Guided tour

Gettysburg: The Wonder Women's Hidden Valor Walking Tour

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Activity provider:Junket
Guided tour

Gettysburg: The Wonder Women's Hidden Valor Walking Tour

Activity provider:Junket
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From US$ 25.50 per person

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Journey through 1.7 miles of extraordinary women’s history as you meet the unsung heroes who held the town of Gettysburg together during and after the Civil War’s bloodiest battle.

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Duration 1 - 1.5 hours
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Live tour guide
Wheelchair accessible


  • Hear untold stories of Civil War women you never learned in history class
  • Learn about the cemetery caretaker who dug 105 graves while six-months pregnant
  • Charge into battle with the brave women who disguised themselves as men to fight
  • Investigate haunted activity at several homes in Gettysburg's historic district
  • Peer through the 160-year-old bullet hole in Jennie Wade’s kitchen door
Full description

Discover the untold stories of female war heroes on this guided walking tour of Gettysburg’s historic district. Your guide will regale you with tales of the everyday women who cared for the sick, buried the dead, and picked up arms as the Battle of Gettysburg raged on. Stand beside Jennie Wade, the battle’s only civilian casualty, as she hurriedly bakes bread in her final moments. Dig graves with the cemetery caretaker, Elizabeth Thorn, as the dead continue to pile up in the fields. Get a detailed, first-hand look at what it was like to be both a civilian and a soldier during the Civil War’s most dramatic, bloody battle. You’ll walk away with a complete picture of what life was like in July of 1863, where history books offer a very limited scope. Choose the extended tour to visit an additional three stops, where you’ll learn about the scars the battle left behind, and finish up with ice cream from Cone Sweet Cone.

  • 1-hour or 1.5-hour walking tour (depending on chosen option)
  • Guide
  • All taxes and fees
  • Food and drink
  • Transportation
  • Tips

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Meeting point

Meet your guide outside the Brickhouse Inn Bed & Breakfast. They'll be wearing a branded t-shirt for easy identification. Parking Note: Please do not park in the Brickhouse Inn Bed & Breakfast back lot. Those spaces are reserved for overnight guests and anyone who is not a guest will be towed. There are public spaces on the side streets and main street near the inn. Thank you.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Smoking
  • Alcohol and drugs
  • Video recording

Know before you go

  • This tour takes place rain or shine
Customer reviews

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4.5 /5

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Justin was our guide!!! He was only 23 years old with a passion for history that made it so fun to join in. He answered our questions so well and made us wish we had signed up for more walking tours. He was bright and animated and I hope for the sake of any and all future students he may have... that he realizes his one day dream of becoming a professor at a local college...Our PA students will be blessed...Justin is exceptional!!! So glad we took this tour...We learned so much about the contributions of the ladies of Gettysburg...What a strong and beautifully brave group of ladies!!!!!

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July 6, 2022

Product ID: 418675