Many visitors to the Gettysburg National Military Park choose to explore the expansive park by car. With over 6,000 acres and 30 miles of roads to explore, having a vehicle is a plus. In a place steeped in history and untold stories, you may want to invest in a good driving tour to enrich your visit to Gettysburg. Lucky for you, an ideal tour of this battle site is right at your fingertips. Partnering up with Action Tour Guide, the Gettysburg Heritage Center offers a Gettysburg Auto Tour. You can purchase it on the website, Google Play, or the App Store. This history-packed audio tour immerses you in the history of this fateful three-day battle that would become one of America’s defining moments as a nation.
The tour will trace the three-day battle in chronological order. The Gettysburg Auto Tour is comprehensive, and you’ll be able to explore far and wide all of the fascinating sites at the park. You’ll start the trip at the Heritage Center, where you’ll learn about the intense pre-battle strategizing leading up to the conflict. Then, you’ll be immersed in the first day of the battle at McPhersons’ Ridge. You’ll drive through Railway Cut, tracing your way through the history of the scenery around you. A visit to Iverson’s Pits and Seminary Ridge will close out the sites related to the first day of battle. You will learn about one of the most daring counterattacks in American history at Little Round Top and the infamous Pickett’s Charge. The tour will wrap up at the Gettysburg cemetery, where you’ll hear President Lincoln’s immortal Gettysburg Address.
How long is the Gettysburg Auto Tour?
The Gettysburg Auto Tour from Action Tour Guide is a 1–2 hour driving tour. Changing travel dates or times? The Gettysburg auto tour can be accessed whenever you want it. Once you’ve downloaded the tour and received your password, it’s all yours.