Lasting a little over one hour and covering about three-quarters of a mile, the Ghosts of Gettysburg Candlelight Walking ... More
Ghosts of Gettysburg Candlelight Walking Tour
Lasting a little over one hour and covering about three-quarters of a mile, the Ghosts of Gettysburg Candlelight Walking Tours are the only ones in Gettysburg based on the best selling books by Mark Nesbitt. Period-dressed guides take visitors on one of six evening tours through sections of the town that is known by many as the most haunted in the United States.
I have been on a couple of ghost tours and honestly this is a good ghost tour for kids. Adult though not so much. They gave ok information but the story telling was so so and I swear they ended every story with a wooowooo boo. I am sorry but unless you are a child that is really niether scary or funny (especially after the 12th time)
We were so excited about this ghost tour. We had heard it was the by far the best ghost tour in town. I have to say we were sorely dissappointed. It wasn't scary a bit and there was a lot of walking through town, however at the end of the tour we had an eerie experience. The tour guide couldn't keep his lantern lit and couldn't tell a ghost story without stumbling all over it. He memorized it and got mixed up. His stories were boring and it was hard to keep interested in what he was saying. I think if we had a different guide it would have been better.
At the end of the tour as we were listening to him, I began to smell a strong smell. I asked my husband if he smelled it too. He said it smelled of horses and he was right. We used to have a few horses years ago. It smelled very strongly of horses for a few minutes and then we didn't smell it anymore. Afterwards we combed the streets looking for horses or at least horse manure, but found nothing...very strange!
We (four adults in their 50's) took the Sleepy Hollow Walking Ghost tour Baltimore/High Street with Dominic as our guide. We never saw Baltimore or High St. and barely walked. We started out sitting in an area just behind where we bought our tickets, and sat there for a half an hour while our guide told us that he didn't believe any of the Gettsburg ghost stories unless he had personally investigated them, so a lot of the more famous stories we weren't going to hear. We thought that we were just sitting there listening to some stories until it got dark and then we would go visit some of the places. He finally took us about a block and a half to an alley where he pointed out in one direction a statue in the cemetery (which we couldn't see from where we were sitting) and an old house which we could barely see. For another half hour he told us a bunch of boring stories (his story telling skills were horrendous because he would continuously leave the story to give some background information that wasn't even necessary and by the time he'd get to the end, nobody cared). He talked about the statue but never mentioned the house, so when I asked him about it, he said that there were stories about it, but he had investigated it and couldn't find anything to document it, so he wouldn't talk about it. Well, we were already there, so why couldn't you just tell us somethingabout it!
Then, he said he had to take us to our final station, which was not really another station but back to where we had started, to listen to another half hour of boring stories and see nothing. What a disappointment! A nonwalking, nonghost, Walking Ghost Tour. Acutally, the only thing we got out of it was something to laugh about with our friends for years--we went to see the house where nothing happened! That, and when the guide was talking about his friend who was both a ghost hunter and Civil War Reenactor, and said that his Gettysburg experience was like a "wet dream." We couldn't believe he had actually said that and could barely keep from laughing out loud. I think some of the parents were really offended by that. He barely got any tips, and I only gave him something because I was in the front and had asked a couple questions. I actually felt sorry for him. He needs to realize that people are there to hear ghost stories, whether they are real or not, and to ACTUALLY WALK AROUND AND LOOK AT SOME BUILDINGS. Otherwise, he should find a new line of work.
We never knew what a ghost tour was exactly, but decided to take one. We went on the Civil War Hauntings tour on Steinwher Ave. (Make sure you take that one) They offered free ghost finders to their guest. The women said she would make us a professional ghost hunter. We had about 7 friends along with us and it sounded like it might be fun. It was!!! The guide was dressed in a beautiful red dress. She knew her stuff. We could hear her, and we had such a great time finding ghost, and we even learned information about the history of town. I have been recommending this tour to all of my friends who might visit Gettysburg. Request Tami as your guide!
We just finished a weekend at Gettysburg and the ghost tour was the highlight of our trip. Our guide, Ben, was knowledgeable and entertaining and even related his own personal experiences with Gettysburg ghosts. He was very good at evoking vivid images of the heat of the battle and the aftermath that the citizens had to deal with, and the experiences of ghostly visitors that the current inhabitants of the town enjoy. We will definitely do this again.
We went on the Baltimore Street Tour, and wished we hadn't. It was so boring, all we did was walk around the streets and stand in front of buildings listening to boring stories. Most of the time the stories weren't even about the building we were standing in front of. Half the stories were about some kid that took the tour and got scared. I couldn't wait for it to be over, the only reason I stayed until the end was the hope that we would do something cool like go inside of a building....no luck.
the tour was horrible. the guide was horrible, but the funniest thing was as he led us thru alleys in gettysburg, other people on the tour were lingering in the back of the group and when given the opportunity would leave the tour. there was a family of three, mom, dad and a small child, who actually escaped and ran down a side alley to get away from the tour guide.
on our first tour (the haunted trolley), i couldn't figure out why the tour guide had the stove top pipe hat. at the end of a very boring tour, he took his hat off and asked for tips. here's one for him... don't give ghost tours if you don't know anything.
The Haunted Gettysburg ghost tour was a total waste of time and money. The guide was boring, the stories were boring, it was not in anyway as advertised. We only walked in alleys and parking lots, heard about the stories of TOURISTS and hauntings at the Holiday Inn and Travelodge! If you like ghost tours, choose one of the other companies. Haunted Gettysburg is AWFUL!!
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