These are the inspiring stories of sixteen women who lived through the Battle of Gettysburg – well-known and little-known.
Your guide will lead you through the back streets of Gettysburg and tell of the remarkable women who changed the course of history in extraordinary ways.
Learn about the women who, without formal training in nursing, volunteered to do what they could for the Union and Confederate wounded in the makeshift field hospitals occupying every large building in Gettysburg.
Listen to the stories of the women who donned uniforms and served in battle beside their men – even to being wounded or killed.
Learn of the women who wrote books and traveled the United States to tell about the Battle of Gettysburg, keeping alive the memories of the solders who fought there.
Hear about the longest love story of the Civil War.
Listen to how the meek ones found their courage, the young ones their maturity, the tender ones their strength – and how they all gave from their hearts to save the lives of soldiers and protect their families.
These are the stories to be remembered of the quiet sacrifice, the selfless kindness, and the enduring resilience of the women of Gettysburg.
If you ever needed to be inspired, these stories will stir your heart, revive your strength, and make you believe in the amazing things that strong women, from every time period, can do.
Tour Times and Prices ~
The “Women 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. All tours are held outdoors on the streets of Gettysburg. More information is available on our FAQ page.
Book this Tour ~
Tours are by reservation only. Please book at least 2 hours in advance.
To book “The Women of Gettysburg” 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 ~
South After Gettysburg – Letters of Cornelia Hancock. 1863-1865 – by Cornelia Hancock
At Gettysburg, or What a Girl Saw and Heard of the Battle – by Mrs. Matilda (Tillie Pierce) Alleman
The Diary of a Lady of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania – From June 15 to July 15, 1863 – by Pennsylvania Lady of Gettysburg (1863), Sarah Broadhead
The Ties of the Past – The Gettysburg Diary of Salome (Sallie) Myers Stewart, 1854-1922 – by Sarah Sites Thomas
The Shrivers’ Story – by Nancie W. Gudmestad
They Fought Like Demons – Women Soldiers in the Civil War – by DeAnne Blanton and Lauren M. Cook
Women at Gettysburg, 1863 – by Eileen F. Conklin
When a Rose is not a Rose – by Rebecca D. Larson
A Women of Honor: Dr. Mary E. Walker – by Mercedes Graf