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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 7,000-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. Don't drive distracted. Let your Licensed Battlefield Guide drive your car through the battlefield so you don't miss a thing.
  • 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 the battle and personalities.

Story

You've heard a lot about Gettysburg trhough 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 hours. Extended tours up to 6 hours are available.
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

American Democracy

Take "A Great Leap of Faith"

Inspired by the new permanent exhibition at the National Museum of American History, "American Democracy: A Great Leap of Faith," explores America's bold experiment in a government "of, by and for the people."

 

The exhibit is offered at no additional charge with purchase of a Film, Cyclorama & Museum Experience ticket or a Museum Experience ticket.

Film, Cyclorama & Museum Experience

Set the scene.
Feel the fury.
Share the journey.

The Film, Cyclorama & Museum Experience provides you with a backdrop to the battle 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.

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.