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Gettysburg: Baltimore St. and Jennie Wade House History Tour

4.7 / 5

14 reviews

Gettysburg: Baltimore St. and Jennie Wade House History Tour

From $18 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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Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 2 hours
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Live tour guide
Wheelchair accessible


  • 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
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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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
Customer reviews

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4.7 /5

based on 14 reviews

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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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August 19, 2021

The tour was very informative and the guide could answer any questions. He was very thorough and friendly. We learned so much!

September 11, 2021

Ken was very knowledgeable, perhaps too knowledgeable. Went off on too many tangents. Talked way too much. Even as a tour guide he could have taken a break. Much of the information was a bit too detailed. No doubt he is the right guy for the job but way too intense. Offered too many names and dates that we often got lost and confused. Would have been good for me if he didn't assume I knew much about the Civil War. A lot of his references and assumptions were lost on me because I came to the tour looking to learn and it seemed expected that I would know more than I did. Super nice guy, very very knowledgeable but a bit much.

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July 31, 2021

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