Our walking route takes you on a journey through Gettysburg’s historic downtown.
Our tour is both informative and thrilling.
Suitable for anyone and everyone curious about the haunted history of Gettysburg and its role in our nation’s history. Newcomers who’ve never done a ghost tour are as welcome as enthusiastic ghost hunters.
Three most haunted stops on the tour:
- The Farnsworth house – Once a sniper’s nest for Confederate soldiers, picking off union troops. Now a Bed and Breakfast with some spooky permanent residents.
- The Jennie Wade House – With bullet holes in the walls, and some remaining in the doors, this house was caught in the crossfire as Jennie Wade and her family made bread for the soldiers.
- The extended Civil War Ghosts tour includes the Gettysburg Hotel, haunted by a couple. Romantic spirits caught on opposite sides of the conflict perhaps? Extend your tour and hear their story.
With over 46,000 soldiers killed in the three-day battle, Gettysburg has too many tragic tales for any single walking tour. Civil War Ghosts presents a route that shows all sides of this hideous conflict.
Both armies clashed around a town of just 1,500 inhabitants. Nearly every structure was commandeered for military use. Residents responded as humans will, in every way thinkable.
Book your place now to hear about Tillie Pierce, the daughter of a butcher wrote a book about her experiences during the war, of her and friends singing ‘Our Union Forever’, as six thousand of Buford’s cavalry passed through the town. Later as the battle grew nearer, she saw more troops passing and heard them wonder when they would be sent back in the horse-drawn ambulances that were also on the streets.
Sooner than she would have wanted the town overflowed with wounded soldiers. Tilly sprang into heroic action, tending wounds and dressings and making many men comfortable as they lay dying around the homestead, the outbuildings, and many other places around the small town of Gettysburg.
The Inn that bears her name has many stories of hauntings, hear this, and many more fascinating stories on the Civil War Ghost Tour now.
“Our tour guide was great. I have been coming to Gettysburg for close to 50 years and taken lots of ghost tours. This one gave information I did not know. The tour guide is the most important part of the tour and I would give this gentleman a 5+ stars! Thanks for a fun evening!
The Civil War Ghost Tour Difference: What Sets Us Apart from the Rest?
Our guides stick to the historical facts. When you know the horrifying scale of the human tragedy of Gettysburg the experience becomes that much more unsettling. With every step, you walk deeper and deeper into the grim depths of true history. Gettysburg retains its historic feel, it is only a small leap of the imagination to picture yourself in the aftermath of the battle, and even easier at night!
Will You Join Us?
Our nightly tours take you to Gettysburg’s most haunted places. On our Civil War Ghosts tour, you’ll explore both the paranormal and historical accounts of each of our carefully selected tour stops. There are many “ghost stories” surrounding Gettysburg, but what you’ll hear from our guides is researched, up-to-date, and authentic.
All Ghost Tours meet across the street from Mr. G’s Gift Shop at “Unity Park”, located at 37 Lefever Street, Gettysburg, PA 17325
The standard tour route is 60 minutes, 0.8 miles. Eight different locations are included in our standard tour. The extended tour is 90 minutes total. Our extended tour includes four extra locations, adding 0.9 miles to the distance for a total distance of 1.7 miles.
Tours last approximately 1hr to 1hr 15 minutes. The extended tour adds about 30 minutes to the tour.
Civil War Ghosts ghost tours are 60 minute tours held nightly. Tour times may vary, click on ‘book now’ for all available times. Please arrive at least ten minutes early and allow plenty of time for parking and walking to the location.
Admission for the Civil War Ghosts tour must be purchased ahead of time on our site. Click “Buy Tickets” to bring up the ticket order process, fill the (short!) form out completely, and confirm your reservation, then… you’re done!
You do NOT need to print your tickets or worry about mobile passes! After completing your tour reservation online, you’ll automatically be added to the admission list for your tour time and date. Simply bring your ID with you for us to verify your reservation before your tour begins.
All Ghost Tours meet in Unity Park which can be found at the corner of Lefever and Wainright just across the street from “Mr. G’s Gift Shop”. Your guide will be carrying a lantern beneath the statue of the drummer boy.
What’s on my ghost tour? - Just a sample of the locations on the tour
The Farnsworth House
Now a bed and breakfast, the Farnsworth House used to be the territory of Confederate snipers during the Battle of Gettysburg. Regarded as one of the town’s most haunted places, the Confederate soldiers who were once inside have long passed… but continue to stay in the house.
The Hall of Presidents
The Hall of Presidents closed last year, but this former wax museum has a deep rooted history of paranormal activity. The Hall was filled with wax figures of every American President and First Lady. The building built on a former Civil War burial ground. Being built atop a burial ground is seldom good news, and guests will learn how this building continues to be no exception…
The beautiful Gettysburg Hotel is haunted by two spirits, man and woman, from wartime. They share a mysterious and deep bond, a secret known by only a small few. What is the tragic connection of this ghostly pair? Find out only on our extended tour!
The David Wills House
The David Wills House is one of the most remarkable places in Gettysburg. During wartime, David Wills, a young lawyer, took on a difficult project by helping the many wounded and dead soldiers of Gettysburg. Wills made his home into a hospital for the wounded. He also took on the role of a gravedigger, helping establish a proper burial ground for the dead. For Wills’s efforts, President Lincoln spoke at the completed burial ground’s dedication and stayed at this house. Of course, this house isn’t just historically significant–it’s haunted, too. Learn the haunted side of this storied house only on our extended tour!