Gettysburg Day Trip From Washington DC - Washington D. C.

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Tour Information

Key Details

  • Printed Voucher Required
  • Free Cancellation
  • Instant Confirmation
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  • Duration: 10 Hrs 30 Mins
  • Departure Time :
    8:00 AM
  • Departure Details :
    Union Station,
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Overview

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

  • Fully narrated tour
  • Day trip (destination A to B)
  • All taxes, fuel surcharges and service fees included

Know More about this tour

Board your comfortable, air-conditioned coach at Washington DC's Union Station and travel 2.5 hours through the scenic Maryland and Pennsylvania 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 Shriver House Museum, where you'll receive a living history tour which lasts approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes. 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.

After this visit, we will depart and 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.

We will board the coach again at 1:45pm to begin our Battlefield Tour. This portion of the tour lasts approximately 2 hours.

Relax on your drive back to Washington DC, where your 10.5-hour tour concludes at Union Station.

Inclusions

  • Professional driver/guide
  • Local taxes
  • Tour of Gettysburg Battlefield
  • Entry/Admission - Gettysburg National Military Park
  • Entry/Admission - Shriver House Museum
  • Entry/Admission - Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center
  • Entry/Admission - Gettysburg Diorama
  • Entry/Admission - Gettysburg Battlefield

Exclusions

  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Infants must sit on laps

If the wheelchair is collapsible (i.e. can fold up) and the passenger is able to walk onto the bus, the passenger can take this coach tour without making any special arrangements

If the passenger is confined to the wheelchair, or it is not collapsible, the passenger or their agent will need to contact the tour operator two weeks prior to the departure of their tour to request a coach with a wheelchair lift. The contact details for the tour operator will be on your voucher once you have a confirmed booking

This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If its canceled because the minimum isnt met, youll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund