Gettysburg’s First Day of Battle: Seminary Ridge Trail Self-Guided Walking Tour

Gettysburg, United States
Gettysburgs First Day of Battle Seminary Ridge Trail Self Guided Walking Tour

From USD 9.99

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 20 to 30 minutes
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Immerse yourself in the harrowing events of the Battle of Gettysburg with our self-guided walking tour of Seminary Ridge Trail. Listen to professionally narrated audio relating the experiences of generals, soldiers, and civilians as you pass by landmarks like the Lutheran Theological Seminary, Seminary Ridge Museum and Education Center, and Valentine Hall. Smartphone-based tours never expire and play automatically using GPS, making this a hands-free experience.
  • A self-guided Battle of Gettysburg walking tour: the first day of fighting
  • No cell signal or Wi-Fi network required: stories work offline
  • Use whenever you’d like, again and again—tours never expire
  • Admission tickets must be purchased separately

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.
  • Easy to use: Stories play automatically by GPS. Hands-free. Get HELP all day: Call, Chat, or Email.
  • 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

  • Schmucker Hall
    Schmucker Hall, 111 Seminary Ridge, 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: The 1+ miles tour covers the essentials of Seminary Ridge in 30 minutes.

Start time

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

Opening hours

  • 7/28/2020 - 10/8/2024

    Monday - Sunday : 07:00 am - 06:00 pm

End point

  • 568 Elm St
    568 Elm St, Gettysburg, PA 17325, USA

What To Expect

Lutheran Theological Seminary

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Seminary Ridge Museum and Education Center

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

Valentine Hall

5 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Samuel Simon Schmucker Artillery House

5 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • 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 one tour per person. If you are a couple and prefer to share, purchase one tour and remember to bring headphones you can split.
  • 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 significant photos and the correct sequence is ready in the app for you to use.
  • Social media: Share clean (no crowd) images with friends/family.
  • 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.


6 reviews
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Don't book through Trip Advisor
Gary_M, Apr 2022
We booked and paid for admission through Trip Advisor. When we presented our pass at the admissions desk, we were told our Trip Advisor pass was not valid and would not be accepted. We traveled 8 hours round trip to see Gettysburg and were not going to leave without the full experience. We were forced to pay another $60 admission and told to deal with Trip Advisor on our own. Very unsatisfying for a visitor to have this experience at a national treasure.
Response from Host, Apr 2022
This is review is meant for the museum (we are not the museum; we’re a walking tour).
Boring unfinished
Katrina_T, Aug 2021
It’s was so boring But easy to follow everything was closed and Desolate we didn’t even finish it because it was to boring was also with my 10 yo and 2 teenagers
Response from Host, Aug 2021
We’re very sorry to hear that you didn’t find the Seminary Ridge tour to be interesting! We are always updating and improving our tours, so if you would like to reach out to us and elaborate on what you found boring, we would greatly appreciate the feedback. We are always happy to refund anyone who didn’t have a wonderful experience on our tours, so please feel free to get in touch!

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