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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
08:00 - 20:30
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Mon - Fri 08:00 - 20:30

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Battlefield tour 3/30/17

We had an awesome experience on this battlefield tour geared to children! We were in from California, Gettysburg was not crowded and we were able to be the only 4 on this... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
San Diego, California
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San Diego, California
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1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had an awesome experience on this battlefield tour geared to children! We were in from California, Gettysburg was not crowded and we were able to be the only 4 on this particular tour. It worked out spectacular! Wesley was an excellent tour guide and he did a superb job relaying all the important information in a "kid-friendly" way( that... More 

Thank dlmgj
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

On a whim I called to make a last minute reservation (called at 7:30 AM for a 10:00 AM Sunday morning tour), and was really surpised that they answered the call and happily took the reservation. When my family arrived (my wife and I and five kids) we found that we were the only ones on the tour and that... More 

Thank jneely77
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
1 review
Reviewed 20 March 2017

Wes made the Battle of Gettysburg so real to our kids, they did not want to leave. Our 5 year old was ready to get right back on the bus!

Thank MarciB2
Glenside, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews
Reviewed 11 March 2017

A family member booked the Historic Tour Company for a Battlefield tour for the 9 of us. What an absolutely phenominal tour it was!!! Wes, our tour guide, was the most fabulous tour guide that I have ever experienced. He has incredible knowledge of the 3 day battles at Gettysburg. His delivery, his enthusiasm, his stories, his ability to bring... More 

Thank cissycoyne
1 review
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

My husband and I spent the weekend in Gettysburg for our anniversary and booked a bus tour. We ended up being the only ones on the bus so it was like a private tour. Wes was a fantastic tour guide. He really knows his stuff and was able to seamlessly take us through the events of the battle, stopping at... More 

Thank Katie Z
Absecon, New Jersey
1 review
Reviewed 22 February 2017 via mobile

Wes is extremely knowledgable on the Battle of Gettysburg. He does an excellent job of setting up the battle from both the confederate and union points of view. He also does an excellent job of explaining the battle from the view of a civilian. He was able to answer any questions that we had about the battle. His enthusiasm and... More 

Thank Absecon
West Orange
Level Contributor
3 reviews
Reviewed 19 February 2017

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.

Thank Patrick G
1 review
Reviewed 11 February 2017 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!

Thank Stephanie F
Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviewed 10 February 2017

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 

Thank legonna
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2017

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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