Civil War Battlefield Tours
On the last day of the battle, July 3, 1863, across this mile long stretch of field, General Lee ordered a last ditch attempt to break the Union’s lines in the middle, converging on a copse of trees that stand to this day.
Description: The view from the copse of trees offers not only a historical lesson, but also a lesson on physics and common sense. The Confederates marched up a... ...Read More
The far left of the Union line at Gettysburg, shaped as a fish hook, was located up a short but steep hill that offers a spectacular view of the battlefield, and overlooks the Bloody Wheat Field and Devil’s Den, where Confederates had overtaken Union soldiers and encroached on the main body of Union troops.
Description: Little Round Top was defended by troops from Maine, burly loggers, trappers, and fishermen who wore uniforms of the deepest blue in the army. On July 2,... ...Read More
Most of the action occurred here on July 2, 1863. The grouping of large boulders has walking trails snaking amongst them, cannons, and was where Confederate snipers shielded themselves while firing at Union soldiers 900 yards away on the heights of Little Round Top.
Description: See the exact location of one of the most famous Civil War photos, the dead Confederate sniper slumped against his position behind rocks. The site is a... ...Read More
Step back in time and tour a house in town that existed during the battle and has been preserved as it appeared back then. Students will experience what a house looked like back then, its decoration, appliances, and furniture. Learn the foods they ate, and how they were preserved. Learn the history of the inhabitants and what they experienced during the battle.
Description: As a reminder that fighting occurred in the middle of town, original bullet holes still mark the side of the house, as they do at the nearby... ...Read More
At the Jenny Wade House in Gettysburg, step back in time and tour a house in town that existed during the battle and has been preserved as it appeared back then. Students will experience what a house looked like back then, its decoration, appliances, and furniture.
Description: Jenny Wade, at age 20, was the only civilian killed during the battle, and the bullet hole still exists in the front door where it penetrated and... ...Read More
Antietam Battlefield and Harper's Ferry are an hour from Gettysburg, and can be combined with a visit to Gettysburg.
Description: Antietam, in Sharpsburg, Maryland, was the site of the most brutal day in American history. Nearby Harper's Ferry, West Virginia, was hotly contested during the Civil War,... ...Read More