Guided tour

Gettysburg: Jennie Wade's Baltimore Street Walking Tour

4.8 / 5

25 reviews

Activity provider: Horse Tours of Gettysburg
Guided tour

Gettysburg: Jennie Wade's Baltimore Street Walking Tour

Activity provider: Horse Tours of Gettysburg

From US$ 30 per person

Travel back in time to 1863 on this 2-hour guided walking tour of Downtown Gettysburg. Discover what life was like here during the Civil War and visit historic attractions along Baltimore Street, including the Jennie Wade House.

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Duration 2 hours
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  • Explore Downtown Gettysburg and discover what live was like here during the Civil War
  • Visit the house of Jennie Wade, the sole civilian casualty of the Civil War, and learn about her life
  • Uncover information about the Battle of Gettysburg from the perspective of the ordinary townspeople
Full description
Meet your friendly guide in Downtown Gettysburg and embark on a journey back in time to the Civil War. On this 2-hour walking tour, learn about the Civil War from the unique perspective of the ordinary townspeople who lived in Gettysburg. Against the backdrop of historical Baltimore Street, discover how local residents were terrorized after being trapped between 2 warring armies. See the historic buildings and monuments along Baltimore Street, and with the help of your expert guide, compare the existing structures to what the town looked like in 1863. The highlight of the tour is a visit to the former home of Jennie Wade, the only civilian casualty of the Civil War. Listen to stories about Jennie’s life as a local in Gettysburg and how she came to be the town’s most famous resident.
  • Guided walking tour
  • Gratuities
  • Entrance into the Jennie Wade House

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Meeting point

Please meet outside the entrance to Jennie Wade House.

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Weather-appropriate clothing

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  •  The tour operates rain or shine, so please wear weather appropriate clothing
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4.8 /5

based on 25 reviews

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Totally fun informative walk thru town. Ken was very knowledgeable friendly and a pleasure to spend those 2 hours with. He answered all of our questions moved at our pace and just got us a great flavor of what life was like for the civilians in town when the battle occurred. Strongly recommend Ken as a tour guide

March 24, 2023

It's such a privilege when you luck out and find a tour guide who's passionate about sharing what they know. Ken is very personable, smart and fun. He had great stories, really kept us engaged and did a great up all around. I'm very happy to have met him and spend a few hours learning about some of the stories of the locals during the civil war. If you read this review and Ken is your guy - be excited. You've got a good one.

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March 24, 2023

Ken is extremely knowledgeable in the life of the residents of Gettysburg during the Civil War. He has studied the lives and interactions and relationships between the residents. He was able to give us accounts about where people lived, what they did during and after the Battle of Gettysburg. He told us how the war affected all the townspeople. The day we took the tour was very hot. Everyone else canceled that day except my husband and myself. He could have canceled out on us, but did not. Ken gave us an excellent private tour geared just to us. It was a blessing to us.

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March 24, 2023

Product ID: 316322