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Gettysburg: Licensed Guided Battlefield Horseback Tour

1. Gettysburg: Licensed Guided Battlefield Horseback Tour

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.

Gettysburg: Battlefield Self-Guided Driving Tour

2. Gettysburg: Battlefield Self-Guided Driving Tour

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 Parking Lot at 1 Culp Street, 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.

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What people are saying about Virginia Monument

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4.7 / 5

based on 244 reviews

The staff was very friendly and knowledgeable about horses and gave us adequate instruction for the ride. A licensed Gettysburg Historical Guide gave us a 2 hour narrative during the entire trail ride with an excellent historical perspective. We rode on original Gettysburg battle trails that most don't get to see. Worth every penny.

The guides were great. Good content about Gettysburg, great views in the trail and there were a lot of guides to make you feel comfortable if you were a beginner rider. Very enjoyable.

What a fabulous way to get an up-close tour of the Gettysburg battlefields! Andie was a phenomenal guide, and it was heartwarming to see how well taken care of the horses were!

My family & I had such a fantastic time in Gettysburg and this tour app really helped us learn about the battle and more! The narrator was great. I would highly recommend it!!

If you love history and horses, this is the best way to experience the battle fields of Gettysburg. Professional and kind group of people make this company #1 in my book.