Gettysburg Battle Auto Tour: Application description
Welcome to the narrated driving tour of the Battle of Gettysburg, the most important battle of the Civil War by Action Tour Guide!
Are you ready to turn your phone into a personal tour guide? This app offers a fully-guided experience of the historic Gettysburg Battlefield — just like a local giving you a personalized, turn-by-turn, fully-guided tour.
Explore Gettysburg, one of the most important battles in one of the bloodiest conflicts in American history: the Civil War. Here, Union forces staged a nearly impossible defense against Confederate attackers--and won! Walk in the footsteps of Civil War soldiers, re-live the battle strategies of the key Gettysburg generals, and embark on an adventure that brings this historic three-day battle to life.
Follow the Official National Park Service’s Auto Tour route from the convenience and flexibility of your own car. As you drive, audio stories will automatically pop up and start playing.
As you journey through the battlefield, you’ll also journey through time — following the harrowing events of the 3-day battle, as the two generals tried to outsmart and outmaneuver the other. You’ll learn about the bravery and humanity of individual soldiers. Best of all, you’ll visit Little Round Top, Pickett’s Charge, and the site of President Lincoln’s historic Gettysburg Address.
Experience the Battle of Gettysburg at these key battlefield sites:
■ The Civil War & Battle of Gettysburg
■ Birdseye View of the Field
■ McPherson Ridge
■ Eternal Light Peace Memorial
■ Oak Ridge Observation Tower
■ Battlefield Sallie Memorial
■ Seminary Ridge Museum
■ North Carolina Memorial
■ Virginia Monument
■ Second Day of Battle
■ Pitzer Woods
■ Eisenhower National Historic Site
■ Warfield Ridge
■ Little Round Top
■ Valley of Death
■ Devil's Den
■ The Wheat Field
■ The Peach Orchard
■ Plum Run
■ The George Weikert Farm
■ Pennsylvania Memorial
■ Spangler's Spring
■ Line of Battle
■ Culp's Hill Tower
■ East Cemetery Hill
■ The High Water Mark & Pickett’s Charge
■ National Cemetery
■ Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address
■ Plays automatically
The app knows where you are and which direction you are heading, and plays audio automatically about the things you are seeing, plus stories and tips and advice. Simply follow the GPS map & the routing line.
■ Fascinating stories
Be immersed in an engaging, accurate, and entertaining story about each point of interest. The stories are professionally narrated and prepared by local guides. Most stops also have additional stories that you can optionally choose to hear.
■ Works offline
No data, cellular or even wireless network connection needed while taking the tour. Download over Wi-Fi/Data Network before your tour.
■ Freedom of travel
No scheduled tour timings, no crowded groups, and no rush to move along past stops that interest you. You have total freedom to skip ahead, linger, and take as many photos as you’d like.
■ Award-winning platform
The app developers received the famous “Laurel Award” from the Newport Mansions, who use it for over a million tours/year.
FREE DEMO vs FULL ACCESS:
Check out the free demo to get an idea of what this tour is all about. If you like it, purchase the tour to get full access to all the stories!
■ Download ahead of time, over data or WiFi.
■ Be sure the phone battery is fully charged, or take an external battery pack.
Continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life. This app uses your location service and GPS tracking feature to allow real-time tracking of your route.