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Gettysburg Day Trip from Washington DC

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Witness the site of the largest battle ever fought on US soil on this day trip from Washington DC to Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. Relax on a picturesque drive through the Maryland and Pennsylvania countryside. Learn all about the Battle of Gettysburg through a show featuring narration and a detailed miniature military diorama, and visit Cemetery Ridge — where President Lincoln delivered his historic Gettysburg Address. Get insights into the civilian experience of the bloody battle by visiting the restored home of George Washington Shriver.
Highlights
  • Gettysburg guided tour from Washington DC
  • Learn facts from a guide that will impress any Civil War buff
  • Take in the beautiful countryside of Maryland and Pennsylvania
  • Includes entry to Gettysburg National Military Park and Shriver House Museum
  • Round-trip transportation from Union Station for easy convenience
What to Expect
For this Gettysburg tour, head to Washington DC’s Union Station to board a comfortable coach bus. Settle into your seat for a scenic ride through Maryland and Pennsylvania to the Civil War battlefield.
While you travel, listen to your guide’s engaging commentary about the background of the famous Battle of Gettysburg. Once you arrive at the site, stop first at Shriver House to view a experience a living museum.
Take a break for lunch independently (at your own expense) before continuing your tour at the battlefield itself. At the Gettysburg National Military Park, spend time exploring on your own. Take in the film about the battle, and peruse the various exhibits before a tour of the Battlefield.
After a full day of history, get dropped back off at Union Station.
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This trip is overpriced for what it is. If you're able-bodied, I'd recommend getting a rental car and driving for several reasons: - You spend way too long at the Shriver house. - You get 20 minutes at a museum where you could spend hours....More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Jayden A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent tour. It takes all day because of the distance involved, but it is a great first tour of Gettysburg. It is a great overview of what happened at the battle of 3 days. Highly recommend it if you are not a history buff.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank MaxBer13
Reviewed 10 July 2019 via mobile

This trip was the highlight of our vacation.... I almost didn’t do it because it was pricey....but worth every penny! Tour guides were great!

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Chatty K
Reviewed 4 July 2019

We got up at 6:00 AM, paid $20 for a car to Union Station, found the Gray Line ticket counter- only to be told that there would be no tours that day. No explanation (e.g. bus broke down), no information about how to get money...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank stumpcity
Reviewed 2 July 2019

I really enjoyed this tour. The tour guide was bright and told us a lot of interesting stories. The girft shop was great, too. I bought a famous artist's painting there of the civil war at Gettysburg.

Date of experience: August 2018
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geoffh292
12 June 2019|
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Travel to Gettysburg and back is some 4 hours - but entertaining. The battlefield tour is 2 hours, with several stops. I highly recommend the tour. A highlight of my visit to the USA. Regards Alan
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Noel B
19 September 2018|
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Response from Beth A | Reviewed this property |
Our tour left at 8am and we were back by 6pm.
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kathy-hammond
27 August 2018|
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Response from Beth A | Reviewed this property |
Yes, our driver took us to a small local mall with a food court. Several choices available, not fine dining but the food was good. I had the loaded baked potato and my husband had a bar b que sandwich.
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