Tavern Tours Thursday and Friday evenings:Balloon Rides, Murder, Tanks, Medal of Honor... some of Gettysburg’s colorful and unusual history happened in Taverns. Stroll with a Gettysburg Licensed Town Historian to the sites of some of Gettysburg’s most historic taverns and hear unusual but true stories that took place at these legendary watering holes. Join us behind the Gettysburg Hotel at 5 pm on Thursday or Friday evening and start your adventure. 15% voucher from Hauser Estate Winery; complimentary (house wine or draft beer) voucher from the Gettysburg Hotel, Reservations requested, walk-ins accepted.
Mystery Tour/Untold Tales:Saturday and Sunday evenings at 5 pm meet a Historian behind the Gettysburg Hotel (in the courtyard) for a Mystery Walking Tour of Untold Tales. You might hear about a murder in Gettysburg that has never been solved! You will hear tales of secret meetings and strange circumstances surrounding the burials of civilians and soldiers. This is a 60 minute (1 hour) walking tour and costs $15.00 per person. No Reservation Required.
Gettysburg Licensed Town Historians (aka Gettysburg Licensed Town Guides) specialize in walking tours of the town of Gettysburg that relate the civilian's experiences before during and after the three day battle to individuals or groups of any size and age. We can create customized tours for Scout Groups, Schools, Businesses, Organizations and Traveling Tour Groups (Seniors to Youth).
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. Experience Lincoln's 25 hours in Gettysburg or learn about President Eisenhower's years in Gettysburg. Take a Black History Tour or Venture to Seldom Seen Places. 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 $25, Students (age 9-17) $10, Children 8 and under are free. The tours are 90 minutes of easy walking. Monday - Wednesday tours by reservation only. Thursday - Sunday tours begin at 10:00 a.m. and our last tour at 3:00 p.m., reservations and walk-ins accepted. 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.