Gettysburg Tours – Group Itineraries for Student & Scout GroupsSeptember 19, 2017
Planning trips for students, scout groups, youth groups, or any other groups of young people can be a headache! Let Gettysburg Group Reservations ease the pain by helping to plan your next group tour to Gettysburg.
This is the final installment of our special group itineraries series. Be sure to check out part one – Gettysburg group itineraries for all interests and part two – Gettysburg group itineraries for adults and seniors. If you’d like to learn more about any of our group tours for student and scout groups, just click on the tour name below or feel free to give us a call for more info.
This tour takes your group through what it was like to be a soldier and a civilian during a major turning point in the Civil War. Discover how the men trained before battle, learn to drill like a soldier, then walk Pickett’s Charge with a licensed guide. After enjoying lunch, tour the streets of Gettysburg with licensed town historians who share how the battle left its mark on the community. The kids will love ending the day with a presentation and historic speech by the one and only Abraham Lincoln!
As the name suggests, this tour makes history fun! Sit atop our famous double decker bus and enjoy a two-hour tour through the gorgeous countryside and historic town buildings that have stood the tests of time and war. From here, you can tour the Gettysburg National Military Park Visitor Center and the famous Cyclorama. Don’t forget about the diorama at the Gettysburg History Center, which allows the kids to get a full image of what the entire battlefield looked like. Round the day out with an exciting ghost tour in a haunted house!
We know most student groups visiting Gettysburg are limited on time, which is why we’ve put together this special itinerary to let them experience most of what Gettysburg has to offer in just five hours. This tour begins with a visit to the Gettysburg National Military Park Visitor Center, where students can enjoy a film, the famous Gettysburg Cyclorama, and the museum itself. Following this stop, students will enjoy a boxed lunch from a local restaurant in the group picnic area, then head off on our famous two-hour licensed battlefield bus tour. Learn more about the famous battle from a dedicated historian and walk the very ground where the fighting took place.
Take your scout group on a multi-day adventure with this four-day, three-night adventure! Start by setting up camp and enjoying dinner and listening to some haunted Gettysburg tales told around your campfire. Try to get some sleep, though, as the second day is filled with a historic three-mile Gettysburg trail hike and a tour of the Gettysburg Heritage Center and Diorama. Day three begins with another hike, this time on the 10-mile Billy Yank trail, and then during the afternoon you can get some rest while riding our double decker bus for a battlefield tour. Your scout trip concludes on day four with a four-mile hike on the Johnny Reb trail, lunch at the Gettysburg National Military Park Visitor Center Refreshment Saloon, and a recruitment at the Seminary Ridge Museum to “Become a Soldier.”
The best part about these sample itineraries is that they are fully customizable. For teachers, chaperones, and other leaders, there’s even this helpful Gettysburg field trip planner put together by the Gettysburg National Military Park, which can help you prepare for the best field trip ever! We’ll be happy to help you plan by discussing options for your group tour of Gettysburg. To get started, give Gettysburg Group Reservations a call at 717-334-6020 or 1-800-447-8788.