Experience the Paranormal with Ghost Tours in Gettysburg

January 17, 2013 by


Gettysburg one of the most active paranormal hot spots in the world.

If you’re a fan of the Sci-Fi hit Ghost Hunters or the Travel Channel’s Ghost Adventures, you may want to think about planning a vacation to check out the ghosts of Gettysburg.

It’s one of the most active paranormal hot spots in the world and the historic location where 94,000 Union soldiers met up with 72,000 Confederate troops in the bloodiest battle of the Civil War.

Haunted Bridge

Visit the most-haunted bridge in southern Pennsylvania.

Where to Find Ghost Tours in Gettysburg

When you visit Gettysburg in search of ghosts, you’ll find a number of ghost tours centered around the most haunted spots in Gettysburg.

Many tours are designed to take guests off the beaten path and it is not unusual for participants to report seeing an apparition or ghostly form from another time.

Here are a few of the popular tours to consider:

  • Gettysburg Ghost Tours: Has a number of guides who are expert storytellers. Each guide covers a unique route. These tours are considered family friendly and are more talking than walking. Tours last about an hour and reservations are not necessary. For those who really want to be ghost hunters, the “Extreme Ghost Hunt” takes you to the most intense locations equipped with cutting-edge equipment. The Extreme Ghost Hunt is longer and lasts from 11:00 p.m.-1:00 a.m. Check their website for all the details.
  • Candlelight Ghost Tours: Sleepy Hollow of Gettysburg offers tours that take you into the historic district to visit some of Gettysburg’s paranormal hot spots. Visit the Old County Jail, the German Reform School, and other historic sites where you might just see someone from the other side.
  • Miss Betty’s Ghosts in Gettysburg: Tours are limited, so make reservations early. Miss Betty’s Ghosts in Gettysburg tours are the only tours to include two exclusive haunted sites. Visit the most-haunted bridge in southern Pennsylvania or a haunted barn on a privately owned section of the battlefield. You can also take an exclusive tour to visit the haunted gazebo which was featured on the Travel Channel’s Mysterious Journeys. 

The Catherine Sweney room is said to be occupied by a midwife named Mary who is a friendly ghost.

Gettysburg offers a landscape filled with residual energy and apparitions of soldiers still searching for their friends among the dead and wailing women who lost their loved ones.

If you’re looking for a true ghost hunting destination, Gettysburg provides a hot prospect.

Photo credits: fauxto_digit, nikoretro, Pretty Poo Eater

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