Welcome to the narrated driving tour of the Battle of Gettysburg, the most important battle of the Civil War by Action Tour Guide! Are you ready to turn your phone into a personal tour guide? This app offers a fully-guided experience of the historic Gettysburg Battlefield — just like a local giving you a personalized, turn-by-turn, fully-guided tour. Gettysburg Battlefield: Explore Gettysburg, one of the most important battles in one of the bloodiest conflicts in American history: the Civil War. Here, Union forces staged a nearly impossible defense against Confederate attackers--and won! Walk in the footsteps of Civil War soldiers, re-live the battle strategies of the key Gettysburg generals, and embark on an adventure that brings this historic three-day battle to life. Follow the Official National Park Service’s Auto Tour route from the convenience and flexibility of your own car. As you drive, audio stories will automatically pop up and start playing. As you journey through the battlefield, you’ll also journey through time — following the harrowing events of the 3-day battle, as the two generals tried to outsmart and outmaneuver the other. You’ll learn about the bravery and humanity of individual soldiers. Best of all, you’ll visit Little Round Top, Pickett’s Charge, and the site of President Lincoln’s historic Gettysburg Address. Experience the Battle of Gettysburg at these key battlefield sites: ■ The Civil War & Battle of Gettysburg ■ Birdseye View of the Field ■ McPherson Ridge ■ Eternal Light Peace Memorial ■ Oak Ridge Observation Tower ■ Battlefield Sallie Memorial ■ Seminary Ridge Museum ■ North Carolina Memorial ■ Virginia Monument ■ Second Day of Battle ■ Pitzer Woods ■ Eisenhower National Historic Site ■ Warfield Ridge ■ Little Round Top ■ Valley of Death ■ Devil's Den ■ The Wheat Field ■ The Peach Orchard ■ Plum Run ■ The George Weikert Farm ■ Pennsylvania Memorial ■ Spangler's Spring ■ Line of Battle ■ Culp's Hill Tower ■ East Cemetery Hill ■ The High Water Mark & Pickett’s Charge ■ National Cemetery ■ Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address RAVE REVIEWS: “My 7 yr old got a lot from the drive and remembered what was said!” “We came away feeling like we understood the course of a confusing three-day battle.” “The app was a perfect way to tour Gettysburg.” “Very informative and easy to use. Worked with our time available.” APP FEATURES: ■ Plays automatically The app knows where you are and which direction you are heading, and plays audio automatically about the things you are seeing, plus stories and tips and advice. Simply follow the GPS map & the routing line. ■ Fascinating stories Be immersed in an engaging, accurate, and entertaining story about each point of interest. The stories are professionally narrated and prepared by local guides. Most stops also have additional stories that you can optionally choose to hear. ■ Works offline No data, cellular or even wireless network connection needed while taking the tour. Download over Wi-Fi/Data Network before your tour. ■ Freedom of travel No scheduled tour timings, no crowded groups, and no rush to move along past stops that interest you. You have total freedom to skip ahead, linger, and take as many photos as you’d like. ■ Award-winning platform The app developers received the famous “Laurel Award” from the Newport Mansions, who use it for over a million tours/year. FREE DEMO vs FULL ACCESS: Check out the free demo to get an idea of what this tour is all about. If you like it, purchase the tour to get full access to all the stories! QUICK TIPS: ■ Download ahead of time, over data or WiFi. ■ Be sure the phone battery is fully charged, or take an external battery pack. Continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life. This app uses your location service and GPS tracking feature to allow real-time tracking of your route.
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We hired a guide the first day to take us around the battlefield and then bought this app to drive on our own another day to help reaffirm some of the information about the site and battles. There were a few issues that I reported so it’s good to know they are continuing to make it better. Overall, it is a comprehensive overview of the battles and the landscape and is totally worth the $10 to buy it. I recommend it to anyone who is wanting an affordable guide to Gettysburg. And you can replay the trip and read more of the text after the fact to gain even more understanding.
The content is very weak. There is very little substantive information, aside from generalities about “pools of blood.” Strategic movements, personalities, context, etc is totally lacking. If you care about deeper commentary, this is not your app. The average audio clip is thirty seconds and says next to nothing. What’s more, the syncing is awful. The audio rarely arrives when it’s supposed to. Honestly, I ended up just turning the app off.
bought this app over the summer and didn’t get a chance to use it yet. I tried to open it today and it keeps crashing. Restart the phone and still not able to use the app. Had high hopes for it. Very disappointed
The narration is perfect for giving an overview of the conflict. Narrator is witty, clear, and has a comfortable voice. We loved the gesture that the app knew where we were! It was perfect for some to get out and walk around the statues, fields…. And fir others to stay in the car until everyone had seen what was important to them!!
Truly don’t push the button trust the app it will advance on its own. Great reenactment and really learned about the thee day battle
The app itself is a stroke of genius. A driving tour that triggers audio stories at certain markers and sends you all over the town. Loved that aspect. The information is extremely simplistic and political and lacks any nuance. It’s a perfect example of, while facts can lead us to explore truths, they can also be used to press us into misleading narratives. The intro for example sets the tone that the south was morally impaired and was fighting for slavery rather than their independence, while framing the north as a free place that simply couldn’t let the south go because .”...the states would no longer be United.” Yikes. It then sets off to demonize men like Robert E Lee, first by framing him as “ the son of a prominent plantation owner, ( Henry Lighthorse Lee who was also a patriot and a war hero, but that is not mentioned) then goes on to say he had hundreds of slaves( his wife’s) and that he treated them so poorly that they wished to revolt; ( the only sources for this are based on a female modern historian who is a radical leftest, modern feminist, and surmises her history on a few of anecdotes that no way reflect the overall character of the man.) After this I pretty much understood what I was getting into. I wanted to hear an objective version of the battle; get a feel for the characters involved and feel it for the glory and horror and intensity that is war. Instead I got a cherry picking of facts that support a narrative that makes literally no one look good, and find myself wondering why they bother giving a tour at all.
Gives very little info at each stop. The free national park brochure has just as much.
The map and map guidance portion of app was very confusing. Narration was ok but some information was historically inaccurate, especially the information on treatment of the wounded. The National Park Rangers provide a better presentation at the visitor center.
We purchased this app for our visit to the Battlefield. I used an iPhone XS .. worked great!!! It’s very intuitive. We had trouble at the very start only because you must be at The 1st stop to begin … once we did that it was fantastic! So much detail and stories. Highly recommend!!!