Gettysburg, Pennsylvania may have one of the most haunted trails in the country.
This is where to go if you dare to take in a true paranormal experience and perhaps see, feel, or hear a ghost or two! You will be sure to take home a spooky story from this experience!
The spectral property of the Haunted Trails of Gettysburg, once provided refuge for Confederate soldiers during the Civil War.
Tucked away in one of the most haunted cities in the country, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania is a little known secret to many paranormal enthusiasts. There is a spooky eight-acre trail within what used to be a Confederate camp. From what many have reported, the phantoms of Confederate soldiers continue, post-mortemly, to lurk about the grounds. For you see, they once fought, were injured, and gruesomely died within this field camp and the three Confederate field hospitals that once occupied these sacred grounds.
Arial view of the Haunted Trails of the Confederated Campground in Gettysburg.
This sprawling spectral property contains eight acres of pure rustic delight, with wagon wheels and country views included. On the property, there is a farm house that was built in the 1820s, later expanded in the 1930s. During the Civil War, this property was a Confederate field camp, containing three Confederate field hospitals.
Many artifacts have been discovered, expanding the evidence of the site's history. These include flasks, eating utensils, buttons, belt buckles, and much more. There is also evidence of this land once being inhabited by Native Americans, including abundant arrowheads and mounds.
Need more history that's igniting the haunts? The property has graves. Two were specifically discovered for "Walter" and "Mary." Walter was a Confederate soldier who was buried on the property during the Civil War; Mary was a 2-day-old baby girl.
The grave of “Mary,” a two-day-old little girl, believed to be buried in the Gettysburg Campground.
The owners, staff, and visitors have much to report about the ghostly evidence that has been experienced and even captured. Impressive Electronic Voice Phenomenon (EVPs) have been digitally recorded. Shadows have not only been seen, but caught on images. Many visitors will hear whispers, be touched and have that chilling feeling of being watched.
It is believed that Walter, the Confederate soldier buried on the property, is very active. Visitors communicate with him in various settings inside and outside the house. Young Mary’s grave site is also another spot where inexplicable things happen. As a gesture of kindness, many visitors leave toys for her by her grave, and the toys will later go missing (it's said that Mary doesn't like anything placed on top of her grave stone). A photo taken during an investigation reveals what looks like a little girl behind a tree … next to her grave.
The stone cellar appears to be one of the stronger portals of much ghostly activity. Take a look at this still image taken during the World’s Largest Ghost Hunt in September 2018:
The Stone Cellar is a haunted hotspot. See image of Confederate soldier’s ghostly apparition during the World’s Largest Ghost Hunt
"The Haunted Trails of Gettysburg is home to much intelligent spirit and the number seems to be growing – as spirit has come to a point of trust and does sense the possibility of communication with our side of the realm. Not all the spirits present are connected to the Civil War and there are even spirits of children that have manifest. Pictures of materializations have been captured and overwhelmingly spirit demonstrates intelligence – emotion – love and hope.”
----- James Wyrick from Keystone State Paranormal Society
Haunted Trails offers its guests a special spooky treat, one that you will not find anywhere else… fire! After their paranormal investigations, they sit around the fire pit with their guests, sharing scary stories and experiences that occurred during their ghost hunts. This creates an amazing bond of unity and friendship. Memories are created and sealed forever with this southern hospitality.
A gathering place to hear Ghost Stories and create new memories with new friends.
Experience the Haunted Trails of Gettysburg
Come and investigate the Haunted Trails of Gettysburg and see for yourself. The property’s managers assure you, there will be no disappointment. They hold both public and private events, including camp outs, reenactments, and traditional ghost-hunting expeditions. This is one journey you will not regret doing, in one of the most haunted cities in America!
Contact the Trails
Haunted Trails of Gettysburg
200 Sanders Road
Gettysburg, Pennsylvania 17325
Owners: Terry and Amanda Thomas