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Gettysburg Battlefield Bus Tour

Highlights
  • Guided coach tour of Gettysburg Battlefield
  • See significant sites such as Culp's Hill, Cemetery Ridge, Little Round Top, and Devil's Den
  • Listen to a detailed historical account of the Battle of Gettysburg from a guide
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Gettysburg Battlefield Bus Tour
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11:15am Guided Bus TourMost Popular
Tour departs at 11:15am.
USD 35.00
1:45pm Guided Bus Tour
Tour departs at 1:45pm.
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12pm Guided Bus Tour
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Overview
Visit sites from the Battle of Gettysburg on a bus tour with a guide who tells you about the phases of the 3-day battle, which was a turning point in the American Civil War. You'll see Culp's Hill, McPherson Ridge, Devil's Den, Little Round Top, and the location of Pickett's charge. If you're a history or war buff, don't miss this chance to learn about a pivotal piece of the United States' past.
What to Expect
Central Gettysburg is just a convenient 1.5-hour drive from Washington DC. Make your way independently from DC to the Gettysburg Battlefield for your guided bus tour of the historical site. Settle in aboard your coach and let your expert guide take you back in time to the events of July, 1863. Over the course of three bloody days, thousands of Union and Confederate solders lost their lives during the Battle of Gettysburg, a defining event of the American Civil War.

Learn how the opposing troops headed toward each other along the same road, and see battle landmarks including East Cemetery Hill, McPherson Ridge and the Railroad Cut, as well as the Eternal Light Peace Memorial — dedicated on the battle's 75th anniversary.

Hear how Confederate troops attacked Culp's Hill and Little Round Top but were held off by Union soldiers. See Devil's Den, a boulder-strewn ridge where some of the worst fighting occurred. Get a look at Bloody Run — the creek between Little Round Top and Devil's Den that briefly ran red with the blood of fallen soldiers — and the Wheatfield, which was said to be completely covered with the bodies of the dead.

Finally, pass the site of Pickett's Charge, the Confederacy's climactic assault on Union positions on Cemetery Ridge on the last day of the battle. See the farthest point reached in this attack — referred to as the high-water mark of the Confederacy — and learn how the Confederate troops were ultimately forced to retreat.

Halfway through your coach tour, take a restroom and snack break (own expense). Your 2-hour coach tour of major historical sites of the Battle of Gettysburg ends where it began in central Gettysburg. From here, continue exploring on your own before finding your way back to Washington DC.
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Reviewed 3 days ago
Gettysburg battlefield bus tour

Well worth every cent. The guide tour a lady was extremely knowledgeable about every incident and site.

Thank Fred K
Reviewed 4 days ago
Great tour

did the battlefield bus tour with the national park service from right inside the park. The battlefield guide was excellent very knowledgeable and passionate about the park. It is a tour I would recommend to anyone interest in our history as a nation.

1  Thank Gregory T
Reviewed 4 days ago
So much to learn about the 3 day battle of Gettysburg

When my wife and grandson went on this tour our eyes were opened about the 3 day battle in Gettysburg. being a veteran of vietnam I could only imagine the heat they endured wearing wool uniforms and marching from the south al the way to...More

Thank lizfalco50
Reviewed 5 days ago
AMAZING! Must do!

On our last trip, we reserved spots on the upper deck of the double decker bus tour. This experience was incredible and I would highly recommend it for anyone visiting the battlefields. We were so fortunate to get Alice as a tour guide and she...More

Thank Jemah77
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Very informative

We took the double decker bus tour and chose the top which offered great views of the battlefield...and how often do you get to be about a foot away from a traffic light?! Our tour guide was very knowledgeable as he was a licensed battlefield...More

Thank Michelle L
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Mary Jane M
14 August 2018|
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Response from Annette R | Reviewed this property |
The tour is two hours. They do stop after an hour to give guests the opportunity to go to the bathroom and get a drink/snack.
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Warksy
26 July 2018|
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Response from Annette R | Reviewed this property |
There are different vehicles but the licensed tour guides are the ones that have taken both an extremely difficult written and verbal test on their knowledge of both the battlefields and Gettysburg. The guide we had has been... More
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Troy B
19 July 2018|
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Response from 570maryellen | Reviewed this property |
There are headphones available and you can adjust the volume accordingly. You get to keep the ear buds too
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