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.
Special Topic 2 Hour Guided Carriage Tours are chosen and designed by the Licensed Battlefield Guides themselves. Join our Licensed Battlefield Guides as they take over the carriage to give in-depth topic tours on the subjects and events that intrigue and fascinate them. 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.
2018 Special Carriage Tours
"Through Eisenhower's Eyes..." - Special 2 hour Carriage highlighting the Presidents achievements and contributions to GNMP with an added drive through Eisenhower National Historic Site.
Sunday, November 11, 2018: 9:30 a.m. with Ralph Siegel, Licensed Battlefield Guide
Join us on this very special Carriage tour through the Gettysburg Battlefield, with a very special drive through the Eisenhower National Historic Site homestead.
We like Ike! Ike likes Gettysburg! Come see why!
See where Ike lived, once as a young army officer and as a retired general and president. Hollowed ground seeped in history in more ways than one. You'll like Ike too!
The 100-year anniversary moment of the WWI 1918 Armistice will be recognized internationally with a tolling of church bells at precisely 11 a.m. on November 11 – the Eisenhower National Historic Site will be ringing bells while we are on site!
November 4, 2018: 3 p.m. with Ed Guy, Licensed Battlefield Guide
November 10, 2018: 3 p.m. with Ralph Siegel, Licensed Battlefield Guide
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 and 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.
"The Peach Orchard- July 2, 1863" - 2 Hour Carriage Tour with Licensed Battlefield Guide, Ralph Siegel
November 10, 2018: 11:30 a.m. with Ralph Siegel, Licensed Battlefield Guide
Join Ralph Siegel for a 2 Hour 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.
You will get off the Carriage at various points to get up close and personal with the Battlefield. This is a two hour hour.
"We have come to dedicate a portion of that field. " - Carriage/Walking Tour with Licensed Battlefield Guide Tim Bassett
Sunday November 18, 2018: 3 p.m.
Come and join us on the eve of the 155th anniversary of the ceremony consecrating the grounds for the Gettysburg National Cemetery. We will begin our tour with a one hour carriage ride through the park discussing the aftermath of the battle, the burial of the dead, the plans for the creation of the cemetery, and events leading up to and including President Lincoln’s visit.
We will then disembark at the Taneytown Road cemetery parking lot for a one hour walking tour of the cemetery. We will visit Soldiers' National Monument, the Minnesota Urn, the graves of several soldiers, and the site where one of the world’s greatest speeches, the Gettysburg Address, was delivered.
The walking tour will be approximately one mile on mainly level terrain with paved walkways. We will be on grassy areas when visiting the gravesites.