Battlefield Bio: Bonnie Jacoby

At Gettysburg Battlefield Tours, we love getting to know you! But we’d be remiss in our duties if we didn’t introduce ourselves, as well. This month we’d like you to meet our very own Bonnie Jacoby, a Battlefield employee since August 1, 2000. With more than thirty years in the tourism industry, it’s no wonder she’s so good at it!

Bonnie was born in Leesburg, VA, site of the Civil War Battle of Balls Bluff and a heavily traversed area during the Gettysburg campaign, as it would happen. She moved to Gettysburg in 1966 and graduated from Gettysburg Area High School. She started her career in 1979, working as a secretary at the National Tower, a 307-foot observation tower with a commanding view of the Battlefield. Eleven years later, she was promoted to manager, a position she held for the duration of the Tower’s life. It was demolished on July 3, 2000.

We were happy to have Bonnie join us in August of that same year. She began as a Cashier, selling tickets and answering phones, but it wasn’t long before her skill and dedication paid off and she was promoted in 2002. Today, her duties include updating the website, answering e-mails, advertising, and many others. Keep your eyes peeled for her—she can be seen throughout the Battlefield—and make sure you say, “Hi!”