Horseback Ride Tours on the Gettysburg Battlefield

"Confederate Trails of Gettysburg offers a variety of themed outings including special 150th anniversary rides"

- J. Clark, USA Today

Civil War Fact:

Daniel Decatur Emmett wrote Dixie as a concluding song to a minstrel show. Early in the Civil War the tune was popular in the north and the south. It later became a southern song. The composer was not sympathetic to the Southern cause. It was also President Lincolns favorite song. 

Licensed Battlefield Guide Ride

Duration: 2 hours 
Price: $75.00 
Gettysburg Licensed Guide Horseback Tour

Do you know when the Battle of Gettysburg happened? Did you know that it involved the largest amount of casualties of the ENTIRE war? Well get ready for more serious history about the Battle of Gettysburg. Spending an hour learning about this historic battle just isn’t enough for some people so if you’ve got the history bug, this tour is the perfect cure. Our tour guides are the best of the best and will enlighten you to all the interesting fun facts about this unforgettable time in American history. Join in on this great 2-hour guided horse riding tour:

Spend more time riding the Battlefield with a Licensed Battlefield Guide
Learn more in depth about the intricacies of the greatest Civil War Battle - and ask the questions that are of the greatest interest to you.
See, feel and experience Gettysburg the way the soldiers did - on horseback.
Your appreciation of the terrain and its effects on the battle will never be the same after you have ridden over it with a Licensed Battlefield Guide (your guides will even dress in period costume!) Take the chance to arrange one of these incredible fact-filled rides with a top-notch guide..



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Narrative Horseback Tour

Duration: 2 hour 
Price: $75.00 
Ready for some serious history about the Battle of Gettysburg? Ride the Battlefield with Confederate Trails and learn important details and insights into some of the soldiers' lives. Not just your average trail ride be ready to hear the history as you ride along the trail. Learn the intricacies of the greatest Civil War Battle as you ride across the field of history . See, feel and experience Gettysbug using an authentic Civil War mode of transportation - a horse!

Your appreciation of the terrain, and it's effects on the battle will never be the same after you have ridden over it while the historic details are revealed to you.
  • Ride behind the Virginia Monument (the area where General Robert E. Lee waited for his returning troops after Pickett's Charge).
  • Follow the path to the Spangler Farm
  • See a panoramic view of the Peach Orchard and Little Round Top off in the distance.
  • Cross the Emmittsburg Road onto the Union side of the battle and view the Trostle Farm - including the cannonball hole in the barn!
You will have an out-rider(s) with you at all times to ensure your safety. This tour is a great way to start off or end your trip to Gettysburg.

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Special Events & Private Functions

Duration: Custom 
Price: Contact us for price 

Would you like to see the battlefield with a General? How about a Union Cavalry soldier? Or ask us to bring in Sammy Reb for your unique tour experience!

Confederate Trails of Gettysburg and The Victorian Carriage Company are available for special events and private functions in the greater Gettysburg, PA area. Make your event more memorable and enjoyable by arranging special horseback rides, scenic tours, Licensed Battlefield Guide Tours, or other tours tailored just for you. 

We offer custom packages and a range of options to meet your unique needs and tastes. 

Contact us today so that we can learn more about your event and we can show you how adding horseback rides or horse-drawn carriage rides can make it stand out from the crowd. We will gladly provide you with a detailed, professional quote that shows you just how easy it is to arrange a private tour with us.


Want to see the Gettysburg Battlefield from a horse-drawn carriage?

We also offer carriage rides on the battlefield. See the Victorian Carriage Company to learn more.

Check out our great horse-drawn carriage tours!