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Gettysburg: Battlefield Self-Guided Driving Tour

Activity provider: Action Tour Guide

Gettysburg: Battlefield Self-Guided Driving Tour

Activity provider: Action Tour Guide
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Welcome to the narrated driving tour of the Battle of Gettysburg, the most important battle of the Civil War. Here, Union forces staged a nearly impossible defense against Confederate attackers--and won!

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Valid 365 days
from first activation
Audio guide included
English
Small group
Limited to 4 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Embark on an adventure that brings this historic three-day battle to life
  • Follow in the footsteps of Civil War soldiers during this epic 3-day battle
  • Re-live the intense and violent clashes between the Union and Confederacy to win control at Gettysburg
  • Learn about the key strategies that Union and Confederate generals enacted against each other
  • Witness the exact sites and locations of famous battles, including Little Round Top and Pickett’s Charge
Full description
This self-guided audio and GPS tour allows you to explore Gettysburg’s historic wonders with maximum flexibility, safety, and value. Simply hop in your own car, get the tour guide app set up on your phone, and get started. All audio plays automatically based on location. The tour follows the intense 3-day battle at Gettysburg chronologically. It begins at the Gettysburg Heritage Center, where you learn about the lead-up to the battle. Then, you explore McPherson’s Ridge, the site of the first skirmish of the first day. From there, you continue past the Railway Cut, Iverson’s Pits, and Seminary Ridge until you reach the end of Day 1. As you continue to follow the route, begin Day 2 with an exploration at Little Round Top, Devil’s Den, the Peach Orchard, and Culp’s Hill. Day 3 then begins with the infamous Pickett’s Charge. This comprehensive tour ends at the Gettysburg Cemetery, where you hear Lincoln’s poignant Gettysburg Address.
Includes
  • Self-guided tour via an Action Tour Guide app
  • Unique password (sent by email) for access to the app
  • Live GPS map on your phone
  • Audio narration
  • Written text explanations
  • Route from stop to stop
  • List of stops along the route
  • Live guide
  • Transportation
  • Parking
  • Entry to paid attractions
  • Vehicle rentals
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Participants

Date

Meeting point

This is a self-guided experience and not an entrance ticket. It begins at Gettysburg Heritage Center Parking Lot at 1 Culp Street. Be sure to check your email before you begin to download the Action Tour Guide app, enter your unique password, and access your tour. These steps require good data/wifi. From there, simply follow the audio instructions and the route. Have questions? Visit Action Tour Guide’s Help page: https://actiontourguide.com/faq/

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Important information

What to bring

  • Charged Smartphone
  • Your own vehicle
  • Power bank

Know before you go

  • This is a self-guided tour; no guide will accompany you. The Action Tour Guide app functions as a guide, an audio tour, and a map. This is not an entry ticket
  • Please arrange for a vehicle before you take the tour. You only need to book one tour per vehicle, not per person
  • After the booking, you will receive an email with a link to the Action Tour Guide app and a unique password to access the tour within the app
  • This tour has been developed by local guides, curated by creative writers, and narrated by professional voice artists
  • Most stops along the tour have animated videos allowing you to visualize what you cannot see, such as snapshots from different centuries or interior rooms
  • This tour is valid forever, from the moment of booking. You will not need to change the booking if your travel plans change
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 163 reviews

Review summary

  • Value for money
    4.7/5

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Travelling with 3 boys on ADHD. The weather ended up being colder than anticipated and it was great to be able to listen in the warmth of the car. Get out as preferred and replay a section if we missed something. The only thing I wish I did that I didn’t was as directed download the tour before we left the hotel in the morning.

March 27, 2022

The app was extremely easy to use and the information presented was equally interesting. The guide has a wonderful voice that makes you want to learn more about whatever it is he’s discussing! The GPS function works great, and I will say that you should follow the instructions regarding speed to ensure that you don’t miss anything. We loved it and can’t wait to find other tours available in other places!

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October 17, 2021

This guide did a great job of placing us in the context of the war and battles. I recommend keeping to 25 mph and pausing as instructed. When I didn’t, the recording jumped ahead because it is gps triggered. Much cheaper than a bus tour and not bound to its schedule. Never lost the signal. Highly recommend.

October 7, 2021

Product ID: 385855