OUR TOURING PARTNERS

Please note that we can ONLY accept reservations for individuals and commercial tour companies desiring personal guides for battlefield tours in their vehicle. Those desiring guided horse tours, motorcycle tours, bicycle tours, or guided segway tours must make those reservations through the websites of those companies. They do use only NPS-licensed guides but handle their own reservations. As a convenience, you will find links to those below. ALBG bears no responsibility for the actions of these companies or consequences that may arise in your dealing with these organizations.  The links are provided as a convenient courtesy.  Just as you can hire an LBG to give you and your family a tour in your own vehicle, these companies hire our LBG’s to conduct tours using their own unique forms of transportation.

Gettysburg Tour Company The Gettysburg Tour Company hires LBG’s to narrate many of their tours on air-conditioned and comfortable coaches as well as their famous open-air double-decker buses.
Gettysburg Heritage Center The Gettysburg Heritage Center is an excellent place to start any battlefield tour experience with an interesting interactive museum and twenty-minute orientation movie. They offer a variety of traditional licensed guided tours both by reservation and walk-in.  Guided carriage tours of the Battlefield also leave from this facility.
Horseback tours

Horseback trail rides and narrated two-hour tours, conducted by LBG’s, are run by National Riding Stables from Artillery Ridge Campground on Taneytown Road and by Confederate Trails and Hickory Hollow from McMillan Woods.  To make reservations, visit their individual websites listed below:

nationalridingstablesorg

confederatetrails.com

http://hickoryhollowhorsefarm.com

Bicycle Tours GettysBike Tours offers regularly scheduled tours of the battlefield, again utilizing Licensed Battlefield Guides. They have a small contact facility in the Bus lot of the Gettysburg Foundation / Gettysburg National Military Park Visitor Center. 
Segway Tours One of the unique ways to experience Gettysburg is via the Segway personal transportation device and yes, the Licensed Battlefield Guides have individuals who give these tours under the sponsorship of SegTours, LLC. SegTours operates from its headquarters at the Gettysburg Shopping Center on Springs Avenue. For those interested in experiencing this unique device SegTours also offers un-narrated rides. 
Gettysburg Foundation This is the non-profit organization that operates the National Park Service Visitor Center. In addition to selling tickets to the various attractions within the park, they also schedule on-site guide services for both private car tours and bus tours.  Arrangements made via the Foundation will incur a $12 per tour surcharge which is placed on all such guide reservations.  Bus and Van reservations also have a surcharge. Visit their reservations page

If you have taken a tour of the Gettysburg battlefield or another Civil War battlefield, perhaps you would be interested in checking out guided tours of European battlefields of the First and Second World War.  Check out the offerings of one of the premier companies in the business: Battleground Tours

For battlefield adventures farther afield visit the Cultural Experience: Archaeology, Battlefields & History website.

 

Updated: March 10, 2021

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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