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


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)

Georgia Your Sister Is Dead–Saturday, November 17th at 7 PM

On Tuesday, July 3rd, the anniversary of Jennie Wade’s death, the tragic story of the only civilian to die during the battle of Gettysburg will be told by the “Ghosts” of those who were closest to Jennie in life and death.

Start your evening in the room where she met her fate as a confederate bullet accidentally ended her life.  Hear the story of her death as told by the ghost of Jennie’s mother Mary who was an eye witness on July 3, 1863.

Journey through the structure following the route that the Union soldiers traversed as they escorted Jennie’s family to safety.  The spirit of Captain Emil Koenig (58th NY Infantry) will escort you along as he remembers the desperate moments, the anxiety, the fear of death and the courage.  All of these emotions were felt by soldiers and family alike that awful day.

Having survived the trip through the house, you will be escorted to the cellar where the confused ghost of Jennie’s Father, James awaits.  There he will try to explain what he remembers about the family and the death of his daughter, but also the uncertain outcome of the battle outside.  (Did you know that Jennie’s father went insane?)

As your visit draws to a conclusion, don’t be surprised if there isn’t one more ghost lurking in the shadows.  Do you dare to be there to find out?

This theatrical production lasts approximately one hour and is sponsored by Ghostly Images.  Tour departs from The Jennie Wade House, 548 Baltimore Street, Gettysburg, PA  17325.

Tickets can be purchased online at or at Ghostly Images of Gettysburg (717) 334-1156, Gettysburg Tours (717) 334-6296, option 1 or in person at the Jennie Wade House, 548 Baltimore Street, Gettysburg, PA  17325.  Advance ticket purchase is recommended as tours do sell out.

5 Reasons to Book a Ghost Tour

ghosts and a man standing in front of gettysburg ghost tours

As Halloween grows closer, the interest in our famous Ghost Tours reaches maximum capacity. If you are considering adding a ghost tour to your Gettysburg visit, here are a few of the popular reasons guests choose to go on a ghostly adventure.

  1. They’re not all scary

While some of our ghost tours, like Georgia, Your Sister is Dead or our Ghostly Encounters are on the scarier side, we also have options like our Ghost Bus Tour that are more appropriate for younger children, or those who are easily frightened.

If you’re worried about the degree of scariness in any of our tours, just give us a call and we’ll be able to answer any questions you may have. Continue reading

The Shriver House Museum

shriver house museum Voted as one of TripAdvisor’s top 10 things to do in Gettysburg while maintaining strong reviews at 4.5 out of 5 stars, the Shriver House Museum provides a unique perspective of the Battle of Gettysburg. If you’ve ever visited the battlefield, you’ve gotten a good perspective of what it might have been for soldiers during the battle; what about the civilians living nearby who were unfortunate enough to be in the wrong place at the wrong time?

The Shriver House Museum takes you back in time as you enter the fully restored 1860 home and enjoy guided tours that are conducted in period attire. Explore George, Hettie, Sadie, and Mollie Shriver’s home, which includes a Saloon & Ten-Pin Alley, hospital, and even an attic where two Confederate sharpshooters hid, eventually meeting their demise. Continue reading

Ghostly Images 15 Year Anniversary!

Ghostly Images is celebrating 15 years in business. As a thank you we are giving away prizes during the month of August. Anyone who purchases a ghost tour is eligible to enter. Drop entry at Ghostly Images, 777 Baltimore Street, Gettysburg, PA 17325.

Week 1 DVD “The Jennie Wade House Is Haunted”
Week 2 Joe Svehla’s books: “Catch the Spirits”, “Let the Spirits
Be With You”, and “Raising Your Spirits”
Week 3 Ghostly Images T-Shirt
Week 4 Ghostly Images Hooded Sweatshirt
Grand Prize: A private Ghostly Images tour for up to 8 people with
Joe Svehla as your guide.

Check our Facebook page for the winner on Friday’s during the month of August beginning the 10th:

Gettysburg on a Budget

spilled penny jar
Budgets are tight these days, and even a short vacation with the kids can quickly drain your wallet. Fortunately there are a number of budget-friendly options available when you visit Gettysburg, which makes it the perfect destination for the penny-pincher in all of us.

We wanted to share a few of our favorite budget-conscious options in today’s blog to help you build the best Gettysburg itinerary at the best price.


There are a number of free options available in Gettysburg. What’s more budget-friendly than free? Here’s a sampling of options available at no-cost to you. Continue reading