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Ride into History at the Gettysburg Battlefield
There’s an even better way to experience the grounds of America’s most famous battlefield and it’s not a ghost tour. On a horseback riding tour of the hallowed pastoral battlefield, you’ll get a new look at just about everything--literally! From your new vantage point on horseback, and with the help of your knowledgeable tour guide, a ride along the bridle trails is the perfect way to get to know a whole new side of Gettysburg. Besides the excitement and appreciation you will have for the beauty and power of horses, you’ll also feel all the more connected to the era that the Battle of Gettysburg occurred in.
National Riding Stables on Taneytown Road offer a two-hour historical tour with a licensed battlefield guide as well as a one hour scenic tour. For the true history buffs, National Riding Stables also can provide tours up to four hours long across the battlefields bridle trails. All horses are gentle and well-mannered so even if you’re a newcomer being introduced to horses for the first time, you’ll still have an amazing trip. For more information on the tours offered by National Riding Stables, just click here.
Horse Tours of Gettysburg is another option that offers two-hour and 1.5-hour guided horseback tours as well as horse-drawn carriage tours of the Gettysburg Battlefield. The town of Gettysburg itself is also open for exploration on guided in-town history carriage rides Accompanied by town historians or licensed battlefield guides, this half hour tour will immerse you in the dramatic days that transpired in the town that was truly at the heart of the Battle. You can also book an in-town scenic carriage ride with an actor and period musician to entertain you for the half-hour ride. And when you book any Horse Tours of Gettysburg carriage or horseback tour, save 20% on tickets to the Gettysburg Heritage Center. This is an excellent opportunity to plan your whole day, view the award-winning film and animated map, and shop the selection of books at the gift shop. Click here for more information.
Horseback riding is a great way to experience Gettysburg and connect with the pivotal moment in our history for the day. Whether you’re an equestrian expert or newly-saddled riding rookie, your experienced and professional guides will make sure your time at Gettysburg is an enjoyable and memorable one. Plan your trip with a stay at a PA bed & breakfast today!