Thrifty visitors, take note! The existence of our winter combo tours seems to be one of the (unintentionally) best kept secrets in Gettysburg. These ghostly adventures are offered on Saturday nights during the winter season (with two special Sunday options and one Friday option), and beware: when space fills up – they’re gone!
The exciting news, if you’re reading this in early January, is that the season has only just begun. For 2019 these special combo tours are offered on Saturdays starting January 12 at 7:00 PM, and they run all the way through March 16 (weather permitting). The Sunday options for these tours are January 20 and February 17 and the Friday option is February 15. Please note, Ghostly Images is only open Saturdays from 3:00 PM until the time of the tour.
Why do we call them combo tours?
Jennie Wade House will be open Saturday, February 16th and Sunday, February 17th (weather permitting). 10 AM – 4 PM.
When you think about the Battle of Gettysburg, who comes to mind? Probably George G. Meade, the Union general who led the Army of the Potomac to victory after a three-day invasion. Possibly George Custer, the charismatic “Boy General” who may have singlehandedly led the turning point of the Civil War.
But what about the leaders who flew under the radar to help lead the Union troops to victory? One such man is Brigadier General David M. Gregg, who quietly aided some of the revered generals responsible for the Union victory and thus the state of the country as we know it.
If your company or large group is planning a trip, let Gettysburg Group Reservations put together the experience of a lifetime for you! Our charter services go far beyond the hallowed grounds of Gettysburg and can offer transportation to nearby tourist hubs such as Baltimore, Philadelphia, New York, or Washington D.C.
Charter bus transportation is a great option for a variety of groups; schools, businesses, tour groups, and even large extended families can enjoy easy, reliable transportation to your exciting destination. But what are some of the benefits you may not have even thought of?
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:
Take 10% off admission at the Jennie Wade House Museum! Click here to print coupon.
This offer expires December 31, 2018.
Buy one Ghost Tour ticket and get 10% off a Battlefield Bus Tour! Click here to print coupon.
This offer expires November 30, 2018.
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:
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.
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)