Private Battlefield Tours
- Q? Are your private tours similar to the Gettysburg “Licensed Battlefield Guide” Tours?
- Q? How do I book a private tour with a battlefield guide?
- Q? How much advance notice do you need in order to book a private tour? A. We ask to have at least a one week notice of your private battlefield tour. The more advance notice the best in order to have a guide available to attend to your tour needs.
- Q? Can we get a private tour the same day we arrive in Fredericksburg?
- Q? Do you charge per-person for your private tours?
- Q? How do I pay for a private battlefield tour? A. We e-mail an invoice which can be paid securely online with most forms of payment, by going to the link provided. We will also take a check in the mail. (a tour isn't booked/reserved until payment is received)
- Q? What is your cancellation policy?
- Q? How many hours do you need to cover an entire battlefield? A. 4-hours in order to cover everything. Less time spent will only cover the highlights with fewer stops along the way.
- Q? What is the minimum amount of time needed to see a battlefield?
A. 2-hours is the minimum in order to cover the most basic highlights of a battlefield. (*After travel time)
- Q? If we didn’t want to spend an entire day touring the area battlefields, when is the best time of day to book a tour? A. In the morning (between 9am-1pm) or afternoon (between 1pm-5pm) touring around the lunch period.
- Q? Do you provide a vehicle for your private tour? A. No. The battlefield guide will join your vehicle at the $40 per-hour rate. “If” we’re able to provide a vehicle, it will cost more. Contact us for price & availability.
- Q? Are the four Fredericksburg area battlefields (Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, The Wilderness, & Spotsylvania Court House) right next to each other?
A. No. The four Fredericksburg area battlefields are within 20 square-miles in largely rural locations. There is travel time to consider between battlefields (15-30 minutes one way depending on which battlefield).
- Q? Do you charge for the travel time to get to & from a battlefield?
A. Yes. The time spent travel to get to & from a battlefield is considered in the price of the tour. Therefor, a 2-hour tour of Spotsylvania Court House would need 3-hours (30-minutes extra to & from battlefield).
- Q? Does the battlefield guide talk during the travel time between battlefields?
A. Yes. The battlefield guide will give you running commentary to/from a battlefield so no time is wasted.
- Q? Can you show me where my ancestor or living-history/reenactment regiment fought at a battlefield?
A. Yes. With advance notice, we’re able to show you where a specific Civil War regiment fought. We’re unable to do family genealogy research.
- Q? Where do your private tours start?
- Q? Can a battlefield guide meet us at our hotel?
- Q? Are your private battlefield tours scripted?
- Q? Do you offer step-on guide service for a bus or large vehicle? A Yes. Contact us for pricing which is based on the size of the vehicle.
- Q? Do you have permission to conduct tours on National Park battlefield property? A. Yes. We are one of the few local battlefield guide tours with a permit to conduct tours on National Park Property. We have an outstanding relationship with the National Park Service.
- Q? Is this tour associated with the National Park Service, Trolley Tours, or other company?
- Q? Do you have more than one battlefield guide conducting private tours?
- A. Yes. We currently have a limited number of local battlefield guides available to conduct private battlefield tours.
- Q? Do you offer other historic/non-Civil War private tours?
A. Yes. Please ask us about other private tour subject (Colonial, African-American, Historic Architecture, Downtown Walking Tour, etc.)
- Q? Is food or drink included on a private tour? A. No. At any time of the tour, we may make a lunch or rest stop.
- Q? May we eat or drink on a private tour?
A.Yes. Sit back and relax while we do all of the work.
- Q? If we take a lunch break, what kind of food can we expect?
A. Either fast food (for those who do not want to waste time on the battlefield) or restaurants (for those that want a more leisurely break).
- Q? Are dogs allowed on private tours?
A Yes. Well behaved dogs are welcomed to join a private tour in your vehicle. They ogs on leash are welcome on NPS battlefield but are not allowed inside of historic properties.
- Q? Can you recommend a local hotel?
A. Yes. We can give you some options based on location & budget.