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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: 1863 Historic Downtown Walking Tour

2. Gettysburg: 1863 Historic Downtown Walking Tour

Join your knowledgeable local guide for a leisurely 2-hour walking tour of the center portion of downtown Gettysburg, which was the heartbeat of the city in 1863. Examine the accounts of several of the city's civilians that lived in the same areas you will be walking through. Hear stories of the residents, who were reluctant witnesses to the Battle of Gettysburg. The war didn't happen just on the battlefield as you will come to find out. Travel back in time and learn about the existing structures and what the town looked like in 1863. Although you've learned about the Battle of Gettysburg in history class, on this tour you will hear, described in detail, how the events actually unfolded in July of 1863 and how the local residents remembered them. This tour is their story, about life in the middle of an urban battlefield.

Gettysburg: Historic Downtown Food Tour

3. Gettysburg: Historic Downtown Food Tour

Join a guided food tour around Gettysburg and meet fellow food lovers. Enjoy exploring 6 food spots famous amongst the locals, taste historical dishes, and hear all about the Civil War stories from your guide. Meet your guide at the Sweet! THE Candy Store, to begin your tour. Marvel at the shop stocked with jawbreakers, bubblegum, fudge, taffy, and many sour sweets to make your tongue twist. Feeling the sugar rush? No worries, you will leave the candy store and head to Blue Gray Bar and Grill. Listen as your guide tells you about the history of german pretzels and the iconic Philly Cheesesteak. Fancy a cold Irish pint? No problem, our next stop is the Garryowen Irish Pub. Learn all about how Irish soldiers beat back Pickett's Charge in the infamous Battle of Gettysburg.  In between food, you will hear all the tales and secrets of the Gettysburg Hotel, the Union Hotel, and the David Wills House, where Abraham Lincoln prepared the iconic Gettysburg Address.  Enjoy an unforgettable tasting adventure with other foodies that you won't forget.

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What people are saying about David Wills House

Overall rating

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based on 229 reviews

we had Brittany for a guide. Along with her lovely costume and lantern, we were thrilled with the info we learned about the various spots she took us to.. she was well versed, friendly, and made the tour exciting for all of us!!!! kudos to you Brittany!!! i went on the tour on july 15th at 8:00 PM

We loved this tour. Ken is friendly, knowledgeable and helpful. He told us more than just dates and stuff you can read in books. We enjoyed the funny anecdotes and learning about the families that lived in Gettysburg during the battle.

Jim was very knowledgeable and it was interesting. I have lived in this area my whole life and heard things I never knew about Gettysburg.

Our guide was very friendly and knowledgeable. This tour was the first thing we did in Gettysburg and it was a base to start our weekend.

Tour was wonderful. Jeff showed us a side of Gettysburg most people forget about, the citizens who lived in town during the battle.