The Battle changed the town of Gettysburg and its civilian population forever, by transforming the town into a battlefield and then a hospital and its citizens into nurses and caregivers. This struggle to care for the wounded and bury the dead would continue for four long months and fall heavily on the civilian population.
Walk the streets of Gettysburg with a Licensed Town Guide, who will relay, with historical accuracy, the civilians’ experiences before, during and after the great battle. Using historic sites and period photography, we give you an overview of 1863 Gettysburg that can only be experienced by walking the streets and getting to know the individuals and characters who lived here.
Gettysburg is only 8 miles from Maryland, to a Black person living in 1863 Gettysburg, that is only eight miles from slavery! Take a Black History Tour and learn about the black community of Gettysburg and events that made Gettysburg an important stop on the road to freedom. Venture into Gettysburg’s Seldom Seen areas and see places off the beaten path or learn about the unique relationship between the College & the Town. Hear about the Presidents who visited Gettysburg and their unique relationship with the Town on a Presidential Tour. Daytime tours are 90 min. daily between 10am and 3pm.
The women and children of the town became nurses and caregivers during and after the battle. Take our 60 min. Early Bird Unsung Heroes tour at 9am every morning to hear more.
Looking for something to do in the evening at 6pm?
Monday: Lincoln Tour Experience Lincoln’s 25 hours in Gettysburg.
Wednesday & Friday: Tavern Tour Balloon Rides, Murder, Tanks, Medal of Honor.
Tuesday, Saturday & Sunday: Mystery/Untold Tales Tour Secret meetings, murder never solved.
Thursday: Battle in the Streets Fighting in streets, alleys and yards as town’s people sought refuge in their cellars, as the war was brought to their doorsteps.
The amount of walking will vary depending on the pace of the individuals or group. We limit the size of groups to ensure quality and they are appropriate for all ages and fitness levels. View our website for more information,