Hiring a Licensed Battlefield Guide
Guides are available at the Gettysburg National
Military Park Visitor Center on 1195 Baltimore Pike on a first-come,
first-served basis. Packages are available that include a bus tour
hosted by a licensed guide. For the BEST experience hire your own
personal licensed guide to go with you and your family in your own
vehicle. The guide will, at your request, drive your vehicle for you so you can better enjoy the experience.
The Visitor Center is open daily from 8am to 6 pm
during the main visitation season and 8am to 5 pm at off peak
times. It is closed only three days each year - Thanksgiving,
Christmas and New Years day. Guides are occasionally also located
at the Association Headquarters - 241Steinwehr Avenue, the Gettysburg
History Center. This is the home of the popular Gettysburg Diorama (Formerly located at the Artillery Ridge campground.)
Individual guided tours in your own vehicle are extremely popular and one of the most economical touring options. The Licensed Battlefield Guides have specialized in such tours since 1915!!!. During busy times of the year it is not uncommon to have all available guides committed early in the day. If you wish to obtain guide services it is best to arrive at the Visitor Center as early in the day as possible. The building opens its doors at 8am and guide services can be scheduled immediately. Generally, by 10am there will be a wait. By 2pm it may be impossible to schedule a guide for later in the day as all available times are booked.
If you desire a
specialized custom tour of the town or the battlefield please contact
the ALBG directly for best service at 717-337-1709.
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Our guides are perhaps the
most versatile in the world in the wide variety of tours offered. On
any given day Licensed Battlefield Guides can be found giving
specialized walking tours on some aspect of the battle, conducting a
tour for a family on bicycles, accompanying a commercial tour on
horseback or moped. Of course you are most likely to encounter a
guide conducting a private family tour in the family's own vehicle or
acting as an on-board guide on a variety of bus tours including those
sponsored by the local Gettysburg Tour Center.
BEST BY FAR...
WITH A LICENSED GUIDE
IN YOUR OWN CAR!