Gettysburg’s First Day of Battle: Seminary Ridge Trail Self-Guided Walking Tour
Welcome to the self-guided walking tour of Seminary Ridge Trail, where the first day of the Battle of Gettysburg played out! Union and Confederate soldiers battled ferociously for control of this strategic ridge and its make-shift hospital. This walking tour transports you to July 1863, to view this bloody battleground from the eyes of the generals calling out orders, the soldiers fighting for their lives, and the civilians caught in the crossfire.
This self-guided audio & GPS-enabled walking tour allows you to explore the historic Seminary Ridge Trail in Gettysburg with maximum flexibility, convenience, and value. This tour is NOT an entry ticket to any museums along the trail. You can select any Travel Date for this tour since it’s completely self-guided and can be used infinitely.
Once you book, look for an email and text with instructions. Follow these to download the tour guide app and enter your unique password. Stick to the tour route for the best experience.Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this productStop At:
Lutheran Theological Seminary, Valentine Hall, 61 Seminary Ridge, Gettysburg, PA 17325, USA
You’re standing in the Lutheran Theological Seminary’s campus. Long before it became the site of some of Gettysburg’s most heated clashes, it had a much more peaceful purpose as the oldest Lutheran seminary in the country. Samuel Simon Schmucker founded it in 1826, which makes it older than prestigious universities like NYU or Cornell!
Duration: 10 minutesStop At:
Seminary Ridge Museum and Education Center, 111 Seminary Rdg, Gettysburg, PA 17325-1718
Today, this impressive brick building is the Seminary Ridge Museum and Education Center, which features Civil War exhibits, fascinating wartime accounts, and visits to the cupola on top.
Duration: 10 minutesStop At:
Valentine Hall, 61 Seminary Ridge, Gettysburg, PA 17325, USA
You’re walking past Valentine Hall, and it’s a striking reminder that the Battle Of Gettysburg did NOT spell the end of the seminary. Why not- Well, because this hall didn’t appear until 25 years AFTER the battle!
Duration: 5 minutesStop At:
Samuel Simon Schmucker Artillery House, Seminary Ridge, Gettysburg, PA 17325, USA
See that big brick house on the corner to your right- The one with the gray roof and white accents. That’s the home of Samuel Simon Schmucker, founder of the seminary here at Gettysburg.
Duration: 5 minutes
"Confirmation will be received at time of booking"
"Not wheelchair accessible"
"Near public transportation"
"No expiration — The tour comes with lifetime validity!"
"After booking the tour, please make sure that you have downloaded the app and the tour in advance. For the best experience, we advise doing this while you have a strong internet connection."
"Most travelers can participate"
"This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate"
"Face masks required for travelers in public areas"
Suppliers and travelers coordinate start times within the given time periods.
7/28/2020 - 8/27/2023
Duration: 20 To 30 Minutes
|Monday - Sunday:||07:00 AM - 06:00 PM|
111 Seminary Ridge, Gettysburg, PA 17325, USA
Cancellations and refunds:
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start time of the experience.