Tips for Terrific Tours

With winter waning, soon to succumb to spring, many of our attractions are making their final preparations to reopen for a brand new Gettysburg season. That makes now an excellent time to talk about the best ways to have a safe and happy visit. Take the following advice and you can make sure your vacation doesn’t turn into a National Lampoon Vacation!

As with any outdoor attraction, you must protect yourself from the elements! Nature can be outwitted if you prepare. First of all, hydrate. Make sure you drink plenty of water, especially in the summer. It’s also wise to know where and when you can use the restroom. Sunglasses, sunhats, and sun block can protect you from our solar friend. Be wary of poison ivy (leaves of three, let it be!) and other poisonous plant species. Always check yourself for ticks after you’ve been on a hike. And on the off chance that you encounter a snake, try not to surprise it. Emergency first aid is available; contact a park employee immediately.

It’s a good idea to purchase your tickets online and early: tours sell out and you don’t want to leave that to chance! Plan to arrive 15 minutes before the scheduled time of the tour and know that tours typically last about 2 hours. Remember to lock your car and keep valuables out of sight. Leave any backpacks and large bags in your vehicle or motel room, they will not be allowed in the Visitor Center. Cameras, however, are highly encouraged. Get some great shots and then send them to us!


Why wait? Reserve your tour now on our website!