Men fought predominantly in the Civil War but women also played a key part in our nation’s most consequential conflict. Join us for a tour that uncovers the numerous accounts of women who went above and beyond what was expected of them. These unsung heroes rose to the occasion while helping turn the tide between the Union and Confederate armies.
The incredible brave Elizabeth Thorne guided Union troops through the various roads and landmarks within the town while she was 6 months pregnant. Her crucial advice helped them avoid Confederate troops while giving them the best opportunity to come upon their adversary unaware.
Hear the story of lovesick Jennie Wade, the single civilian casualty, who cared for the children of multiple families. She was fatally shot while baking food for her charges along with the thousands of wounded soldiers just outside her door. No other tour offers the untold stories of the Wonder Women of Gettysburg!
On our excursion through historic Gettysburg, you’ll learn the stories behind the eerie Shriver House Museum, the infamous Farnsworth House Inn, and the influential Dobbin House Tavern. Each boasts astonishing tales you won’t want to miss. For instance, Dobbin House Tavern marked one of the last stops on the famed underground railway and serves as a bar and restaurant today!
We also share the story of Tillie Pierce who wrote the sublime memoir “At Gettysburg: What a Girl Heard and Saw of the Battle” relating her account of the battle. There’s no better way to absorb the lesser known tales of Gettysburg and witness one of the city’s rumored apparitions. Our Wonder Women tour highlights incredible bravery demonstrated by the ladies of Gettysburg
and the terrifying ordeals that sowed the seeds for their supernatural visitations.
Our Wonder Woman tour of Gettysburg covers .8 of a mile and takes you through seven distinct
locations. The standard tour takes just over an hour. Book our extended tour which adds an
additional three stops, another half a mile give or take, and roughly 30 more minutes.
All tours meet in the backyard of the BrickHouse Inn (452 Baltimore St). There’s extensive metered street parking
available. Alternatively, you can also park at 1863 Inn and the Gettysburg Tour Center before
walking to the front of the Tillie Pierce House.
Tours are held at various times. Please aim to arrive 10-15 minutes early to allow for traffic and
parking limitations. Tours are held rain or shine and are entirely outdoors, so come prepared!
Gettysburg enjoys all four seasons, so prepare for the season you’re in!
Tickets must be purchased in advance on this site. You do NOT need to print your
ticket or have access to a mobile pass. Once you have completed your reservation online, you
will be automatically added to the admissions list. Simply bring your ID to verify your reservation!
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See our Tour Details page for more information!