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Confederate Trails of Gettysburg

West Confederate Avenue, McMillan Woods Youth Campground, Gettysburg, PA 17325
717-476-7428
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Ranked #11 of 37 activities in Gettysburg
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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 « less
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Confederate Trails takes such great care of their horses, something that is very important to us. The ride is so informative and we have learned something new each time. As we ride the same trail that General Lee most likely used to direct the troops we feel as though we have gone back in time to those sad days of... More

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Woodhaven, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

I throuoghly enjoyed the confederate trails. I ended up taking the 1.5 hr guided tour, the wranglers and horses were wonderful. This is perfect for any rider and the wranglers are always keeping an eye on the horses for your safety. They will tell you what to do if anything needs to be done. I will definitely use this company... More

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Drums, Pennsylvania
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

Went Saturday, May 24, 2014 and had a great time. Staff handled start-up snafu like a pro and ride was fantastic. Battlefield guide, Timothy, was keeping our imaginations working the whole 2 hours while Rachel and Kendal kept our horse line supervised. At half way through ride, they also did a saddle safety check.... Would def do again.... Thanks, Kris

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Los Angeles, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

Despite confirmations of a ride, noone showed up at the agreed site, or responded to our phone calls and email about the ride. The timing was important as our time here was limited.

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West Chester, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews 7 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

Gettysburg Battlefield is one of my favorite historic areas to visit and I have toured the battlefield many times by foot,by car,and by bicycle. The only thing left was a tour on horseback and it was well worth the wait!! It gives you a totally different perspective on this hallowed ground. You can truly get a sense of what the... More

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Cumberland, Maryland, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

We were able to finally do this ride after visiting getttysburg several times. We were impressed with the lead staff and guide, Kendall and Tim. Good instruction for first time riders. The horses were well behaved, despite some who couldn't resist the lush green grass! Was impressed by the condition of the saddles and helmets, being that they are well... More

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Upper Marlboro, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

This is a one of a kind trip you can take with our without your own horse. I take my horse and go with about 20 friends one a year to ride the battle grounds. The trails are excellent and the views are inspirational. Its difficult to believe all the loss of life that was endured during the battles that... More

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New York City
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013

This was my first time riding horseback and it was great. The trail was beautiful and Katie was a great guide. I wholeheartedly recommend this company.

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Camp Hill, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013

I was nervous to ride a horse, but I have always wanted to do it. I also have never been to Gettysburg, so I decided to combine the two! The ride was very well organized. We were given very clear instructions on how to handle the horses. The staff were awesome: Katie - Provided clear safety guidelines and was extremely... More

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Sodus, New York, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

Without a doubt the best part of our Gettysburg visit!! Confederate Trails have well cared for, experienced horses (we know the diff since we raise our own), the guide was incredible and informative and the trails took us to all the important sites in the battlefield. Our ride was the 2 hr guided ride and the time flew! Staff is... More

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