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Unsung Civil War Heroes: Mary Edwards Walker

We would be remiss in our efforts to celebrate American history if we were to forget the contributions of one of the only women in American history to receive the Medal of Honor. Mary Walker Edwards is a hero in our book for her contributions to the Civil War, to America, and to its prosperity. Mary was a hero among heroes; she was a Doctor, Surgeon, Abolitionist, and staunch advocate for the rights of women.

Mary’s Younger Years

Walker was born on November 26th, 1832, in the city of Oswego in upstate New York. The daughter of abolitionists and free thinkers, she was encouraged from a young age to care about the rights of all people. Committing herself very early on to gender equality and the rights of women, she was known for wearing pants instead of skirts and dresses, even as a little girl. Continue reading

Ghostly Images–Welcome Back! Daily operation began June 9th

We resumed our regular tours where you enter the building on Friday, June 19th  Space is limited.  Advance ticket purchase recommended.  Tickets can be purchased online at www.ghostlyimages.net or by calling Ghostly Images after 3 PM (717) 334-1156 or tickets can also be purchased at Gettysburg Tours (877) 680-8687.

Our New Normal with Covid-19

Max Felty with open sign in front of Gettysburg Tour Center Here at Gettysburg Tours, we are committed to making sure that all of our guests have a safe and fun experience during our bus tours, charter bus trips and walking tours. As the general public navigates life with Covid-19 regulations, we want to make sure that we are taking every precaution to ensure the safety of both our guests and employees. Each of the guidelines we have put in place are meant to comply with green phase of the governors reopening plan and are looking forward to both fun and safe times with our guests.

As we return to business, there are a number of precautions that we are taking with each section of Gettysburg Tours: Our Bus Tours, Jennie Wade House and Ghostly Images. Standard precautions include a continued commitment to social distancing and heightened cleaning and sanitary practices.  There are also specific precautions that we are taking within each area of the company. Continue reading

5 Ways to Support Your National Parks

gettysburg tour bus heading towards the gettysburg battlefield One of the best things about our great nation is our ability to come together during a crisis. The American people are a resilient group, and we’ve been blessed to have a number of people who’ve reached out, even during their own struggles, to see how they can help support our national parks.

The National Park Service wouldn’t be what it is today without the help of our amazing communities across the United States. Whether you donate time, money, or even your talent, you help others enjoy the beauty in Gettysburg and other national parks. Continue reading

Friday, May 22-Sunday, May 24th, 2020—Ghostly Images Opening

Good News!  Ghostly Images will be opening this weekend for a Jennie Wade/Haunted Orphanage Walking Tour (all outside).  Tickets available for purchase online.  Tour is 90 minutes.

This tour was created  to accommodate necessary social distancing protocol, limiting the size and being conducted all outside to avoid confining our groups to enclosed areas.

Be respectful and wear a mask for the safety of our employees and other guests. 

Saturday, May 23-Monday, May 25, 2020–Jennie Wade House Opening

Good News!  The Jennie Wade House will be open this weekend on Saturday, May 23rd-Sunday, May 24th (9 AM-6 PM) and Monday, May 25th (9 AM -3 PM) to offer historic tours of the Jennie Wade House.  We have modified the tours to adhere to social distancing and for the safety of our visitors and employees.

Be respectful and wear a mask for the safety of our staff and other guests.

Monday, May 25–Virtual One Hundred Nights of Taps Gettysburg 2020

Wendy Allen to 100 Nights of Taps Gettysburg 2020

Virtual One Hundred Nights of Taps, Gettysburg, 2020

Opening Ceremony, May 25, 7:00 p.m. on Facebook and YouTube

For the fourth year, the notes of “Taps” will be sounded in Gettysburg every evening this summer to honor of those who have served our nation. The program will take place virtually through internet live-streaming. In order to act in the best interest of public safety, Gettysburg National Military Park has informed The Lincoln Fellowship of Pennsylvania that, until further notice, any on-site programming for “One Hundred Nights of Taps, Gettysburg, 2020” within Soldiers’ National Cemetery is temporarily suspended due to the Covid-19 pandemic. If and when the Fellowship receives an “all-clear” for on-site programming, we will again meet, outdoors, at the base of the beautiful Soldiers’ National Monument in Gettysburg National Military Park to resume the ceremony as it was intended to be.

The Lincoln Fellowship, in partnership with Taps for Veterans and Gettysburg National Military Park, will stream the virtual program at 7 p.m. every evening from Memorial Day (May 25) through Labor Day (September 7) through Facebook and YouTube. We welcome any and all members of the public to join us online at:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/1472479932776324/

and on our One Hundred Nights of Taps, Gettysburg, 2020 YouTube channel.

Visit these Fine Gettysburg Ticket Outposts

double decker bus in gettysburg town square

Gettysburg is a small town with a huge list of things to see and do!

Gettysburg Battlefield Tours is grateful for partners who share our vision to welcome visitors to the historic, hallowed battlegrounds of Gettysburg, the most important battle of the American Civil War. This destination collaboration makes it possible for history lovers worldwide to fully enjoy the best Gettysburg and its surrounding areas has to offer.

We hope you enjoy your stay in Gettysburg and that it starts with our exciting tours that bring historic events to life. You can purchase bus tour tickets online, at our location, or at the following destinations. Explore them all and see all Gettysburg has to offer! Continue reading

Why Springtime is a Great Time for a Ghost Tour

Spring is one of our favorite times of the year at Gettysburg Battlefield Tours! Why, you may ask? We love seeing the earth come back to life after a winter of hibernating. The warmer weather also makes a perfect backdrop for our beautiful battlefield bus tours.

We know these times are tough and social distancing must be practiced. Gettysburg Battlefield Tours is maintaining a strong stance in keeping our customers and our employees safe and healthy – but we can dream, can’t we? Spring is one of the best times to take a ghost tour, so read up about our different options now and pick which ones you’ll discover in a few weeks’ time! Continue reading