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Gettysburg Battlefield Self-Guided Driving Tour

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Gettysburg, United States
Gettysburg Battlefield Self-Guided Driving Tour

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icon2 to 4 hours  (approx.)
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iconOffered in: English

Overview

Fully immerse yourself in Gettysburg—site of one of the Civil War’s most important battles—with a self-led audio driving tour. This flexible option, which includes a GPS map, audio narration, and online support, can be downloaded after purchasing, and never expires. Set off at a time that works best for you; drive to key battle locations, monuments, and more; and learn all about those three pivotal days of fighting from the narration.
  • This flexible, self-led tour option is great for independent travelers
  • Explore Gettysburg’s key battle sites and landmarks in comfort
  • The in-depth audio narration helps bring the history to life
  • Buy just one tour for the whole car, and use as often as you’d like
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Gettysburg Heritage Center , 297 Steinwehr Ave, Gettysburg, PA 17325, USA

After booking the tour, please make sure that you have downloaded the app and the tour in advance. For the best experience, we advise doing this while you have a strong internet connection.

Suppliers and travelers coordinate start times within the given time periods.
4/10/2020 - 7/11/2023
Monday - Sunday:06:00 AM - 11:30 PM
125 Taneytown Rd , 125 Taneytown Rd, Gettysburg, PA 17325, USA
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • No expiration — The tour comes with lifetime validity!
  • Most travelers can participate
  • After booking the tour, please make sure that you have downloaded the app and the tour in advance. For the best experience, we advise doing this while you have a strong internet connection.
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • OPERATED BY Adventures Abroad
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Gettysburg Battlefield Self-Guided Driving Tour?
A:The policy on face masks and attendee health is:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
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star-1
Disappointing app
Patricia_F
, Jun 2022
The app kept resetting itself to the beginning. Stopped using it after we were directed to a detour around stop 12(?) and another reset occurred and we were lost.
star-5
The visit to Seminary...
Alan_B
, Jun 2022
The visit to Seminary Ridge and little round top with narration explaining the sequence of events. The GPS guided tour was very well organized and worked very well.
star-4
The narrative was a great...
Lynn_B
, Jun 2022
The narrative was a great way to see the entire site. We were able to experience it in the comfort of our car. It was difficult finding the start.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Thanks so much Lynn! I hope you try out my Ghost of Battlefield Driving & Downtown Gettysburg Walking Tour or nearby Antietam Battlefield Driving Tour if you’re still in Gettysburg — or my other tours on your future travels!
star-5
Love Gettysburg!
Renee_H
, Jun 2022
This was great! We went at our own pace, took a break for lunch, walked around and then went back to continue! We didn’t feel rushed and didn’t have to sit with a bunch of strangers, I’m sure the guided bus tour was great too but this was way better!
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
That sounds like a perfect trip! It’s everything I aim for when creating my self-guided tours :) I hope you consider my other tours on your future travels!
star-5
The auto tour
Regina_H
, Jun 2022
I think the seminary tour was the best. It is a good way to end the tour to appreciate everything that you've learned on the driving tour
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Thanks, Regina, it’s great to get some love for the Seminary Ridge tour! As a smaller, more specific, walking tour, it’s often overlooked because of the focus on the overall battlefield — but it tells the stories of some amazing individuals! I hope you try out my other tours on your future travels!
star-3
Good technology and...
Debra_A
, Jun 2022
Good technology and information, but a bit confusing at times, especially how to get started. Wasn't sure where the beginning was and sometimes we felt confused.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Thanks for the feedback Debra! The tour begins right from the Gettysburg Heritage Center’s parking lot. I’ve tried to mention that in multiple places and provide driving directions there. If there’s more I can do, please let me know!
star-5
Gettysburg self-guided driving tour
Bob_P
, Jun 2022
This was our first tour with an Action TourGuide app, and once we got the hang of it, it worked very well. We highly recommend starting the day at the Visitors Center with the film, Cyclorama and museum.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
That’s great to hear! I’m so glad you enjoyed the tour and the app. Another great option to begin the day is the Gettysburg Heritage Center (museum, movie, gift shop, and superb staff) and it has the added benefit of being the starting point of the tour! I hope you give my other tours a try on your future trips!
star-4
Rough start but great experience
Melissa_A
, May 2022
I was a little frustrated at first when trying to get it started because it didn't start where we were. It was mostly user error for that part. It did great picking up where we were and going from there. So my tour started in the middle but was able to do the complete tour even if it didn't start at the beginning. Loved the narration and would have loved to have a little more personal stories, loved the statue and story that included the dog.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
I’m glad you were able to enjoy the whole tour eventually! The tour starts at the Gettysburg Heritage Center — and you can still listen to the intro stories that you missed because the tour is valid for a lifetime. Let me know if you have any questions!
star-2
Information good but a lot of technical difficulties
Alissa_F
, May 2022
They kept not knowing where we were and we kept getting lost. So it ruined it for us. This is very annoying
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Location tracking permissions must be “accepted” at the start — that’s the only way the tour will know where you are. If you have any questions, please call/chat/email or check out the FAQ.
star-4
Gettysburg
Shanna_M
, May 2022
Once we found the starting point, everything ran smoothly. The tour shared information and took us last places that I know we would have missed if we had done the tour on our own.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Wonderful! I'm so thrilled you had a good time and that everything worked seamlessly. Please let me know if there is anything I can do to improve the tour and earn it that extra star!
star-5
Fun day at Gettysburg
Howie_B
, May 2022
Amazing. Great info and pacing. The tour allows you to pause, get out, explore, and get back in the car and continue without missing a beat. It's like having a professional tour guide right there with you.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Wow - thanks Howie! Couldn’t ask for better feedback. I'm so glad you loved the flexibility and convenience of my self-guided tour. I hope you have the chance to try some of my other tours on your future travels.
star-5
Educational and beautiful
Melinda_W
, May 2022
It was all very interesting and educational. The battlefield is beautiful and really made one feel the realness of the Civil War. We enjoyed being able to follow the app and listen to the info.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
That’s so great to hear! Gettysburg was a pivotal battle during the Civil War. I'm delighted we were able to give your battlefield knowledge a little more depth, and I'm so glad that you had such a good time on my self-guided tour. I hope you'll try some of my other self-guided tours the next time you travel!
star-5
The app was an excellent...
Dwayne_B
, May 2022
The app was an excellent guide and it was easy to follow. At each point it was very informative. I would highly recommend the app as it is a fantastic value at $9.99.
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Thanks so much Dwayne! I'm thrilled that my tour added so much to your Gettysburg experience. When you plan your next trip, we hope you’ll keep me in mind —I have more self-guided tours across the country. Thanks again!
star-5
Walking in the steps of history
Kevin_B
, May 2022
Standing on this hallowed ground and trying to imagine what these combatants were experiencing. Knowing you were standing in the footsteps of these Americans all.
icon Response from Host , May 2022
A perfect description of the Gettysburg experience — thanks, Kevin! We’re honored to be able to tell their stories. We have more self-guided tours like this one all over the country. Hope you try them on your next vacation.
star-1
Waste of time.
WILLIAM_P
, May 2022
Being totally frustrated and driving in circles. Wasn't clear on starting point, so would have to click on directions, which takes you out of the app and into Google maps. This happened all day. Wasted so much time trying to figure it out and we are not stupid people. Definitely taking bus tour next time. Also found out the visitors center has free auto tour app. Maybe that would have been better.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Hi WILLIAM, we are available to support you every single day for exactly this reason! Please reach out and tell us what went wrong. We’d love to help.
star-1
Disappointed
James_M
, May 2022
Apt difficult to download, finally got it working but narative did not match with location. Very frustrating! Should be more user friendly.
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Hi James, we are available to support you every single day for exactly this reason! Please reach out and tell us what went wrong. We’d love to help.
star-5
Beautiful afternoon and sunset
Dana_D
, Apr 2022
Great afternoon with the kids, we watched the Gettysburg movie the night before so the tour dovetailed with the movie. We even captured camera shots of eagles near Little Roundtop
icon Response from Host , Apr 2022
Those photos must be amazing! I’ve never seen an eagle there, I’m jealous. Thanks for the great review — I’m thrilled you and the kids enjoyed the tour. I have a number of other self-guided tours across the country you might enjoy on your next vacation!
star-4
There are lessons to be learned here
Weinstein_C
, Apr 2022
Following the story of the three day battle and seeing the assaults from different vantage points made the events feel even more heart-breaking and just how close the odds were for losing the country.
icon Response from Host , Apr 2022
You’re absolutely right — it’s so important to remember the stories of those who fought on this hallowed battlefield, and we’re honored to share that story with others. If you’re interested in exploring other battlefields (or lots of other places across the country), please check out the other self-guided tours I offer
star-3
Gettysburg
Karen_e
, Apr 2022
Had some difficulty setting up the program on our iPhone. Maybe your tech crew can come up with something easier for seniors. None the less, once we figured everything out we got started and enjoyed the trip. It was nice to do it at a very leisurely pace.
icon Response from Host , Apr 2022
Thank you for this review! Our tours are constantly evolving, so we really appreciate your feedback. I hope you’ll consider checking out more of our tours, all of which are located at ActionTourGuide.com.
star-5
We love Lincoln!
Ellen_D
, Apr 2022
We had the best time and learned so much from the Audio Tour! The Tour was very informative and gave us some great details along the way. We were very impressed with how organized everything was.
icon Response from Host , Apr 2022
Wonderful! I’m thrilled that you enjoyed exploring Gettysburg with our tour. We have all sorts of other tours across the country and hope you get the chance to try those soon!

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