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

4 Facts You May Not Know About the Battle of Gettysburg

At Gettysburg Battlefield Tours, our claim to fame is knowing all about the Battle of Gettysburg (obviously). However, there are lots of little details about the famed battle that many people don’t know.

Today, we want to spill some lesser-known facts about the Battle of Gettysburg, and maybe give a few interesting facts you did know, but a bit more in-depth. After all, there’s always more to learn about the Battle of Gettysburg! Continue reading

Lesser-Known Gettysburg-Goers: Mary Wade

bullet hole in door of jennie wade house Some Gettysburg folks get all the fame; don’t you agree? Today, we want to touch on a couple of “background” characters who actually played a crucial role in the history of Gettysburg – specifically, the only civilian death in the Battle of Gettysburg.

Mama, Didn’t Mean to Make you Cry

Jennie Wade is famous, all right – but for all the wrong reasons. Jennie was 20 years old during the Battle of Gettysburg. She was busy baking bread for the soldiers fighting outside her door when a stray bullet found its way into the home, striking Jennie in the back and killing her instantly. Continue reading

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 28th.

$15 per person (Parental discretion is advised)