Gettysburg Battlefield Self-Guided Driving Tour

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Gettysburg Battlefield Self Guided Driving Tour

From USD 14.99

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 2 to 4 hours
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Fully immerse yourself in Gettysburg—site of one of the Civil War’s most important battles—with a self-led audio driving tour. This flexible option, which includes a GPS map, audio narration, and online support, can be downloaded after purchasing, and never expires. Set off at a time that works best for you; drive to key battle locations, monuments, and more; and learn all about those three pivotal days of fighting from the narration.
  • This flexible, self-led tour option is great for independent travelers
  • Explore Gettysburg’s key battle sites and landmarks in comfort
  • The in-depth audio narration helps bring the history to life
  • Buy just one tour for the whole car, and use as often as you’d like

What's Included

  • App on your phone: A link to download the Tour Guide App by Action and Password for your tours.
  • Flexible schedule: Use any day, any time. Travel over multiple days or on next trip. Never expires.
  • Good value: Buy just one per car. Don’t pay for each person. Save money compared to a bus tour.
  • Easy to use: Stories play automatically by GPS. Hands-free. Get HELP all day: Call, Chat, or Email.
  • Private tour in your/rental car: No group. Take breaks for photos/ snacks/hikes. Go at your own pace
  • Offline use: No cell signal or wifi required. Offline GPS Map & route. Stop-to-stop direction.
  • Don’t miss a thing: Full itinerary, travel tips, professionally narrated, videos, text, hidden gems.
  • Transportation, parking fee, food/drinks
  • National Park/attraction Passes, entry tickets, or reservation

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Culp Street
    Culp St, Gettysburg, PA 17325, USA

    After booking the tour, Check your email with the subject line “Your tour operator sent you a message". For the best experience, we advise doing this while you have a strong internet connection. Note: This 20+ mile-long tour covers the essentials of Gettysburg Battlefield in 2-4 hours.

Start time

Confirm time with the local provider in advance of your experience.

Opening hours

  • 4/10/2020 - 10/14/2024

    Monday - Sunday : 09:00 am - 06:00 pm

End point

  • 125 Taneytown Rd
    125 Taneytown Rd, Gettysburg, PA 17325, USA

    Visit Little Round Top virtually with our tour! Despite ongoing construction, you can still experience the historic site through narrations and pictures of the famous battle that occurred there. Don't miss out on this significant location's fascinating stories and sights.

What To Expect

Gettysburg Heritage Center

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

Gettysburg Auto Tour Stop 1

5 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

The Railroad Cut

5 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

The Eternal Light Peace Memorial

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Oak Ridge Observation Tower

5 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

11th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry Regiment Monument

5 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Seminary Ridge Museum and Education Center (Pass By)

North Carolina Memorial

5 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Gettysburg Auto Tour Stop 5

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Longstreet Observation Tower

5 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Eisenhower National Historic Site

5 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Warfield Ridge

5 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Little Round Top

5 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Devil's Den (Pass By)

Gettysburg Auto Tour Stop 9

5 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

The Peach Orchard

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

The Abraham Trostle Farm

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Gettysburg Auto Tour Stop 11

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

The George Weikert Farm

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

State of Pennsylvania Monument

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Spangler's Spring

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

East Cemetery Hill

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Gettysburg Auto Tour Stop 15

5 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Gettysburg Auto Tour Stop 16

5 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Lincoln's Gettysburg Address Memorial (Pass By)

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • How it works: Once you book a tour, you’ll get a text/email with instructions. Download the app (while in good wifi/signal) and use your unique password to access your tours. To begin touring, go to the Starting Point and launch the app. The audio starts automatically. Stick to the tour route & speed limit for the best experience. Please note that no one will meet you at the starting point.
  • Good value: Purchase only one tour for the entire vehicle instead of taking the bus and paying for each person. You will see a significant saving. Connect your phone to car speakers by a wire or bluetooth. Enjoy the tour by listening together as you drive.
  • Flexible Schedule: Once the app/tour is on your phone, you can use it any day and at any time. You can use it over multiple days. And, also use it on your next trip here. This tour never expires.
  • Preview the tour: You can use it before the trip at home (highly recommended), use it during the trip, and use it after you come back.
  • Don't miss a thing: You will get everything with the app - a complete itinerary, travel tips, professionally narrated audio stories, story script, images, videos, deep dives, hidden gems, exciting locations, recommendations for hikes, adventure, activities, treks, and stop-by-stop direction.
  • Private tour: You can use it in your car or rental car. No worries about groups or crowds. Start the tour app on your phone. And it will direct you step by step. You can stop for as many breaks as you like. Take a break for Instagram photos, and take a break for lunch/snacks. Go on a hike. The tour will wait for you and start when you start again. You can even do the tour over multiple days. Go at your own pace.
  • Easy to use: The stories play themselves as soon as the GPS is activated. It requires no use of your hands at all. You can get HELP by calling, chatting, or emailing any time of the day.
  • Offline: There is no need for a cell signal or Wi-Fi while touring. App’s GPS map works offline.
  • Expiration/go again: The tour will last for the rest of your life on your phone. It is available for use on any day of your next trip.
  • Use pictures for a photo book: Create a photo book using clean (no crowd) app images of each spot to make a memorable trip. All the photos and the correct sequence is ready in the app for you to use.
  • Social media: Share clean (no crowd) images with friends/family.
  • This 20+mile-long tour covers the essentials of Gettysburg Battlefield in 2-4 hours.
  • Devices supported include iPhones with iOS 13 & above, Android phones with version 9 & above and all cellular-enabled tablets & iPads.
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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520 reviews
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The size of the area and...
Tony_F, Sept 2023
The size of the area and the thought of the men traveling on foot. The narrator was very informative, we learned a lot about the civil war.
Response from Host, Sept 2023
Thank you, Tony, for sharing your thoughts on my Gettysburg Battlefield Audio Tour. The vastness of the battlefield and the history that transpired there is indeed humbling. I'm pleased that the narration gave you a deeper understanding of the Civil War. Should your adventures continue, you might find value in my Action+ Tour Bundle, which encompasses over 100 self-guided tours for various iconic destinations. Safe travels!
Our 1st time here and this was perfect. We took our time and looking book another trip so we can do more. The tropical storm stopped us from exploring more.
Response from Host, Sept 2023
Thank you so much for your enthusiastic review, CHRISTOPHER! I'm delighted that my Gettysburg Battlefield Audio Tour enhanced your first visit. While it's unfortunate that the tropical storm limited your exploration, you still had a memorable experience. When you're ready for more adventures, remember that my Action+ Tour Bundle is packed with over 100 self-guided tours, ensuring you're never short of captivating destinations. Safe travels on your next trip!
We could not download it....
Roger_B, Sept 2023
We could not download it. We tried for about 30 minutes to download it! Finally we went on without it!
Response from Host, Sept 2023
I'm genuinely sorry to hear about your download troubles, Roger. For an optimal experience, I always recommend downloading the app and tour with a strong internet connection. Had our support team been reached, they would have been more than happy to assist with any technical hiccups. Nevertheless, please remember that the product you purchased is valid forever. You can listen to it at home or on a subsequent visit. If you prefer, don't hesitate to contact me directly, and I'm more than willing to offer a refund or exchange from our vast collection of over 100 self-guided audio tours. Safe travels and best wishes!
Great tour
Chris_W, Sept 2023
The tour guide Jim talked so fast to get out as much as he could so that you felt like the 2 hour experience was at its fullest. My wife and I truly enjoyed the tour !
Response from Host, Sept 2023
Thank you for sharing your experience, Chris! I'm thrilled to hear that you and your wife had a memorable time with my Gettysburg Battlefield Audio Tour. Jim packs a wealth of information into the tour to maximize the experience! As you continue to explore new horizons, I'd recommend considering my Action+ Tour Bundle, which provides access to over 100 of my self-guided tours. Each journey promises to be as enriching and captivating as your time in Gettysburg. Happy travels!
Not getting to use the...
Patricia_D, Sept 2023
Not getting to use the app and losing $14.99. Having to purchase the app at the heritage center because I never received the email for the link to the app. Called the 412# and got dead air, it was no good.
Response from Host, Sept 2023
I deeply regret the inconvenience you faced, Patricia. Upon reviewing our records, we have verified that your booking was processed on September 11th, and our instruction email was sent out immediately within one minute. Furthermore, we have observed that you made a refund request, which our team has already approved and processed. If you need any further help, please feel free to contact us. We wish you safe travels!
Somewhat helpful
Roberta_B, Sept 2023
App was difficult to learn to use, instructions on how to use were on yet another website and even those were not clear such as at every stop push the next Arrow to continue. This app would be more user friendly if when plugged into a GPS system it could work with the navigation, but it did not work. When I drove back to the starting point I noticed self-guided tour signs along the road which made the directions more helpful but some of the information on the app wasn't accurate, such as there were some statues that it showed pictures of but the statues were not there. it was very discouraging that the app did not direct me to where President Lincoln gave the Gettysburg Address.
Response from Host, Sept 2023
I’m so sorry about the issues you faced! I’m more than happy to refund — please reach out. That aside, my website/app is not the same as Viator (which is an advertising platform). Using the next arrows is absolutely not necessary because the next story will play automatically when you get close to it. This must have led to a lot of confusion and repeating stories for you (and probably why some things seemed inaccurate or the photos were not in sync). I have tried to explain how my tour works in a few different places but I will clarify it more. Again, I’m happy to refund — please contact me!
It was a great history lesson,
Annamarie_K, Sept 2023
after leaving the devils den area, the guide said he was taking us on a little detour, that got us lost. Instead of making a left to continue. with the tour, he had us go right and winded. up going past homes, that had nothing to do with the tour, and we could not finish the tour. But other wise, it was a great history lesson.
Response from Host, Sept 2023
Thank you for your feedback, Annamarie. I'm pleased you found my Gettysburg Battlefield Audio Tour to be a valuable history lesson. I genuinely regret the confusion caused by the detour instruction. Rest assured, I'll review that particular segment and ensure it is improved for future travelers so they can fully appreciate the tour without interruptions. As you continue your travels, consider exploring my Action+ Tour Bundle, which includes over 100 other insightful self-guided tours. Safe travels, and thanks for choosing my Gettysburg Battlefield Audio Tour!
Sights great, auto tour not user friendly to get started
Julie_G, Sept 2023
The auto tour was hard to get started. Directions need to be more clear with each step. For example, say”after intro speech, you need to swipe out to get to the map”
Response from Host, Sept 2023
Julie, thank you for sharing your feedback on my Gettysburg Battlefield Audio Tour. I understand the initial setup and navigation should be smooth, so I've recently added an instructional video on how to use the app. Additionally, I'm integrating a tutorial within the app, ensuring every future traveler has a more intuitive start to their journey. I'm glad you enjoyed the sights, and I hope the rest of your tour was rewarding. My Action+ Tour Bundle includes over 100 self-guided tours for future travels. I hope you'll explore more destinations with my Gettysburg Battlefield Audio Tour and other offerings. Safe and pleasant journeys to you!
Donald_M, Sept 2023
could not get app to work kept taking us back to the beginning, had to keep restarting and would cut out and have to start over. after 5 attempts we bagged it and found the nps app which worked and best of all it was free.
Response from Host, Sept 2023
It's very unfortunate to hear about your experience, Donald. I'm sorry you didn't have the best experience with our app. It's best to start the tour at the designated starting point for the whole experience. I understand that the NPS app may be more appealing, but our app is location-based and offers unique information. Your satisfaction is important to us, so please get in touch with me directly for a full refund. We hope you'll give our tours another chance in the future. Have a safe trip.
Great battlefield drive
Robyn_A, Aug 2023
The solemn feel of the entire space. We learn about the civil war in school but being on the battlefield changed my entire view of the war. Such a sad part of history
Response from Host, Aug 2023
Robyn. I'm glad my Gettysburg Battlefield Audio Tour could help bridge that gap and offer a deeper, more visceral understanding of the significance of the Civil War. If you plan on visiting other destinations, I recommend exploring my Action+ Tour Bundle, which includes over 100 self-guided tours to make your experiences just as unforgettable. Have a safe journey, and may history continue to inspire you.
Terrific addition to our visit.
John_S, Aug 2023
The tour added greatly to our visit to the battlefield. The narration brought history to life. Great value.
Response from Host, Aug 2023
John, Thank you for including my Gettysburg Battlefield Audio Tour in your journey. I am glad to hear that it brought history to life for you. As you continue your adventures, I invite you to explore my Action+ Tour Bundle, which features over 100 self-guided tours designed to enhance your travels with immersive and insightful experiences. I am wishing you safe and enlightening journeys ahead!
Shayne_W, Aug 2023
Was confusing of how to get started. Ended up just using a different source. Then you ask for a review and have to ask who was with me? None of you business.
Response from Host, Aug 2023
I apologize for any confusion you may have experienced with the Gettysburg Battlefield Tour, Shayne! To help clarify, the tour begins at the parking lot of the Gettysburg Heritage Museum Center, located at 1 Culp Street. As for the review questions, Viator usually asks those for internal purposes, and I do not have any control over their process. Nonetheless, the product you have purchased is valid without any time limit. If you wish to try it again on a future trip or listen to it from home, feel free to do so.
App would not open
Christine_K, Aug 2023
The app did not work. It would not open. Went to the info center and they scanned a bar code for FREE
Response from Host, Aug 2023
I apologize for your inconvenience with my Gettysburg Battlefield Audio Tour, Christine. I want to investigate the issue thoroughly. Can you please let me know the model and version of your device? This information will be beneficial in identifying the problem. I look forward to your response.
Lots of history and great...
Christina_M, Aug 2023
Lots of history and great narrative. First time doing auto tour and has a great experience. Saw things we had never seen before
Response from Host, Aug 2023
Christina, I'm delighted you found my Gettysburg Battlefield Audio Tour filled with rich history and engaging narratives. It's always special when first-time auto tour enthusiasts like you uncover new sights and experiences. As your love for exploration grows, you might be interested in diving into my Action+ Tour Bundle, which showcases over 100 captivating self-guided tours for adventurers like you. Safe travels on all your future journeys!
A nice tour of Gettysburg
Roy, Aug 2023
It is much better visiting a site like this with an audio tour. It increases your understanding and appreciation of what you are seeing. I did not like that the map disappeared from the screen while narration was being given. This battlefield is spread over a wide area on both sides of the center of town. It is easy to get lost. It would be better if they switched to a split screen instead.
Response from Host, Aug 2023
Thank you for your feedback on my Gettysburg Battlefield Audio Tour, Roy. I'm glad the audio helped you better understand and enjoy the site. As for the map display, I made it so that it switches back to the map after the audio ends for more straightforward navigation. I suggest that users stop and listen before continuing. Your feedback is essential in enhancing the experience for all users. If you plan on visiting other places, my Action+ Tour Bundle provides more than 100 self-guided tours.
Never Again
Andrea_R, Aug 2023
Had difficulty from the start. Directions were difficult to follow; couldn't enlarge the map on my phone to see it well enough. When I parked the car and got out; the app wanted to restart the tour from the beginning, even though I was in the middle of the route. I shut it down and took my own self-guided tour. Waste of $15.
Response from Host, Aug 2023
Very fortunate, Andrea! I wish you had called us, as we are available for assistance between 5 AM to 5 PM EST and would have been more than happy to help troubleshoot any issues you faced. I sincerely apologize for the inconvenience you experienced with our app. We must offer a user-friendly and seamless experience. The products you purchased are valid forever, so we're here to assist you should you try them on your next visit or even from home. Contact us immediately if you'd like an exchange or any other assistance.
Gettysburg your way but with a little help.
Jose_V, Aug 2023
This was nice to do the tour on your own and still get a lot of background on the things you are seeing. I chose this over going on the other tours because it was selfed paced and I could get and explore as I want and not have to work off tour guides schedule. This worked out great as we had soem car trouble and we did not have the pressure of having to be somewhere at a certain time. Tour is great with fact it explains and very easy to follow . also incudes pictures that help explain the battles and the area. Really enjoyed this and recommend this if you want to be bale to do Gettysburg your way but with a little help.
Response from Host, Aug 2023
Thank you for taking the time to share your experience, Jose! I am thrilled to hear that our Gettysburg Battlefield Driving Tour provided you the flexibility and depth of information you sought. Exploring significant places on your terms, especially when unexpected issues like car trouble arise, is precisely what our tours aim to facilitate. As you venture to new places, remember that my Action+ Tour Bundle offers over 100 self-guided tours for those who crave independence paired with insight. Safe and memorable travels to you!
Audio tour is a great add to Gettysburg Battlefield tour
Hemant_J, Aug 2023
Great Audio Commentary at our pace The Audio tour worked perfectly with no glitches plus it guided us to landmarks accurately Loved the fact we could do the tour at our own pace stops etc. We took note of setup to install App at our hotel Wi-Fi so we were ready to go before arriving at tour’s starting point.
Response from Host, Aug 2023
Hemant, thank you for sharing your positive experience with our Gettysburg Battlefield audio tour! I am thrilled that the audio commentary added value to your visit and that the app worked seamlessly. Planning by downloading the app at your hotel was a great move. If you plan to travel more, you may like my Action+ Tour Bundle, which includes all of my self-guided tours, over 100 in total—wishing you many more insightful journeys ahead! Safe travels!
Great experience! I will look for more audio tours for other destinations in the future
Jill_J, Aug 2023
Too many memorable parts to list. Was a great experience! We were sad that the entire little round top was closed but hope to go back once it's all open again
Response from Host, Aug 2023
Jill, thank you for your glowing review! I'm glad to hear that you enjoyed the audio tour. I understand that the closure of some areas may have been disappointing, but I hope that on your next visit, you'll have an even better experience. While you travel, you might want to check out our Action+ Tour Bundle, which features a variety of self-guided tours to help you make the most of your journey. Have a safe trip!
Great App!
Stacy_B, Aug 2023
We took a bus tour and used this as well. Was very nice! I know my dad would have loved this when he brought us here in the 70's and 80's. How times have changed!
Response from Host, Aug 2023
Thank you for your kind words, Stacy! I am delighted to hear that our Gettysburg Battlefield tour enhanced your experience and brought back fond memories of past visits with your father. Even though technology has advanced, the joy of exploring and reminiscing has remained the same. When planning your next adventure, I would suggest considering my Action+ Tour Bundle, which offers more than 100 self-guided tours. I hope you get to enjoy many more trips down memory lane. Have a safe journey!

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