; the often unmentioned, crucial and continuous 2 day struggle" Ed Guy, Licensed Battlefield Guide
November 4 - 3pm
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, as well as highlight the fall foliage at peak.
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.