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Gettysburg Day Trip from DC

Gettysburg Day Trip from DC

Gray Line's Gettysburg Battle Tour with Lunch
Gray Line's Gettysburg Battle Tour with Lunch by BruceEmmerling
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Enjoy this day trip from DC, head to Gettysburg, Pennsylvania and take a step back into the monumental Battle of Gettysburg that helped shape America into the country it is today. With admission fees included, we will visit the Shriver House Museum, Visitor Center, and the actual battlefield itself accompanied by an award-winning Battlefield Guide. Roundtrip transportation is provided aboard our luxury comfort coaches.

10.5 hours
  • Mobile & printed vouchers accepted
  • Free Cancellation


  • 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
  • Snap unforgettable photos of a monumental piece of history for the United States

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  • Admission fees
  • Roundtrip transportation
  • Local, experienced and certified guide and driver

  • Lunch
  • Gratuities

Please Note

  • Please wear comfortable walking shoes

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Gray Line's Gettysburg Battle Tour with Lunch

10.5 hours

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Departure Location & Details
Check in: 7:30am
Departure: 8:00am
Location: Union Station Bus Terminal Level, 50 Massachusetts Ave. NE, Washington, DC 20002

Highlighted Stops
Shriver House Museum
Gettysburg Visitor Center (Orientation Film/Cyclorama Presentation/Museum)
Gettysburg Battlefield (Guided Two-Hour Tour)

Return Location & Details
Time: 6:30pm
Location: Union Station Bus Level, 50 Massachusetts Ave. NE, Washington, DC 20002

Tour Overview
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.
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4.7 / 5   overall customer review rating
Ian Stocker
Apr 14 2020
COVID meant we cancelledGray Line promised to refund so we are waiting on that please.
a Gray Line customer
Oct 12 2019
Excellent driver, well organised schedule and good variety of experiences.
a Gray Line customer
Sep 29 2019
This was an amazing tour! Our tour guide, Wayne, is so knowledgeable about all things Gettysburg. There was a bit of a ride from DC to Gettysburg, but he gave information about different sights along the way, making the entire ride so informative and enjoyable. I initially booked this tour because I knew it is something my husband would greatly enjoy because of his interest in History. I was never really into History, so I didn't expect to be overly excited. However, this was, hands down, the best tour I've ever experienced. The details and experiences of this time in History were made so real from both the information and the stops that were made along the way. I would most definitely plan doing this tour when you visit Washington DC. You won't regret it.
a Gray Line customer
Sep 26 2019
Robert Brackeen
Sep 25 2019
Guide was great. Knowledgeable and entertaining.
a Gray Line customer
Sep 07 2019
Tour guide was excellent. Tour was brief but informative. Needed more time in museum
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