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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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Great Way to Experience the Battlefields

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
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Crescent
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

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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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 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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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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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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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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York, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

My friend and I went last Oct 2013 . We picked Artillary camp grounds because they offered a 2 hr horseback ride from the campground and through the battlefield. It was great They gave us earphones and told us all about what happened. I live near Gettysburg and learned a few things It was well worth the money .. I... More 

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Stratford, Connecticut, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

My husband and I went on the 2 hr carriage ride through the Battlefield. Loved the experience. Getting a Licensed Battlefield Historian (guide) is a must! He made the ride so interesting. The people at the farn were very friendly. After a mix-up with the scheduling, we were on our way and they were very apologetic. However, I really enjoyed... More 

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Ballston Spa, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

My husband and I wanted to start our 25th year with a special treat. No weekday rides were scheduled in Sept. THEY MADE IT WORK!!!!!!!!!!!!! They designed a superbly elegant and memorable ride just for us. It was as if we were the only people in the world. They made it exactly what we had hoped! I cannot thank them... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014 via mobile

Our family took the 2 hour horseback ride. What a great experience! Lots of history and really great landscape views. The guides were able to answer questions and offer a few funny antecdotes. Would recommend this ride for history buffs.

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York, Pennsylvania, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

my family and I were visiting Gettysburg and my daughter saw the carriage and got very excited and of course asked to take a ride.I checked to see how much and they happened to have a special that day so i agreed to take the family on a carriage ride. We went at sunset to it was so beautiful.The couple... More 

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