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“An Intelligent Ghost Tour in Gettysburg”

Sleepy Hollow Ghost Tours
Ranked #18 of 31 Tours in Gettysburg
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Aurora, Canada
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“An Intelligent Ghost Tour in Gettysburg”
Reviewed August 7, 2013

We recently visited Gettysburg for the first time and attended a Sleepy Hollow Candlelight ghost tour which we enjoyed. Our tour guide named Ken treated us to many historical facts about the civil war to help us understand how people can be haunted not just by the paranormal but by their own experiences. This was an intelligent ghost tour with no gimmicks.

Visited August 2013
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English first
Level 4 Contributor
46 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“very very interesting!!”
Reviewed July 10, 2013 via mobile

terrific experience! our guide kept us out for nearly 3 hours. from 10 to past 1 am! if you belief in spirits or not, you will after this.. you use the equipment so you know it's the real thing. very knowledgeable staff provided lots of information about the life of the soldiers.. great experience.. well worth the low price for the tour!! great job !

Visited July 2013
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London, Kentucky
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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“I must for lovers of the supernatural”
Reviewed July 3, 2013

Went on two ghost tours by two different companies and this was the best of the two. Our tour guide Tiffany was very knowledgeable and you could tell she really loved her job! I definitely felt she wasn't doing her job just to make a buck.

Visited June 2013
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Cedar Falls, Iowa
Level 5 Contributor
68 reviews
24 attraction reviews
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“Inexperienced tour guide”
Reviewed May 28, 2013

We were sold on the Sleepy Hollow tour when we heard they do not engage in "parlor tricks" like some of the other tours in town. Also, we were told we would go to a Civil War "camp" to hear stories. Plus, one of the salespeople said she was a 6th generation Gettysburg-ian. Unfortunately she was not the tour guide. Instead, we had an 18-year-old who was nice but inexperienced. She frequently broke character and tripped over words while speaking. We tried to forgive this, but the tour itself was kind of disappointing. The guide led us to someone's backyard which was set up like a "camp" with tents, props and seating. We could hear neighbors taking out the trash, talking on cell phones, and traffic noise during the stories. Of course they can't control those aspects, but it did detract from the experience. The ghost stories were the same ones that are widely published and told in books. That's ok, but the guide needs to work on her storytelling skills.

Visited May 2013
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Sleepyhollow1997, Owner at Sleepy Hollow Ghost Tours, responded to this review, August 15, 2013
We do thank you for taking the time to let us know about your experience. The Encampment tour is new this year and was sold as a "recreation" of a Civil War Camp. We feel that it is an excellent example of a camp used by the soldiers during the war, displaying three tents, furnished as they would have been, an original wagon from the 1800's, a "hog pen", and campfire area.

We do apologize for our displeasure with your guide that evening. It goes without saying that storytellers are not born, it is an art that takes time and a craft that is only perfected by "doing". The young lady that you spoke of has grown in her storytelling quite well and we have many who enjoy her very much.

We do hope that you will try us again and look forward to your visit.
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Level 4 Contributor
32 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“The best by far!”
Reviewed May 27, 2013 via mobile

Just returned from a wonderful weekend in Gettysburg and had the pleasure of taking this tour Saturday night. My husband and I have taken many ghost tours on different trips to this town and after many disappointments we tried this tour. There is no comparison! Our tour guide was Ken and his story telling abilities are phenomenal! He was unbiased and presented facts, not opinions or stories from someone who knew someone who knew someone's friends cousin. The stories were thought provoking and had a very human element to them. No cheesy campfire or parlor tricks here. Ken was captivating and held the attention of the entire group for the whole two hours. I would have gladly listened for two more hours! When he concluded the tour he recommended a good place for ice cream and to show those who didn't know the way back. There was no awkward begging for tips or rattling a tin can (oh yes, some companies do). Ken was very professional and, I know, an asset to this company. Thank you Sleepy Hollow Tours and Ken for such a wonderful experience.

Visited May 2013
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