Civil War Tour

This informative and engaging tour designed for groups of 15 or more highlights the impact of the Sisters of Emmitsburg during the Battle of Gettysburg.

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 – on both sides. With casualties totaling over 50,000 in this pivotal three-day battle, 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.

2018 Civil War Tour Schedule

Tour Dates: April 2018 – November 2018.
Time: by appointment

The Civil War Group Tour is available to parties of 15 or more.* We kindly request that you schedule at least one month prior to your visit.

*The Civil War Tour is NOT available to individuals at this time.

Things to Keep in Mind:

  • This is a guided walking tour
  • Groups must be 15 people or more
  • Cost is $10 per person (fee collected on-site before tour begins)
  • Tour lasts 45-60 minutes
  • The grounds and walkways are handicap-accessible

We look forward to seeing you!

Schedule your group tour here.

Mark your calendar to catch the tour on one of the Saturdays next summer!