Calendar of Events

Civil War Sisters Tour

Ongoing Opportunities

  • Monday, May 27 at 11:00 AM and Every Third Sunday of the Month from June through September at 1:00 PM and 3:00 PM

On this specialty tour, discover all that the Sisters and Daughters of Charity experienced during the American Civil War as they tirelessly endeavored to provide hope and healing to a nation torn apart by conflict. Learn how charity was given without reserve to the destitute, wounded and ill on both sides of the conflict as Sisters found themselves serving on battlefields, in hospitals and other unconventional settings throughout the country, including their own property in Emmitsburg, MD. After the Union Army encamped in late June of 1863 at the Sisterhood and proceeded north, the bloodiest battle of the Civil War raged just 12 miles from the peaceful home of the Sisters in the small town of Gettysburg. Bravely, the Sisters responded wherever there was human need both near and far from home beginning the spring of 1861 to the close of the war.

Tickets are $10 per person. This tour will also be offered every 3rd Sunday of the month from June through September at 1:00 PM and 3:00 PM.