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Walking in a Winter Wonderland: Winter Tours at Gettysburg

jennie wade house Winter is just around the corner! You may even be seeing a few flurries in your area, too. The holidays are upon us, which means you’re probably looking for fun activities to do with the whole family. Gettysburg Battlefield Tours is gearing up for a fun-filled holiday season with two specialty winter tours to enjoy! Here’s what’s in store for the coming months: Continue reading

Travel Tips from Gettysburg Insiders

General G. K. Warren Statue

Anytime you take a trip to a new place, it’s always beneficial to find a local who may have some tips on places to visit, what to do, or other points of interest in their city. Gettysburg is no different, and our local residents and workers are a great resource for visitors to our historic borough.

If you’re planning a quick trip, however, we know it may be difficult to connect with these local experts. That’s why we’ve gathered some tips from the great folks who work here with us at Gettysburg Battlefield Tours in order to help you plan the perfect stay: Continue reading

Scary Ghost Stories and Tales of Glories–Saturday Nights in December

CHRISTMAS 1863 

On Christmas Eve 1863 the Mother of Jennie Wade, Mary, was still coping with the death of her 20 year old daughter.  Jennie was the only civilian to die during the infamous battle when a stray bullet passed through two doors striking her in the back before passing through her heart.

Tonight the spirit of Mary Wade has returned to the scene of that tragic death as she painfully tries to make sense of just how it all came to be.

You are invited to join her in her time of need as she retells the tale once again.  Follow her as she makes her way through the house, just as the family did in 1863, to the cellar where Jennies’ body was placed as the battle raged on outside.

Saturday Nights in December at 5 PM.  Cost:  $15 per person.

Dark Side of Christmas at 8 PM–Saturday Nights in December

The Dark Side of Christmas will feature Folklore, Legends, Tales and History surrounding The Villains of the Season. From Krampas to Belsnickel with a variety of others.

Join a Ghostly Images Guide in the darkened assembly room to the rear of the Haunted Orphanage for “Haunted” Christmas stories that were brought to America from Germany, England, Italy, Austria and all across Europe centuries ago.

A Christmas Experience that you will never forget!

Saturday Nights in December through 22nd.

$15 per person (Parental discretion is advised)

WWII in Gettysburg – The People and Places–Every Saturday at 1 PM

Gettysburg Tours, Inc has partnered with the expert guides of Tigrett Leadership Academy to offer a brand new tour showcasing a different side of Gettysburg military history. Ride along and take a look at the people and places that played a part in the Allied victory in World War II. You will visit a prisoner-of-war camp.  Learn why an intelligence camp was located here, training specialized troops for psychological warfare.

Hear stories of the navy’s map-making operation preparing for the invasion of Japan, and consider the scrap drive that almost took some of the battlefield’s most famous monuments. Find out what sacrifices Gettysburg’s citizens made to help the war effort.

You will also hear moving stories of WWII veterans buried in the national cemetery (yes, the one that Lincoln dedicated). From Pearl Harbor to the Battle of the Bulge to Guadalcanal, these war-time casualties encompass all theaters of the war and all branches of the military service.

Key war-time leaders have traveled here to pay their respects including Dwight D. Eisenhower, who chose to move here. Your guide can share details of their visits to Gettysburg, as you see this famous little town from a fresh perspective.

WW II Tour 

Every Saturday at 1 PM through October 27, 2018.