Our guides are again working!
Licensed Battlefield Guides are available for private, customized tours. Car and van tours have been adapted to reasonably reduce the risk of exposure to Covid-19 for guides and visitors.
The Best Way to Tour the Gettysburg National Military Park
The Gettysburg National Military Park encompasses nearly 6,000 acres with over 26 miles of roads connecting major battlefield landmarks including Cemetery Hill and the “High Water Mark”. There are over 1,300 monuments, markers and memorials, 400 cannons and numerous historic houses.
Over 1,300 Monuments, Markers and Memorials
Professional, Knowledgable Guides
Why is a tour with a Licensed Guide the best way to visit the battlefield?
Please note: At the present time Adams County, Pennsylvania is in the GREEN phase of recovery. This allows us to operate guided tours under certain conditions such as maintaining social distancing, using masks, conducting tours caravan style. View our reservations and rates page for additional details on how to arrange a personal tour at this time.
The National Park Service Visitor Center (including the world-famous Cyclorama and Museum) is now open with limited hours. Refer to their website www.gettysburgfoundation.org for operational details. The Gettysburg Foundation, the park’s managing partner, is now accepting reservations for guided tours departing their facility. Walk-in “Day Of” tours are available at the Visitor Center on a limited basis. Other venues in Gettysburg also offer “Day Of” and reserved guided tours.
You get a customized tour!
The tours are not “one-size-fits-all”. Your Guide will figure out what interests you the most, gauge your existing knowledge level, and provide a unique tour designed specifically for you.
Answers to all of your questions!
You will see countless things on the battlefield – monuments, cannons, terrain features, etc. – that will attract your attention. Your Guide will be able to tell you what you are seeing, and the stories behind what you see.
You won’t get lost!
You won’t get confused following driving instructions, missing directional signs, dealing with road closures, and otherwise wasting time. Your Guide knows exactly where to go, and will offer to drive your car, so everyone can look out the window and fully enjoy the tour.
A family-friendly tour!
Your Guide will be able to keep young people interested and happy, while simultaneously telling grown-ups the story of the battle.
You’ll know what to look at and where to look!
If you try to do the tour on your own, you may often be confused as to what you should be looking at, and which way you should look. Your Guide will point the way.
You will feel the history!
Guides are tested by the National Park Service to make sure that they can tell the stories of the battle and make the battlefield come alive for you. No mechanical or electronic device can match the skill and personal touch of a trained and certified human guide.