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  • Gettysburg: 2-Hour Licensed Battlefield Guided Carriage Tour

    1. Gettysburg: 2-Hour Licensed Battlefield Guided Carriage Tour

    Experience the Gettysburg Battlefield in a quaint and comfortable antique horse-drawn carriage. Sit back and relax as an official, licensed battlefield guide takes you for a ride at a slow, comfortable pace.

    Immerse yourself into the history of the Civil War and, with the tour size capped at 10 participants, rest assured that all your questions about the famous battle that took place here will be answered.

    After the tour, leave Gettysburg with a newfound respect and deep understanding of the events that occurred in July of 1863—the tens of thousands of soldiers that lost their lives, the ordinary townsfolk caught between snipers and intense fighting.

    Learn how the town has remained committed to preserving this history for future generations.

    What a great way to see the battlefield. Our guide was great and very personal. I recommend you visit the National Military museum and visitor center first to get a feel for the 4 day battle

  • Gettysburg: Haunted Civil War Ghost Tour

    2. Gettysburg: Haunted Civil War Ghost Tour

    This tour is suited for anyone and everyone curious about the haunted history of Gettysburg. Newcomers who have never done a ghost tour are as welcome as paranormal enthusiasts. If American history is your favorite topic, you’ll hear facts you might never have learned in any school textbook or classroom. Even die-hard skeptics are welcome. This 1-hour haunted ghost tour is for all who wish to see Gettysburg through a more unique lens.  Meet your guide and head to the Farnsworth House. Now a bed and breakfast, it used to be the territory of Confederate snipers during the Battle of Gettysburg. Regarded as one of the town’s most haunted places, the Confederate soldiers who once were inside have long since passed, but some continue to feel their presence.  Next head to the Hall of Presidents. Now closed, this former wax museum has a deep-rooted history of paranormal activity. The Hall was ...

    It was very easy to set up a tour. I had to change several times since my plans changed and they accomodated me each time. It was very easy to switch days and times. The guides were very personable, organized, and professional.

  • Philadelphia: Double-Decker Hop-on Hop-off Sightseeing Tour

    3. Philadelphia: Double-Decker Hop-on Hop-off Sightseeing Tour

    Explore the origins of America on a hop-on hop-off bus tour of Philadelphia. Discover the city where America’s Founding Fathers first declared independence, and ratified the US Constitution and Bill of Rights. Along the way, enjoy stunning views of historic landmarks including the Christ Church Burial Grounds, Elfreth’s Alley, the Betsy Ross House, and Independence Hall.   Begin your tour at the Bourse Building, across from Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell. Listen to the multilingual audio commentary as you enjoy the views from the open-top deck. See the Friendship Gate in Chinatown and be amazed by the architecture of Philadelphia’s City Hall.   Hop off to explore the various museums along Benjamin Franklin Parkway, including the world's largest collection of post-impressionist art at the Barnes Foundation. Marvel at Philadelphia’s skyline and stop to enjoy a bird’s-eye view from ...

    Overall, it was an enjoyable & educational experience whether as a tourist or a Philadelphia resident. As a Philadelphia resident, and also the reason why I didn't rate "excellent", I was discouraged by negative/insensitive comments made by the tourgide (only able to be identified by his birthdate 9/11, recently turning 59) referencing "Indians", Philadelphia neighborhoods Port Richmond/Kensington and Camden NJ as being places you shouldn't go into, and over emphasizing/encouraging everyone to leave a tip when exiting-to be shared by himself & the driver, and how tips represents 50% of their salaries. Additionally, the tour routes should be maintained routinely by pruning all "low-hanging" tree branches. BEWARE OF DOUBLE-DECKER SEATS ON RIGHT SIDE OF BUSES!!!

  • Philadelphia: Buffet Lunch or Dinner Cruise with Music

    4. Philadelphia: Buffet Lunch or Dinner Cruise with Music

    See the sights of the city from onboard the Spirit of Philadelphia during a 2-hour lunch or 3-hour dinner cruise on the Delaware River. Enjoy an attended buffet dining experience as you sail through the city and delight in panoramic views of the skyline. Board your vessel at Penn's Landing and receive a personal greeting. Have your photo taken by the ship's photographer to capture the memory before being seated at your private table. Once there, gorge on your lunch or dinner buffet which includes an array of dishes and delicacies. At the salad bar choose from organic mixed field greens salad, organic spinach and kale salad, green bean salad, bean and chickpea salad, red beetroot salad, and more. At the veggie station, opt for roasted broccoli florets, creamed corn and cheddar cheese casserole, baked ziti pasta, and tasty mashed potatoes. For your entree, dine on oven-baked Atlantic flo...

    I really enjoyed my experience. The food was delicious and the service was amazing. i would definitely go again!

  • Philadelphia: Horse-Drawn Carriage Tour of Historic Old City

    5. Philadelphia: Horse-Drawn Carriage Tour of Historic Old City

    Enjoy this private carriage ride through the tree-lined streets of Philadelphia’s Independence National Historic Park, Society Hill, and Old City. Your personal guide will whisk you away on a leisurely ride through historic Philadelphia giving you entertaining insights on the City of Brotherly Love's past and present. Choose the daytime option for picture-perfect views of all the sights or the night option to take in the illuminations when the crowds are gone.

    Checked was a very knowledgeable tour guide. She was pleasant and entertaining! She told us all about her horse Brutus and even took pictures for us.

  • Philadelphia: Eastern State Penitentiary Admission

    6. Philadelphia: Eastern State Penitentiary Admission

    Discover the historic building of the Eastern State Penitentiary which stands today in ruin, a haunting world of crumbling cellblocks and empty guard towers. Learn about how when Eastern State opened more than 180 years ago, it changed the world of prisons and was copied throughout the world. Known for its grand architecture and strict discipline, this was the world's first true "penitentiary," a prison designed to inspire penitence, or true regret, in the hearts of prisoners. Discover how the building itself was an architectural wonder; it had running water and central heat before the White House. Marvel at the vaulted, sky-lit cells which once held many of America's most notorious criminals, including bank robber "Slick Willie" Sutton and Al Capone. As you explore the building, listen to 'The Voices of Eastern State' audio tour which is included in your admission price. Narrated by a...

    The Alcatraz of the East, right here in my backyard! Shame on me for not visiting sooner!! Thanks so much. My daughter and I really enjoyed the tour!!

  • Gettysburg: Private Tour with Licensed Battlefield Guide

    7. Gettysburg: Private Tour with Licensed Battlefield Guide

    Optimize your experience of the Gettysburg Battlefield with a private tour with an official licensed guide. Explore the battlefield conveniently and comprehensively in your own vehicle, while stopping discover to some areas up close on foot. During your tour, make the most of a private setting offering you ample opportunity to learn little known facts about the Battle of Gettysburg and the Civil War, and have all of your questions answered by your expert guide. Your guide will meet you at the Soldier's National Cemetery Parking lot and then drive your vehicle to the Gettysburg Battlefield to conduct the tour. As all guides are licensed and insured by the Department of the Interior, only they are permitted to drive your vehicle through the battlefield.

    Our guide, Truman was outstanding! I am a PA native and a history lover; notably the civil war. I have been to Gettysburg many times and have had numerous guided tours. I have never been disappointed, but our guide Truman made the battlefield tour come to life! Not only was he very knowledgeable about the battles, his attention to detail provided the best understanding I’ve experienced as to the movement and orientation of each day’s battles. His enthusiasm also made the guided tour a most memorable one, that I would highly recommend.

  • Late Night Ghost Hunt Walking Tour in Gettysburg

    8. Late Night Ghost Hunt Walking Tour in Gettysburg

    Hear tales of past and present paranormal activity as you visit the most haunted locations in Gettysburg on a family-friendly guided walking tour. Operate special ghost hunting gear to see if you can find evidence of spirits from the other side. Meet your highly experienced ghost-hunting guide by the drummer boy statue in Unity Park. Listen to their brief but fascinating ghost hunt orientation. Then, follow your guide along the sidewalks and alleyways of this historic old town for the first half of the tour. Stop at important historical sites and locations of specific hauntings. Next, enter a spooky ghost hunting spot known for its paranormal activity for the second half of the tour. Conduct spectral inquiries with ghost hunting equipment directed by your guide.

  • Gettysburg: Historic Battlefield Guided Tour on Horseback

    9. Gettysburg: Historic Battlefield Guided Tour on Horseback

    Ride back in time on horseback to July of 1863 in the Gettysburg Battlefield. Uncover important details about and insights into the war, soldiers, and local residents terrified of the death and destruction happening around them.

    Get ready to be immersed in history as you ride along, learning the intricacies of the greatest Civil War battle. See, feel and experience Gettysburg using an authentic Civil War mode of transportation—a horse—and explore many areas of Gettysburg National Military Park.

    Ride behind the Virginia Monument (the area where General Robert E. Lee waited for his returning troops after Pickett's Charge). Follow the path to the historic Spangler Farm and enjoy a panoramic view of the Peach Orchard and Little Round Top off in the distance.

    Cross the Emmittsburg Road onto the Union sid...

    My son and I are novice riders. The staff is very understanding and helpful with with riders. The horses are well mannered and are very forgiving. We had a great time.

  • Gettysburg: Battlefield Self-Guided Driving Tour

    10. Gettysburg: Battlefield Self-Guided Driving Tour

    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, 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 y...

    It took us a while to figure it out but once we got it started, it was wonderful!

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4.5 / 5

based on 1,600 reviews

We had a wonderful time. The gals that were in charge of the horses, truly love those big beautiful animals. Our guide was so knowledgeable about the battles that took place in Gettysburg, you could almost envision what was going on during those three days. I highly recommend doing this tour if you find yourself in Gettysburg.

My son and I are novice riders. The staff is very understanding and helpful with with riders. The horses are well mannered and are very forgiving. We had a great time.

Owen was a very knowledgeable and pleasant guy. He was a wonderful guy to spend time with.

Interesting information, saw parts of the battlefield we hadnt seen.

Ted is a great knowledgeable tour guide. Worth the money!