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.
With adventures to suit every budget, Gettysburg and Adams County businesses offer plenty of packages to help visitors create their dream vacations.
The Battle changed the town of Gettysburg and its civilian population forever, by transforming the town into a huge hospital and its citizens into volunteer nurses and caregivers. This struggle to care for the wounded and bury the dead would continue for four long months and fall heavily on the men, women and children of Gettysburg.
Walk the streets of Gettysburg with a Licensed Town Historian/Guide, who will relay, with historical accuracy, the civilians’ experiences before, during and after the great battle. Using historic sites and period photography, we give you an overview of 1863 Gettysburg that can only be experienced by walking the streets and getting to know the individuals and characters who lived here.
Gettysburg is only 8 miles from Maryland, which to a Black person living in 1863 Gettysburg, that is only eight miles from slavery! Take a Black History Tour and learn more about the black community of Gettysburg and events that made Gettysburg an important stop on the road to freedom. The women & children of the town became nurses & caregivers during & after the battle take our Unsung Heroes tour and learn more.
Experience Lincoln’s 25-hours in Gettysburg by taking our Lincoln Tour or venture into Gettysburg’s Seldom Seen places or learn more about President Eisenhower and his years in Gettysburg.
Looking for something to do in the evening, take a Tavern Tour (Tuesday, Thursday & Friday at 6pm) or a Mystery/Untold Tales Tour (Saturday & Sunday at 6pm; 60 Minutes @ $15/person). We also offer a Lincoln Tour (Monday at 6pm; 60 min @ $15/person). The Gettysburg Licensed Town Historians/Guides can provide a tour for your every interest.
Our walking tours are 90-minutes of easy walking through the streets of Gettysburg. The amount of walking will vary depending on the pace of the individuals or group. We limit the size of groups to ensure quality and they are appropriate for all ages and fitness levels. Call for times or see our website. During inclement weather we can provide an indoor program.