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.
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
This a good add on if you’re going to do the auto tour on your own.
Quick download. Only $10. Worked flawlessly. Just turned on by visitors center and headed on auto route. The GPS worked great. Bluetooth connected fine as my phone always does. It talked right when it needed to. Even let me know not to miss turns. It is NOT too in depth. But enough to keep it interesting and hit all the big points. I'd estimate to go through at its pace and do a quick walk of each auto tour stop it would take about 2-3 hours. There is also a short nice video at each site that pulls up automatically. Loved it. Great app. A suggestion to maybe make an app to book a personal guide as the center is a headache. Like an uber for a tour guide. You set a price, pay online, pick him or her up wherever and go.
Living in Gettysburg for 33 years, we’ve driven the battlefield many times. The only tour we’ve done was the double decker bus years ago. We are thinking of moving and I wanted to do a battlefield tour before that happens. The best way to see it is to hire a licensed battlefield guide through the visitor center. They go into great detail, are extremely knowledgeable, and know the battlefield like the back of their hand. From what I understand, the gentleman that is your “host” on the app is a licensed battlefield guide. We are not huge history buffs, and didn’t really learn anything new, but enjoyed the ride through the beautiful battlefield. It just never gets old. The app gives a good overview and the price is right!
Used this app last week during a 1 day trip to Gettysburg. Wanted to see the battlefield but there is so much to see and we weren’t sure where to start and how to make the most of our trip in a short time. We decided to take a chance on the app and are very pleased we did. The audio narrative of the sites we were seeing was really great and the ability to stop if we wanted to or not was a nice way to customize the tour. Would definitely recommend it!