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Civil War Sisters Tour


Time: times vary by day

Price: $10


National Shrine of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton
339 S. Seton Avenue
Emmitsburg, MD

Learn how charity was given without reserve to the destitute, wounded and ill on both sides of the conflict as Sisters found themselves serving on battlefields, in hospitals and other unconventional settings throughout the country, including their own property in Emmitsburg, MD. After the Union Army encamped in late June of 1863 at the Sisterhood and proceeded north, the bloodiest battle of the Civil War raged just 12 miles from the peaceful home of the Sisters in the small town of Gettysburg. Bravely, the Sisters responded wherever there was human need both near and far from home beginning the spring of 1861 to the close of the war.

Join us for this tour that captures how the Sisters provided solace in the midst of suffering and despair. The tours take place every third Sunday of the month. You will also receive a free Charity Afire Civil War Trilogy with your ticket!

Civil War Sisters Tour for Groups 

The Civil War Sisters Group Tour is available to groups of 10 or more, with a discounted rate of $5/person. We kindly request that you schedule at least one month prior to your visit. Email Kelly at to book your group today.


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