Gettysburg & Beyond: The Ultimate Civil War Tour



Laurel Hill East

The most bloody and pivotal moment in the history of the American Civil War was the decisive Battle of Gettysburg, fought from July 1st through the 3rd of 1863, only 120 miles away from the home front of Philadelphia. Many prominent Philadelphians were engaged at Gettysburg, some losing their lives for the nation. The Union commander at the battle, General Meade, Division Commander General Crawford, Confederates, and many other officers and enlisted men who participated now rest at Laurel Hill East. The tour will also highlight the important roles played by volunteer nurses, surgeons, civilians, and supporters of the war effort, who likewise lie under Laurel Hill East’s perpetual care.

Tour Guides: Russ Dodge & Andy Waskie

  • $17/General Admission (Ages 13 and up)
  • $15/Seniors (Ages 65+) and Students with ID
  • $12/Members of the Friends of Laurel Hill
  • $8.50/Youth (Ages 6-12)
  • $1.90/Access Card Holders (can purchase up to 4 tickets) **
  • Free/Ages 5 and under

** Access Card + Valid Photo I.D. must be presented at check-in.

Please note – youth and children must be accompanied by an adult.

Advanced ticket purchases are strongly encouraged!


This tour departs from Laurel Hill East’s Gatehouse entrance at 3822 Ridge Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19132. Information on directions, parking, and visiting guidelines are linked here to better plan your visit.