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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: Devil's Hour Paranormal Investigation Tour

2. Gettysburg: Devil's Hour Paranormal Investigation Tour

Discover some of the most haunted locations in Gettysburg on this midnight hour adventure. During the course of your investigations, use paranormal equipment to try and detect signs of the spirit world. Learn the techniques used by your favorite TV ghost hunters and experience a night you will never forget. See another side of Gettysburg as you look for evidence of paranormal activity. The streets are empty and the spirits are awake. Come out while Gettysburg sleeps and use paranormal equipment as well as a few other tricks to see what spirits lurk in the darkness. This investigation is tailored for those who want a spookier experience. There is often a thick mist that blankets the ground throughout Gettysburg. In the past, people have seen soldiers and other spirits walking in the mist. Keep an open mind as you try to discover what might be hiding in the dark at the 'devil's hour'.

Gettysburg: Beginner's Evening Paranormal Investigation Tour

3. Gettysburg: Beginner's Evening Paranormal Investigation Tour

Discover some of the most haunted locations in Gettysburg on this evening adventure, just as darkness hits. Use paranormal equipment to detect signs of the spirit world and learn the techniques used by your favorite TV ghost hunters for a night you will never forget. This experience is suitable for children. Set out after dark to discover the ghosts that haunt Gettysburg. Use ghost-busting equipment like K2 meters, EMF detectors, Ovilus, spirit boxes, EVP voice recorders, phasmaboxes, dowsing rods, temperature gauges, infrared video cameras, and laser grids. Your guide will teach you how to operate the equipment and share other tips and tricks used to lure spirits out of the shadows. Listen to interesting stories and historical facts as you make your way to Gettysburg's most haunted locations. Keep an open mind and you may just see the supernatural with your own eyes. In the past, people have seen soldiers and other spirits walking in the thick mist that blankets the city.

Pittsburgh: Evening Ghost Tour

4. Pittsburgh: Evening Ghost Tour

Enjoy a fun twist to a guided history tour with this spooky ghost tour. See all of the historical landmarks of Pittsburgh while you learn about the mysteries and darker secrets that they hide. At these later hours, the landmarks are even more beautiful to behold as they are lit up, especially during the winter. Embark on this outdoor tour and take a deep dive into Pittsburgh's history with your expert local guide, all the while listening to local ghost stories along the way.

Philadelphia Ghost Tour by Candlelight

5. Philadelphia Ghost Tour by Candlelight

Join an entertaining evening tour of Philadelphia on a ghostly walking tour by candlelight. You will see Philadelphia's historic districts, including Independence National Park, Old City, and Society Hill in a completely new light! A costumed tour guide will lead you off the beaten path and spin tales of the rich and famous, and of heroes and villains from America's colonial era. You will hear tales of the well-known, like William Penn, Ben Franklin, Benedict Arnold and Mad Anthony Wayne, and tales of the unknown, such as the spectral Quakeress of Washington Square and the ghost of Old Pine Street Cemetery. The tour departs from Signers Garden at 5th and Chestnut Streets, lasts approximately 90 minutes, is appropriate for all ages, and is ideal for anyone with the inclination to hear Philadelphia's dead brought back to life! The Ghost Tour of Philadelphia has offered tours since 1995 and continues to be one of the city's most popular night-time attractions. It was recently named one of the top 15 "must see" attractions in the country by Budget Travel Magazine.

Philadelphia: Grim, Dark, and Twisted History Tour

6. Philadelphia: Grim, Dark, and Twisted History Tour

Experience the grim history of Philadelphia on this urban adventure beginning at the sites where the seeds of political change were sown. Descend into the sites of former brothels, mass burial grounds, and polluted prisons, stepping on salvaged streets where pirates roamed freely with the founding fathers. Historian and professor Joe Wojie or one of his expert guides will lead you on a tour that explores the grim realities of colonial America and the legends and traditions they inspired. From the home of Dolly Madison to the sights of Helltown - murder, mayhem, and madness are in the roots of this city. This tour was researched and designed by university professor Joe Wojie to stand apart from every other day or night tour offered in Philadelphia with its originality and dark flavor. The 8 PM tour is geared more towards an adult audience, while families and children can enjoy a fun way to learn about Philly's secret past during the earlier tour departures.

Gettysburg: Advanced Paranormal Investigation Tour

7. Gettysburg: Advanced Paranormal Investigation Tour

Embark on an otherworldy experience as you investigate the spooky side of Gettysburg on a guided ghost hunting tour at night. Visit 3 of the city's most haunted locations and go in search of paranormal activity using a range of special equipment. Join a paranormal investigation expert after dark and set out to discover the ghosts that haunt Gettysburg. Use ghost hunting tools like K2 meters, Ovilus, EVP voice recorders, dowsing rods, temperature gauges, infrared video cameras, and many more. Your guide will teach you how to operate the equipment and share other tips and tricks used to lure otherworldly entities out of the shadows. Listen to interesting stories and historical facts as you make your way to Gettysburg's most haunted locations. Keep an open mind and you may just see the supernatural with your own eyes. In the past, people have seen soldiers and other spirits walking in the thick mist that blankets the ground throughout Gettysburg.

Gettysburg: Ghost-Themed Self-Guided Driving Tour

8. Gettysburg: Ghost-Themed Self-Guided Driving Tour

Experience a ghost-themed, self-guided driving tour developed by local guides, creative writers, and professional voice artists. Hear about spooky events and visit the most haunted spots. Start by downloading the Action Tour Guide app that will function as your personal guide, audio tour, and map all in one. From the Gettysburg Heritage Center, set out on a loop around the Gettysburg battlefield. Begin your tour by learning why Gettysburg and the battlefield are so haunted via expert narrator and author Mark Nesbitt. Then, visit Oak Ridge and hear the harrowing tale of the brigadier general who sent his men to certain doom. Afterward, visit the site of General Lee’s headquarters on Seminary Ridge and hear a chilling account of a soldier who was buried alive. Hear the true stories of unexplainable events visitors have witnessed, from noises in the attic to an unwelcome house guest. Pass by Schmucker Hall on Seminary Ridge and hear about the countless amputations that took place when the hall became a makeshift hospital. Continuing on, stop by the very spot where people have seen the ghost of John Reynolds, a soldier whose love for the woman he never had the chance to marry could never be forgotten, not even after death. Then, hear about the collision between the worlds of the living and the dead that took place during a routine reenactment of the battle. Hear how reenactors found themselves momentarily engulfed by inexplicable cold darkness. After that, swing by the Eisenhower Farm, where doors slam and footsteps echo through the home even though no one lives there anymore. Benefit from animated videos to visualize different centuries and interior rooms. At Little Round Top, listen to accounts of a mysterious stranger visitors have seen on this bloodied hilltop. Then visit the Valley of Death, the site of historic violence and a lingering presence from the past. But not all ghosts on this tour are evil. Visit the Devil’s Den and hear about a soldier who suffered through the worst of the battle, yet sometimes offers help to visitors who get lost among the boulders. Heading toward the infamously haunted Weikert house, learn about film crews who have tried for years to capture the supernatural phenomena of this landscape. Hear the shocking things they’ve uncovered during their time here after dark. Near the end of the tour, arrive at the site of Pickett’s Charge, where countless men were sent to their deaths. Hear how many were never able to reconcile with their senseless ends and continue to haunt this field.

Philadelphia: Boos and Booze Haunted Guided Pub Crawl

9. Philadelphia: Boos and Booze Haunted Guided Pub Crawl

Delve into the dark and sinister history of colonial America on this walking tour of Philadelphia’s most haunted pubs and historic locations. Hear tales of bloody duels, curses, and ghostly scares dating as far back as the 18th century. Beer-in-hand, discover the spooky past of Independence Hall, where the ghosts of Benjamin Franklin and Benedict Arnold still roam the grounds. Get a behind-the-scenes look at a bank robbery, a daring escape from Eastern State Penitentiary, and a last-ditch effort to break a 20-year-old curse over the 'City of Brotherly Love'. Grab a whiskey at the 250-year-old City Tavern, where members of the Constitutional Convention dreamed up a new nation. After the tour, head home with a new insight into the spooky side of Philadelphia's history.

Pittsburgh Ghosts: Sinister Shadows of Steel City

10. Pittsburgh Ghosts: Sinister Shadows of Steel City

Uncover the chilling corners and hauntings that have plagued the Steel City for generations. This haunted walking ghost tour gives you an unwavering view of Pittsburgh’ dark history. Our unique collection of well-researched and authentic accounts will unlock the torrid secrets that make this city one of the most compellingly haunted locations in the country. Walk past the most haunted sites in Pittsburgh while learning about its dark history from your experienced and knowledgeable ghost tour guide. As you walk through Pittsburgh’s South Side on this tour, you will learn compelling facts about the city’s history along with some stories and happenings that nobody on the Pittsburgh Tourism Board would want you to know. You will visit interesting historical locations like the South Side Traveler’s Rest, as well as some storied modern locations like the George K. Cupples Football Stadium. You will hear stories about terrifying ghost clowns, paranormal paintings, and mysterious bloody packages. Find out how a ghostly child tries to contact his mother, and why you may not want to visit the bathroom at a local bar located on the site of a former industrial steel factory. Not everyone who visits Pittsburgh will understand the darkness that lurks at its corners, but for those interested in exploring that side of the city, our tour is perfect. Your trip through Pittsburgh’s South Side will help you understand that even in the City of Bridges, a beacon of hard work and the American Dream, the insidious side of human nature can infect the edges of society. Only when you start to get chills and the hairs stand up on the back of your neck will you truly grasp the true terror of the Steel City.

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We decided to take this tour while in town for work training. We were lucky enough to be guided by Madame Toni, who was knowledgeable, entertaining, witty, and who’s sense of humor and personality took the experience from good to great! She was a delight from the first moment to the fantastic recommendation for pub nearby where we could grab a drink and warm up.

Went on the tour in the beginning of January and got lucky with great weather! While you only travel a couple city blocks, you are informed of so many different stories and history of Pittsburgh. Kane was a great guide and was very knowledgeable of the area and all the spooky happenings of Pittsburgh!

Toni did a magnificent job with our tour. she has a snarky sense of humor, and her knowledge of Philadelphia is on point. Totally worth it amd would highly recommend this tour to anyone in the area! plus she recommended a great bar afterwards Thank you Madam Toni!

So great! Educational fun spooky. Good exercise. Awesome knowledgeable guide

Absolutely amazing!! A must do for anyone visiting.