If you actually look at the Ghosts of Gettysburg website, you will know that this isn't a ghost hunting tour. This is a walking tour where you listen to stories about ghost sightings in Gettysburg, along with some interesting historical tid bits. To me, it is quite obvious this is what this company offers, and those people who have complained it was just walking and stories obviously didn't do any research before handing over their money. If you want to hunt ghosts in Gettysburg, there are companies that do that, just not this one.
My husband and I really loved our tour. A lot of people signed up for the tour, so the company split the tour between two tour guides, so we only had about twelve people in our tour. We did the 9:45pm Baltimore Street tour and our guide was Ray. Ray was awesome. You could tell he's just really into history. He was a great story teller, with a strong voice and good inflection. He told us some stories about personal experiences he's had around Gettysburg, and also older stories. We'd walk to the buildings or area of town he was discussing, and there were often benches or concrete walls to sit on, which was nice.
Because you are in town, it's not truly dark and really not very spooky. Sadly, the battlefield is closed at night, so tours aren't allowed to take visitors out there. Nevertheless, it was a good time. The tour was about an hour and fifteen minutes long, and there was a good mix of ghost stories and historical stories. We especially liked the story about why there is a canon embedded in the middle of the sidewalk along Baltimore street, and probably never would have noticed said canon unless we had taken this tour. Ray ended the tour with a pretty creepy story about people seeing ghost soldiers in their cars when they park along High street. Nice touch since we were all going back to our cars.
My husband has done tours with this company before, and he was happy because the stories he heard this time were different than the stories he heard last time. So no, you probably aren't going to run into any ghosts, but you will hear some really good stories and maybe even learn some history. We'd do a tour with this company again next time we're in Gettysburg. Tours are only 9.50 a person, which we considered a fairly good value.
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