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Gettysburg Ghost Tour

Are you looking for a spooky, fun ghost tour of Gettysburg? Book a Gettysburg ghost tour with Lizzie Borden Ghost Tours to explore the haunted history of this history city!

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Why You Need to Take Our Gettysburg Ghost Tour

You’ll probably hear some firsthand stories by guests or even the tour guide who witnessed the unexplained! Suppose you’re visiting Pennsylvania or just want to know more about your hometown’s haunted past. In that case, our adventures are guaranteed to give you a ghostly experience you won’t forget!

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Five Stars

We were instructed to meet at The Brick House inn and follow the flag and shirt of the Junkee member. Neither of those were out for display so we had ...

05.22.24
Amy Jones
 

Five Stars

Jim was a great guide and told clear and interesting stories

05.22.24
Peter Howard
 

Five Stars

This was our first ghost tour. Jason was very knowledgeable and entertaining. We would definitely recommend this tour.

05.21.24
Margaret Igo
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Why is Gettysburg So Haunted?

Gettysburg’s rich history has produced an abundance of spooky lore and stories that intrigue and bewilder people to this day. The three days of the brutal Battle of Gettysburg in 1863 is a known turning point in the American Civil War. Many have claimed to see the spirits of the lost souls that still linger there. In the bloodiest battle in history, 27,000 Confederate soldiers and 23,000 Union soldiers died those three days. The residents of Gettysburg had the daunting task of caring for the injured and burying the dead.

 

Only one civilian was killed during the battle, surprisingly. A 20-year-old woman was hit by a stray bullet that came through her door while she was baking bread.

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 There are rumors behind Sachs Bridge of three confederate soldiers who deserted their unit and were killed on the bridge. An untimely death may be the explanation behind shadows of soldiers seen standing overlooking the water. 

The battle took place all over the city and not just on the battlefield. Because of the massive injured and dying, any building was turned into a field hospital. The Battle at Gettysburg is a considerable part of the haunted history of Gettysburg. But it’s not the only part. 



Why should you tour with us?

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You're a history buff

Gettysburg and ghosts go hand-in-hand, meaning you don’t want to miss out on learning more about this crucial part of the town’s culture. Join us and feel for yourself the monumental loss of life at the Battle of Gettysburg, which can be seen in every nook and cranny of this historic down. Unbury what’s been buried and experience the dark truths of Gettysburg — beyond the history books.

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You're on the fence about the existence of ghosts

If there’s one place that can make you a believer in ghosts, it’s Gettysburg. Just one look at the haunted Hall of Presidents will send a shiver down your spine, after we unveil the grim secrets of its hidden basement. But if the creepy wax figures and strange energy don’t convince you, maybe the disembodied whispers will. The spirits of Gettysburg will be happy to convince you otherwise on this spooky ghost tour.

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You and your friends want something different to do on a Saturday night

It doesn’t have to be Halloween for you to seek out haunting thrills and frights. If you and your friends are feeling brave, join us as we uncover the dark truths of this once war-torn city, and embark on a hair-raising adventure through Gettysburg. Ditch the monotonous dinner outing or horror movie marathon, and look no further than this one-hour ghost tour for a terrifying trip around Gettysburg.

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You want to make the most of your Gettysburg vacation

Gettysburg is a hub for those fascinated by American history. But after you’ve paid a visit to the Gettysburg National Military Museum, hit the shops downtown, and indulged in the town’s excellent culinary scene, it’s time to switch up your typical vacation routine by joining Civil War Ghosts on a curated tour to some of Gettysburg’s most haunted destinations.

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You're a local who wants to learn more about Gettysburg's haunted history

You’ve heard the local legends for years: the sinister hauntings of the Farnsworth House, the unexplainable sightings of spirits roaming the corridors of the Gettysburg Municipal building. It’s time to finally cross a proper ghost tour of the city off your bucket list once and for all and experience firsthand the bone-chilling, otherworldly presences that reside in the historic region you call home.

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You want to see the locations from your favorite ghost hunting shows in person

EVP recorders, EMF gauges, and thermal cameras have all become a part of your everyday vernacular thanks to some of your favorite paranormal investigation shows. Drop your TV remote and follow us to spooky locations like the Gettysburg Hotel, where you just might see an apparition of Union soldier James Culbertson lurking through the halls. Be prepared to learn even more firsthand!

THE MOST HAUNTED PLACES IN GETTYSBURG, PA

The Rupp House and Tannery

There’s no better house in the whole country to soak in the experience of what it was really like during the Civil War than the Rupp House and Tannery. During the battle of Gettysburg, John Rupp hid in the cellar of his house as troops in one army occupied the front porch, and troops from the other army occupied the back. The Rupp House and Tannery remain standing as a house divided, where the spirits of a tumultuous time float in and out, sometimes materializing themselves to visitors.

The Farnsworth House Inn

Formerly known as the Sleepy Hollow Inn, the Farnsworth House is a bed and breakfast located in beautiful downtown Gettysburg. During the Civil War, the Farnsworth House was re-purposed as a Confederate hospital. Overnight visitors claim to this day they have experienced the sensation of a midwife tucking them in at night, and the smell of cheroot, a plant with healing properties, wafting through their rooms.

The Jennie Wade House

The story of Jennie Wade is one of the most tragic stories of the war. The 20-year-old Wade was kneading bread in the kitchen of her house on Baltimore Street when a stray Confederate bullet pierced the door and shot right through her heart. The site is now a museum, and both patrons and museum workers alike have reported chilling activity near the site where Jennie fell to her death. The original bloodstain never cleaned up, still marking the spot where it happened.

FAQs

Parking and Meeting Place

Please see your booking details for meeting location. There are neighboring parking garages and street parking that are available in the area.

Group Size

Group size varies based on time of year and demand. We can keep everyone in your party in the same group. We’ve been doing this for years, and manage group size to ensure guests have a great experience. In the event you can’t hear your tour guide, let them know, or move closer to them.

Dog/Pet Policy

Pets are welcome as long as they do not disrupt ot distract from the tour

Arrival Time

The arrival time will be listed on your confirmation email and in the available tour times when you click the book button

How To Contact Us

Please do not call us, the best way to reach us is by email using the contact form on this website

What Is An Extended Tour?

An extended tour takes you to a few additional locations when the regular tour ends. This adds about four new places and 30 minutes to your tour- highly recommended

How Do I Order An Extended Tour?

Book a tour and check the +1 box for each person in your group where it says “Extended Tour” at checkout to add an extended Ghost tour.

How Do I Order a Private Tour?

Please contact us directly for pricing and availability. We do not do private tours under 30 persons. If you have a group under 30, please order directly from the website’s book now option.

Weather/Cancellation Policy

Tours are held rain or shine. We will contact you if the tour is cancelled.

Can I Show Up To a Different Tour Day and Time?

Please only attend the tour for the day and time you are booked, as another day or time may not be available. If you need to reschedule, please contact us by email first. There is a $10 per order (not person) rebooking fee for each schedule change.

What If I'm Late?

As it is unfair to other guests, we do not wait for late or no show parties. Please remember to arrive to the correct location on time! We do not grant refunds to guests who fail to arrive to the appointed place on time and miss their tour.

Do Ghost Tours Go Inside Buildings?

No, but some of the locations you can visit during the day for free. We simply wouldn’t have the time to focus on as many stories as we do if we were to enter each one, and we wish to focus on the stories, and leave the exploring up to you!

When Should I Arrive?

15 minutes before the start of your tour

Do You Offer Food?

No.

Do We Ride in a Vehicle?

No, this is a walking tour.

Is Your Tour Wheelchair/Stroller Friendly?

Most of the tour is not stroller or wheelchair accessible.

Can I Take Photos?

Yes, you are welcome to take photos of the locations we visit!

Can I Take Video?

No, videos are not allowed

Can I Smoke On Tour?

No, there is no smoking allowed on the tour

Alcohol and Drinking Policy

We do not allow intoxicated guests or drinking on the tour- we will promptly ask those in violation to leave

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