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Confederate Trails of Gettysburg

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Address: West Confederate Avenue, McMillan Woods Youth Campground, Gettysburg, PA 17325
Phone Number: 717-476-7428
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Description: History comes to life at Confederate Trails. We now offer featured rides...
History comes to life at Confederate Trails. We now offer featured rides with living historians in period dress who will tell you what life was like during the time of the Civil War. For those who love in-depth history, the Licensed Battlefield Guide is the only way to go. The battlefield story unfolds as you ride right where the soldiers were - experiencing the power of this important time in our nation's history from the center of the battlefield itself. Horse lovers and historians alike will enjoy this ride. Our horses have all been awarded healthy horse certification by a premier Doctor of Veterinary Medicine. The horses are very friendly and mild mannered. We look forward to riding with you. "Not just the chance for once-in-a-lifetime photographs, it is an unforgettable experience" - Susquehanna Life Magazine
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Terrific way to experience the battle

My 10 year old son and I did the 2 hour tour with a licensed guide. We made online reservations about a week prior. It was the best price of the 3 I investigated. Staff were... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 18, 2015
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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15 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

My 10 year old son and I did the 2 hour tour with a licensed guide. We made online reservations about a week prior. It was the best price of the 3 I investigated. Staff were friendly and professional. They gave an intro ahead of time whereas some places just put you on the horse with little instruction. The horses... More 

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Jacksonville, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

I took the 2 hour battlefield tour on horseback with trainers, Katie and Tish and I have never had so much fun! Our guide was extremely thorough, telling about the preparation, battle and aftermath of Gettysburg while the trainers answered any question we had about the horses. They were very docile and was a bright start to my day!

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Leesburg, Virginia
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23 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

My entire family did the confederate trails 2 hour horseback tour of the battlefields. Upon arrival, we were greeted and asked to sign waivers stating whether we want to wear helmets or not. Once everyone had signed waivers, we all got earpieces and audio boxes to be able to hear the guide throughout the tour. We all then got a... More 

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Annapolis, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Overall an excellent tour. The Licensed Guides are very informative. The horses very gentile and the staff assist you on and off the horses. Your first given the option of helmet or sign the waiver. Then you get the audio earpiece. The trails through the battlefield is the same as the hikers but you get to ride and have the... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

We had a great time on this ride. My girls (11 & 13) loved the horses, and they got some history, too. I was much more interested in the history, and we were all happy. The guide was knowledgeable and it was such a unique experience to see the battlefield on horseback. The staff was so friendly and the horses... More 

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Crescent
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

I like to take horseback rides and sightsee so this was a great combination. They gave us amplifiers so we were able to hear our guide at all times. He was very knowlegeable and able to provide clear instruction on how to see what he was looking at (ex: at about 3 o'clock, just slightly above the trees, you will... More 

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Teaneck
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4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

From calling to make reservations to the end of the ride, this company was so great. I spoke with the actual owners when making the reservations! On a follow up call (I have a change in my schedule) I spoke with Katie who was happy to change my reservation to fit my schedule. Once we arrived, Katie and family (the... More 

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Pennsylvania Dutch Country, Pennsylvania
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24 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

An absolutely amazing experience, riding on horseback the historic trail that winds through the solemn battlegrounds. The staff was exceptionally accommodating and the packages offered seemed tailor-made to most any group. The narrator was accurate and struck a good balance between explaining key events while giving everyone time to just enjoy the sights and sounds. The horse handlers and guides... More 

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Millersville, Pennsylvania, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

My wife and I took a two hour tour with Confederate Trails of Gettysburg, Oct. 24, 2014. The entire event could not have been more perfect. Dale was our licensed guide. He is a riding history book with a great voice, and did a superb job of detailing the history. Rachel and Ken were our hosts and rode with us.... More 

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Mill Creek, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 173 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

I took the horseback ride with some friends and we all agreed that the narration by the licensed tour guide was a wonderful surprise. The guide made the trip really interesting as he explained the battle, the personalities involved, the devastation and all while you rode through part of the battlefield. From start to finish I thought that Confederate Trails... More 

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