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4 Ways to Experience Gettysburg

double decker bus heading out for a gettysburg battlefield tour Planning a trip to Gettysburg can seem overwhelming if you’re not sure where to begin. Fortunately we’ve thought of just about everything and have posted several helpful guides here on our blog over the years. Some of the topics covered include:

If you’re planning a visit strictly to explore Gettysburg’s rich history, or to experience a Gettysburg ghost tour, that’s all right too! With so many ways to enjoy your visit, there’s something for everyone no matter when you come. Today’s blog post aims to break down a few of our favorite Gettysburg tour options, so you can choose whatever option you and your family will enjoy the most.

  1. Dramatized Audio Bus TourA fixture in Gettysburg for decades, the famous double-decker bus tour brings the Battle of Gettysburg to life. As the bus takes you around some of the most famous monuments and battle locations, including Devil’s Den, Little Round Top and more, you’ll enjoy a Hollywood cast of actors, technicians, and special effects. This tour is offered beginning August 29th and runs daily through October 8th (none on October 1st).
  2. Licensed Guided Bus TourIf the weather doesn’t look like it will cooperate for a ride atop the famous double-decker, and you’d prefer a licensed National Park Service guide over a headset, the licensed guided bus tour is the perfect option for you. Enjoy a comfortable ride (heated and air-conditioned) while you experience a unique perspective on the three day battle that ravaged Gettysburg.
  3. Licensed Guided Double Decker Tour Looking to enjoy a ride on the famous double-decker but would rather have a licensed battlefield guide? The licensed guided double-decker tour is just the ticket. Join the most knowledgeable historic storytellers in the area as they help you relive the Battle.
  4. Ghost Bus ToursFor those who are curious what sort of ghosts wander around Gettysburg at night, a ghost bus tour may be the right choice. A nighttime drive, where you’ll depart the bus at Sach’s Bridge and the grounds at Gettysburg College, has proven to offer some unique experiences you just won’t find anywhere else.

Other than the ghost bus tours, which run 1 ½ – 1 hour and 45 minutes, each bus tour runs approximately two hours in length and boards five minutes before your scheduled departure time at 778 Baltimore Street, across from the National Cemetery.

To schedule a tour, simply visit the tour calendar page to browse all available options. As Halloween rapidly approaches, the ghost bus tours (and hotel rooms!) start selling out quickly, and we’re already selling tours for October. We strongly encourage getting your tickets in advance so you won’t miss your chance to enjoy a ghost bus tour this season.