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The Historic Tour Company

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Address: 55 Steinwehr Ave, Gettysburg, PA 17325-2811
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+1 717-334-8000
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08:00 - 20:30
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Mon - Fri 08:00 - 20:30

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Kids Tour

This turned out to be a private tour for our family of 4. Wes was great and very enthusiastic, as well as very good at describing the war. It was well worth the trip and would... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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West Orange
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West Orange
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This turned out to be a private tour for our family of 4. Wes was great and very enthusiastic, as well as very good at describing the war. It was well worth the trip and would recommend it to any first time visitors.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My boyfriend and I went on this tour for his birthday-it was a great tour, very informative. Would go on the tour again any day-highly recommend. Great guides!

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

After reading several of the reviews for tours we decided to go with this company and we were absolutely delighted with our choice. This tour lasted nearly three hours but every single minute was captivating and filled with information and Insight. I visited Gettysburg many years ago and thought I knew something about the battle and aftermath, but I could... More 

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Dublin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've looked at maps of Gettysburg for over 40 years as something of a history buff, but my wife certainly hasn't and tolerates and occasionally panders to my love of history. But Wes brought the whole 3 day battle to life for both of us in ways I never dreamt possible. First he drives you THROUGH the battlefield from day... More 

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1 Thank hornirl
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

WOW! What a brilliant day out! Firstly I should say the company was very accommodating regarding our booking. We arrived on a chilly day and our tour guide, Wes, already had his bus nicely warmed up for us! I've never been one for US history but goodness me, Wes really brought it all to life for us. He drove us... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

SUPER GOOD TOUR: Could have spent the whole day on the battlefield just looking at the monuments of which there must be a million. Our tour was fantastic and we learned so much about the American Civil War.

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wes is a charming old-school Gettysburg local who knows everything and more about the American Civil War and the strategic importance of Gettysburg, He brought the battle to life with fascinating insight and background into the decisions the key players made those fateful days and how that would impact American history. His anecdotes and trivia added immensely to the trip... More 

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Rockville, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

We came over the New Years holiday and found this tour to be very interesting and accommodating. Lots of fascinating stories and details about the battle of Gettysburg and also about lot of other early American history. Lincoln speech location was really quite moving experience for us.

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Salisbury, North Carolina
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

The guy who drove our bus was wearing 1950's-styled saddle shoes so you know he's pretty cool old school. He added so much to the regular tour and we loved the trip. Wish we could have stopped at Devil's Den, but the bus didn't stop there.

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Kingston, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

I think the tour was outstanding and I would recommend it to all. Very interesting and comprehensive. Very personable and helpful driver.

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