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Haunted Orphanage Tour

Last Date:

9:00 PM

Price: $14 Adults (ages 8 plus), 7 and under Free


Ghostly Images of Gettysburg
777 Baltimore Street
Gettysburg, PA


Your tour guide will take you for a short walk in the vicinity of Baltimore Street and Steinwehr Avenue, sharing eerie tales as you pass locations such as Gettysburg’s oldest, most historic building, the Dobbin House (1776), the Soldiers National Cemetery (due to National Park Service regulations you will not be entering the National Cemetery) and the former Hall of Presidents & First Ladies Museum. This portion of the tour will prime your senses for entering one of the area’s most notoriously haunted buildings.

Once you circle back to your starting point, in the location of the original dining room, you will be introduced to the story of the National Soldiers Orphanage Homestead. Journey down the original wooden stairs to the same dingy, dark dungeon where Rosa Carmichael, cruel headmistress forced children to stay when they misbehaved. You will hear about the appalling treatment of the young children in her charge, treatments that some say caused their spirits to linger throughout the building for over 150 years.

This tour is 90 minutes long and requires climbing some steps within the home and some light walking in the vicinity. Be sure to bring your camera, as you never know what you may capture!

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