Ghosts of Gettysburg.
Experience one of the area's most popular activities, Ghost Tours in Historic HAUNTED Gettysburg, PA. Considered as one of the Top Five most haunted cities in America, "Ghost Tours of Gettysburg" will lead you in an exciting, memorable adventure.
Over the years since the battle, stories of scores of sightings, stranger than reality, have emerged from the quaint houses and gentle fields in and around the town of Gettysburg: Stories of sightings of these soldiers, moving again in battle lines, across the fields where they once marched. . . and died; tales of visions through a rip in time into the horrible scene of a Civil War hospital; whispers of a look at men long dead held eternally captive by duty. These apparitions -and more- come back to remind us, in one way or another that they are not to be forgotten for what they did here. . .
In 1994, Mark started the first ghost walk in Gettysburg, The Ghosts of Gettysburg Candlelight Walking Tours®. Armed with tales from his ghost books - and with a few that aren't in the books -guides dressed in period attire take visitors on evening tours through sections of town that were bloody battlefields 13 decades ago; through night-darkened streets to houses and buildings where it's not as quiet as it should be; to sites on the old Pennsylvania College campus where the slain once lay in rows, and the wounded suffered horribly, waiting to become corpses themselves; to cemeteries where the dead lie. . . sometimes not so peacefully. Gettysburg may very well be, acre for acre, the most haunted place in America.
Mark Nesbitt is a former National Park Service Ranger/Historian. He started his own research and writing company in 1977 and did research and advertising copy for some of America's best historical artists. Beginning in 1978 he began writing books, including If the South Won Gettysburg
(1980), 35 Days to Gettysburg
(1992), Rebel Rivers
(1993), Saber and Scapegoat: J.E.B. Stuart and the Gettysburg Controversy
(1994), Through Blood and Fire
(1996), and the best selling Ghosts of Gettysburg
Series (1991- present). Many of his stories have been seen, and/or heard, on The History Channel, A&E, The Travel Channel, Unsolved Mysteries, Coast to Coast AM, and numerous other local television programs and specials. In July of 2004, his Ghosts of Gettysburg Series received the National Paranormal Award for “Best True Hauntings Collection” and “Best ‘Local Haunt’ Guidebook”.
For more information, visit them online at www.ghostsofgettysburg.com
Ghosts of Gettysburg, 271 Baltimore Street, Gettysburg, PA 17325.
Schedule/Hours of Operation:
Through April 16, 2011, tours run Friday and Saturday nights only. April 17, 2011 - October 31, 2011, tours run every night. Ticket office opens at 2:00 pm on tour days only. [Top]