Gettysburg: 1863 Historic Downtown Walking Tour


Learn about the Battle of Gettysburg from an expert town historian on this historic walking tour. Hear about the impact on the lives of the local residents.

About this activity

  • Free cancellation

    Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund

  • Duration

    2 hour


  • Highlights
    • Travel back in time to Gettysburg during the middle of the Civil War
    • Learn how local residents lived in the middle of war
    • Hear the untold stories behind the Battle of Gettysburg
  • Full description
    Join your knowledgeable local guide for a leisurely 2-hour walking tour of the center portion of downtown Gettysburg, which was the heartbeat of the city in 1863. Examine the accounts of several of the city's civilians that lived in the same areas you will be walking through. Hear stories of the residents, who were reluctant witnesses to the Battle of Gettysburg. The war didn't happen just on the battlefield as you will come to find out.

    Travel back in time and learn about the existing structures and what the town looked like in 1863. Although you've learned about the Battle of Gettysburg in history class, on this tour you will hear, described in detail, how the events actually unfolded in July of 1863 and how the local residents remembered them. This tour is their story, about life in the middle of an urban battlefield.
  • Includes
    • 2-hour walking tour
      Knowledgable local guide
  • Exclude
    • Tips (optional)