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Gettysburg Battlefield self-guided driving tour

Gettysburg Heritage Center, 297 Steinwehr Ave, Gettysburg, PA 17325
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Book now a self-guided audio and GPS tour to follow the intense 3-day battle at Gettysburg. Read More

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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’ll 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.

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  • Please refer to the calendar for updated starting times and availability


Self-guided tour taken via the local operator app. Unique password (sent by email/text) for access to the app. Live GPS map on your phone. Audio narration. Text explanations. List of the entire route from stop to stop


Entrance tickets to paid attractions. Vehicle rentals. Food and drinks. Parking


Embark on an adventure that brings the historic three-day battle at Gettysburg to life. Follow in the footsteps of Civil War soldiers during the epic battle. Explore the exact sites and locations of famous battles, including Little Round Top and Pickett’s Charge. Learn about the key strategies that Union and Confederate generals enacted to outwit each other

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Important info

  • This is a self-guided tour; no guide will accompany you
  • Before you start driving, be sure to download the local operator app and enter your unique password for access to the audio tour
  • Please bring your own headphones and smartphone
  • You will need to have a vehicle before you take the tour
  • You only need to book one tour per vehicle, not per person
  • Downloading and accessing the app requires roaming data and/or good WiFi
  • Most stops along the tour have animated videos allowing you to visualize what you cannot see, such as snapshots from different centuries or interior rooms

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Cancellation policy

You can cancel your tour until a day before your travel date

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