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Gettysburg: Licensed Guided Battlefield Horseback Tour

Gettysburg: Licensed Guided Battlefield Horseback Tour

Activity provider: Horse Tours of Gettysburg
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From US$ 119 per person

Likely to sell out

Explore the solemn grounds of Gettysburg National Military Park on horseback. Learn how the Battle of Gettysburg altered the course of the Civil War and take in panoramic views at Spangler Farm.

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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 2 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Audio guide included
English

Experience

Highlights
  • Feel the wind on your skin as you ride on horseback through the field
  • Learn the intricacies of the greatest Civil War battle from an expert
  • Experience Gettysburg using an authentic mode of transportation, a horse
  • Take in panoramic views of Little Round Top from Spangler Farm
  • Peak through a massive canonball hole in the side of a barn at Trostle Farm
Full description

Go back in time and explore the Gettysburg Battlefield on horseback. Discover important details and insights about the Civil War, its soldiers, and local residents. Ride through Gettysburg National Military Park, visit the Virginia Monument, and take in panoramic views at Spangler Farm.

Experience the grounds of the Gettysburg Battlefield on horseback, guided by a Civil War expert. Mount your horse and experience the time of 1863 by using this authentic form of transportation. Learn the intricacies of the greatest Civil War battle and its historical importance.

Ride through Gettysburg National Military Park and reach the Virginia Monument, where General Robert E. Lee waited for his returning troops after Pickett's Charge. Follow the path to the historic Spangler Farm and revel in panoramic views of the Peach Orchard and Little Round Top in the distance.

Cross Emmittsburg Road onto the Union side of the battle and view the Trostle Farm, including the massive cannonball hole in the barn. After learning the detailed history, fully appreciate the terrain and the events that once prevailed there, before finishing the tour.

Includes
  • Tour on horseback
  • Outrider(s)
  • Battlefield guide
  • Tips
Not suitable for
  • Children under 8 years
  • People over 254 lbs (115 kg)
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Participants

Date

Meeting point

Meet your guide at the McMillan Woods Campground.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Weather-appropriate clothing

Not allowed

  • Open-toed shoes

Know before you go

  • This tour is not suitable for people over 254 lbs (115 kg)
  • All guests under the age of 18 must wear a helmet.
  • All riders will be required to sign a risk form before the activity
  • Participants aged 15 and under must also be accompanied on the tour by a parent or guardian
  • This is an outdoor activity so you will be exposed to the day's weather conditions. This activity takes place rain or shine
  • In the rare event a live guide isn't available, you will be provided with a professionally recorded narration by professional Civil War commentators
  • An outrider or outriders will accompany you at all times to ensure your safety
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 117 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.9/5
  • Transportation
    5/5
  • Value for money
    4.7/5

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Great perspective on the battle!! We did Seminary Ridge Museum in the morning, this tour in the afternoon and followed it up with the National Museum. It’s a great look, with real sights that you can see that really tie together the battle and the course of events. HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!

September 16, 2022

It was a perfect experience. The guide provide us with details and visualization of the battle(s). He went above and beyond with providing details. And on horseback, you get to really ride through the fields and actually see it. The horses are Beautiful and well-maintained. Support staff is really helpful with the little kids and riders. Over great experience!

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June 27, 2022

This was the highlight of our entire trip to Gettysburg! The staff were informative and helpful in providing us with all the necessary safety and riding instructions! As I was the nervous one, one if the staff rode right in front of me to ensure I had no issues! The Guide, Andy, was very interesting and made us feel as if we were there with Robert E Lee! We took trails that the confederates took and saw up close what each side could and could not see! The experience brought us to places no car or bus could have gotten to. Highly recommend this tour as only 1% of visitors visiting Gettysburg get to experience this!

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June 17, 2022

Product ID: 315252