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Civil War Sisters Tour

Ongoing Opportunities

  • Saturdays at 11:30 AM through August 24

As the bloodiest battle of the Civil War raged just miles from the peaceful home of the Sisters in Emmitsburg, they could not ignore the call to help. After the Battle of Gettysburg was over, the Sisters traveled 12 miles north to the heart of the battlegrounds to care for the wounded from both sides. Their charitable efforts brought healing and solace to the wounded on both the battlefields and in hospitals.

On this specialty tour, discover all that the Sisters experienced around the time of the Battle of Gettysburg, and how they cared for the wounded on both sides. The tour takes place at 11:30am and 11:30pm, every Saturday through August 24. Visit the National Shrine of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton's website to purchase tickets or for more info.