Gettysburg Half-Day Guided Women Of Gettysburg Walking Tour

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Free cancellation

A full refund will apply if you cancel more than 24 hours before the activity start time.

Duration2 hours
Guide LanguageEnglish
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About

Go beyond the traditional topics of the Battle of Gettysburg and learn about the women who contributed to the battle during this half-day walking tour. Stroll through Gettysburg with your guide while they discuss the feats that ordinary women performed during the Civil War, such as burying the dead, caring for the wounded, and protecting local families. You’ll see a variety of statues, monuments, and houses honoring these women throughout the tour.

Highlights

Learn about Elizabeth Thorne and Sallie Myers who aren’t remember in history books
Let your guide show you a different side of Gettysburg beyond the actual battlefield
Pass by historic churches, homes, and cemeteries where aspects of the battle took place
See a stop on the Underground Railroad and a B&B that acted as a sniper’s nest

Itinerary

See if you can spot the reason this home was a coveted sniper's nest during the Battle of Gettysburg.
Tillie Pierce was a young 15 years old during the Battle of Gettysburg and would go on to write her memoirs of the battle 25 years later.
Discover the experience of Mary McAllister during the Battle of Gettysburg.
Salome "Sally" Myers nursed the wounded in this church during and after the battle. During this time, she made a connection to one soldier that ended in romance after the war.
This home was turned into a makeshift hospital during the battle, where Tillie Pierce and Harriet Shriver did their best to offer care to the wounded.
This historic bouse was the home of the single civilian casualty during the Battle of Gettysburg, Jennie Wade.
The pregnant wife of the cemetery's caretaker was said to have dug 105 graves singlehandedly following the battle.
One of the final stops on the Underground Railroad, this tavern once witnessed a fugitive slave mother make an agonizing choice.

Inclusions

Thoroughly researched and accurate history
Professional and courteous guide

Exclusions

Transportation

Additional Information

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
  • Service animals allowed
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Transportation options are wheelchair accessible
  • All areas and surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travelers with poor cardiovascular health
  • Travelers should have at least a moderate level of physical fitness
  • PARKING: PLEASE DO NOT PARK IN BRICKHOUSE INN PARKING. You will be towed. THIS IS RESERVED FOR OVERNIGHT GUESTS. There are plenty of parking spaces on the side streets behind the Inn and on the main street. Thank you.

Guide Languages

  • English

Cancellation Policy

  • A full refund will apply if you cancel more than 24 hours before the activity start time.

  • No refund is possible if you cancel less than 24 hours before the activity start time.