ABOUT "The Original Ghosts of Gettysburg"
About Ghosts of Gettysburg Over the years since the battle, stories of scores of sightings, stranger than reality, have emerged from the quaint houses and gentle fields in and around the town of Gettysburg: Stories of sightings of these soldiers, moving again in battle lines, across the fields where they once marched. . . and died; tales of visions through a rip in time into the horrible scene of a Civil War hospital; whispers of a look at men long dead held eternally captive by duty. These apparitions -and more- come back to remind us, in one way or another that they are not to be forgotten for what they did here. . . In 1994, Mark started the first ghost walk in Gettysburg, The Ghosts of Gettysburg Candlelight Walking Tours®. Armed with tales from his ghost books - and with a few that aren't in the books -guides dressed in period attire take visitors on evening tours through sections of town that were bloody battlefields 13 decades ago; through night-darkened streets to houses and buildings where it's not as quiet as it should be; to sites on the old Pennsylvania College campus where the slain once lay in rows, and the wounded suffered horribly, waiting to become corpses themselves; to cemeteries where the dead lie. . . sometimes not so peacefully. Gettysburg may very well be, acre for acre, the most haunted place in America.
Suitable for all guests and families (HALLOWEEN FUN)
DATE & TIME SCHEDULE
Baltimore Street Tour Enter a haunted house-The Ghosts of Gettysburg Walking Tours® Headquarters-where disembodied voices have been recorded and a child has been spotted…a century after his death. Visit the County Courthouse that witnessed the battle and was filled to over-flowing with wounded soldiers…and now holds visitors from another world. See the church where so many amputations occurred they had to drill holes in the floor to let the blood run out and where a spectral undertaker continues to walk to the nearby cemetery…removed decades ago Baltimore Street Tours begin at The Ghosts of Gettysburg Candlelight Walking Tour® Headquarters, 271 Baltimore Street. Please arrive at least 15 minutes before your scheduled tour. The tour lasts about 1 hour and fifteen minutes and covers about three-quarters of a mile. Price is $9.50 plus tax. Children 7 and under are free. Tickets can be reserved by phone, or use our secure online reservation form, or you may stop in to the tour headquarters, browse through our gift and souvenir shop and autographed book center, and purchase your tickets then. Metered parking is available on both sides of Baltimore Street and within walking distance of The Ghosts of Gettysburg Candlelight Walking Tours Headquarters. Price: $9.50+tax/person Steinwehr Avenue Tour See the Gettysburg National Cemetery, where ghostly footsteps follow unwary visitors and the wraith of a shunned Union cavalry commander walks to this day... Walk the grounds of the modern hotel where disembodied, phantom arms appear in the dead of night to awaken unsuspecting tourists... Gaze across the fields where Pickett's gallant men charged to their doom, and left bizarre remnants of their passing...and their continued presence! Purchase tickets at The Ghosts of Gettysburg Candlelight Walking Tour® Headquarters, 271 Baltimore Street. Please arrive at least 30 minutes before your scheduled tour to get a map with directions to the meeting location. The tour lasts about 1 hour and fifteen minutes and covers about three-quarters of a mile. Price is $9.50 plus tax. Children 7 and under are free. Tickets can be reserved by phone, or use our secure online reservation form, or you may stop in to the tour headquarters, browse through our gift and souvenir shop and autographed book center, and purchase your tickets then. Price: $9.50+tax/person
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271 Baltimore Street, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, 17325