General Walking Tour:
Come walk with us as we take you on a trip through Gettysburg’s history and discover details of the town during the battle. Listen to the stories of the civilians, who felt the bullets whistle by, heard the piteous sobs of the wounded and smelled the dead as they decomposed in the July heat. Find out how many civilians were killed or wounded. Learn how fewer than 2,300 men, women and children cared for the 22,000 wounded soldiers who were left behind when the 2 armies moved on. Hear the memories of President Lincoln’s visit in Nov. 1863.
Devastation and Destruction meets Compassion:
The Civil War - the very name conjures images of battles and generals, of soldiers fighting, wounded or dead. But what if we go beyond that? Beyond the battles and battlefields and focus on the caring of the 22,000 wounded and maimed union and confederate soldiers by the Gettysburg civilians. The wounded, dead and dying were lying in the streets and in every church and public building and most of the homes in Gettysburg. Hear the stories of the civilians and the soldiers and learn about the burial of the dead soldiers and the Soldiers National Cemetery.
Gettysburg has an example of each Architectural period from the mid 1700's. On this tour we will not only point out the features that make up each period but the stories of the generations or generation who lived within those walls. We will see how local tradition and materials influence those structures. Please join us for " These walls can talk".
8 Miles From Slavery (Black History Tour):
Fear to triumph to uncertainty describes the experience of Gettysburg’s large black community during the years leading up to the Civil War through Reconstruction. This walking tour presents stories of abolitionists, kidnappers, heroes, villains and significant events that made Gettysburg an important stop on a road to freedom. Learn how Lincoln’s visit affected the community.
President Abraham Lincoln’s Visit - Gettysburg Address:
Walk in President Abraham Lincoln’s footsteps and experience his visit to Gettysburg Nov. 18 & 19, 1863. Our Historian will relate events that occurred at the Will’s house and at the Soldier’s National Cemetery. Hear the local civilians stories of what they saw and heard during those 2 days in November 1863.
Mystery and Tragedy Walking Tour:
There are some mysteries and a few skeletons in everyone’s family tree and the town of Gettysburg is no exception. This tour will tell you about murder, terror and abuse. The strange circumstances surrounding the burials of civilians and soldiers and the underground railroad.
SELDOM SEEN TOUR:
This walk takes you to places off the beaten path in the town of Gettysburg. Hear unexpected stories from Gettysburg's varied history, that are true and rarely discussed. Some of the stories are strange some are mysterious and some just plain silly. All are interesting! Go places you just don't see on most walking tours.
The Unsung Heroes, "The Civilian Ladies of Gettysburg":
This walk introduces you to the civilian women of Gettysburg. See where they lived and worked and hear of their experiences before, during and after the battle of Gettysburg. Their untold stories of individual bravery and sacrifice recognizes the seldom credited heroes of the aftermath of the battle.
EISENHOWER AND GETTYSBURG:
Like many visitors, Dwight Eisenhower came to Gettysburg as a student of the battle, and fell in love with the town and its people. The 1915 West Point graduating class of which Eisenhower was a member toured the Gettysburg battlefield as part of their last year of training. This was Eisenhower’s first, but not his last visit. By 1950, both Ike and Mamie decided to make Gettysburg their home. Let us share the Eisenhower’s Gettysburg experience beginning in 1918 and ending with the General’s retirement in the 1960s. Do we have stories you won’t find in the history books? Yes, we do.