Civil War Tour

On this specialty tour, discover all that the Sisters experienced around the time of the Battle of Gettysburg, and how they cared for the wounded on both sides.

As the bloodiest battle of the Civil War raged just miles from the peaceful home of the Sisters, they could not ignore the call to go and care for the wounded. After the Battle of Gettysburg was over, casualties totaled over 50,000. The Sisters traveled 15 miles north to the heart of the battlegrounds to care for the wounded soldiers from the North and the South. Their charitable efforts brought healing and solace to the wounded on both the battlefields and in hospitals. Through the selfless acts of the Sisters, Elizabeth Ann Seton’s mission of compassion, service to man, and devotion to God was lived out.

Join us for this tour that captures how the Sisters provided hope in the midst of suffering and despair.

Our summer tours for individuals and groups of nine or less people are over, but will be offered again in Summer 2019. Check back here in May for details.

2018 Civil War Sisters Tour for Groups

Tour Dates: April – November 2018.
Time: by reservation in advance.

The Civil War Group Tour is available to groups of 10 or more, with a discounted rate of $5/person. We kindly request that you schedule at least one month prior to your visit.

Schedule your group tour here.

We look forward to seeing you!

What to expect on the tour:

  • This is a guided walking tour that is primarily outdoors.
  • Tour lasts 45-60 minutes.
  • The grounds and walkways are handicap-accessible.

Extras to Add to Your Experience:

  • View the Civil War Sisters exhibit in our museum for free.
  • Ask the receptionist to view the Civil War documentary film (30 minutes in length). Free for all visitors.