Gettysburg: Ghost-Themed Self-Guided Driving Tour

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Gettysburg: Ghost-Themed Self-Guided Driving Tour

From $9.99 per person

Explore the paranormal side of Gettysburg on this self-guided driving tour. Learn about ghostly events and see the most haunted places.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Valid 365 days
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Audio guide included
English

Experience

Highlights
  • Learn about the spooky aftermath of the Battle of Gettysburg
  • Visit the most famous haunted spots
  • Benefit from an interactive self-guided tour via an app
  • Listen to true, ghastly tales narrated by paranormal expert Mark Nesbitt
  • See animated videos to visualize spots along the tour
Full description
Experience a ghost-themed, self-guided driving tour in Gettysburg via an app that functions as a guide, narrator, and map in one. Experience a tour developed by local guides, creative writers, and professional voice artists. Hear about spooky events and visit the most haunted spots. From the Gettysburg Heritage Center, set out on a loop around the Gettysburg battlefield. Begin your tour by learning why Gettysburg and the battlefield are so haunted via expert narrator and author Mark Nesbitt. Then, visit Oak Ridge and hear the harrowing tale of the brigadier general who sent his men to certain doom. Afterward, visit the site of General Lee’s headquarters on Seminary Ridge and hear a chilling account of a soldier who was buried alive. Hear the true stories of unexplainable events visitors have witnessed, from noises in the attic to an unwelcome house guest. Pass by Schmucker Hall on Seminary Ridge and hear about the countless amputations that took place when the hall became a makeshift hospital. Continuing on, stop by the very spot where people have seen the ghost of John Reynolds, a soldier whose love for the woman he never had the chance to marry could never be forgotten, not even after death. Then, hear about the collision between the worlds of the living and the dead that took place during a routine reenactment of the battle. Hear how reenactors found themselves momentarily engulfed by an unexplainable cold darkness. After that, swing by the Eisenhower Farm, where doors slam and footsteps echo through the home even though no one lives there anymore. Benefit from animated videos to visualize different centuries and interior rooms. At Little Round Top, listen to accounts of a mysterious stranger visitors have seen on this bloodied hilltop. Then visit the Valley of Death, the site of historic violence and a lingering presence from the past. But not all ghosts on this tour are evil. Visit the Devil’s Den and hear about a soldier who suffered through the worst of the battle, yet sometimes offers help to visitors who get lost among the boulders. Heading toward the infamously haunted Weikert house, learn about film crews who have tried for years to capture the supernatural phenomena of this landscape. Hear the shocking things they’ve uncovered during their time here after dark. Near the end of the tour, arrive at the site of Pickett’s Charge, where countless men were sent to their deaths. Hear how many were never able to reconcile with their senseless ends and continue to haunt this field.
Includes
  • Self-guided tour taken via the app
  • Unique password (sent by email) for access to the app
  • Live GPS map on your phone
  • Audio narration
  • Text explanations
  • List of full route from stop to stop
  • Food or drinks
  • Parking
  • Entry to paid attractions
Covid-19 precautions
Traveler requirements
  • You must bring your own headphones
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

· This is a self-guided experience. There will be no guide waiting to meet you. · The tour begins at the Gettysburg Heritage Center Parking Lot at 1 Culp St. Be sure to time your tour within the park’s opening hours (open 30min before/after sunrise/sunset). · Be sure to check your email before you begin to download the Action Tour Guide app, enter your unique password, and access your tour. These steps require good data/wifi. · From there, simply follow the audio instructions and the route. If you have any questions, please visit ActionTourGuide.com/FAQ

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What to bring

  • Charged Smartphone
  • * Your own vehicle
  • Power bank

Know before you go

  • You only need to book one tour per vehicle, not per person
Customer reviews

Overall rating

3.8 /5

based on 6 reviews

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August 19, 2021

August 9, 2021

This is a ghost tour, so we waited until it started to get dark outside. We were thru approximately 2/3 of the tour when we were pulled over by a park ranger for being in the park after dark. Thankfully we were let go with a warning. I guess for us, a ghost tour is something you do when it’s dark. The fact the tour includes parks you shouldn’t be in after dark kind of defeated the whole purpose. We ended up just leaving the tour after that as most of what was left was in a park. The stories we did hear were interesting. We were just bummed we couldn’t do the rest. Definitely wouldn’t get the same vibe in the daylight with other tourist walking about.

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August 2, 2021

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