Ghosts of Gettysburg VII

Our Tours

The Mark Nesbitt Ghosts of Gettysburg Ghost Tours are the original ghost tours in Gettysburg. All stories are from the Ghosts of Gettysburg series and have been written & research by Mark Nesbitt, a historian and former park ranger for the NPS.

Tours run rain or shine. Our gift shop sells ponchos and umbrellas if needed.

We kindly ask you not record video or audio during the tours. Photos are welcome.

If you don’t see any dates that fit your itinerary or you would like to have a private tour of your own please reach out to the shop at 717-337-0445. We offer competitive rates on private tours and can accommodate most situations.

Baltimore Street Tour

$10.50 plus tax | 1 Hour 15 Minutes
  • Hear stories about the Ghosts of Gettysburg Tour Headquarters-where disembodied voices have been recorded and a child has been spotted…a century after his death.
  • Visit the County Courthouse that witnessed the battle, was filled to over-flowing with wounded soldiers…and now holds visitors from another world.
  • See the church where so many amputations occurred they had to drill holes in the floor to let the blood run out and where a spectral undertaker continues to walk to the nearby cemetery…removed decades ago.

Carlisle Street Tour

$11.00 plus tax | 1 Hour 45 Minutes
  • Stroll over temporary grave sites which seem to release their former contents at will.
  • See where the lost soul “The Blue Boy” hovers outside a dormitory window–three stories up!
  • Walk to the building where two dormitory workers descended in an elevator into a Civil War Hospital–130 years after the war was over!

Battlefield Self Guided Tour

Complete at Your Own Pace

The Battle of Gettysburg was horrific. Soldiers teetered on the threshold between this world and whatever comes after. Centuries later, long after the battle, their stories continue. Journey to sites on the Gettysburg Battlefield where mysterious and unexplainable happenings have taken place. These are the true stories of eerie encounters, experienced by visitors to the battlefield. The self-guided audio tour is narrated by Mark Nesbitt, author of the Ghosts of Gettysburg book series.

FAQs

All ghost tours are led by guides in period-dress carrying candlelit lanterns. The tours are comfortably paced walking tours through downtown Gettysburg. Our tours are based on storytelling, combining the history of Gettysburg and the battle that took place here, with mysterious tales of the still lurking dead. If you’re looking for a “haunted house” experience, this is not the tour for you!

The tour schedule varies depending on the time of year. Please go to the Tour calendar to see what tours are running on the dates you will be visiting Gettysburg.

Yes. Group rates for our public tours are available for groups of 10 or more when one person pays for everyone. The group rate varies based on tour. 

Private tours are available for groups of 20 or more. Tour times are flexible—we set times to accommodate your itinerary. For every 20 tickets paid for, you receive one complimentary ticket. A credit card number are required to reserve your ghost tour. A confirmation will be mailed, emailed or faxed to guarantee your reservation.

To schedule a group tour, contact our office at 717-337-0445 or email us at reservations@ghostsofgettysburg.com

All of our tours are outside walking tours. You are more than welcome to walk through our haunted building and the guides include stories about our building on their tours. All of the buildings in Gettysburg are privately owned. Tour companies that take you inside a building, own that building.

People have experienced things while on our tours, but all that we can guarantee is that everyone will learn a little history, hear some great ghost stories and have fun on the tour. If a ghost makes an appearance, it’s an unexpected bonus!

The tours leave from the fenced side yard at the Ghosts of Gettysburg Tour Headquarters located at 271 Baltimore Street, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania 17325. Plan on arriving at least 15 minutes before your scheduled tour. We do not have a public restroom, so please plan accordingly!

Metered parking is available on both sides of Baltimore Street and within walking distance of The Ghosts of Gettysburg Candlelight Walking Tours Headquarters. The meters are free every day after 8pm.

The Baltimore Street tour lasts approximately 75 minutes and covers about 3/4 of a mile. The Carlisle Street tour lasts approximately 1 hour 45 minutes and cover about 1 1/4 miles.

We highly recommend that you purchase your tickets via our website or by calling our office at 717-337-0445 by 6:30pm on the day of the tour. There is a borough ordinance that dictates how many people we can put with one guide, so a tour may sell out. Tickets are NOT guaranteed if they are not purchased in advance.

The tours go out rain or shine. A tour is only cancelled if there is dangerous weather at the time of the tour. Please contact our office at 717-337-0445 if you have any questions or concerns about whether your tour is going as scheduled.

Yes. Our tours are family-friendly and most children enjoy the tour. You may want to bring a stroller if you have any concerns about your child getting tired part way through the tour.

Reservations must be canceled at least 24 hours prior to start of tour. Cancellations within 24 hours of tour time will be offered to either reschedule for another time or receive a gift certificate. No calls/no shows are ineligible for any refunds or transfers.

Yes. The tours take place entirely outdoors on the sidewalks throughout the downtown area.