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5 Reasons to Book a Ghost Tour

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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:  https://www.facebook.com/GhostlyImagesofGettysburg

Gettysburg on a Budget

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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.

Free

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

100 Nights of Taps Tuesday, May 29-Monday, September 3, 2018

At the Soldiers’ National Cemetery, 7 PM.  Free to the public.  Each night a different bugler will play “Taps” as a tribute to the fallen of Gettysburg and veterans of all wars interred there.  Presented by Gettysburg National Military  Park.  Call 717-334-1124, ext. 8023 for details.

Gettysburg Summer Interpretive Programs Saturday, June 9-Sunday, August 12  

Free to the public.  Tours begin at various locales and days throughout the summer.  Includes Meade’s Headquarters Open House, Battlefield in a Box, and Pickett’s Charge hike.  Call 717-334-1124, ext. 8023, visit www.nps.gov/gett  or inquire at the ranger’s desk upon arrival at the Gettysburg Museum & Visitor Center, 1195 Baltimore Pike.

What to do on a Rainy Day in Gettysburg

rain falling in a puddle This spring we’ve seen an abundance of rain in Gettysburg. As you can imagine, the number of questions we field regarding rainy day activities has been at an all-time high. Fortunately, Gettysburg has more than enough to see and do, and it’s a perfect destination no matter what the weather brings.

To help eliminate some of the stress of planning last-minute rainy day activities, we put together a list of our favorite things to do when the weather is wet.

  1. Battlefield Bus Tours – You may not be able to enjoy the fresh air from the open top deck during one of our world-famous double decker bus tours, but you can still tour the battlefield in one of our climate controlled buses. Whether you choose a guided bus tour or a dramatized audio bus tour, you can tour the historic Gettysburg Battlefield and watch history come alive through the voice of a licensed National Park guide – or a cast of Hollywood actors, complete with sound effects, playing over the speakers!

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