Ghostly Images of Gettysburg 2014
(Established in 2003)
Your Ghost Host With The Most Choices.
WE DARE TO BE DIFFERENT – WE DARE YOU TO FIND OUT WHY!
Ghostly Images of Gettysburg was founded in 2003 with one goal in mind, to provide quality supernatural adventures. We feel that the tours and spooktacular events that we offer have helped us attain that goal.
GHOST HUNTERS (Syfy Channel) 2014
HAUNTED HISTORY (History Channel 2) 2013
GHOST ADVENTURES (Travel Channel) 2010
GHOST LAB (Discovery Channel) 2010
MOST HAUNTED (Travel Channel) 2008
FOX 43 HARRISBURG – 2009, 2010 & 2011
CBS Radio – 2008 & 2009
INTERNET RADIO (from England) 2006
USA TODAY Newspaper – 10 creepiest places 2010, Gettysburg Times
Harrisburg Patriot – 2005 & 2011, Gettysburg Experience
York Daily Record – 2011, Gettysburg Companion
INTRODUCTION OF 2014 TOUR OFFERINGS
A GHOSTLY ENCOUNTER (since 2010)
This tour has a unique twist – YOUR GUIDE IS A GHOST! In this presentation, your ghost guide will be telling their haunted tales just as they experienced them so many years ago. Travel into their Haunted Home where you may experience the same frightening encounters. This tour may be our scariest tour ever and may not be suited for young children or the faint at heart. Once again this year the cast of Ghost Guides has been expanded for the enjoyment of repeat visitors.
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This tour joined our lineup in 2010 and became one of the most popular evening events in Gettysburg. Don’t wait until the last minute to purchase tickets or you may be left out in the dark.
HAUNTED ORPHANAGE TOUR (since 2004)
Zak Bagins of Ghost Adventures listed this building on his top 10 freakiest places in the USA.
In 2011 this tour was expanded to include time on the first floor in the area that was the dining room. You still journey down the original wooden stairs to the dingy, dark dungeon where a cruel headmistress chained the children to the stone walls. On this tour you will hear stories of the other cruel treatments she inflicted on her charges, treatments that lead to the spirits lingering throughout the building today.
As part of your adventure, your guide will take you on a short walk around the neighborhood. You will be treated to haunted tales of the Dobbin House on Steinwehr Avenue, the National Cemetery and The Hall of Presidents. The haunts behind the Orphanage are of special interest and will make you wonder if you wish to pass through the doors into the realm of the supernatural. Enter if you dare!
THE JENNIE WADE TOUR (since 2003)
Included in this tour is a journey around the South side of town that traverses the area of East Cemetery Hill. You will stop for curious tales of ghostly soldiers, heartbroken women, Poltergeists and other assorted ghostly encounters.
You will enter through the same door where a bullet passed on July 3, 1863 and killed Jennie Wade, making her the only civilian to die during the battle of Gettysburg. The ghostly tales of this house have been recorded in numerous books and holds the proud distinction of being on the Travel Channels list of haunted houses. In October 2008, it was featured on television’s Most Haunted and was singled out by the lead investigator as the MOST HAUNTED IN GETTYSBURG. You may also have seen the Jennie Wade House in segments on Ghost Adventures, Ghost Lab, Haunted History and recently GHOST HUNTERS.
The stories alone are chilling enough but now through modern technology provided by Ghost Researchers, we have evidence that cold spots roam the stairs and rooms, chains swing freely for no reason, rocking chairs move when vacant. The voice of a small boy calls out “Play With Me” and a man calls from the cellar, “We’re down here”.
So if you are dying to enter either of these haunted sites, we can accommodate you. Please bring your camera, the ghosts are photo friendly.
The list of Ghostly Images scares and dares doesn’t end here! We have special frightseeing events that take place throughout the year so read on.
MIDNIGHT ADVENTURE TOURS
For those looking for the ULTIMATE GHOSTLY ADVENTURE, we have a dare for you to spend Midnight in a Haunted House. This challenge could take you INSIDE the Haunted Orphanage on Friday Nights or The Jennie Wade House on Saturday Nights. This tour is considered to be three adventures in one. At some point during your 90 minute journey you will encounter a “GHOST GUIDE”, a “GHOST INVESTIGATOR” and “STORYTELLER”. The three will combine to bring the story of these haunted buildings to life.
Did we forget to tell you that the LIGHTS GO OUT AT MIDNIGHT! So Beware!
The Orphan Adventure is held every Friday Night March 28th through November 7th, The Jennie Wade Adventure is held every Saturday Night beginning March 22nd through November 8th.
So whether your curiosity draws you to The Jennie Wade House for the tragic story of her death or are fascinated by the tales of the Orphan Children who were brought to Gettysburg for a new life but found only sadness and misery at the hands of Rosa, a cruel headmistress, Ghostly Images Tours is the ONLY one who can take you into these unique sites.
The tours begins at 10:45pm.
**Either Midnight Tour may not be suitable for young children**
HISTORY MYSTERY & MYTH (NEW in 2014)
As the title says this tour will give you a healthy dose of history entwined with a hearty helping of ghost stories with just a taste of folklore to fill you up prior to dinner.
These all OUTDOOR-DAYLIGHT Tours will be presented at 5 PM (Saturday, May 24th, Sunday, May 25th), (Each Saturday, May 21st through Saturday, August 30th), (Saturday, October 4th through Saturday, November 1st) and (Sundays, June 29th and August 31st). Additional tours will be added as needed.
Two Unique Tours are offered!
Louisiana Tiger Tales:
The ghost of Thomas Reed a member of the fierce fighting force from LA will lead this tour from what was The South end of Gettysburg in 1863 (Alumni Park Today) to East Cemetery Hill and back. During your adventure hear the story of their attack on the evening of July 2nd, 1863, their effort to secure the high ground and their eventual defeat. You will be haunted by the tales of supernatural energy that was left behind after their terrible ordeal as you retrace their retreat. Follow in their footsteps to the sites where it is believed their ghosts still linger.
The Belle of Baltimore:
Join the ghosts of Amelia Gatch as she tells the awful story of being the wife of a missing Confederate soldier after the battle. Hear the hardships she endured as she made her way from Baltimore to Gettysburg and the desperate attempts she and other women made to find their missing men. Feel the heartbreaking pain of not getting answers and being left alone in an unforgiving Northern town. Hear the ghostly tales of how she continues her search today. Join her on a walk to hear the stories of the “Others” she has met in the afterlife. Visit the field where the ghost of Jennie Wade enjoys the company of friends.
They’re all waiting for you, so be among the first to encounter them and hear their stories. CALL TODAY FOR RESERVATIONS (717) 334-6296
GHOSTLY THEATRICAL PRODUCTIONS
ROSA’S DEMISE (NEW in 2014)
In1869 Rosa Charmichael came to Gettysburg to become the Matron of the very successful “Children’s Homestead Orphanage”. By the mid 1870’s things had taken a very dark turn. Rumors of the cruel abuse of the children had spread through the town. Eventually enough evidence had been collected; Rosa was put on trial and found GUILTY! But she didn’t go easy. Some believe she didn’t go at all and continues to haunt the Orphanage.
Join us as a phantom witness presents the evidence against her in the very building where the story took place. Listen to Rosa as she continues to argue her case. Be there when Rosas ghost faces her final judgment. You the jury will decide her fate. Will she go to the light or be sent into eternal darkness.
THIS ONE YOUR WON’T WANT TO MISS!
Currently scheduled for May 24, June 28, August 2, and November 15
(Additional dates may be added).
GEORGIA, YOUR SISTER IS DEAD! (Since 2013)
Return with us to 8:30 AM, July 3rd, 1863. Jennie Wade has just been killed. Her mother, who witnessed the death hasn’t had time to comprehend the tragedy. As a ghost she continues to piece together the events of that day. Now you, as a visitor to the home, have been drawn into the story. She must not only save the rest of her family but is concerned for your safety as well.
The spirit of a union soldier arrives on the scene with a plan to save all of you. But can the escape route be opened before more horror falls on the building?
If he succeeds in getting you through to safety in the cellar your experience is not yet complete. The space below the house is haunted by the ghost of James Wade, Jennies’ father. Having lost his mind in life he continues in death to attack the integrity of anyone who crosses his path. As he sums up the aftermath of his daughter’s death you best be prepared for anything!
Will he be the last of your encounters? For the answer come and experience this unique journey through the original structure where Jennie Wade died.
Current dates: May 25, July 3rd (date of Jennie’s death), August 9th, September 31st & November 22nd
GHOST BUS TOUR (Since 2003 – Updated in 2014)
To add to this adventure and give our guests what they want in a tour we are adding an unexpected twist and scare to the traditional “BUS TOUR”. On this 1 hour 45 minute journey you will still depart the bus at the Sachs Bridge and starting this year at The Gettysburg College for tales of the unexplained. But be aware, there are strange encounters awaiting you as you journey the countryside. Who knows what awaits you in the darkness of the night! Will you survive? Will you make it to the end? Will you DARE TAKE THIS RIDE with the Ghostly Images?
If you choose to join us make reservations early as this popular tour sells out in advance! (717) 334-6296.
Saturday, May 25th, Saturday Nights, June 14th through August 30th, Friday, July 4th , Sunday, August 31 and Saturday Nights, October 4th through November 1st.
In conclusion, we have a lot to offer those brave souls looking for a rare opportunity to slip through the Curtain of Time and perhaps catch a glimpse of the Other Side of Gettysburg. New Tours and Events are added from time to time, so check back often.
Dates, times, information and reservations for all events can be obtained by phone at (717)334-6296 evenings (717) 334-1156. Questions can be answered by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Group Reservations are welcome and can be made by calling (800) 447-8788. Mailing address: Gettysburg Group Reservations, 789 Baltimore Street, Suite 200, Gettysburg, PA 17325.
LEGENDS AND SHOWCASE
You won’t want to miss our daytime attraction. This one of a kind presentation takes you on a journey through some of the most memorable ghost stories around Gettysburg and the countryside, without leaving the climate controlled comfort of our facility.
Tales of sudden tragic death, fallen soldiers, orphans and missing corpses are enhanced and brought to life with sight and sound effects. You may be wondering if the spirits are following you home as you leave the building.
This show is held throughout the day at our Headquarters located in the Haunted Orphanage. The 2014 season begins on March 8th. Visit us at 777 Baltimore Street, Gettysburg, Pa. 17325 directly across from Gettysburg Tour Center. Free parking is available on Gettysburg Tour Center parking lot at 778 Baltimore Street.
The cost of this encounter won’t SCARE YOU TO DEATH-Adults $3.75; Children (ages 6-12) $1.75
ALLOW AMPLE TIME TO VISIT OUR UNIQUE GIFT SHOP!