2 - 3 Hours
Welcome to the Gettysburg Ghost Tour
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 on the Gettysburg Ghost tour journey to sites on the battlefield where mysterious and unexplainable happenings have occurred. These are the true stories of eerie encounters experienced by visitors to the battlefield. This self-guided audio tour is narrated by Mark Nesbitt, author of Ghosts of Gettysburg.
This Gettysburg Ghost tour begins at the Gettysburg Heritage Center and sets out on a loop around the battlefield. First, we’ll introduce you to this haunted place and your expert narrator Mark Nesbitt. Then, we’ll get you up to speed about why Gettysburg is so haunted.
We’ll visit Oak Ridge and hear the harrowing tale of the brigadier general who sent his men to certain doom and what became of them after they met their untimely end.
After that, we’ll continue to the site of General Lee’s headquarters on Seminary Ridge and hear a chilling account of a soldier who was buried alive among the corpses of his comrades.
Continuing on the Gettysburg Ghost tour, we’ll give you the details on true stories of unexplainable events visitors have witnessed, from noises in the attic to an unwelcome houseguest who appeared in a chaplain’s bed in the dead of night. As we pass by Schmucker Hall on Seminary Ridge, try to suppress your squeamish side as you hear about the countless amputations which forever stained those walls when the hall became a makeshift hospital.
Then, stop by the very spot where people have seen the long-dead specter of John Reynolds, a soldier whose love for the woman he never had the chance to marry could not be ended not even by death.
After that, we’ll hear about the shocking collision between the living and the dead worlds, which took place during a routine reenactment of the battle. On the same day as the infamous Pickett’s Charge, reenactors found themselves momentarily engulfed by cold darkness–which none of them could explain.
Next, swing by the Eisenhower Farm, where doors slam and footsteps echo through the home even though no one lives there any longer.
At Little Round Top, listen to accounts of a mysterious stranger visitors have seen on this bloodied hilltop, who seems to belong to a world not entirely our own.
Then it’s on to the Valley of Death, the site of tremendous violence and a distinct lingering presence from the past.
But not all the ghosts on this battlefield are unfriendly. In the most unlikely location of Devil’s Den, hear an account of a soldier who suffered through the worst of the battle, yet sometimes offers help to visitors who get lost among the boulders–perhaps to prevent them from meeting the same fate he did so long ago.
As we head toward the infamously-haunted Weikert House, we’ll hear about film crews who have tried for years to capture and explain the supernatural phenomena which grip this landscape and the shocking things they’ve uncovered during their time here after dark.
At last, we’ll arrive at the site of Pickett’s Charge, where countless men were sent needlessly to their gruesome deaths. As you’ll learn, many were never able to reconcile with their senseless ends and continue to haunt this field, hoping to change the outcome of that fateful day somehow. This will bring us to the conclusion of our Gettysburg Ghost tour.
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Starting Point Address: Gettysburg Heritage Center Parking Lot at 1 Culp Street. Culp St Gettysburg, PA 17325
What You'll See
Mark Nesbitt’s Ghosts of Gettysburg Candlelight Tours
The Eisenhower Farm
Little Round Top
Ghosts of Weikert House
Ahead: Pennsylvania Monument
The Codori House
Preview the Tour
Stop 1 : Welcome: Gettysburg Heritage Center
Stop 8 : Why Gettysburg?
What do we do?
Well simply put, Action Tour Guide is an audio guide, map, and tour book – all in one app! We are a GPS-enabled app-based tour that narrates information based on your location right on your phone.