Gettysburg Ghost Tours
During the Gettysburg ghost tours you can listen to some of the many Civil war ghost stories in this town as you stand in the actual spot where they took place.
The disturbances in the energy fields left by those who suffered emotional, often tragic, deaths are sometimes detectable with electronic equipment, cameras, or by your own bodily sensations such as the hair raising on your arms in chills.
You can choose a tour that covers outdoor areas such as the Gettysburg battlefields or downtown streets, or you can tour a haunted building inside. Visiting at night is a different experience than visiting during the day.
The popular Candlelight Ghost Walks depart at the left of the Farnsworth House Inn and are given by a period dressed guide with a lantern. You can buy tickets next to the Farnsworth House in the Beyond the Veil Shop. They have one route covering the Confederate side, and one route covering the Union side, so you need to choose which of the Gettysburg ghosts you want to visit first. If you like the walking style tour, there are other walking tours which take you through town or to churches that served as Civil War hospitals.
You can make reservations for Ghostly Images Tours at the Gettysburg Tour Center where the trolley stops and the double-decker buses depart. They offer the Jennie Wade Tour and Haunted Orphanage Tour, plus special events throughout the year such as the Haunted Trolley and the Supernatural Supper.
The Ghosts of Gettysburg Tours are based on the popular book series by Mark Nesbitt and have been around since 1994. He is an expert on Civil War ghost stories. Many of the tour guides have had paranormal experiences. They offer several ghost tours covering different areas. The latest night tours depart at 9:45pm. Most start at the Ghosts of Gettysburg Candlelight Walking Tour Headquarters at the corner of Baltimore St. and Breckenridge St. and last 1 hour 15 minutes. They also offer a bus tour. Reservations: (717)337-0445
What to Bring
Here's a list of what you might want to bring on a Gettysburg ghost tour:
- A camera. I warn you that it might malfunction if the ghosts are especially shy, but you might be lucky enough to capture photos of orbs and streaks of light.
- A sweater, incase you experience chills.
- A pair of walking (or running!) shoes so you don't trip in the dark or on old floorboards.
Some places provide electronic ghost detectors. All places provide lights, some in the form of lanterns, to keep the tour group together.
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