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Gettysburg Tours, Annual Events and Travel Resources

A Gettysburg Visitors Guide Continued

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© Gettysburg Convention & Visitors Bureau
There are many ways to enjoy visiting Gettysburg, but some of the best ways are to take a guided tour or attend a special event. Following are a variety of resources to help you plan a day that best suits your needs.

Bus Tours of the Gettysburg Battlefield

Private Battlefield Tours in Your Own Car

Walking Tours of Gettysburg

  • Guided Historic Walking Tours – Learn about the town’s anxiety, struggle and heroism as the 2,400 residents were suddenly confronted with 170,000 soldiers. Hear stories of homes confiscated, families hiding in their basements and the massive cleanup effort that followed the Gettysburg battle.

  • Lincoln’s Lost Treasure - Explore historic Downtown Gettysburg during a LIVE two and a half hour interactive scavenger hunt. Aided by a few historical artifacts, you are sent off to piece together hidden clues that can unravel the location to treasury gold that has been lost for over a century. Encounter eccentric and engaging cast members, decode cryptic clues, and dodge FBI agents as you traverse the city’s famous streets, hidden shops and historical landmarks.

    Segway Tours

  • Segway Tours of Gettysburg - Take a Segway personal transporter on a spin through the town of Gettysburg and join a Licensed Battlefield Guide for a unique experience. Along the way, you’ll learn about the Battle of Gettysburg, with rest stops at key locations on the Gettysburg Battlefield.

    Horseback Riding Tours of the Gettysburg Battlefield

  • National Riding Stables at Artillery Ridge Campground – Join the cavalry unit and tour the Gettysburg National Military Park by horseback.

  • Hickory Hollow Horse Farm – Enjoy a 1 to 4 hour scenic rides led by a professional Park Service historian.

  • Confederate Trails of Gettysburg – Take a 1 or 2 hour guided horseback tour of the battlefield.

    Ghost Tours

    • Ghostly Images - With so much death that occurred in Gettysburg, the town is known to be one of the most haunted places in the country. Hear the stories of paranormal activity.

    • Farnsworth House Candlelight Ghost Walks Visit the most haunted B&B in Gettysburg and hear stories of the ghosts who live there. Take a walk through the haunted town and learn more.

    • Gettysburg Ghost Tours - Hear the stories of paranormal activity in Gettysburg.

    Annual Events in Gettysburg

    May
    Apple Blossom Festival

    June
    Gettysburg Festival

    July
    Annual Civil War Reenactment
    19th Century Baseball Festival

    August
    Gettysburg Bluegrass Festival

    September
    Gettysburg Wine & Music Fest
    Eisenhower WWII Weekend

    October
    National Apple Harvest Festival

    November
    Anniversary of Gettysburg Address

    December
    Holidays in Historic Gettysburg

    Additional Resources

    Gettysburg Convention & Visitors Bureau
    Gettysburg National Military Park
    Gettysburg Foundation
    Pennsylvania Tourism
    Journey Through Hallowed Ground Partnership
    Civil War Trails
    Gettysburg’s 150th Anniversary Commemoration

    See Page 1 for information about the main attractions in Gettysburg.
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