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Gettysburg: Haunted Civil War Ghost Tour

1. Gettysburg: Haunted Civil War Ghost Tour

Be curious and learn about the haunted history of Gettysburg. This 1-hour haunted ghost tour is for all who wish to see Gettysburg through a unique lens.  Meet your guide and head to the Farnsworth House. Now a bed and breakfast, it was once the territory of Confederate snipers during the Battle of Gettysburg. As one of the town’s most haunted places, the Confederate soldiers have long since passed, but some continue to feel their presence.  Head to the now-closed Hall of Presidents. This former wax museum has a deep-rooted history of paranormal activity. The Hall was filled with wax figures of every American President and First Lady, darkly built on a former Civil War burial ground. Learn about the building's interesting history. The final destination of this tour is the beautiful Gettysburg Hotel which is haunted by two spirits, man and woman, from wartime. They share a mysterious and deep bond, learn their secret known by only a small few.

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Gettysburg: 1863 Historic Downtown Walking Tour

2. Gettysburg: 1863 Historic Downtown Walking Tour

Join your knowledgeable local guide for a leisurely 2-hour walking tour of the center portion of downtown Gettysburg, which was the heartbeat of the city in 1863. Examine the accounts of several of the city's civilians that lived in the same areas you will be walking through. Hear stories of the residents, who were reluctant witnesses to the Battle of Gettysburg. The war didn't happen just on the battlefield as you will come to find out. Travel back in time and learn about the existing structures and what the town looked like in 1863. Although you've learned about the Battle of Gettysburg in history class, on this tour you will hear, described in detail, how the events actually unfolded in July of 1863 and how the local residents remembered them. This tour is their story, about life in the middle of an urban battlefield.

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What people are saying about David Wills House

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 187 reviews

This was one of the best walking tours I have been on. Our guide took on the persona of a historic character who, as a child, had been there when the Confederate troops first showed up in Gettysburg on their way north toward Harrisburg. His tour was geared primarily toward how the troupe movements and fighting affected the local people of the town. As you walked around, you were introduced to characters as you stood in front of their home or business locations as of July 1-4, 1863. He was so good that his narration brought several of our small group to tears at times from the emotions that he was able to elicit. And, since nobody in our group had any pressing plans, our 2-hour tour lasted 3 1/2 hours. AMAZING!

Our tour guide Kenneth Rich was fantastic! Extremely knowledgeable and very interesting. He's a true historian and you can tell how much he enjoys his research and factual details. One of the best tour guides I've ever had. I highly recommend Ken and look forward to returning to Gettysburg and attending more of his guided tours.

We went on the ghost tour with Jim (Séamus) on the 28th Dec 2021 and had a wonderful time! He was a great storyteller and made the sights on Baltimore Street come alive. Great way to spend an evening. Highly recommend.

Our group really enjoyed our walking tour! Ken was an excellent tour guide. He was very animated and shared an amazing amount of detail of what was happening in town during the conflict at Gettysburg.

The guide was very informative and made the tour very interesting!