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Best Overall Tour: Gettysburg Ghost Tours – Buy Tickets
"Takes guests along the dark, quiet alleys of the town to locations that served as battlefields, homes and finally graves."
Best Historical Tour: Ghosts of Gettysburg – Buy Tickets
"Fascinating for those who wish to see the county courthouse and church that doubled as makeshift hospitals during the battle."
Best Adults-Only Tour: Farnsworth House Inn – Buy Tickets
"Amusing stories about the resident ghosts are a refreshing change of pace."
Best Family Tour: After Dark Investigations – Buy Tickets
"An intimate, small group will take part in this paranormal investigation that is highly recommended for families."
Best Bus Tour: Gettysburg Battlefield Tours – Buy Tickets
"The ability to leisurely visit a broader number of locations is an undisputed benefit."
Best Craft Beer and Spirits: Craft Beer and Spirits Tour – Buy Tickets
"Join a guide as they tell stories by candlelight, combining history and ghost stories with liquor."
Our Top Picks
Best Overall Tour: Gettysburg Ghost Tours
Gettysburg Ghost Tours are considered the elite tour company in the area, and their Black Cat tour takes guests along the dark, quiet alleys of the town to locations that served as battlefields, homes and finally graves. The $10 tour is suitable for children under 12 ($5), and each guide will conduct their route, visiting a creepy choice of many locations. Gettysburg National Cemetery, Haunted Creekbed, and Dobbin House are popular destinations that offer both the historically fascinating, yet spooky aspect that will haunt your dreams.
The one-hour tour is pet-friendly and guides recommend suitable footwear for occasional damp and unsteady terrains.
Best Historical Tour: Ghosts of Gettysburg
Based on the books by Mark Nesbitt, the Ghosts of Gettysburg candlelight tours offer a range of one –hour, 15-minute walking tours that venture into the streets of Gettysburg. Baltimore Street, Carlisle Steet, and Seminary Ridge are often the focus of these excursions, areas where supernatural activity is rumored to be present.
The Baltimore Street tour is fascinating for those who wish to see the county courthouse and church that doubled as makeshift hospitals during the battle. A little background: Horrendous conditions and many amputations occurred here (doctors actually had to drill holes in the floor to allow the blood to run out).
Due to the company being founded by a historian, every tour is led by passionate and knowledgeable guides that treat each location with due reverence.
Best Adults-Only Tour: Farnsworth House Inn
Some tours are suitable for the whole family, and others are simply too scary. This is one of the latter. Farnsworth House Ghost Tours take place in one of the most haunted inns in America. The Mature Tour begins with a lecture and the use of paranormal equipment in case of ghost encounters. Amusing stories about the resident ghosts are a refreshing change of pace, yet the basement and the Meade and Lee Dining Rooms are the last sinister stops before heading out into the oily darkness of the night, and the woods and cemetery beyond.
Run monthly between 8 p.m. – 1 a.m., the Mature Tour is $55.
Best Family Tour: After Dark Investigations
With perhaps the most advanced paranormal tracking equipment in the business, After Dark Investigations’ Evening is a fun-filled tour that lasts three hours and visits either two or three locations.
An intimate, small group will take part in this paranormal investigation that is highly recommended for families and especially children. Suicide Bridge is a location that has allegedly been frequented often by the paranormal. The guides are particularly conscious of everyone’s wellbeing during the tours and make you feel comfortable when handling the equipment and venturing into each location.
Tours require each participant to caravan with their cars to each location.
Best Bus Tour: Gettysburg Battlefield Tours
There are plenty of walking ghost tours in Gettysburg, yet the ability to leisurely visit a broader number of locations is an undisputed benefit. During the two-hour tour, you will stop at Gettysburg College and the famous Sachs Covered Bridge where General Lee’s Army of Northern Virginia retreated over the bridge after the Union victory.
Ghost bus tours are scheduled throughout summer and fall on Saturdays and prices are $24 for adults and $19 for children.
Best Craft Beer and Spirits: Craft Beer and Spirits Tour
Not what you’d expect at a famous battleground, yet this Craft Beer and Spirits Tour is a fun inclusion to the otherwise spookier experiences. Join a guide from Gettysburg Ghost Tours as they tell stories by candlelight, yet combine the history and ghost stories with craft beers, mixed drinks or stronger concoctions provided by local Tattered Flag Brewery and Still Works.
This $21, one-hour tour is a much-loved addition among returning customers and the interactive groups usually book out quickly so reserve well in advance.
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