Local Area Attractions
Gettysburg National Military Park Museum and Visitor Center
Gettysburg has always been a "must see" for every American. With the opening of the new Museum and Visitor Center at Gettysburg National Military Park on April 14, 2008, it became a "must do" for those who have visited before as well as those who have yet to come. The 139,000-square-foot Museum and Visitor Center blends the familiar with exciting new programs, exhibits and experiences. Throughout the 11 exhibit galleries, visitors still will encounter some of the popular items from the collection (weaponry and uniforms, for example) along with a great deal more. State-of-the-art galleries will use a greater variety of objects and artifacts from Gettysburg National Military Park’s extensive collection (and from other museums and private collections from around the country) to offer perspective, and a greater appreciation for the sacrifices of those who became a part of the greatest battle ever fought in North America. It is also the home of The Gettysburg Cyclorama painting. Cyclorama, Film and Museum Experience: The film narrated by Morgan Freeman A New Birth of Freedom will orient your group to the Battle of Gettysburg and the American Civil War. After the film, ascend the escalator to see the massive Battle of Gettysburg Cyclorama painting — the largest painting in the country. This original 1884 work of art is larger than a football field and combines with an overhead canopy and three-dimensional diorama to create a Victorian illusion. Be surrounded by the action of Pickett’s Charge on the third day of the battle. And don’t miss the Gettysburg Museum of the American Civil War, where the story of the Battle of Gettysburg and the Civil War is told through 12 galleries, including artifacts, interactive exhibits and additional films. Allow one to two hours for the Cyclorama, Film and Museum Experience. Walk-Up Price Adult (ages 19+): $10.50 Seniors (65+) and Military Personnel: $9.50 AAA Discount: $9.50 Youth (ages 6-18): $6.50 Children (ages 5 and under): FREE More information is available by visiting Gettysburg National Park online.
Historic Battlefield Bus Tour
Enjoy your tour of the Gettysburg Battlefield in one of our classic 1930’s Yellowstone Park buses, all splendidly restored. Ride in A/C comfort or with open top. See all the famous places and learn the full story of the epic three-day battle. A fascinating two hours. Choose between five different tours. Premier Battlefield Tours, Battlefield Tours for Kids, Old Town Tours, Sidetrip Tours to Harpers Ferry & Antietam, and The Winery Bus (with stops at two wineries). For more information visit Historic Battlefield Tour
Historic Conewago Vally Tour
The self-guided Historic Conewago Valley Tour takes you east and northeast of Gettysburg, offering you a view of the East Cavalry Battlefield, Victorian New Oxford and Early-American East Berlin. This tour covers approximately 40 miles of historic and scenic Adams County. The route is marked with "Historic Conewago Tour" signs, making it easy to follow. The tour will pass by the Salem United Methodist Church (circa 1904), working farms, antique dealers, and the Great Conewago Presbyterian Church (circa 1787). You will even travel Shriver’s Corner Road, the second oldest road in Adams County and a road used by George Washington in his journey through this historical area. Stop in the office for your FREE map!
Underground Railroad Tours
The Underground Railroad of Adams County Tour takes place in the heart of the northern Adams County fruitbelt in the pristine Quaker Valley just ten minutes from Gettysburg. Visit the Yellow Hill Cemetery, the historic Menallen Friends Meetinghouse and the area where free Blacks and Quakers collaborated to help others find freedom years before the Civil War literally came to our doorsteps. For more information visit Underground Railroad Tours
Washington DC Dayton Tour
Why drive to Washington DC when you can come aboard our motor coach? We stop at the Arlington National Cemetery to view the grave sites of the Kennedy's, the Eternal Flame and WATCH Changing of The Guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. We also stop at the Iwo Jima Memorial, Lincoln, Korean and Vietnam War Memorials, and at the World War II Memorial. Enjoy a 2 hour stop for time on your own to visit the museum of your choice. A narrated city riding tour includes: Jefferson Memorial, Washington Monument, White House, Capital, Ford's Theater, Supreme Court, Library of Congress, FBI Building, National Cathedral, and Embassy Row. At the end of the day enjoy an All You Can Eat Buffet before returning home. Tours run from Mid-May through October: Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Adults: $75.00, Children (4-12): $55.00 For more information visit Dayton Tours