Haunted Places in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania



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    The Gettysburg Hotel

    Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

    This old hotel, established in 1797, is haunted by Rachel, among other spirits. Rachel is believed to be the spirit of a Civil War nurse who seems to be looking for soldiers to help. Guests say she opens their drawers and removes the clothing from them. Other ghosts who reside ...


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    Tillie Pierce House Inn

    Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

    You can't swing a dead cat in Gettysburg without hitting something haunted and the Tillie Pierce house is no exception. Tille Pierce is well known as she wrote a book in the aftermath of Gettysburg about her experiences during the battle. A teenager during the time of the battle, she ...


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    Farnsworth House Inn

    Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

    Reportedly haunted by over a dozen ghosts, including the most ubiquitous, a former nurse named Mary who is said to still attempt to comfort the ill and a young boy who was killed in an accident.


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    Jennie Wade House

    Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

    Jennie Wade was a seamstress and the only civilian to be directly killed in the Battle of Gettysburg when a stray bullet entered this house, where she was visiting her sister. At the house, now a tourist attraction, visitors can see a bullet hole in the door. Legend has it ...


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    Gettysburg College

    Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

    It is reported that two administrators had an experience with an elevator to another dimension. Instead of stopping at their desired floor, the elevator continued to the basement. When the door opened, they saw a thriving hospital scene, only without sound. Frightened, the two desperately finally managed to close the ...


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    Soldiers National Museum

    Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

    Rosa Carmichael is said to be the spirit who haunts this museum. According to locals, she operated an orphanage located at this very site during the Civil War era.


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    Little Round Top

    Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

    According to reports, soldiers are still active at this site. Per one story, some Civil War re-enactors working on the film Gettysburg at this site were approached here by a Union soldier. They assumed he, like them, was an extra working on the film. He handed them some ammunition for ...


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    Slaughter Pen

    Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

    According to those in the know, this area is haunted by the ghost of a young girl who wears a white dress.


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    Triangular Field

    Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

    Visitors to this site have reported hearing the harrowing sounds of battle, although nothing appears to be happening on the quiet field. It is also said that cameras will always fail to work at this site.


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    Devil's Den

    Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

    At this historic site, a boulder-ridden hill and Gettysburg Battlefield location, ghostly soldiers are reported to be seen. It is said that these soldiers are from the battle's second day. One soldier who frequents the site has been described as having long gray hair and dirty, torn clothing of buckskin. ...


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    Sachs Covered Bridge

    Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

    Locals tell a harrowing story of something that may happen near here: A strange fog gathers quickly, and from out of the mysterious fog comes a ghostly battle.


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    The Lightner Farmhouse

    Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

    This farmhouse, built during the Civil War, was once even used as a war hospital. Around its grounds, ghosts have been spotted reliving the war.


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    Cashtown Inn

    Orrtanna, Pennsylvania

    7.8 miles from Gettysburg, PA

    This 1797 inn was named because the original innkeeper, Peter Marck, would only accept cash as payment. It has been seen on TV's Ghost Hunters, and as a setting in the movie Gettysburg. Actor Sam Elliott reportedly stayed here during its filming. The ghosts here, possibly lingering from the nearby ...


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    Fairfield Inn - The Mansion House

    Fairfield, Pennsylvania

    8 miles from Gettysburg, PA

    Reported to be haunted by the ghosts of Civil War era soldiers who were treated and died in the Inn when it served as a hospital after the battle.


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    Chestnut Hall Bed and Breakfast

    New Oxford, Pennsylvania

    9.5 miles from Gettysburg, PA

    At this quaint bed-and-breakfast inn, guests have reported a number of haunted happenings including moving furniture, organ music late at night, and the apparition of a girl dressed as if from the 1800s. On one occasion the ghostly girl was acknowledged by a guest, and she turned and disappeared from ...


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    National Emergency Training Center - St. Joseph's College

    Emmitsburg, Maryland

    10.8 miles from Gettysburg, PA

    The National Emergency Training Center was once St. Joseph's College, which until 1973 was a Catholic girls' school established in 1809. Witnesses at the former college claim to have seen the ghosts of Civil War nurses who were carrying buckets of amputated human limbs and heard the sounds of soldiers ...


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    Bechtel Mansion Inn

    East Berlin, Pennsylvania

    15.1 miles from Gettysburg, PA

    This inn, housed in a 1897 building, has been visited by strange noises, residual smells, and a ghost named Flossie who is said to have died in the house in the 1920s. She has been seen on the turret's balcony. She also may be the one who makes objects mysteriously ...


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    Penn State Mont Alto

    Mont Alto, Pennsylvania

    16.6 miles from Gettysburg, PA

    The land used to belong to Col. George Wiestling, a veteran of the Civil War who died in 1891. In 1903, the university was founded, but Wiestling is said to remain. A famous photograph taken in 1907 (one of the earliest ghost photos thought to be legitimate) shows a figure ...


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    Miller's Church

    Hagerstown, Maryland

    22.1 miles from Gettysburg, PA

    Legend has it that the 1930s Catholic Miller’s Church was taken over by devil worshippers, and practitioners sacrificed young girls inside its walls. And then, the church suddenly burned down. All that's left is a parking lot and a big oak. And so the story goes, a couple was parked ...


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    Cockey's Tavern

    Westminster, Maryland

    22.2 miles from Gettysburg, PA

    This 1830's tavern is haunted by the apparition of a soldier, who has been heard marching up a flight of stairs to the second floor. The ghost has also been known to slam doors. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Duncan Hallow

    Frederick, Maryland

    23.2 miles from Gettysburg, PA

    A cabin was built by a hermit named Fred Quick on the property of a local farmer. One day his body was found dead in his cabin with his wife missing. Later in the 70's the owner of the farm found signs of satanic rituals being preformed in the ...


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    Carlisle Barracks

    Carlisle, Pennsylvania

    26.3 miles from Gettysburg, PA

    Carlisle Barracks is a military school that was attended by the likes of John J. Pershing and Dwight D. Eisenhower. It was originally a military post that began in the 1700s. Ghostly band music is said to come from the bandstand, tunes from around the turn of the century. The ...


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    Penn Common

    York, Pennsylvania

    28.1 miles from Gettysburg, PA

    Penn Common is said to be the favorite haunting spot of several long-deceased men, soldiers who were executed upon the orders of Anthony Wayne.


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    Historic York Prison

    York, Pennsylvania

    28.5 miles from Gettysburg, PA

    This historic prison is now abandoned, but was built in 1906 and decommissioned in 1979. Visitors have reported being followed around the building by the apparitions of criminals, and have seen and smelt someone lighting a cigarette when there is no one around. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Lake Linganore

    New Market, Maryland

    29 miles from Gettysburg, PA

    Orbs and unexplained sounds have been reported in the woods around this lake, where rumor has it that a child drowns every year. Bubbles also have been seen rising to the surface.


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    Maryland Theatre

    Hagerstown, Maryland

    29.1 miles from Gettysburg, PA

    The 1915 Maryland Theatre, once a vaudeville and movie house, operated until 1973. In 1974 it caught fire and was rebuilt, and to this day presents cultural offerings to the public. It is believed to be haunted. The daughter of an early manager encountered the ghost of her father here, ...


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    Johnathan Hager House Museum

    Hagerstown, Maryland

    29.6 miles from Gettysburg, PA

    The 1739 house is thought to be haunted by 2 families: The Hammonds, who lived here in the 1840s, and the Civil War-era Downins. Voices and footsteps have been heard, and the Downin children are thought to be the ones who move around a corncob doll, turn off the lights, ...


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    Schifferstadt

    Frederick, Maryland

    30 miles from Gettysburg, PA

    The 1750s German Colonial house is now a museum, said to be haunted by original owners Joseph and Elias Brunner (or Bruner, by some reports). Witnesses have heard unexplained voices, speaking in the Brunners' native German, as well as footsteps walking throughout the house.


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    National Museum of Civil War Medicine

    Frederick, Maryland

    30.3 miles from Gettysburg, PA

    Here, objects have been known to move by themselves or mysteriously disappear, and strange sounds abound. Folks say the distinct sound of a cat scratching on a scratching post come from the executive director's office. It's a mystery, since the place was formerly an undertaking business, and a cat doesn't ...


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    Dead Mans Curve

    Hagerstown, Maryland

    30.3 miles from Gettysburg, PA

    Story goes that a doctor was killed here in an accident around the middle of the 19th century. Between then and around the 1930s locals swore they would frequently see the headless apparition of the doctor around this area.


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    Barbara Fritchie House

    Frederick, Maryland

    30.4 miles from Gettysburg, PA

    Barbara Fritchie, age 96, is the heroine of The Ballad of Barbara Fritchie, written by John Greenleaf Whittier in 1864. During the Civil War, she was a Union sympathizer who dared to wave her Union flag in the face of the Confederates and Stonewall Jackson. Some historians say the event ...


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    Old South Mountain Inn

    Boonsboro, Maryland

    31.6 miles from Gettysburg, PA

    Legend has it that a ghost saved this 1730s historic inn from being destroyed by fire. It was the ghost of Madeline Dahlgren, owners say, who opened a door that normally remains shut, which allowed an employee to smell the smoke coming from a fire that had erupted in the ...


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    Inn Boonsboro

    Boonsboro, Maryland

    31.7 miles from Gettysburg, PA

    The historic inn dates back to 1790, and was recently restored after a catastrophic fire swept through the building in 2008. However, the resident ghost does not appear to left, as guests still report seeing a ghostly cat in their rooms at night, while others have heard the tinkling ...


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    Haldeman Mansion

    Bainbridge, Pennsylvania

    34.8 miles from Gettysburg, PA

    Haldeman Mansion was built in the 1740s, and was purchased and enlarged by John Haldeman in 1812. John's son, Samuel Steman Haldeman, was a renowned scientist honored by Charles Darwin for his contribution to the famous book "The Origin of the Species" and by Daniel Webster for his help on ...


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    Bureau of State Library

    Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

    35.2 miles from Gettysburg, PA

    We have had several reports at the State Library of lights turning on and off after closing time, the lids to the copiers open and close with no one around, and there is a tale of people seeing "The White Woman" in the library. We have offered a "spooky ...


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    Town Hall - Williamsport

    Williamsport, Maryland

    35.2 miles from Gettysburg, PA

    Ghosts said to hang out here include former employee "Bus" Seymore, who is heard typing upstairs, and a little girl who sits in the conference room and has a "thing" for flashlights. Disembodied footsteps have been heard here as well. A spooky annual Halloween ghost walk concludes here.


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    Landon House

    Frederick, Maryland

    35.3 miles from Gettysburg, PA

    Built in 1754, this home was used as a Civil War makeshift hospital after a deadly battle nearby. Witnesses have heard phantom screams, cries, and prayers, or the sounds of soldiers begging for help. In the basement, where slaves once were kept and abused, folks have reported cold spots, taps ...


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    Harrisburg State Hospital

    Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

    36.5 miles from Gettysburg, PA

    The Harrisburg State Hospital was known as Pennsylvania State Lunatic Hospital from 1851 to 1937. It's rumored to be the site of some violent poltergeist activity. The hospital was closed in 2006 and the building currently is used for office space. The movie "Girl, Interrupted" starring Winona Ryder and Angelina ...


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    Antietam National Battlefield

    Sharpsburg, Maryland

    36.8 miles from Gettysburg, PA

    This historic Civil War National Park battlefield from 1862, where many lives were lost, is said to be haunted by the ghosts of soldiers and the sounds of phantom gunfire and shouts, drum beats and war songs. Some visitors have presumed to be looking at reenactors playing a part in ...


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    Spook Hill

    Burkittsville, Maryland

    36.9 miles from Gettysburg, PA

    This stretch of road near the battle site of Antietam is known for a mysterious phenomenon. Folks say that if you put your vehicle in neutral at the base of the hill, the ghosts of Confederate soldiers will push it back up the incline. Rumor has it that the ghosts ...


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    The Accomac Inn

    York, Pennsylvania

    38.4 miles from Gettysburg, PA

    At this restaurant, unexplained sights and sounds abound. It was the Colye family home in the 1800s, and according to legend, young Johnny Colye fell in love with his family's hired girl. When she didn't return the feelings, he killed her in the barn, and was eventually arrested and hanged ...


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    The Railroad House Inn

    Marietta, Pennsylvania

    38.8 miles from Gettysburg, PA

    This inn, originally from the 1820s, is said to be haunted by the men who worked nearby as well as many other spirits. The ghost of a young girl with blonde hair has been seen, dressed in Victorian clothing, and the staff says she likes to play games. Kitchen employees ...


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    National Watch and Clock Museum

    Columbia, Pennsylvania

    41.2 miles from Gettysburg, PA

    Security camera footage caught a dark anomoly wandering around. Could it be someone attached to the thousands of historical clocks and watches on display here? Submitted by Chris Berglund


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    Brunswick Heritage Museum

    Brunswick, Maryland

    41.6 miles from Gettysburg, PA

    This 1904 building now houses a railroad museum, and is allegedly haunted. Staff and paranormal investigators have reportedly encountered the apparition of a woman in a white dress, a ghostly curator who modifies exhibits and a spook who likes to tamper with a model railway. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Amity Hall

    Duncannon, Pennsylvania

    42.8 miles from Gettysburg, PA

    Although the Amity Hall burned to the ground in the late 2000s, it was alleged to be extremely active with the haunts. A man was said to have killed his wife by stabbing her on the porch sofa, then killed his children and himself upstairs. Apparitions, black figures and flashes ...


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    Union Canal House

    Hershey, Pennsylvania

    43 miles from Gettysburg, PA

    This restaurant, which dates back to the 18th century, is said to be one of the oldest buildings in the town. At the bar, people have felt like they've been touched by an unseen hand, and objects have been reported to move on their own. Room 104 is said to ...


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    Bube's Brewery

    Mt Joy, Pennsylvania

    43.2 miles from Gettysburg, PA

    The restored 1800s building complex that houses restaurants and a microbrewery may also house some spirits other than the drinking ilk. The apparition of a young woman in a long gown wandering through an art gallery, and a male ghost may reside on the premises as well. Ghost tours are ...


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    Fort Frederick Maryland

    Big Pool, Maryland

    43.8 miles from Gettysburg, PA

    A stone star fort in the Maryland Panhandle, Fort Frederick Maryland was built in the 1750s to defend Maryland from French and Indian raiders. During the American Revolution it was used as a prisoner of war camp for soldiers surrendered at Yorktown. It was a Federal outpost during the ...


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    Historic Hilltop House

    Harpers Ferry, West Virginia

    44 miles from Gettysburg, PA

    Folks must have been shocked to witness apparitions of soldiers marching through the rooms at this 1888 hotel. Reports say it is now closed, and its renovation is currently on hold.


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    St. Peter's Roman Catholic Church

    Harpers Ferry, West Virginia

    44.1 miles from Gettysburg, PA

    The heritage listed church is believed to be haunted by a ghostly reverend, who has been seen praying at the church altar late at night. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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