At Gettysburg Battlefield, there are hundreds of monuments placed all over the great expanse of land. These monuments represent both soldiers and states that fought valiantly to change the course of history in Gettysburg on that fateful summer day. We invite you to explore the history behind these beautiful monuments, and search for your favorites during your bus tour of the battlefield.
We’ve been feeling the heat with some seriously steamy days this summer! With such high heat indexes, it can be tempting to curl up under the ceiling fan in your living room and binge a whole Netflix series – resist the urge to become a bona fide couch potato this summer and plan a smart summer getaway to Gettysburg!
We know what you’re thinking – “really? A battlefield tour in THIS heat? No, thanks!” We hear you – but hear us out! Gettysburg is chock full of fun ways to cool off on a hot summer day; we even have a few tricks up our sleeves to comfortably tour the battlefield.
When you were a young child, your imagination could run wild with a few action figures and a couple square feet of carpet in your living room. As we grow older, our boundless creativity is reigned in by demanding work schedules and busy lifestyles. Unleash that childlike imagination once again at the Gettysburg Diorama & History Center!
The Gettysburg Diorama’s History
The Gettysburg Diorama is a unique, awe-inspiring piece bringing the entirety of the three-day Battle of Gettysburg to life. No, not literally – the diorama in the Night at the Museum movies was a special case! This completely stationary, yet marvelously exciting diorama features the entire 6,000-acre battlefield in one handcrafted expanse.
At the Soldiers’ National Cemetery, 7 PM. Free to the public. Each night a different bugler will play “Taps” as a tribute to the fallen of Gettysburg and veterans of all wars interred there. Presented by Gettysburg National Military Park. Call 717-334-1124, ext. 8023 for details.
To add to this adventure and give our guests what they want in a tour we are adding an unexpected twist and scare to the traditional “BUS TOUR”. On this 1 hour 45 minute journey you will still depart the bus at the Sachs Bridge and starting this year at The Gettysburg College for tales of the unexplained. But be aware, there are strange encounters awaiting you as you journey the countryside. Who knows what awaits you in the darkness of the night! Depart the bus two times during tour. Adults $24; Children (ages 6-12) $19. Purchase tickets at https://www.gettysburgbattlefieldtours.com/ghost-tours/ or call (717) 334-1156. Every Saturday Night beginning May 25th through August 31st, 2019. Tour begins at Gettysburg Tours, 778 Baltimore Street, Gettysburg, PA 17325.
Gettysburg Tours, Inc has partnered with the expert guides of Tigrett Leadership Academy to offer a brand new tour showcasing a different side of Gettysburg military history. Ride along and take a look at the people and places that played a part in the Allied victory in World War II. You will visit a prisoner-of-war camp. Learn why an intelligence camp was located here, training specialized troops for psychological warfare.
Hear stories of the navy’s map-making operation preparing for the invasion of Japan, and consider the scrap drive that almost took some of the battlefield’s most famous monuments. Find out what sacrifices Gettysburg’s citizens made to help the war effort.
Adventurers, rejoice! Brand-new from Gettysburg Battlefield Bus Tours comes our newest partnership with the Adams County Pour Tour. We’re teaming up to bring you this unique experience, combining history and celebration to create an all-encompassing tour around Adams County to the best wineries, distilleries, cideries, and breweries in the area.
Our conveniently scheduled shuttles will whisk you away to selected locations on the Adams County Pour Tour to put together a unique combination of destinations for a truly unique taste of Adams County. There are two routes from which you can choose: The Downtown Crowd, or our Countryside Kin.
Adam Shefts, The Victorian Historian (https://thevictorianhistorian.com/) (will be joining the Jennie Wade House History Tour from 2 PM – 5 PM for an added bonus. Presenting information on Victorian customs, facts, etc. Advanced reservations recommended during those tours.
Wedding bells are in the air; congratulations on your recent engagement! We know that planning a wedding takes an enormous amount of work – let us handle the transportation! Getting your guests safely and efficiently from the ceremony to the reception, and even back to their hotels, is extremely important.
At Gettysburg Group Reservations, we’re happy to provide our all-encompassing transportation services to help you and your guests fully enjoy your special day. Our drivers have decades of experience providing wedding transportation – here is some of their best advice to plan a smooth, fun-filled day!
Cindy Small, author of The Jennie Wade Story will be doing a book signing at the Jennie Wade House on Saturday, May 27th, 2019 from 2 PM – 4 PM. She’d love to see you and discuss her book.