Ways to Beat the Heat in Gettysburg This Summer

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. Continue reading

Gettysburg Diorama: Something for Everyone!

Gettysburg Diorama 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. Continue reading

100 Nights of Taps Monday, May 27-Monday, September 2, 2019

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.

Planning Your Wedding Day? Let Us Drive!

red headed bride holding flowers 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! Continue reading

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Cindy Small Book Signing–Saturday, May 27th, 2019 (2 PM -4 PM)

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.

Team Spotlights

We invite you to learn a little bit about the great people who help make your trip to Gettysburg unforgettable. Here you’ll find team spotlights for some of our awesome team members.

Bonnie Jacoby

At Gettysburg Battlefield Tours, we love getting to know you! But we’d be remiss in our duties if we didn’t introduce ourselves, as well. This month we’d like you to meet our very own Bonnie Jacoby, a Battlefield employee since August 1, 2000. With more than thirty years in the tourism industry, it’s no wonder she’s so good at it! Continue reading

5 Fun, Family-Friendly, and Factual Things to Do in Gettysburg

sachs covered bridge Now that the fabulous spring weather is finally starting to arrive, we bet you’re itching for a way to get the kids out of the house! Why not go on a trip to historic Gettysburg? Beautifully rich in culture and history, Gettysburg offers a range of activities that shapes up to be fun for the whole family! So, hop in the car and come on over – we bet you’ll even come back for more!

Once you get to Gettysburg, what do you do? Well, we’ve put together a list of six activities, both educational and just plain fun, for you to spend the day (or the weekend!) exploring historic Gettysburg. Continue reading

Planning the Perfect Group Trip: Everything You Need to Know

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Planning a trip for a large group sounds like a daunting task, but when handled correctly, it can be a simple and rewarding experience. Of course, we would love for you to come and visit us – let the professional group tour organizers at Gettysburg Group Reservations do the planning for you! Or, take these tips and apply them to your next group trip to Gettysburg for the experience of a lifetime!

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Winter Combo Tours Are Best-Kept Gettysburg Secret This Winter

Ghostly Images Thrifty visitors, take note! The existence of our winter combo tours seems to be one of the (unintentionally) best kept secrets in Gettysburg. These ghostly adventures are offered on Saturday nights during the winter season (with two special Sunday options and one Friday option), and beware: when space fills up – they’re gone!

The exciting news, if you’re reading this in early January, is that the season has only just begun. For 2019 these special combo tours are offered on Saturdays starting January 12 at 7:00 PM, and they run all the way through March 16 (weather permitting). The Sunday options for these tours are January 20 and February 17 and the Friday option is February 15. Please note, Ghostly Images is only open Saturdays from 3:00 PM until the time of the tour.

Why do we call them combo tours?

As you probably can guess, each combo tour includes a private tour of the Jennie Wade House AND the Haunted Orphanage. You may have seen these on popular network shows such as: Continue reading