Showing Students a Different Side of Gettysburg!
The tour brings students to the sites, but doesn’t stop there. Through engaging, unexpected stories, we show them the side of these locales that isn’t in their textbooks.
For educators, the following section has answers to some frequently asked questions about our tour.
If you have any other questions, comments, or concerns about the nature of our tour, please feel free to contact us.
Frequently Asked Questions
“Civil War Ghosts” sounds unsettling. Is your tour appropriate for all students?
Don’t let the chilling name fool you. Our tour is appropriate for students of all ages, grade levels, and backgrounds. We can accommodate K-12 students and college groups alike.
How can a ghost tour also be good for early grades?
As we’re well aware of the potentially frightening nature of our tour, we can adjust what stories we tell, and in what detail, for groups of smaller children.
We want your students to enjoy our tour as much as we enjoy it—not be so scared that they can’t focus.
What’s the educational value of this tour?
Unlike the stereotypical ghost tour, our tour is not all scare with no substance.
We cover, in detail, the historical background of every location we visit. We are consistently and intensively researching every single site and constantly update our tours accordingly. We strive to balance educational content with entertainment—we don’t tell merely tall tales, but fact-based accounts.
During our tours, our guides provide the right balance between learning and excitement. They don’t lecture, nor do they overact.
At Civil War Ghosts, we share your passion for your students’ education. We want your students to leave our tour having had a great, memorable time, and having learned more about our nation’s history, Presidents, and other pivotal figures in the process.
What about the actual stories? Is there any disturbing subject matter?
Please rest assured, our tour does not cover any material more sensitive, upsetting, or disturbing in nature than what’s already discussed in most history textbooks. We believe the history of the sites we visit is dramatic enough as it is, and we do not go to any great lengths to sensationalize it.
Whether you’re a local educator seeking an innovative alternative to the common school excursions, or a visiting educator looking for a fun, unique activity for your students while in town, Civil War Ghosts has a tour experience for you.
Book with us today for a customizable, historical adventure your students are sure to remember.