Gettysburg: Battlefield Self-Guided Driving Tour


Welcome to the narrated driving tour of the Battle of Gettysburg, the most important battle of the Civil War. Here, Union forces staged a nearly impossible defense against Confederate attackers--and won!

About this activity

  • Free cancellation

    Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund


  • Highlights
    • Embark on an adventure that brings this historic three-day battle to life
    • Follow in the footsteps of Civil War soldiers during this epic 3-day battle
    • Re-live the intense and violent clashes between the Union and Confederacy to win control at Gettysburg
    • Learn about the key strategies that Union and Confederate generals enacted against each other
    • Witness the exact sites and locations of famous battles, including Little Round Top and Pickett’s Charge
  • Full description
    This self-guided audio and GPS tour allows you to explore Gettysburg’s historic wonders with maximum flexibility, safety, and value. Simply hop in your own car, get the tour guide app set up on your phone, and get started. All audio plays automatically based on location.

    The tour follows the intense 3-day battle at Gettysburg chronologically. It begins at the Gettysburg Heritage Center Parking Lot at 1 Culp Street, where you learn about the lead-up to the battle. Then, you explore McPherson’s Ridge, the site of the first skirmish of the first day. From there, you continue past the Railway Cut, Iverson’s Pits, and Seminary Ridge until you reach the end of Day 1.

    As you continue to follow the route, begin Day 2 with an exploration at Little Round Top, Devil’s Den, the Peach Orchard, and Culp’s Hill. Day 3 then begins with the infamous Pickett’s Charge. This comprehensive tour ends at the Gettysburg Cemetery, where you hear Lincoln’s poignant Gettysburg Address.
  • Includes
    • Self-guided tour via an Action Tour Guide app
      Unique password (sent by email) for access to the app
      Live GPS map on your phone
      Audio narration
      Written text explanations
      Route from stop to stop
      List of stops along the route
  • Exclude
    • Live guide
      Entry to paid attractions
      Vehicle rentals