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Gettysburg: Ghost-Themed Self-Guided Driving Tour

3.7 / 5

27 reviews

Activity provider: Action Tour Guide

Gettysburg: Ghost-Themed Self-Guided Driving Tour

Activity provider: Action Tour Guide

From US$ 9.99 per person

Explore the paranormal side of Gettysburg on this self-guided driving tour. Learn about ghostly events and see the most haunted places.

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  • Learn about the spooky aftermath of the Battle of Gettysburg
  • Visit the most famous haunted spots
  • Benefit from an interactive self-guided tour via an app
  • Listen to true, ghastly tales narrated by paranormal expert Mark Nesbitt
  • See animated videos to visualize spots along the tour
Full description

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.

  • Self-guided tour taken via Action Tour Guide app
  • Unique password (sent by email) for access
  • GPS App for iPhone and Android
  • Offline Map after you download the app and tour; you can take the tour offline (no wifi/cellular)
  • 48+ stories/narrations along the tour
  • Written text explanations
  • Route from stop to stop
  • List of stops along the route
  • Online Support; chat, email and call
  • Entry to paid attractions
  • Guide
  • Food or drinks
  • Transportation or parking
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

This is a self-guided experience and not an entrance ticket. It begins at Gettysburg Heritage Center. From there, simply follow the audio instructions and the route via the tour app.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Charged Smartphone
  • Your own vehicle
  • Power bank

Know before you go

  • This is a self-guided tour; no guide will accompany you. The Action Tour Guide app functions as a guide, an audio tour, and a map. This is not an entry ticket
  • Please arrange for a vehicle before you take the tour. You only need to book one tour per vehicle, not per person
  • After the booking, you will receive an email with a link to the Action Tour Guide app and a unique password to access the tour within the app
  • Most stops along the tour have animated videos allowing you to visualize what you cannot see, such as snapshots from different centuries or interior rooms
  • This tour is valid forever, from the moment of booking. You will not need to change the booking if your travel plans change
  • Park Services has closed Devil's Den, Little Round Top, and Wheatfield for a few months. You will not be able to visit them in person. But, you will still be able to hear their stories on the detour route
Customer reviews

Overall rating

3.7 /5

based on 27 reviews

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The tour was fun but be aware that you'll need to complete the tour before sunset as the volunteers at the park get aggressive after the park closes. We were at a stop on the tour just past sunset and we were told to leave so we finished the next evening. I would have preferred this tour at night but it was still enjoyable. I plan to buy some of the narrators books.

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September 10, 2022

Did not enjoy the length of time between destinations. Was not worth the money

October 30, 2022

October 27, 2022

Product ID: 400328