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American Stories Historic Walking Tours & Programs

Guided tours through downtown Gettysburg offer a historical, educational experience.
Guided tours through downtown Gettysburg offer a historical, educational experience.Gettysburg Travel

Walking tours have always been popular with touring visitors in the Gettysburg area as well as locals looking to re-acquaint themselves with a good old-fashioned day/night out on the town—a date with history. For this reason, many have come to rely on American Stories Historic Walking Tours & Programs for such pursuits.

Memories of the Battle highlights the true stories and civilian perspective of the town of Gettysburg during its crucial battle during the Civil War. Since 1999 American Stories has been bringing a hearty, American experience to its guests by presenting real American-focused tours. One of its most popular tours.

The 2014 season has much in store including Civilian Tours as well as Fact and Fiction tours. Memories of the Battle—the popular civilian tour experience, started its season on Tuesday, June 24 and will continue on through Thursday, July 31. Occurring nightly at 7:30 p.m., you will follow a dressed tour guide through downtown Gettysburg, transcending back to the days when the Battle of Gettysburg raged rampantly through the streets. Along the way, you will see civilian homes and churches dating back to 1863 and hear about some of the harrowing experiences of locals who lived during that time.

If you like trivia, debunking myths and rumors and other misconceptions, then you might want to consider taking the Civil War Fact or Fiction Walking Tour. Hear bizarre tales from the Battle of Gettysburg, some of which are factual and others pure works of crafted fiction. You decide which ones are real and false. Touring guides will provide guests with a score card and pencil so that touring parties may keep track of all guesses. At the conclusion of the tour, the true answers will be revealed and prizes will be rewarded. This is a ghost-free, family-friendly tour that will bring to light some of the rarest Civil War history on record. This tour also begins at 7:30 p.m. nightly and will continue through Wednesday, July 31.

The cost for most American Stories Walking Tours is $10 a person, for guests ages 8 and older. These tours last approximately an hour and a half. Due to popularity, spaces are limited and reservations are required. For more information, call 717-624-8154.