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From Washington DC: Gettysburg Battlefield Private Tour

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Activity provider: USA GUIDED TOURS

From Washington DC: Gettysburg Battlefield Private Tour

Activity provider: USA GUIDED TOURS

From US$ 1,458 per group up to 5

Journey to the pivotal Pennsylvanian turning point of the civil war on a private day tour from Washington DC to Gettysburg.

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Duration 9 hours
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Pickup included
Pickup from your accommodation in Washington DC Metropolitan Area. Please be ready 15 minutes prior to your scheduled pickup time.
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  • Relive the battle of Gettysburg that altered the course of American history
  • Enjoy round-trip transportation from your accommodation in Washington DC
  • Walk in the footsteps of soldiers as you explore the Gettysburg Battlefield
  • Learn about the American Civil War, its beginning, events, and its legacy
  • Step inside the Visitor Center Museum and view the Lee and Mead statues
Full description

Journey to the pivotal Pennsylvanian turning point of the civil war on a private day tour from Washington DC. Make the drive to the Gettysburg battlefield fly by with informative stories on the background of the battle.

Fought in 1863, the conflict saw confederate and union soldiers clash in a brutal feud lasting three full days. The battle resulted in around 51,000 casualties, more than any other domestic battle in USA history, and proved a significant turning point in the American Civil War.

On arrival at the infamous Gettysburg grasslands, you’ll be able to stretch your legs and enjoy five hours of activities, including a guided tour of the battlefield, Visitor Center Museum, and significant monuments such as the Lee and Mead Statues, Peace Memorial, and Eternal Flame.

Catch a glimpse of the old Colonial Town Center of Gettysburg, along with an insight into what life was like for regular folk back then.

During the guided tour of the infamous Gettysburg Battlefield, walk in the footsteps of the soldiers who fought across these vast grasslands. Hear stories of how the battle was fought, which sadly took 51,000 casualties. Enjoy time for lunch at the charming Dobbin House Tavern or General Pickett’s Buffet (meal not included), then head back to DC.

  • Pickup and drop-off from your accommodation in Washington DC
  • Transportation in an air-conditioned vehicle
  • Expert tour guide/driver
  • Reserved access to Gettysburg National Military Park Museum and Visitors Center
  • Guided tour of Gettysburg Battlefield
  • Bottled water
  • Lunch
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Weather-appropriate clothing

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • Transportation is in a luxury SUV for 1-5 passengers, and a luxury van for 6-12 passengers
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4.3 /5

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What a great day - learned a ton and had fun too. We were with our two grandsons and the tour guides did an excellent job of making the tour appropriate for their age and interests.

May 6, 2022

I paid $1,500 for a private tour, while most other tours were around $80. On the day of the tour, after I was picked up, my driver told me that he would drop me off at Gettysburg to get on the bus with the standard group tour. When I asked why we were getting a group tour, instead of the private tour we paid for, he said that they didn't have anyone available to give us the private tour. The driver went out of his way, calling around, until he found a private guide who would come in on their day off. But, the company had no intention of giving us the private tour we paid for; and if I hadn't argued for it, we would have paid $1500 for a $25 experience. The driver was good, but I would not recommend this tour

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April 23, 2022

This is a very large site and an introductory tour. If you really want to see the site stay in Gettysburg overnight.

March 27, 2022

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