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Civilians and Spirits

Gettysburg is known for two things - our Civil War history and our lingering spirits… plan a visit where the two collide.

Gettysburg is known for two things - our Civil War history and our lingering spirits… plan a visit where the two collide.

Plan your next visit around the lore and legends of haunted Gettysburg. To understand why so many spirits linger, you first need to step back in time. Start your visit with a town tour where you will learn about the civilians of Gettysburg and how the battle changed their lives. Consider the Grave Digger Tour, a nightly tour that recounts the stories of those who cleaned up the aftermath of thousands of dead and wounded soldiers as well as the thousands of dead horses. 

During the day, learn more about the people of Gettysburg with a tour of the Shriver House Museum. Here you will learn of the lives of the Shrivers who lived in Gettysburg on Baltimore Street in the 1860s. Visit the Gettysburg Heritage Center for a look at the town before, during and after the battle. 

Grab lunch at the Farnsworth House Inn, named one of the most haunted places by Fine Living Magazine. Enjoy period fare in the tavern. The Farnsworth House Inn also offers a Bed & Breakfast experience and a variety of ghost tours and programs. Consider their Mourning Theater which takes place in the historic cellar. 

Afterward, visit the Jennie Wade House to learn the story of the only civilian killed during the three day battle. The home where Jennie died is also part of a Ghostly Images Tour. 

That evening, venture to the Cashtown Inn for dinner. Another haunted location, the Inn has been featured on several paranormal television programs. They also serve amazing food paired with a variety of spirits.

Return to town for a late night ghost tour. You can choose from one of our traditional tours or consider a Pub Crawl Tour with Mason Dixon Paranormal Society. 

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A walking history tour that takes you back to the days after the battle, explaining how townspeople survived day to day.


65 Steinwehr Avenue,
Gettysburg, PA 17325

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Travel back in time with a guide dressed in period attire as you walk through the Shrivers’ meticulously restored 1860 home to learn the other side of the Battle of Gettysburg - how families and their homes were affected during and after the battle that ravaged this historic town.


309 Baltimore Street,
Gettysburg, PA 17325

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Experience what life was like for Gettysburg civilians before, during & after the battle. An educational & inspiring experience for the entire family.


297 Steinwehr Avenue,
Gettysburg, PA 17325

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This Historical Inn features 10 well-appointed guest rooms decorated with Victorian elegance, each with their own private bathroom. Complete with a freshly made breakfast just for you, look no further for your winter lodging accommodations here in Gettysburg.


401 Baltimore Street,
Gettysburg, PA 17325

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With but few minor changes and repairs, the house remains much as it did more than 150 years ago. Authentically furnished from cellar to attic.


548 Baltimore Street,
Gettysburg, PA 17325

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Ghostly Images Ghost Tours offer nightly 90-minute walking tours inside the Jennie Wade House or Haunted Orphanage. These Locations have been seen on popular television shows and visited by thousands of brave souls. Weekly specialty tours also offered throughout the year. Join us, if you DARE!

Evening 717-334-1156

778 Baltimore Street,
Gettysburg, PA 17325

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We offer different spine-tingling tours, each taking you to some of the most haunted places Gettysburg has to offer.

717-752-0362 - Darry

PO Box 30,
Arendtsville, PA 17303

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Circa 1797, 7 suites welcome you to an Inn where historians claim more Confederates passed through the front door than any other north of Richmond.


1325 Old Route 30,
Orrtanna, PA 17353

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