[NEW TOUR] THE BATTLE IN TOWNJuly 1st between 3:30 & 4:30 p.m. the Union lines crumble and soldiers from numerous regiments converge into one Blue mass moving through the town with the Confederates on their heels. One Union soldier described it as “running the gauntlet” as the air was so thick with bullets “it seemed almost impossible to breathe without inhaling them.” Walk with a Historian and hear about Union and Confederate soldiers’ humanity and bravery; the hand to hand fighting and violent death in the streets, alleys and yards, as the battle spilled into the town of Gettysburg.
Gettysburg Licensed Town Historians specialize in providing walking tours of Gettysburg to individuals or groups of any size and age. We can create customized tours for Scout Groups, visiting schools, businesses, organizations and traveling tour groups.
Our experienced historians are professional hosts with a passion for storytelling, who relay with historical accuracy the civilian accounts of the 3 day battle, occupation and aftermath. Hear the civilian memories of Lincoln's visit. Learn about the Eisenhower years. Our walking tours are designed to give you an over view of 1863 Gettysburg that can only be experienced by walking the streets and getting to know the individuals and characters who make Gettysburg a destination for travelers.
You do not have to purchase tickets in advance, but we highly recommend reserving a tour in advance as space per tour is limited. You can pay your guide the day of the tour by cash only. Our walking tours for individuals are Adults $22.00 (includes tax), Youth 12 and under $11.00 (includes tax), Children under 6 are free. The tours are 90 minutes of easy walking. Tours begin at 10:00 a.m. and our last tour begins at 4:00 p.m. daily. Evening tours by reservation only. The amount of walking varies depending on the pace of the group and the number of questions.
Our Historians can present one of our popular programs listed here or prepare something of particular interest to your group. Programs can be given as a speech, classroom instruction, powerpoint or in a format that works for your group. Presentations usually last 45 minutes and the cost will be determined by the Historian. Requests for longer presentations and/or luncheon keynote remarks are also welcome. We ask that you request a speaker at least one month in advance.
The Gettysburg Licensed Town Historians are affiliated with the Gettysburg Battlefield Preservation Association, America’s oldest Civil War Battlefield Preservation Organization founded in 1959.