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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. 

CUSTOMIZED
Gettysburg Battlefield Tours
Visit the National Military Park with a Professional, Licensed Battlefield Guide.
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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

Gorgeous Landscapes

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.

GETTYSBURG VISITOR’S ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF RISKS

In consideration of the services of The Association of Licensed Battlefield Guides®, their officers,  agents, and members, and/or all other persons or entities associated with those businesses (hereinafter collectively  referred to as “ALBG”) I agree as follows: 

Although ALBG has taken reasonable steps to provide me with appropriate equipment and experienced,  skilled guides so I can enjoy an activity for which I may not be skilled, ALBG has informed me this activity is not  without risk. Certain risks are inherent in each activity and cannot be eliminated without destroying the unique  character of the activity. These inherent risks are some of the same elements that contribute to the unique  character of this activity and can be the cause of loss or damage to my equipment, or accidental injury, illness, or  in extreme cases, permanent injury, trauma and/ or death. ALBG does not want to frighten me or reduce my  enthusiasm for this activity, but believes it is important for me to know in advance what to be aware of and to  expect and to be informed of the inherent risks as reasonably as possible. Most programs will be conducted on  the grounds of the Gettysburg National Military Park (“GNMP”). The following describes some, but not all, of  those risks.

  • Tripping, slipping and/or falling on uneven, slippery and/or brush and/or leaf-covered terrain
  • Exposure to severe weather, including but not limited to: Excessive cold, heat and/or humidity, sun,  heavy rain, thunderstorms, lightening and/or high winds 
  • Exposure to stinging insects, poison ivy and/or poison oak 
  • Traffic on GNMP and public roadways adjacent and through GNMP, which may be heavy at times and  may include, but is not limited to: automobiles, buses, motorcycles, scooters, horses, horse-drawn  vehicles, Segways and bicycles 

I am aware that outdoors programs entail risks of injury, trauma and/or death to any participant. I  understand the description of these inherent risks is as complete as is reasonably possible, and that other unknown  or unanticipated inherent risks may result in injury, trauma and/or death. I agree to assume and accept full  responsibility for the inherent risks identified herein and those inherent risks not specifically identified but may  also occur. My participation in this activity is purely voluntary; no one is forcing me to participate and I elect to  participate in spite of and with full knowledge of the inherent risks. 

I acknowledge that engaging in this activity may require a degree of skill and knowledge different than  other activities and that I have responsibilities as a participant. I acknowledge that the staff of ALBG [and the  Staff of the Gettysburg National Military Park who are publicly available to all Visitors for information at no  charge] has been available to more fully explain to me the nature and physical demands of this activity and the  inherent risks, hazards, and dangers associated with this activity. 

I certify that I am fully capable of participating in this activity. Therefore, I assume and accept full  responsibility for myself, including all minor children in my care, custody, and control, for bodily injury, death or  loss of personal property [including but not limited to automobiles, other vehicles, pets, etc.] and expenses as a  result of those inherent risks and dangers identified herein and those inherent risks and dangers not specifically  identified, and as a result of my negligence in participating in this activity. 

I have carefully read, clearly understood and accepted the terms and conditions stated herein and  acknowledge that this agreement shall be effective and binding upon myself, my heirs, assigns, personal  representative and estate and for all members of my family, including minor children.

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