Do I have to purchase tickets in advance?
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. Adults $25.00 Students (age 9-17) $10.00 (includes tax), Children 8 and under are free.
What is your group (10 or larger) tour deposit and cancellation policy?
We require a 50% deposit in advance for all groups of 10 or larger. Cancellation seven (7) days prior to tour will receive a full refund. Three (3) days prior will receive a 50% refund and less than 3 days will forfeit the deposit.
What about parking?
We recommend using the nearby parking garage located on Race House Alley between Carlisle Street and Stratton Street. If you do use a metered parking space, please make certain you have more than enough time on the meter.
Should we tip our Guide?
Our professional, licensed guides are committed to providing first rate quality walking tours. If you feel your Guide has given you an excellent tour, than gratuities are certainly appreciated. Tipping reflects customer appreciation for excellent services and is greatly appreciated but never required.
How long are the walks/tours?
The walks are 90 minutes of easy walking. The amount of walking varies depending on the pace of the group and the number of questions. We encourage you to wear comfortable walking shoes, carry water, and dress for the weather.
Are walking tours handicap accessible?
Yes, and we can also structure our tours to fit the mobility of the individual or group. Please call us in advance to make us aware of your needs.
What about the weather?
We usually do tours rain or shine. We know that on vacation you sometimes have one day devoted to certain activities, so we don’t cancel unless it is pouring, so if the weather is questionable, bring a raincoat or umbrella. We do have some umbrella’s available.
During the summer months, the heat index on the Gettysburg Streets can climb very high. We recommend that you carry water, wear sunscreen and sport a hat or visor.
In the interest of public safety, GBLTH reserves the right to cancel tours due to extreme weather conditions such as but not limited to lightning, icey conditions or heat index of 90 or above.
Can we bring our dog?
The Gettysburg Licensed Town Historians love dogs We ask that you keep your dog on a leash, be mindful of other guests on the tour and pick up after your dog. If you forget a baggie to clean up after your dog ask us for one. We’d hate for you to leave something behind on the tour - except kind words, and maybe a tip for your guide.