Welcome to the Ultimate Insider’s Guide to the Drop-Dead Best Gettysburg Ghost Tours for Halloween 2022!

Considered the “most haunted town in the USA,” Gettysburg is a bucket list destination for every serious ghost hunter — especially on Halloween!

This spooky list (from a life-long Gettysburg resident) is packed with frightening and entertaining Civil War ghost walks, ghost hunts and ghost tours in haunted Gettysburg, Pa!

If you’d prefer to just visit some of these sites on your own without a tour guide then read The 14 Most Haunted Places In Gettysburg.

But if you’re ready for a scary journey back in time, then take a look and book an adventure that might just be out of this world!

Graphic showing General Warren on Little Round Top with the words, Gettysburg the most haunted town in the USA.

Top Haunted Gettysburg Ghost Tours And Hunts

These Gettysburg ghost tour companies are listed in no particular order.

✅ Gettysburg Ghost Tours

You can’t miss the storefront of Gettysburg Ghost Tours at 47 Steinwehr Avenue. It’s the one with the big black cat.

This is the place to go for Candlelit Ghost Walks and, if you’re just looking for “ghosty” gifts, they have a great selection in their gift shop.

Ghosty tee shirts at Gettysburg Ghost Hunts that say Ghost Bait and Ghost Hunter.

These tee shirts at Gettysburg Ghost Tours make great gifts for any ghost hunters on your shopping list.

The stories from this Gettysburg ghost tour are based on eyewitness accounts of everyday people who called Gettysburg their home, and are presented by period-dressed tour guides with candle lanterns.

You will have trouble choosing which tour you want to take because they offer so many!

To name just a few, how about a Haunted Field Hospitals Tour, Scare on the Square, Back from the Dead, Haunted Cemetery Tour or The Lincoln Tour.

They also offer a Day Time History Tour and a Craft Beer & Spirits Tour, so there is definitely a tour to satisfy everyone in your group.

Gettysburg Ghost Tours is endorsed by the Gettysburg Paranormal Association (GPA), which of course is headquartered in haunted Gettysburg.

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Gettysburg Ghost Tours stands out because they offer so many different tours. They also own the Gettysburg Museum of Haunted Objects, located at 242 Baltimore Street.

I’ll be honest… this place totally gave me the creeps! (Not to mention that most of the photos I took just disappeared off my camera).

Baby doll in a carriage at the Gettysburg Museum of Haunted Objects.

This is the only photo that came out at the Museum of Haunted Objects.

✅ Gettysburg Battlefield Paranormal Excursion

With Battlefield Paranormal Excursions, you don’t just hear ghost stories about haunted Gettysburg. You become the paranormal investigator and ghost hunter.

Using Battlefield Paranormal Excursions equipment, groups of 10 or less are taken on a two-hour long investigation that involves one or two locations depending on the activity that night.

The tools they use for their Gettysburg ghost hunts include a ghost meter, talk in real time K2 meter, EMF detector, spirit box, dowsing rods, a temperature gauge, digital voice recorder and more.

This company does Paranormal Excursions 7 days a week, year round, so if you can’t make it for a Halloween Gettysburg ghost hunt, there are plenty of other dates available.

➡️ What’s Unique About This Gettysburg Ghost Tour

Unlike some of the other companies, this is a ghost hunt, not a tour.

Some of the sites this group visits include farm houses on the Gettysburg Battlefield, Civil War Field Hospitals and Murder Houses.

They intentionally keep their ratio of investigators-to-guests low so that every participant can learn to use the type of equipment that is seen on shows like Ghost Hunters and Haunted Collectors.

The Maryland Monument on the Gettysburg battlefield shows scary detail on the faces of the Civil War soldiers.

The Maryland Monument on the Gettysburg battlefield shows the emotion of the soldiers.

✅ Mark Nesbitt Ghosts of Gettysburg Candlelight Walking Tour

Mark Nesbitt is the author of the best-selling books Ghosts of Gettysburg and has thoroughly researched all of the stories those books. He started his Ghosts of Gettysburg Candlelight Walking Tours in 1994, and was the first company in Gettysburg to present evening tours.

Based upon the documented, true stories collected for his books, these are the only tours in Gettysburg sanctioned by the author himself. Nesbitt has also written other ghost books including The Big Book of Haunted Pennsylvania and Stories From America’s Most Haunted Battlefields.

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This Civil War ghost tour shop, located at 271 Baltimore Street, has an extensive gift shop stocked with all kinds of books on ghost hunting and other unique items for ghost hunters.

This Gettysburg Ghost Tour takes you along the streets to sites of hauntings & eerie happenings.

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All of the stories on these candlelight ghost tours feature stories from Nesbitt’s bestselling series Ghosts of Gettysburg. They are great (SCARY) reads!

✅ Civil War Ghosts

Civil War Ghost Tour’s nightly Gettysburg ghost walks take you to the town’s most haunted places, where the tour guides tell you, not only about the paranormal accounts—but also the historical background—of each stop.

Every “ghost story” is researched and authentic, which can make your ghost tour experience that much more unsettling. The true—and truly terrifying—tales will make you feel like you’re walking into the very depths of history.

This Gettysburg ghost tour visits the many haunted downtown inns and buildings where the wounded lingered for days or weeks and then took their last breaths in agony.

The Standard Tour at Civil War Ghosts is about one hour across one mile and includes 8 stops. An Extended Ghost Tour is about 90 minutes and includes four additional stops.

Tours depart from the Brickhouse Inn Bed & Breakfast at 452 Baltimore Street.

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Civil War Ghosts makes sure their ghost stories are thoroughly researched and explain the history behind the hauntings.

✅ Farnsworth House/Ghost Tours & Historical House Tour

The Farnsworth House is a true historical treasure in Gettysburg. Used as a sharpshooters nest during the Battle of Gettysburg and as a hospital afterward, it now serves as a restaurant, Inn and Gettysburg ghost hunting site.

They have a wide variety of tours and programs, including a “Mourning Theater” that takes place in the cellar of the haunted building. Visitors hear the history of the Farnsworth House and the spirits that remain there today.

Pro Tip: Don’t be spooked by the antique coffin down there!

The Farnsworth House also has an East Cemetery Hill Tour that includes the attic of the Farnsworth House. This is where it is believed a sharpshooter took the fatal shot that killed Jennie Wade.

Jennie Wade is the only civilian killed during the battle of Gettysburg. As the tour travels further up the street, you will stand outside the house where Jennie Wade died.

Another Gettysburg ghost tour offered by the Farnsworth House is a Confederate Hospital Tour in the cellar of the Inn, which was used as a makeshift hospital during and after the Battle of Gettysburg.

The tour then continues north, passing buildings that were used by both the North and South.

The Farnsworth House also offers a Combo Tour that takes ghost hunters from the cellar to the attic where you can see the mirror featured on the Travel Channel’s show Kindred Spirits “Haunting in Gettysburg” episode.

Lastly, the Farnsworth House offers visitors the chance to create their own Gettysburg ghost story with their official “Ghost Hunt.” Participants get to participate in a real paranormal investigation and have access to ghost hunting equipment.

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There are so many different tours, there is definitely something for everyone here. You can also dine at the historic Farnsworth House — and even spend the night at the haunted Farnsworth House Inn… if you dare!

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✅ Ghostly Images of Gettysburg

Part of the Gettysburg ghost tour, the basement of the Jennie Wade house, where it's set up to look like the body of Jennie lying under sheet.

Step back in time as you join the experienced guides of Ghostly Images of Gettysburg and enter a truly haunted house — either the Jennie Wade House or the Haunted Gettysburg Orphanage.

Ghostly Images of Gettysburg offers a wide variety of different nightly walking tours, some of which may sell out so book early.

They also offer a late night Jennie Wade/Haunted Orphanage Combo Tour. If you can’t decide whether to take the Jennie Wade haunted tour or the Haunted Orphanage tour, you can take both.

This is a 90-minute adventure that goes inside these two Gettysburg Haunted Houses. This tour takes place late at night with minimal light so may not be suitable for children.

If you’d rather hear ghost stories while riding through the Gettysburg Battlefield, then book a Haunted Bus Tour. You will also get off the bus at a haunted location for more scary tales.

Ghostly Images of Gettysburg also offers Private Paranormal Investigation. These 2-hour investigations take place in one of the haunted houses with your own team of paranormal investigators.

An experienced guide assists, offering history, recent activity and even helping on the investigation if you desire.

Four-hour investigations are available as well!

➡️ What’s Unique About This Gettysburg Ghost Tour

Ghostly Images is the only tour company in Gettysburg that can take you inside the Homestead Orphanage or the Jennie Wade House.

They are also the only ones to offer haunted bus tours.

With their wide variety of tours, you can book a different one every time you visit Gettysburg.

✅ After Dark Investigations

sachs haunted bridge in Gettysburg is a stop on many Gettysburg Ghost Hunts..

After 12 years of paranormal investigation in Gettysburg, the After Dark Investigations team has narrowed their tour down to three extremely active paranormal hot spots.

These investigators are the real deal! You will experience unimaginable events that will make skeptics into believers.

The goal of the team at After Dark Investigations is not to scare you, but to prove that the afterlife exists. Everything that happens on every investigation is real — and completely unpredictable.

Their Gettysburg ghost hunt involves driving to active locations and communicating with the dead. They provide all of the equipment needed to hear, see, and locate any paranormal activity in each area.

This team uses EVP recorders and conducts ghost box sessions so you can communicate with intelligent spirits in real time. You will hear what is captured on the investigation that night.

If you have a loved one that has passed, After Dark Investigations have had success with contacting other customers’ deceased relatives.

It’s a very emotional experience and it gives our customers one last chance to say goodbye.

Participants should bring flashlights, recorders and cameras. Participants drive their own vehicles, so pets can stay in the car with prior approval, weather permitting.

Since they have no storefront in Gettysburg, meeting locations are given out when the investigation is reserved.

Last minute appointment can be made if space permits. 717-451-1070

➡️ What’s Unique About This Gettysburg Ghost Tour

This is a more sophisticated hunt that involves communicating with the dead. Groups are kept small to offer more personalized service.

✅ Self-Guided Gettysburg Ghost Tour

If you want a self-guided ghost tour, the ghost-themed Gettysburg self-guided tour is for you.

This is one of the best Gettysburg ghost tours for people who wish to take their time at each location or don’t want to deal with the ghost tour crowds in town.

➡️ What’s Unique About This Gettysburg Ghost Tour

You can travel at your own pace and explore each site for as long as you want.

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What You Need To Know About Haunted Gettysburg

Gettysburg is a small southcentral Pennsylvania town of about 7,000 that was the scene of a bloody three-day battle in July of 1863.

The Battle of Gettysburg took place in the farms and fields surrounding the town as well as in the streets and alleyways.

The horrific clash of armies resulted in 51,000 casualties, many of whom succumbed to their injuries in the houses, churches and barns of local residents.

These days, Gettysburg is a charming historical destination that is home to boutiques, shops, pubs, bars and restaurants — but it’s still THE place to visit for Halloween.

All of the Gettysburg ghost tour providers have their own unique and varied services, so use this guide to help you figure out which one is best for you, your family or your group.

If you really want to get spooked this year, make your plans now, because Gettysburg ghost tours fill up fast!

Prepare For Your Gettysburg Ghost Tour

Many of the ghost tours in Gettysburg are walking tours so dress appropriately for the weather conditions.

Yes, they offer them all year long so water and bug spray are recommended in the summer. Warm clothes and walking shoes in the winter.

Sizes of these tours differ, but sometimes it can be hard to hear. Stay as close to your tour guide as you can.

Let’s go ghost hunting!

Planning A Ghost Hunting Trip To Gettysburg?

If you’re planning a visit to Gettysburg, make sure you read Gettysburg Historical Sites No One Ever Sees and Mistakes to Avoid When Visiting Gettysburg Battlefield.

You also want to make your reservations for your Gettysburg Hotel Accommodations as early as possible.