Welcome to the narrated driving tour of the Battle of Gettysburg, the most important battle of the Civil War! 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.
This audio tour followed the signs, monuments, and streets perfectly! Well worth $6.99, especially considering the fact that the CD/iPhone/android tour they sell inside the Gettysburg Museum Gift Shop is $30, and I’m sure the guided bus tours are even more than that. Enjoyed the pictures they included at each audio segment (and the funny voice impressions). Very interesting and informative! Highly recommend!
We did the Ghost Tour, it did take about 3 hours as it said. We found it very interesting and enjoyable. Definitely worth the download. The GPS functionality was spot on, and the stories were riveting. I don’t know if it’s possible to actually note on the map where some of the locations in the audio are, so you know where exactly to look. That’s the only suggestion I had, since I don’t know which compass direction I’m looking, or if there’s more than 1 building you’re near/viewing.
While the narrative did not always align with my location, it may be because I was driving too fast or somehow made a wrong turn. All in all though, I did enjoy the stories and information as I traveled throughout the park. Happy with the purchase.
This tour was awesome and worth every penny. It was nice having a personal tour guide right in your own vehicle. App worked flawlessly and you can move at your own pace. I would definitely recommend using this app if it’s your first trip to Gettysburg.
Perfect car ride adventure! Especially in the colder weather. On the parts where there are no directions or story being told, I would’ve loved to hear some fife & drum! Other than that, it worked perfectly, both educational & entertaining!
This tour was very informative but not to mundane. It kept the interest of two 9 year olds! The tour was especially wonderful to use during the pandemic as we were able to stay in the safety of our own car (get out when we wanted). The signs along the road specifically for this tour were also very helpful. We loved the authors personal touches as well, for example, his favorite monument of Sally the dog. Our children especially loved this story. 5 stars, hands down
If you use the where to start feature, it takes you to the alternate start yet the tour starts at the regular start. The app is unrefined and definitely needs more work, like working coordinates within google maps.
On our way to Gettysburg, I looked up driving tours of Gettysburg, read the reviews for a couple apps, and decided to try this one. Glad we did. The tour was informative and guided us through the three days of the battle, explaining what each side was doing. Would like a little more “Learn More” moments on the tour. The added information is interesting to know. We found the GPS guidance was spot on. Do not second guess the app when it takes you ways you don’t think are right. It is leading you through the whole battle. Just follow the GPS and enjoy.
After installing the app you have to download the media files for the tour. I attempted to download it multiple times. It would proceed to 3 or 4% every time before failing and exiting with an error. It totally ruined our experience and wasted what little daylight we had. Save the money and search up Gettysburg auto tour videos on YouTube. I had no problem downloading them.
This was fantastic. It brought the battlefield to life. My kids really enjoyed it as well!