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 âÂÂ 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.Â Return to DC and wrap up your day with an evening tour of DC's famous monuments and memorials on a guided, small-group sightseeing tour.
Know More about this tourBoard a comfortable, air-conditioned coach at Union Station and travel 2.5 hours through the Maryland and Pennsylvania scenic countryside to Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. Listen to your guide provide historical background on the momentous Battle of Gettysburg during your drive. Fought in 1863, this three-day battle between Confederate and Union troops caused the highest number of casualties of any American Civil War battle — more than 46,000.
Your first stop in Gettysburg is Farnsworth House, where you'll watch a presentation about what life was like for Civil War soldiers and see where Confederate sharpshooters hid out during the battle. After this visit, enjoy a break for lunch (own expense).
Continue to the Gettysburg Battlefield and enjoy time to explore on your own. At the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum and Visitor Center, watch a film about the battle narrated by actor Morgan Freeman and see a variety of informational exhibits about the battle commonly considered a turning point in the American Civil War. Admire the Gettysburg Cyclorama, a stunning miniature military diorama that depicts the fierce battle with the help of narration and sound effects. Throughout your visit, expert guides are on hand to answer your questions about the Battle of Gettysburg and its aftermath.
To get a fuller picture of the battle's impact, you'll also visit the nearby Shriver House Museum. Tour the restored house of George Washington Shriver, located in the midst of the fighting during the Battle of Gettysburg. Learn about the harrowing experience of Shriver's family during the battle, visit the home's attic where two Confederate sharpshooters died, and see authentic Civil War bullets discovered in the house more than 100 years after the war.
Relax on your drive back to Washington DC's Union Station. Take a short break before the evening portion of your tour. Board the motor coach (or open-top double decker bus, if the weather permits!) and ride through DC visiting famous sites like the Lincoln Memorial, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, the Korean War Memorial, and the Marine Corps War Memorial as well as making photo stops at the White House and either the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial or the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial. From the comfort of a motor coach or open-top double decker bus, see the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, the US Capitol Building, the Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool, and much more, depending on the time of year.
Other points of interest to see include Pennsylvania Avenue, the Washington Monument, the Capitol Reflecting Pool, Federal Triangle, and Georgetown.
Inclusions for Gettysburg Day Trip And DC After Dark Combo
- Live commentary on board
Exclusions for Gettysburg Day Trip And DC After Dark Combo
- Gratuities (optional)
- Food and drinks
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, an alternative or full refund will be offered
Wheelchair accessible, please advise at time of booking if wheelchair assistance is required
Children must be accompanied by an adult
- If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the undiscounted tour price.
- If you cancel between 4 to 7 Calendar days before scheduled tour departure,the cancellation charge will be 50% of the undiscounted tour price.
- If you cancel at least 8 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. You will receive Full Refund for the paid amount.
- Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
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