ALERT: The Taneytown Road Entrance to the Museum & Visitor Center will be closed for rehabilitation beginning Dec. 5, 2022. Detour information is available for entering the complex at the Baltimore Pike Entrance. Learn more.

ALERT: Little Round Top is now closed to all visitation for rehabilitation. Learn more.

Battlefield Car Tour

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Licensed Battlefield Guide talks with visitors on Little Round Top in Gettysburg

For three days in 1863, Union and Confederate forces met here on the fields, hills and ridges of Gettysburg in the turning-point battle of the American Civil War. 


Today, the 6,000-acre battlefield includes more than 1,300 monuments, markers and memorials to tell the story of the battle and the men who fought here.


Through preservation efforts, the historic battlefield landscape looks very much like it did in 1863. It continues to serve as an everlasting symbol of courage, remembrance and reconciliation.

 

Significance

Why Take a Car Tour?

  • So much to see. Monuments. Landmarks. Battlescape. You'll see them all and hear the stories as you tour the battlefield with your Licensed Battlefield Guide. Plan on allowing 2 hours minimum for your experience.
  • So informative. You'll take an in-depth, personalized tour with your Licensed Battlefield Guide covering your specific areas of interest.
  • So many questions. Where's my state's monument? Are these the original cannon from the battle? Did Abner Doubleday invent baseball? Your guide can answer all of your questions and bring new understanding of the battle and personalities.

Story

You've heard a lot about Gettysburg through novels, films and legends. Now get the true story.
 
Rigorously tested and licensed through the National Park Service, Licensed Battlefield Guides provide you with an informative, engaging and historically accurate perspective of the battle, the people, the monuments and landmarks.

At A Glance

Allow 2 hrs minimum.
Tours up to 8 hrs available
Rates for 1-6 visitors
2hrs-$75.00
3hrs-$106.50
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Call to reserve your guided battlefield car tour: 877-874-2478 or 717-334-2436
Outdoor site – May be impacted by weather. Bring water, sun protection, insect repellent.
Starts and Ends at the Museum & Visitor Center (MAP)

Exhibits & Tours

Film, Cyclorama & Museum Experience

The Film, Cyclorama & Museum Experience

introduces you to the Civil War before, during and after the Battle of Gettysburg and prepares you for a more meaningful tour of the battlefield.

Battlefield Value Package

Film Cyclorama & Museum + Battlefield Bus Tour

Make the most of your Gettysburg visit. Package the Film, Cyclorama and Museum with a battlefield bus tour for one memorable Gettysburg experience.

Tour the Battlefield

Bus. Car. Bike.

Step onto the hallowed ground and experience Little Round Top, Devil's Den and the Angle beyond the history books and movies. You'll tour the battlefield with a Licensed Battlefield Guide either in your car, by motor coach or bicycle.

Gettysburg Cyclorama

Experience Pickett's Charge

Originally displayed in 1884, the Battle of Gettysburg Cyclorama is a massive fully-restored, 360-degree painting that places you in the middle of Pickett’s Charge on the decisive third day of the Battle. 

 

Experience the Cyclorama as part of the Film, Cyclorama & Museum Package.

Ticket to the Past—Unforgettable Journeys

The NEW Virtual Reality Experience at the Gettysburg Lincoln Railroad Station™

All aboard for Gettysburg's first immersive virtual reality experience. During your visit, you will join one of three historic figures on a virtual journey to the railroad station following the Battle of Gettysburg and its aftermath in July 1863.

Now Open

Children of Gettysburg 1863®

Family-Friendly Adventure

Gettysburg's most family-friendly, interactive children's history museum. More than a typical children's museum, Children of Gettysburg 1863® tells the engaging stories of the children, teens and young adults who lived in and near Gettysburg during and after the 1863 battle.

Plan Your Visit to Gettysburg.

Whether you are visiting for the first time, or you return year-after-year, we can help you plan your visit.

AbsoluteURL: https://www.gettysburgfoundation.org/battlefield-car-tour