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Association of Licensed Battlefield Guides

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Address: Gettysburg, PA
Phone Number: (717) 337-1709
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It's difficult coming up with the right words to express how wonderful this program is. The guides go through rigorous testing before the best and most passionate are certified as... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It's difficult coming up with the right words to express how wonderful this program is. The guides go through rigorous testing before the best and most passionate are certified as licensed guides. I believe that any one of them would lead you on a trip that you would never forget. We were fortunate to have the energetic and fervent Susan... More 

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Princeton, West Virginia
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had Gary as our guide. We did a 3 hour tour. It was money well spent. My only complaint would be even the 3 hour tour goes by way to fast. We can't wait to do it again.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We were assigned George by chance by the Association, but when we go back, we will ask for him again. George is from Brooklyn, but has gone to Gettysburg for many years, felt at home there, and now in his retirement, has made it his home. Six years a guide -- enthusiastic, knowledgeable, kind, empathetic -- one of the best... More 

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Chapel Hill
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Rich was our battlefield guide and he was worth every penny, including the tip we gave him at the end of the day. He told us about the battle as it unfolded each day and why it unfolded the way it did. He tried to highlight the areas where our state's troops fought and talked about the contributions they made... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Was skeptical about paying to have a personal guide, but I would definitely recommend it. They can even drive your car, which is great so that you can focus on what they are telling you, and not be worrying about whether you're going to turn left or right at the next intersection. Our guide was very knowledgeable, added info that... More 

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maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I decided to hire a private guide through the ALBG on a whim for our trip to the Gettysburg Battlefield for myself, my wife and another couple. It was no mistake. I opted for the 2 hour guided tour. Our Guide, Bob Gale, met us at the assigned location at the precise time agreed upon. On leaving the Visitors' Center... More 

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Irwin, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As we only had a few days in Gettysburg, we decided to reserve a licensed guide to join us in our car to show us the highlights of the battlefield and give us a history lesson about the battle. It was worth every penny!! You must reserve a guide at least 5 days in advance of your visit. Our guide,... More 

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On our tour we were guided by David. He was very knowledgable of the site. He was very entertaining in his descriptions of what went on at each location we stopped at.

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Savannah
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was the first time we have used a private tour guide at any of the battlefields - and ours blew any expectations out of the water. He was extremely knowledgeable and went into great detail. We have ancestors who fought at Gettysburg and he was more than happy to give extra detail into the units, placement, etc. I highly... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a 3 hour tour with Paul M. He was absolutely wonderful! He asked us at the outset if there was anything we specifically wanted to see or have him discuss. He gave us an incredible tour. We are planning on going back next summer and spending more time. We will be asking for Paul again next year.

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