After the cannons were silent and the muskets were still, the Armies withdrew from Gettysburg, and the townspeople faced the aftermath of the Gettysburg Battle of 1863.
Tens of thousands of wounded soldiers needed medical care, surgeries and amputations. Farms were devastated, crops confiscated or destroyed, and the town needed to rebuild.
Come hear the long-hidden stories of the townsfolk, as they coped with the losses of the Battle of Gettysburg. Many took wounded soldiers into their homes. Learn about the medical care of the times, and how surgeries and amputations were performed. And how those who did not survive were buried.
Listen to how these strong, resilient people rebuilt, replanted, and eventually thrived in a town that would never be the same.
Tour Times and Prices ~
The “Memories of the Battle” tour leaves at 8 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
All tours are held outdoors on the streets of Gettysburg. More information is available on our FAQ page.
Children of all ages are invited on the tour, however the “Memories of the Battle” tour includes graphic images taken during the aftermath of the battle. Parents will have the opportunity to view the pictures first and decide if they are appropriate for their children.
Book This Tour ~
Tours are by reservation only. Please book at least 2 hours in advance.
To book the “Memories of the Battle” tour, please complete the Reservations Form online through our Book Now page.
Tickets are also available for purchase here ~
Gettysburg Heritage Center
297 Steinwehr Avenue
Gettysburg, PA 17325
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.
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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Further Reading ~
Interested in finding out more about our topics? Hidden Memories Tours recommends the following books ~
Tarnished Scalpels The Court-Martials of Fifty Union Surgeons – by Thomas P. Lowry, M.D. and Jack D. Welsh, M.D.
The Poisoner’s Handbook – by Deborah Blum
Segregation in Death: Gettysburg’s Lincoln Cemetery – by Betty Dorsey Myers
Available by mail order through –
Lincoln Cemetery Project Foundation
408 Long Lane
Gettysburg, PA 17325
Include a payment of $18 – $15 for book and $3 shipping