Planning a group tour of Gettysburg doesn’t have to be overwhelming! Gettysburg Group Reservations makes it easy to help plan your military and family reunions, Boy and Girl Scout outings, or other group event.
This is the first of our special group itineraries series, and we’ll start by discussing some group tour options. If you’d like to learn more about any of these, just click on the tour name or feel free to give us a call for more info.
This tour is perfect for anyone interested in interested in the military, President Eisenhower, or the history of Gettysburg. Included in this package is a tour of the Eisenhower National Historic Site, a tour of the US Army Heritage and Education Center, and a 90-minute history walk with a licensed town historian through downtown Gettysburg. Top off your day with a planned lunch or dinner, or visit other interesting sites like the National Cemetery.
One of the new featured itineraries for this year takes your group from the farm to the table. Beginning at Eisenhower National Historic Site you’ll explore the Eisenhowers’ home, grounds and show barn that housed award-winning Black Angus cattle. After your trip to the farm you can stop at Reid’s Orchard & Winery, take a tour through Oyler’s Organic Farms, and visit the Hollabaugh Bros. Fruit Farm & Market. Don’t forget a stop at the new Mason Dixon Distillery, and be sure to end your day at the Shriver House Museum now that you better understand what civilian life was like in Gettysburg during the Civil War.
We always recommend spending more than just one day in Gettysburg because there’s just so much to see and do. This group tour offers two days packed full of history to give you the opportunity of experiencing the Battle of Gettysburg from both sides. Visit the Seminary Ridge Museum, take a bus tour with a licensed guide, tour the Jennie Wade House, and enjoy a ghost tour – all in day one! Round out your group visit on the second day with a trip to the Gettysburg National Military Park Visitor Center, a stop at the Shriver House, listening to a Union soldier’s experience at the, and paying your respects at the Gettysburg National Cemetery.
Experience both sides of the war in just one day in another new group tour option we’ve added this year. Your day will begin in Gettysburg and cover some of the key events and locations in the Battle of Gettysburg. From here you’ll head to Antietam (Sharpsburg) and explore the location of another one of the bloodiest battles in the Civil War.
Leave Gettysburg with a better understanding of how the battle was fought with the Billy Yank day trip. Tour the Seminary Ridge Museum, take a Gettysburg bus tour with a licensed battlefield guide, stop by the Gettysburg Heritage center, and round out the day with a stop in Emmitsburg, Maryland for dinner at the Historic Carriage House Inn, after which you’ll see a living history presentation by a union soldier, a general and his wife, or President Lincoln.
If you’re curious how civilians lived during the Civil War, the Civilian Experience is perfect for you. Featured in this group tour is a viewing of the Cyclorama, a guided tour through historic Gettysburg, a meal in one of Gettysburg’s historic Civil War era buildings, stops at historic homes for tales from the families who coped during those frightful three days of fighting, and a stirring presentation from a Union or Confederate soldier.
The Rebel Yell was incredibly distinct and was used to intimidate Union soldiers as well as rally and boost the morale of Confederate troops. See what the battle of Gettysburg was like with a focus on the Confederate perspective. This itinerary includes a visit to the Gettysburg National Military Park Visitor Center, a viewing of the famous Cyclorama, a ride with a licensed battlefield guide on our tour buses, a stop at the Gettysburg Heritage Center, and dinner at the Fairfield Inn, one of the area’s oldest taverns where Robert E. Lee dined during his retreat on July 4th 1863.
The best part about these sample itineraries is that they are all fully customizable, and we’d be more than happy to help discuss interests and options for your group trip to Gettysburg. To get started, give Gettysburg Group Reservations a call at 717-334-6020 or 1-800-447-8788.