Washington to Gettysburg Battlefield Tour: Take a tour of the most pivotal battleground of the Civil War!
This experience has not been affected by the pandemic! During your stay in Washington, carve out a day to journey to Gettysburg and investigate the most impactful battle during the American Civil War on a private tour with a trained military historian. Begin the day with pickup by luxury car at your lodging location.
The contemporary visitor’s center is an excellent stop where the original cyclorama (1883) of the battlefield may be examined. Explore the national military cemetery where President Lincoln delivered the Gettysburg Address. If lunch during the day is desired, we recommend Food 101, a contemporary café in historic downtown or for comfort food, Friendly’s where a milkshake is a must! The tour includes ticketed entry to the cupola at the Lutheran Seminary and museum. Each of the three days of battle will be explored in the field including Reynolds Woods, the Virginia Memorial, Pickett’s Charge sites, Little Round Top, Devils Den, the Peach Orchard, and the High Water Mark.
Perfect for the first-time visitor or those who have conducted seasoned study.
Fun Fact!: The Battle of Gettysburg transformed the town of Gettysburg. Prior to the Civil War, Gettysburg had been a prosperous village that supported two small colleges. After the battle, however, it was seared by the memories of the slaughter. In the battle’s immediate aftermath, corpses outnumbered residents of the village of just over 2,000 by four to one.
Another Fun Fact!: Brigadier General Gouverneur Warren, a Union hero at Little Round Top in Day Two of the battle, saw previous action with the 5th and 10th New York Volunteer Infantry at the Seven Days Battles, Second Manassas and Antietam.