Drive through Gettysburg and into history with Gettysburg Tours. Watch live action battle scenes that help you imagine real events on Gettysburg’s open fields. The Gettysburg Driving Tour App isn’t just a static map and pictures; it’s a fully immersive and interactive experience. You MUST allow the app to track your location for the GPS triggers to work properly. Press "Allow" when prompted after downloading the app. Your iPad or tablet must be cell data capable Or it must be a smart phone. WiFi only iPads will not work for the on-site gps tour. At each of the National Park Service’s 16 Auto Tour Stops you can: -Experience GPS triggered audio that plays automatically as you drive -Watch battle videos specific to your location -View custom maps -See historically accurate and realistic paintings -Get directions to the next stop You can zip through the park quickly by pausing at a limited number of key stops, or spend more time and experience all 16. It’s fun, flexible, and easy to use. The audio in the app will trigger and play as you drive by historic battle fields. Please note: Continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life.
Paid for app but never got to use. Didn’t get any sound from videos. Removed app from phone and redownloaded three times with the same problem. Phone was properly synced. We ended up finding YouTube videos for each stop site. Waste of money.
A perfect outing for my preteens/teens to get out without any human contact door to door. And they learned something new!
We loved every second! 5/5!!!
I don’t think I’ve ever paid for an app. I’m cheap like that. We went to Gettysburg on a whim and had no idea what we were doing. I found this app and I’m so glad!! We started at the visitors center(I collect things from NPS) and headed out. The GPS kept up with us the entire time. It was spot on with the auto tour markers. Like others mentioned above, the “optional” and “recommended” stops were close to other points of interest, so it didn’t get to finish sharing info before warning us of an upcoming stop. So go slow, pull off, take your time. I wouldn’t even consider it a flaw, just head the warning so you don’t miss things. You can open the app and listen to everything at your own pace later on. I plan to go through and look up the locations they pointed out at a later time. Thanks for this wonderful and very affordable tool!
We came to town for NYE and decided to do the tour with our family. We have all been to Gettysburg several times so thought we would fly through the tour...wasn’t the case at all! We all learned something new and went to parts of the park we haven’t been. All 8 of us give it 5 stars! It took us some time to get started, but we’ll worth it!!
I was slightly skeptical because of some of the negative reviews, but not having used the app I think they were mostly people that just didn’t know how to use Bluetooth on their phones or just anything on their phones in general. App worked great for me. It’s not the most polished app, but it does what it advertises. There were a few times when it started an audio segment before the previous one ended or maybe started one that wasn’t on my route, but mostly every segment started right on time and without any intervention on my part. It’s fairly easy to just pull over and restart the segment you may have missed. We were looking for a quick and easy way to take a tour of the park as we were passing through and didn’t really have time for the museum, and this was perfect.
The concept is so great. I used this on a solo trip to Gettysburg, which made the tour ideal and easy. However, I have an iPhone 5s. The app didn’t play automatically after like the first couple of stops. I visited a few months later and the app didn’t work at all on my phone, so we had to repurchase on someone’s newer iPhone. If you have an old phone, I wouldn’t bother buying it.
We used this app for the tour of the battlefield and town. It was great and worked perfectly. Totally worth the $10! I would caution you to bring a charger for your phone. Between the gps and the tour it really drained my battery.
App isnt worth the cost. Wouldnt sync up with gps and play when got near sites. Downloaded updates and still didnt work Dont waste your time or money. Just use google maps and read the plaques at the sites
I purchased this app after reading the positive reviews, and I was incredibly disappointed with it. I tried to use it today at Gettysburg and it didn’t work for over half the tour - the GPS tracking was poor, the audio wouldn’t play automatically even when it knew where I was, and the amount of info it provided was pitiful. Several of the audio tracks were 5+ min, but the explanation was only 20 seconds and the remainder of the time was just instrumental civil war-era music. No interesting stories, minimal detail at all of the tour stops, and the app didn’t even work half the time. Waste of money and time - if you want to avoid frustration, pick a different audio tour. Don’t ruin your experience at Gettysburg with a horrible audio tour