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great thing about the tour is that you’re not just learning about
history, but you’re having a lot of fun in the process...I would
recommend this tour for anyone who’s ever thought that a Segway looks
fun (they are) or someone who is looking for a unique way to see the
battlefield. This tour would be especially great for anyone dragging
reluctant teenagers along for the trip (note that there is a minimum
age and weight requirement). In my opinion, I doubt that there is a
more fun way to see the Gettysburg Battlefield than on this modern
travel through the Gettysburg battlefield by car, bus, bike,
foot, scooter, carriage and even horse, but one of the most
unique and enjoyable ways to traverse through the renowned Civil
War site is by Segway.
the best way to tour Gettysburg? How about by Segway?"
The Patriot News, Central PA
27 June 2013
a general leading his troops into battle, tour guide Charlie
Fennell stands tall on his Segway, snaking through the crowd
that mills around an equestrian statue. His group follows
on their futuristic two-wheeled vehicles, carefully avoiding
bicyclists, motor coach passengers and a pair of locally rented
three-wheeled scooters resembling circus clown cars.
battle's 150th anniversary, Gettysburg braces for tourists"
23 May 2013
are plenty of ways to "do" the Gettysburg Battlefield;
in your own car with taped audio-tour or step-on guide, via
narrated Park bus, on foot or by bike. But in my opinion,
the best way to really understand troop movements, skirmishes
and the individual players on a human, sometimes humorous,
most times harrowing level is through the wind-on-your-face,
out in the elements, "walking tour in fast forward"
and Hershey, PA: New and Noteworthy Will Still Be There
After the 150th Anniversary Crowds Disperse"
Huffington Post Travel Bog
23 April 2013
are underground railroad pilgrimages, bus tours, horseback
rides, and even helicopter outings. But the Segway tours are
perhaps the most awesome way to see Gettysburg. They truly
get you "out and about in Gettysburg."
Gettysburg Nouveau: Where It All Started
Susquehanna Style Magazine, July/Aug 2012, pg 68.
The Segway. The peculiar two-wheeled, stand-up "Personal
Transporters" have become the darling of environmentalists
and adventuresome travelers....A unique and green way to visit
the Gettysburg Battlefield is on a Segway.
"A Day Away at Gettysburg Segway Tours"
Eagle, 5 July 2012
saw Gettysburg on wheels. After
visiting the Cyclorama and getting an overall view of the
battle, my wife and I joined six other people on a two-hour
Segway tour with a licensed guide who described the various
groups and battles via Bluetooth headsets. We were able to
see the battlefield almost as the soldiers experienced it.
the tour might have been a little better, but for us senior
citizens, moving on wheels proved to be a better way to experience
it. The only thing missing was the bullets buzzing by. Thanks
to those who supervise the park area for permitting the two-wheel
Tribune, 3 September 2010
Gettysburg Segway Tour is an active and eco-friendly way to
explore the battlefield in Gettysburg. Step on the Segway
device and cover an impressive amount of the battlefield in
a short time. While
the park is accessible by car and foot, many tourists dislike
the interruption of vehicles or the burden of walking through
such a large area. The Segway is an excellent compromise between
these two options. Since it doesn’t require gas, the
Segway is also friendly to the environment and produces a
minimal amount of noise."
"Explore the expansive Gettysburg battlefield
on wheels with Segway Tours of Gettysburg"
Harrisburg, August 2010
is the perfect time to see the battlefield the way nature
intended. Let Segway be the way you visit Gettysburg -- from
a unique and fun perspective."
Segway Tours: Unique Perspectives
Gettysburg Experience, October, 2009.
this for a unique adventure? Take something “old”
and add something “new” and tour the Gettysburg
battlefield by Segway. Segway Tours offers two routes through
the Gettysburg battlefield. The Segway Personal Transporter
is an environmentally friendly transporter with just two wheels
that is self-balancing; you change your direction by shifting
your body weight. Lean forward to go forward; lean back to
slow down; pull the handle and lean right to turn right; pull
he handle and lean left to turn left. Balance your body straight
and tall to stop. Sound like fun? It is!"
modern spin through Gettysburg"
Daily Times, 23 Aug 2009
your helmet and get ready to travel through time on a Segway!
A cool tour in Gettysburg takes you through the historic battlefields
from the view of this 2-wheeler. Easy to ride and it is easy
on the environment! Start rolling your way through Adams County."
Pennsylvania's Past on the Future of Transportation"
43 Television, 21 July 2009 (video)
a Segway across the thousands of acres of battlefield sure
beats walking. You wont get tired but the best part is the
For A New Way To Tour Gettysburg?" Ed Weinstock reporting
News (TV Channel 8), 26 June 2008
I knew I had wheels on the ground, I felt like I was drifting
about five inches above it. All I had to do was lean a little
and the Segway would magically take me in the direction I
indicated, like it was reading my mind.
are thousands of monuments on the battlefield, and traveling
around by car cannot give the full experience. "I don't
get a chance to see (the monuments) up close in a car,"
[Dave Eisenhart, Licensed Battefield Guide] commented as we
rode past some that were in less accessible locations. He
explained that this is a reason that Segway tours of the battlefield
are more beneficial in getting a well-rounded view."
provides closeup view of the battlefield," Gettysburg
Times (Gettysburg, PA), 25 June 2008
Segway] is not a toy," Velke said. "We're very much
focused on the history." They may not be toys but Segways
are still fun.
was incredible," Bill Jones said. "It is almost
like a walking tour but not as strenuous. It would have taken
us days to see that much."
tours are generally too slow and exhaust listeners before
getting too far; bus tours are too fast and don't give guides
much freedom to address individual interests," [Gary
Kross, Licensed Battlefield Guide] said. "This is like
my perfect tour."
tour company: SegTours uses futuristic scooters to explore
Sun (Hanover, PA), 25 June 2008
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