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Gettysburg Battlefield Self-Guided Driving Tour
4.5

Gettysburg Battlefield Self-Guided Driving Tour

By Action Day Trips
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$9.99
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Ages 5-90
Duration: 2–4 hours
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Mobile ticket
English

Highlights
  • This flexible, self-led tour option is great for independent travelers
  • Explore Gettysburg’s key battle sites and landmarks in comfort
  • The in-depth audio narration helps bring the history to life
  • Buy just one tour for the whole car, and use as often as you’d like

  • App on your phone: A link to download the Action Guide app. Password for your tours. Preview at home
  • Flexible schedule: Use any day, any time. Travel over multiple days or on next trip. Never expires.
  • Good value: Buy just one per car. Don’t pay for each person. Save money compared to a bus tour.
  • Easy to use: Stories play automatically by GPS. Hands-free. Get HELP all day: Call, Chat, or Email.
  • Private tour in your/rental car: No group. Take breaks for photos/ snacks/hikes. Go at your own pace
  • Offline use: No cell signal or wifi required. Offline GPS Map & route. Stop-to-stop direction.
  • Don’t miss a thing: Full itinerary, travel tips, professionally narrated, videos, text, hidden gems.
What's not included
  • Transportation, parking fee, food/drinks
  • National Park/attraction Passes, entry tickets, or reservation
  • Entry/Admission - Gettysburg Heritage Center


Departure details
  • Gettysburg Heritage Center, 297 Steinwehr Ave, Gettysburg, PA 17325, USA This is a self-guided experience and not an entrance ticket. It starts in the Heritage Center's parking lot at 1 Culp Street. Park timings are strictly followed. Construction at little/big round top and Devil's Den. Detour is supported in the app.
Return details
  • 125 Taneytown Rd, Gettysburg, PA 17325, USA

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 259177P2

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • How it works: Once you book a tour, you’ll get a text/email with instructions. Download the app (while in good wifi/signal) and use your unique password to access your tours. To begin touring, go to the Starting Point and launch the app. The audio starts automatically. Stick to the tour route & speed limit for the best experience. Please note that no one will meet you at the starting point.
  • Good value: Purchase only one tour for the entire vehicle instead of taking the bus and paying for each person. You will see a significant saving. Connect your phone to car speakers by a wire or bluetooth. Enjoy the tour by listening together as you drive.
  • Flexible Schedule: Once the app/tour is on your phone, you can use it any day and at any time. You can use it over multiple days. And, also use it on your next trip here. This tour never expires.
  • Preview the tour: You can use it before the trip at home (highly recommended), use it during the trip, and use it after you come back.
  • Don't miss a thing: You will get everything with the app - a complete itinerary, travel tips, professionally narrated audio stories, story script, images, videos, deep dives, hidden gems, exciting locations, recommendations for hikes, adventure, activities, treks, and stop-by-stop direction.
  • Private tour: You can use it in your car or rental car. No worries about groups or crowds. Start the tour app on your phone. And it will direct you step by step. You can stop for as many breaks as you like. Take a break for Instagram photos, and take a break for lunch/snacks. Go on a hike. The tour will wait for you and start when you start again. You can even do the tour over multiple days. Go at your own pace.
  • Easy to use: The stories play themselves as soon as the GPS is activated. It requires no use of your hands at all. You can get HELP by calling, chatting, or emailing any time of the day.
  • Offline: There is no need for a cell signal or Wi-Fi while touring. App’s GPS map works offline.
  • Expiration/go again: The tour will last for the rest of your life on your phone. It is available for use on any day of your next trip.
  • Use pictures for a photo book: Create a photo book using clean (no crowd) app images of each spot to make a memorable trip. All the photos and the correct sequence is ready in the app for you to use.
  • Social media: Share clean (no crowd) images with friends/family.
  • This 20+mile-long tour covers the essentials of Gettysburg Battlefield in 2-4 hours.
  • Devices supported include iPhones with iOS 13 & above, Android phones with version 9 & above and all cellular-enabled tablets & iPads.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

A note from Gettysburg Battlefield Self-Guided Driving Tour
  • Please check state guidelines before heading out for the tour. Stay Safe.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

Which attractions will I visit with Gettysburg Battlefield Self-Guided Driving Tour?
How much is Gettysburg Battlefield Self-Guided Driving Tour?
Gettysburg Battlefield Self-Guided Driving Tour price starts from $9.99. Discover and book Gettysburg Battlefield Self-Guided Driving Tour on Tripadvisor
What is the Gettysburg Battlefield Self-Guided Driving Tour cancellation policy?
Gettysburg Battlefield Self-Guided Driving Tour cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Gettysburg Battlefield Self-Guided Driving Tour on Tripadvisor
Which company provides Gettysburg Battlefield Self-Guided Driving Tour?
Gettysburg Battlefield Self-Guided Driving Tour is hosted by Action Day Trips. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact Action Day Trips on Tripadvisor. Discover and book Gettysburg Battlefield Self-Guided Driving Tour on Tripadvisor

If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 259177P2

Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Gettysburg Heritage Center
    297 Steinwehr Ave, Gettysburg, PA 17325, USA
    This is a self-guided experience and not an entrance ticket. It starts in the Heritage Center's parking lot at 1 Culp Street. Park timings are strictly followed. Construction at little/big round top and Devil's Den. Detour is supported in the app.
    See address & details
  • 1
    Gettysburg Heritage Center
    Stop: 10 minutes - Admission excluded
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  • 2
    Gettysburg Auto Tour Stop 1
    Stop: 5 minutes
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  • 3
    The Railroad Cut
    Stop: 5 minutes
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  • 4
    The Eternal Light Peace Memorial
    Stop: 10 minutes
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  • 5
    Oak Ridge Observation Tower
    Stop: 5 minutes
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  • 6
    Eleventh Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry Memorial
    Stop: 5 minutes
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    Pass by
    Seminary Ridge Museum and Education Center
  • 7
    North Carolina Memorial
    Stop: 5 minutes
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  • 8
    Gettysburg Auto Tour Stop 5
    Stop: 10 minutes
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  • 9
    Longstreet Observation Tower
    Stop: 5 minutes
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  • 10
    Eisenhower National Historic Site
    Stop: 5 minutes
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About the operator

Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator.

LindaK
LindaK
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Disappointing
Audio narration was really good but cut off each time the directions came on and we were unable to go back and cont
Kzootko
Kzootko
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Fun in Colonial Williamsburg saving money and time
Really enjoyed the walk and scenery. The points of interest and narration was very entertaining. The tour ended nd
V1921ZJchrisa
V1921ZJchrisa
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Good place to start your visit
There are more things to see downtown than included here but this is a great place to start. I suggest an ear bud
Kristina R
Kristina R
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Best History Lesson
We flew in to Baltimore early in the morning and had some time before our hotel was ready. This tour helped us stre
NancyRMcG
NancyRMcG
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Very informative and enjoyable
Very informative and enjoyable. Easy to use. Really enhanced the drive through the park. Would highly recommend.
A127CGjohnf
A127CGjohnf
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Great tour
A lot of information, much of it surprising, is packed into this tour. Unbeatable price. Highly recommended.
patricksW3655CX
patricksW3655CX
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Nice tour
We enjoyed the tour. It was a nice way to see Valley Forge. Length of tour was right. It was easy to follow
Bongotoyoy
Bongotoyoy
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Great tour at your own pace.
The tour was very informative and was easy to navigate through. The narrator gave 34 separate talks about 1 to 2 m
amandamF4573VG
amandamF4573VG
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Easy and very informative.
Easy to use and lots of great history! We really enjoyed being able to go at our own pace. Best audio tour!
marthagE3006XT
marthagE3006XT
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Colonial Williamsburg Self-Guided Audio Walking Tour
We purchased and did the tour in November '22. We had no problem with the execution of it. It started automatically
James H
James H
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A fun and informative time
Tour is awesome very informative. Takes you to everything worth seeing and more. Narration is clear and easy to und
W2721PZpattyp
W2721PZpattyp
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Great hybrid adventure
We weren’t expecting the extra pieces where we could get out and get more detail on a stop. That was great! The onl
Michelle A
Michelle A
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A little heads up
It was a little confusing to start. I have an iPhone and had to download google maps, that may have had something t
E5383FKbriano
E5383FKbriano
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Complete disappointment- avoid at all costs
A ghost tour of Gettysburg should be a home run. However this was convoluted and seemed like a bad mix of a tour a
Archiemama
Archiemama
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Poor technology
It was unclear where the tour started. We lost wi fi along the way, the map wouldn’t come up, then we ditched it al
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Hector F.
1 contribution
Mar 2023
I wanted to visit Gettysburg Battlefield with some friends but wanted a tour that went on our pace. This app was fantastic, it was very informative and on point. We had a wonderful time and the day was not tiresome. Took breaks and proceeded when we were ready. I would recommend this for anyone.
Written March 7, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Action_Day_Trips
Thank you so much for your feedback! I’m delighted that my tour of the Gettysburg Battlefield added to your learning and that you enjoyed it. I also have 100 other self-guided tours for other parks, scenic drives, cities, and historic sites in the US — hopefully, you’ll get the chance to try them next time! Also, to remind you, the tour you bought is yours for a lifetime. So, you can listen to it at home or on your next visit.
Written March 8, 2023
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

dblady1020
Belmont, NH13 contributions
Excellent and frequent commentary with good directions. We enjoyed the explanations and background stories throughout.
Written March 6, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Action_Day_Trips
Thank you so much for your feedback! I’m delighted that my tour of the Gettysburg Battlefield added to your learning and that you enjoyed it. I also have 100 other self-guided tours for other parks, scenic drives, cities, and historic sites in the US — hopefully, you’ll get the chance to try them next time! Also, to remind you, the tour you bought is yours for a lifetime. So, you can listen to it at home or on your next visit.
Written March 6, 2023
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

LTarin
1 contribution
Feb 2023
Once you get started it is very informative. The struggles or instuctions to get started were a little difficult. My husband and I both enjoyed the content.

One other side note, it would be helpful to understand the speed you are driving and when to start moving the car again, when it mentions to "Pull over".
Written February 20, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Action_Day_Trips
Thank you so much for your feedback! I’m delighted that my tour of the Gettysburg Battlefield added to your learning and that you enjoyed it. I also have 100 other self-guided tours for other parks, scenic drives, cities, and historic sites in the US — hopefully, you’ll get the chance to try them next time! Also, to remind you, the tour you bought is yours for a lifetime. So, you can listen to it at home or on your next visit.
Written March 1, 2023
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

LBSMD
Hershey, PA2 contributions
Easy to follow; very interesting & informative. The pace was appropriate. Being able to stop when we wanted was a big plus.
Written February 19, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Action_Day_Trips
Thank you so much for your feedback! I’m delighted that my tour of the Gettysburg Battlefield added to your learning and that you enjoyed it. I also have 100 other self-guided tours for other parks, scenic drives, cities, and historic sites in the US — hopefully, you’ll get the chance to try them next time! Also, to remind you, the tour you bought is yours for a lifetime. So, you can listen to it at home or on your next visit.
Written February 20, 2023
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Ingrid S
Battle Ground, WA1 contribution
Dec 2022 • Family
Easy to follow, even with the detour. Very informative. Saw everything I wanted to see and learned everything I wanted to learn
Written December 19, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Adv_Abroad_team
Thank you so much for your feedback! I’m delighted that my tour of Gettysburg Battlefield added to your learning and that you enjoyed it. I also have 100 other self-guided tours for other parks, scenic drives, cities, and historic sites in the US — hopefully, you’ll get the chance to try them next time! Also, to remind you, the tour you bought is yours for a lifetime. So, you can listen to it at home or on your next visit.
Written December 20, 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Candy L
El Dorado Hills, CA7 contributions
Nov 2022
The audio didn’t sync well with our iPhone 11 GPS so it was pretty confusing. We weren’t terribly upset because we had booked a bus tour for the following day. If you have time to do only one tour, definitely go for the bus with a guide!
Written November 30, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Adv_Abroad_team
I'm sorry for the inconvenience you had, Candy! GPS sensors on various phones are different. I enlarged the geo circles for poor GPS days. That should solve the problem. I also have 100 other self-guided tours for other parks, scenic drives, cities, and historic sites in the US — hopefully, you’ll get the chance to try them next time! Also, to remind you, the tour you bought is yours for a lifetime. So, you can listen to it at home or on your next visit.
Written December 2, 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Wanderer721459
Ghent, Belgium2 contributions
The auto tour was accurate and very enjoyable. We were able to follow the audio very easily. The value was well worth the price
Written November 27, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Adv_Abroad_team
Thank you so much for your feedback, Wander! I’m delighted that my tour of the Gettysburg Battlefield added to your learning and that you enjoyed it. I also have 100 other self-guided tours for other parks, scenic drives, cities, and historic sites in the US — hopefully, you’ll get the chance to try them next time! Also, just to remind you, the tour you bought is yours for a lifetime. So, you can listen to it at home or on your next visit.
Written November 28, 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Deborah D
Boston, MA2 contributions
This tour was surprisingly good: easy to follow in our car with the dog, informative, and fun. The historical context was excellent, as was the atmospheric context. Although we did this tour on a cold and dark November day, we could easily imagine the hardship in the early July heat that these soldiers and citizens endured.
Written November 21, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Adv_Abroad_team
Thank you so much for your feedback, Debora! I’m delighted that my tour of the Gettysburg Battlefield added to your learning and that you enjoyed it. I also have 100 other self-guided tours for other parks, scenic drives, cities, and historic sites in the US — hopefully, you’ll get the chance to try them next time! Also, just to remind you, the tour you bought is yours for a lifetime. So, you can listen to it at home or on your next visit.
Written November 22, 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Lou F
Annandale, NJ61 contributions
Nov 2022
Very easy to use and very well narrated. GPS works very well. Allows you to deviate or stop. Highly recommend.
Written November 11, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Adv_Abroad_team
Thank you so much for your feedback, Lou! I’m delighted that my tour of the Gettysburg Battlefield added to your learning and that you enjoyed it. I also have 100 other self-guided tours for other parks, scenic drives, cities, and historic sites in the US — hopefully, you’ll get the chance to try them next time! Also, just to remind you, the tour you bought is yours for a lifetime. So, you can listen to it at home or on your next visit.
Written November 15, 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Sara D
1 contribution
Oct 2022 • Solo
Go at own pace, very nice information. Great experience of the battlefield. Information isn’t too lengthy..
Written October 27, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Adv_Abroad_team
Thank you so much for your feedback, Sarad! The flexibility to go at your own pace is one of the best features of our self-guided tour. I'm delighted that my tour of the Gettysburg Battlefield added to your learning and that you enjoyed it. We are always looking for ways to improve the touring experience and new information to include on our tour. I'll relay your complaint to our team. In addition, I also have 100 other self-guided tours for other parks, scenic drives, cities, and historic sites in the US — hopefully, you’ll get the chance to try them next time! Also, to remind you, the tour you bought is yours for a lifetime. So, you can listen to it at home or on your next visit.
Written October 28, 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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