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Gettysburg: Ghosts of the Civil War Haunted Walking Tour

1. Gettysburg: Ghosts of the Civil War Haunted Walking Tour

Step into the shadows of this historic American town, and feel what it was like to be a soldier or citizen during the violent, three-day battle that scarred the land forever. Begin your tour at the iconic Brickhouse Inn/Welty House, where confederate sharpshooters took out union soldiers from the attic. Many believe their spirits are still trapped there. You'll then wind through seven other significant, haunted locations before circling back to the meeting point. Capture evidence of Jennie Wade, the only civilian casualty of the battle, as her spirit moves through her former home — seen through the fatal bullet hole in her door. Feel a chill scurry up your spine as ghostly soldiers surround you in the darkness. Learn little-known, behind-the-scenes information about the reality of war. Choose the 1.5-hour extended tour to visit three additional spooky sites, including Arbor House Publishing, which is famous for its 'floating orbs.

Gettysburg: The Wonder Women's History Tour

2. Gettysburg: The Wonder Women's History Tour

Discover the untold stories of female war heroes on this guided walking tour of Gettysburg’s historic district. Your guide will regale you with tales of the everyday women who cared for the sick, buried the dead, and picked up arms as the Battle of Gettysburg raged on. Stand beside Jennie Wade, the battle’s only civilian casualty, as she hurriedly bakes bread in her final moments. Dig graves with the cemetery caretaker, Elizabeth Thorn, as the dead continue to pile up in the fields. Get a detailed, first-hand look at what it was like to be both a civilian and a soldier during the Civil War’s most dramatic, bloody battle. You’ll walk away with a complete picture of what life was like in July of 1863, where history books offer a very limited scope. Choose the extended tour to visit an additional three stops, where you’ll learn about the scars the battle left behind, and finish up with ice cream from Cone Sweet Cone.

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What people are saying about Farnsworth House Inn

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 213 reviews

Great tour at the orphanage! I large group of Marines joined us, they were quite lively and entertaining.The tour host so knowledgeable and entertaining.

Excellent tour! Jim, our guide, went above and beyond. His knowledge of Gettysburg history and ghostly legends of the town was exceptional.

Tour guide Eric know how to keep the group engaged with the happenings that was going on during the civil war

It was amazing! I loved all of the stories and historical facts that the tour guide talked about.

Bee the tour guide was very informative and knowledgeable of the history of the area.