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Gettysburg Day Trip From Washington DC

Gettysburg Day Trip From Washington DC
Gettysburg Day Trip From Washington DC
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Gettysburg Day Trip From Washington DC by BruceEmmerling
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Explore the history of the battle of Gettysburg in Pennsylvania. Price includes transportation from DC and admission to the Shriver House Museum

10.5 Hours
  • Mobile & printed vouchers accepted
  • Free Cancellation

Highlights

  • Visit historic Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, including the Shriver House Museum and the state-of-the-art Visitor Center
  • Aboard our motor coach, an award-winning Battlefield Guide will provide a fully-narrated history of the battle of Gettysburg during a two-hour, comprehensive tour of the battlefield

Includes

  • Admissions

  • Hotel Pick-up (departs from Union Station)
  • Lunch
  • Optional gratuities

Please Note

  • You must be present at our Union Station office by 7:45am at the latest to guarantee ridership on the tour. We are located at 50 Massachusetts Ave. NE, Washington, DC 20002, on the Bus Terminal Level. Once the tour departs, guests cannot join along the route. You should arrive between 7:30-7:45am to check in properly.
  • Our drivers are licensed DC sightseeing guides, but they do not get off and accompany you to each memorial, as they are responsible for the motor coach itself.
  • Any tour may be canceled if fewer than ten (10) full fares are not sold by scheduled departure time. Please call at 202-779-9894 to check availability

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Travel through the picturesque countryside to Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, a town steeped in history. Spend a day devoted to a tour of the town and its historic battlefield.

What will you see on this Tour?

At the start of this tour, you’ll see the rolling countryside of Pennsylvania on the way to the battlefield. The day starts off in the Shriver House Museum, which is a restored house from the Civil War that provides for a living history experience. The Shrivers were a family that lived close to the battlefield and this home is dedicated to showing how they lived, and how civilians were affected by the destruction and chaos surrounding them. Their home is filled with timely effects, including preserved rooms and newspapers.

The next part of the tour will take you to the Gettysburg Visitor Center, where we’ll start you’ll get your orientation for the rest of the day and get ready to step out and learn. This begins with a short film, narrated by top actor Morgan Freeman, which will give you some of the historical backing for the tour. Following the film, you will go upstairs to a one-of-a-kind cyclorama, which offers a full, 360-degree experience of the battlefield. This is an experience that will stick with you as you walk around the museum and learn more. The view of the battlefield is extremely helpful when it comes to visualizing the movements of the troops and key moments, including Pickett's Charge.

The museum at the Visitor Center is a hidden gem that gives visitors the timeline leading up to the famous battle, and why it came around in such a way. It also allows you to see some of the artillery used and memorabilia of the Confederacy, and provides a descriptive account of the long-lasting impact the battle had on the town of Gettysburg.

Finally, the most exciting part of the tour is the two-hour visit to the battlefield, narrated by one of the Visitor Center's award-winning step-on guides. You will board the motor coach and drive around and get off at such key landmarks as Big and Little Round Top, Devil's Den, the Peach Orchard and more. The motor coach makes the tour more accessible for those that can’t walk around the battlefield, and the guide provides for an educational and enjoyable experience.

Why should you go on this Tour?

Visitors who want to spend a day steeped in history will certainly enjoy this tour. It’s a comprehensive way to learn everything about the battle in a day. The cyclorama is just one of the highlights of the day, with so much to see and do while you are there. It’s an experience that will stay with you for a lifetime and anyone with kids learning about the battle can greatly benefit from the day.
STOPS (Locations guests get off and visit)

Shriver House Museum
Gettysburg Visitor Center (Orientation Film/Cyclorama Presentation/Museum)
Gettysburg Battlefield (Guided Two-Hour Tour)
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4.7 / 5   overall customer review rating
Robyn Leyden
Nov 15 2018
Awesome! Tour guide was very knowledgeable.
a Gray Line customer
Nov 09 2018
Enjoyed the tour a lot ! Very enjoyable.
a Gray Line customer
Sep 08 2018
We could not fault the Gettysburg tour. We drove through town and over the battlefield at a pace to take in the points of interest. The tour stops were long enough to get a feel of the battlefield and how the three day battle unfolded.
a Gray Line customer
Jul 28 2018
Easy to locate in Union Station
Beverly Hoege
Jul 15 2018
Great museum, cyclorama, gift store. Clean, pleasant!! Informative!!
Susan Brown
Jun 02 2018
Great tour. Our tour guide was excellent you know he has a great passion for his work. Very knowledgeable.
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