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!
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