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Confederate Trails of Gettysburg

West Confederate Avenue, McMillan Woods Youth Campground, Gettysburg, PA 17325
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Ranked #12 of 37 Activities in Gettysburg
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours, Adventure
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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
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Millersville, Pennsylvania, United States
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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113 attraction reviews
145 helpful votes 145 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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York, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
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
18 reviews 18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

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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4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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Hudson, Canada
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

This was the best view of the battlefield, never expected such a great ride with two fantastic wranglers, Tiff and Rachel. Wonderful time, best $70 I spent during my stay in Gettysburg. Thanks. Highly recommended this.

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Sturbridge, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

We took our children, 10 and 7, on the tour and all four of us had a fantastic time. The horses are gentle so as beginners we appreciated that. Our guide, Joe, was outstanding and our wranglers super helpful. We all came away with a good understanding of the battle - and learned it all in a fun and engaging... More

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Stafford, Virginia
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5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

God this was great!!!! This is one of THE best ways to see the landscape of the battlefield. It gives you a keen sense of how officers traveled through the battle. Our tour guide "Joe" was amazing. He was kind, incredibly knowledgable and knew this area like the back of his hand. The gals who operate the horses were amazing... More

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