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“We knew we woudn't SEE ghosts, but this tour was very disappointing.”

Ghosts of Gettysburg
Ranked #16 of 29 Tours in Gettysburg
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Owner description: The “Ghosts of Gettysburg Tours” are best described as a combination of history and mystery. The battle that took place in Gettysburg was horrific. We do our best to treat the men who gave their lives with the respect they deserve. We use ghost stories, as relayed to Mr. Nesbitt by those who have experienced them, to explore what happened here. Anyone can make up a scary ghost story, but somehow, knowing that people experienced the ghostly happenings that our guides describe, has to make one wonder if an encounter is in your own future! Our tours include as much of the town as can be walked comfortably. The buildings in Gettysburg are all privately owned, but from what we've been told, just as many ghosts are wandering the streets as are hanging out within four walls! If you're looking for a "halloween haunted house" kind of experience, this is not the tour for you!
Reviewed June 26, 2008

We read about the Ghost Tours on TripAdvisor, and decided to give it a try. We had read that the Baltimore Street tour was not good, the location was bad. So we stayed away from that.

Should have stayed away anyway. We chose the Steinwehr Avenue Tour because of the description that it would include the Cemetery. Well, the rules are - no ghost tours are allowed on any national park land. So our tour started out in a parking lot (just fine - we had to meet somewhere) that was next to the soldiers cemetery. She started out telling us a tale about a soldier who was buried in the Cemetery and pointed to the wall surrounding the cemetery grounds. She explained the cemetery was over that wall. Then we proceeded next to the main road (very busy with traffic and our tour guide had to stop talking to wait out the noisy traffic a couple times ) then down the street next to a housing development that is maybe about 20 years old. Along the way, she would have the group stop and she would tell a tale about a "supernatural experience". We continued along the housing development on a sidewalk (at one point, we could not step off the grass into the road or onto the patch of land the national parks service owned - new rules - no ghost tours may walk on the street or onto parks property. The police patrolled this to make sure they followed the rules. She was even stopped by an officer the week before!) and ended up at the edge of the battlefield. She told some stories about happenings on the field. The we turned around and followed the exact route back to the beginning to share any stories we may have! We didn't even go near any interesting buildings.

You know, we knew we wouldn't "see" any ghosts on the tour, but at least go near some ghostly areas or something.

What would have made the tour better would have been stay in the office where you buy your tickets, had some refreshments and listen to the exact tales she told while standing on the noisy and hot roads and sidewalk.

Well, at least it only cost me $8 for myself. Could have been worse. But if you don't go to this - you certainly won't be missing a thing. Better to walk around the battlefields while whistling a song from the Civil War days. You just might experience something!

5  Thank bal1234
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Reviewed May 14, 2008

My husband and I recently spent a long weekend in Gettysburg. We decided to take a Ghosts of Gettysburg walking tour. We had so much fun! There are several tours to choose from - We chose the Baltimore Street tour. Our guide, Larry, was dressed in period dress. He was very knowledgable and had a great sense of humor. It made the time (and the walking - about 3/4 of a mile ) go quickly. The tours are supposed to last approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes, but ours lasted almost 2 hours. We heard some great stories,saw some historic places, learned some interesting facts, and even got to listen to some examples of EVP that our guide had collected over the years. All in all, this was a great time. The price is also very reasonable - approximately $8 per person. Ghosts of Gettysburg is the original ghost tour company in Gettysburg. It was alot of fun...we highly recommend it.

7  Thank sillygyrl9990
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