Archive for the ‘Celebrity Spotting’ Category

Segway World Records!

The staff at Segway Tours of Gettysburg now officially hold two records in the Guinness Book of World Records! Our shop was closed last Saturday because we took the whole fleet to New York City for the premier of “Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2.” The movie promotes a stereotype that we don’t especially like to […]


Gary Casteel

Megan and her Segway tour today happened across Gary Casteel and his daughter at Pitzer Woods. Gary is the talented artist who sculpted of the statue of James Longstreet and his horse, Hero. Gary regaled the tour participants with stories about “Jimmy” Longstreet and the statue. He explained, for instance, that he designed the statue […]


Trace Adkins and James McPherson

Country music star Trace Adkins and Pulitzer-Prize-winning author and historian James McPherson were on the Gettysburg battlefield today. They were helping to publicize the Civil War Trust’s “Campaign 150: Our time, Our legacy“, a project to protect 20,000 acres Civil War battlefield land over the next five years. Sherry Rudisill stumbled across Trace Adkins on […]


Open House – Segway Obstacle Course

For the last two days, the Gettysburg Civil War Museum and the Gettysburg Diorama have conducted an open house for local businesses and residents.SegTours joined in the fun by offering a free introduction to our Segway obstacle course for those attending the open house.In two afternoons, approximately 75 local folks got a chance to see […]


The Season is Drawing to a Close

Last weekend marked the Dedication Day and Remembrance Day ceremonies in Gettysburg, the last big events of the season. And what a beautiful weekend it was! Dedication Day ceremonies (the 146th anniversary of the Gettysburg Address) on Thursday featured speeches by Academy Award-winning actor Richard Dreyfuss and other dignitaries. Remembrance Day (Saturday) hosted one of […]


President George W. Bush

The presidential retreat, Camp David (formally known as Naval Support Facility Thurmont) is less than 30 minutes away so Gettysburg is a easy jaunt for a presidential day-trip.Rumors started flying last Fall that President Bush was planning to take a tour of Gettysburg. Sure enough, his motorcade swooped into town the next day. The Secret […]


Ken Burns

He hasn’t taken one of our tours yet (or given one!) but we bumped into Ken Burns at the Virginia State Memorial on Seminary Ridge on 11 Oct 2008.  Burns is the legendary director and producer of more than 20 documentary films.  He is perhaps best known for his nine-episode film series, The Civil War […]


Marc Summers

Last Fall we had a visit from Marc Summers, the veteran TV host and producer that some may remember from the green slime days of Double Dare on Nickelodeon.  More recently, Marc was the host of History IQ on the History Channel and now he is the host of the popular show Unwrapped on the […]