American Experiences: Explore Gettysburg and Lancaster

Road trip through scenic Pennsylvania

Uncover Civil War history where it happened as you venture through Gettysburg battlegrounds where the United States was changed forever. Cross beautiful rolling hills to learn about life in the second largest Amish community.



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Each American Experiences trip is designed for you to craft and customize your own adventure. Pick your own date, add or remove nights, upgrade your car, reverse cities, add on activities, and more. Our team of adventure experts has curated suggestions to make your trip incredible, and our team is standing by to assist you in creating your incredible adventure.

While crafting your road trip, be assured that your package includes centrally-located hotels, a Hertz car rental, breakfast daily, free hotel WiFi, hotel parking, and an adventure all your own.


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Day 1: Arrive in Gettysburg

Step back in history as you explore the roughly 6,000 acres of battleground that forms The Gettysburg National Military Park. Whether by car, horse or Segway, encounter the more than 1,300 monuments that lay across this field of history. Discover how three days here became the turning point of the American Civil War. This evening, consider the Ghosts of Gettysburg Walking Tour guided by candlelight for a paranormal take on the area's historical events.

Day 2: Gettysburg to Lancaster

Take a scenic drive to nearby Lancaster, home of the second largest Amish settlement in the world. The county is known for its rolling hills, beautiful farmland and relaxing way of life. Ditch the car for a buggy ride for an authentic experience, or truly immerse yourself in local culture by exploring an Amish farm. If time and interest allows, partake in a foodie tour - ideal for first time visitors!

Day 3: Gettysburg

Today is entirely unscripted for you to write your own adventure: perhaps explore the trails of Gettysburg, venture off to nearby York to visit its Colonial Complex and Harley Davidson factory, or take a drive out into the country – visiting some of the farms, markets and wineries along the Gettysburg Wine and Fruit Trail.

Day 4: Gettysburg

Today, you write the script! Looking for a change of pace? Find your zen at a local favorite- Gettysburg Goat Yoga! Or, try your hand at baking at Julius Sturgis Pretzel Bakery where you can tour the first commercial pretzel bakery in the US and see the original ovens they used. Whatever you choose, it's your adventure to make!

Day 5: Farewell

Your trip ends today as you drive back home with wonderful memories.

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Civil War Ghosts Walking Tour

Explore the paranormal and historical accounts of carefully selected tour stops. Your guide will safely lead you through the darkened streets, unfolding tales of mystery, terror, and tragedy. You will have plenty of opportunities to see with your own eyes the otherworldly power of this historic city.
Starting at $24 per person, this tour is non-refundable

Underground Railroad Heritage Excursions in Southeastern Pennsylvania

Sites and stories of Underground Railroad heritage from this region of Southeastern Pennsylvania along the Mason-Dixon Line have never before been offered in a public history setting on a regular basis. This region is well-documented as being an active part of the Underground Railroad, where enslaved people liberated themselves from plantations following the American Revolution until the outbreak of the Civil War. Experiences can take the form of walking tours, step-on guided motor coach services, or personal vehicle excursions.
Starting at $250 per group - up to 15 people

Sweet & Savory Tour of Lancaster City!

Guided by a Lancaster local, photographer, mom, wife and admitted foodie who loves some of the hidden gems of Lancaster City! Visit "off the beaten path" places downtown on this door to door walking tour where you'll have a chance to meet the owners in person and ask question along with enjoying generous samples from each location! Take home goodies are included in the price of the tour, AND a wealth of history about the city.
Starting at $60 per person

Amish Country Tour & Farm House Visit

Immerse yourself in the customs and traditions of Amish country during this 3-part tour. Explore a farmhouse dating from 1805 where you will listen to narrative on the customs, culture, and traditions of the Amish. In a minibus, enjoy a scenic ride through the Amish countryside, complete with photo ops. Then take a self-guided tour through an historic farmstead that includes a schoolhouse, a craft market, and a variety of farm animals.
Starting at $32 per person


American Experiences: Explore Gettysburg and Lancaster



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