The Irish of Gettysburg Tour

To book this tour, please complete the Reservations Form online through our Book Now page. You may also call 717-398-4640, or eMail us at

This is K-9 Riggs who was on the Irish of Gettysburg Tour with his owner. They retired in 2022. Thank you both for your service.

These are the inspiring tales of the Irish soldiers who served at Gettysburg during the Civil War.

Your guide will lead you through the back streets of Gettysburg and tell of the Irish experiences during the three-day battle.

Discover the men of the Irish Brigade, the Irish Gettysburg citizens who lived through the battle, and the Louisiana Tigers of the Confederacy.

Hear how the Irish came to immigrate to America, and why they fought and risked their lives for their new country. Learn why some fought for the North and some for the South.

Learn how the Irish suffered from prejudice and injustice before and during the war.

Hear of the history of the Irish at the Battle of Gettysburg – their spirit, their courage, their humor, and their faith.

Reverend Corby Monument
Reverend Corby Monument ~ Photo courtesy of Cheryl Morris

Learn about the Irish generals and commanders of the Irish Brigade and the Philadelphia Brigade, and how their courage and sacrifice was unmatched in battle.

Hear of how the Irish at Pickett’s Charge turned the tide of the Battle of Gettysburg and the war.

Hear the story of the Gettysburg doctor who saw to it that these soldiers were reinterred in a proper Southern cemetery – and learn the special blessing God gave him for his service.

Learn about corpse candles – and how to make an Irish love potion.

Learn about Irish traditions, beliefs, and customs, among them ~

  • Why do Irishmen carry a crust of bread when crossing a grassy field?
  • What is an Irish Wake, and what are traditional burial customs?
  • How do the Irish pray for their enemies?
  • When must a tombstone be placed on an Irish grave?
  • Learn how to give an insult in true Irish fashion.

Come and experience all this and more on “The Irish of Gettysburg” tour.

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Tour Times and Prices ~

“The Irish of Gettysburg” tour leaves at 6 pm, or by appointment – April to November, weather permitting. Tours are approximately 75 to 95 minutes long.

  • Tickets – $12 each, plus tax
  • Groups of 8 or more – $10.50 each, plus tax
  • Children 7 and under – Free

A family-friendly tour for visitors of all ages. This tour is held outdoors on the streets of Gettysburg. More information is available on our FAQ page.

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Book This Tour ~

Tours are by reservation only. Please book at least 2 hours in advance.

To book the “Irish of Gettysburg” tour, please complete the Reservations Form online through our Book Now page. You may also call Hidden Memories Tours at 717-398-4640 , or eMail us at

Tickets are also available for purchase here ~

Gettysburg Heritage Center
297 Steinwehr Avenue
Gettysburg, PA 17325

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Where We Meet ~

Tours leave from Unity Park, located at 37 Lefever Street, in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. The park is located at the corner of Lefever and Baltimore streets.

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Parking ~

Parking is available in the parking lot at the Gettysburg Area Middle School, located behind Unity Park.

Visitors may park in the school parking lot anytime during non-school hours, including evenings, weekends, school holidays, and during the summer months.

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