Embark on a pilgrimage to Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, site of the most pivotal battle in the American Civil War. Visualize the horrors and heroism of those fateful three days in 1863 with the help of the Gettysburg Diorama, a stunningly accurate miniature rendering of the battle with a narrated history, in addition to sound and light accompaniment.
A tour guides leads the way through the battlefield, where more than 50,000 Americans fell and the tide of the war turned toward the Union. Look out over Cemetery Ridge, where President Abraham Lincoln issued his powerful Gettysburg Address, articulating a divided nation's dream of unity. View unique artifacts left behind by the soldiers at Gettysburg and if you wish to, enjoy a hearty lunch along the way.
Your English-speaking driver and guide will pick you up from Union Station in Washington, DC in an air-conditioned coach.
Ride through sweeping Virginia landscapes en route to Gettysburg, site of the largest battle ever waged on American soil.
There you will be treated to a dramatic recreation of the battle, complete with sound and light effects. Learn from your tour guide about the bloody confrontation between North and South and view Cemetery Ridge, which provided the setting for Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address.
Tour the restored home of George Washington Shriver, located in the town’s historic district where some of the heaviest fighting of the Battle occurred. See where Confederate sharpshooters were killed and Civil War bullets and medical equipment were discovered 133 years later.
Savor the sumptuous lunch at General Pickett's Restaurant (payable direct).
Your driver drops you back at Union Station at tour's end.
12 Mar - 05 Sep: Monday, Thursday & Saturday
08 Sep - 12 Nov: Thursday & Saturday
Start time: 08:00am
Duration: 10.5 hours
The tour starts from the Gray Line Terminal at Union Station, Washington DC (bus level).
Please report at the meeting point 15 minutes before the start time. This is mandatory to allow time for pre-departure briefing.
The tour ends at the starting point
Please call the activity operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour to confirm all details
You must print your electronic voucher after completing the online booking process and present it at Union Station.
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