Gettysburg Civil War Bus Tour
Bus Travel Tour - September 10, 2022
Bus departs Willow Street, Lancaster & York, PA
Gettysburg Pennsylvania, where a three-day Civil War battle shaped the course of America's history.
We start our day at the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center. The Battle of Gettysburg lasted three days. You don’t have much time. These must-see treasures will give you a quick but memorable look at the battle and its significance. The stage-setting film “A New Birth of Freedom” provides an introduction to the personalities, stories, and sites you’re about to experience. After the film, you’ll visit the iconic Cyclorama painting where you’ll stand in the middle of the fury of Pickett’s Charge. https://www.gettysburgfoundation.org
Lunch is included in your tour and will include a sub sandwich, chips, and drink.
Next, we will have a Licensed Battlefield Guide step on our motorcoach for a 3-hour tour. You will step on hallowed ground and enrich your experience as our bus makes stops at some of the battlefield’s most legendary locations. Interact with iconic landmarks such as Little Roundtop, Devils Den, Cemetery Hill, The Angle, and Copse of Trees. Understand what happened here and the impact the battle and its aftermath have on our lives today. There are more than 6,000 battlefield acres to explore and 1,300 monuments and markers to view.
Onward to a Self-Guided Walking Tour of the National Cemetery. The Gettysburg National Cemetery is famous throughout the world today as the site of Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address, delivered at the cemetery’s dedication ceremony four and a half months after the battle. https://www.nps.gov/gett
Next, we tour the Jennie Wade House. At just 20 years old, Jennie Wade became the only civilian casualty killed during the Battle of Gettysburg. Authentically furnished from cellar to attic, the Jennie Wade House is a shrine to Jennie and to life during the American Civil War. Just 20 years old at the time of the Battle, Jennie was kneading dough in the kitchen when a rifle bullet pierced two doors and claimed her life. Artifacts from that fatal day in 1863 are on display as well, including the artillery shell that punctured the roof of the house and a floorboard with Jennie’s blood still on it. https://www.gettysburgbattlefieldtours.com
You’ve worked up an appetite absorbing all of this History in such a short time. Dinner (included) at General Pickett’s buffet offers a little something for everyone. Freshly cut vegetables and homemade soups on our salad bar, to our home-cooked hot items, delectable desserts, and fresh bread! https://generalpickettsbuffet.com
Tour includes: Round Trip Deluxe Motorcoach, Film, Cyclorama & Museum Experience, Licensed Battlefield Step-On Guide for 3 hours, Self-Guided Walking Tour of the National Cemetery, Guided Tour of the Jenny Wade House, Sub Sandwich Lunch, Buffet Dinner, Water and Snacks on the Motorcoach, Experienced and Knowledgeable Tour Representative, and All Taxes.
Cost Per Person: Adults 13 + $149.00, Child 12 + Under $139.00.
Your reservation is guaranteed when payment is made. No refunds within 45 days of the tour.
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Travel insurance is available and highly recommended. You may purchase travel insurance directly through Travel Guard https://www.travelguard.com/800-826-5248 or Allianz Travel https://www.allianztravelinsurance.com/ 800-672-9580.
Additional Information: You may bring a small cooler to fit at your feet on the bus. This tour has moderate walking at your own pace.
Bucket List Tours by Barb would love to have you on one of our motorcoach tours. Tours originate from Lancaster, PA. with additional pick-up locations in route. Feel free to contact us about additional departure locations.