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Gettysburg at night

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Gettysburg at night

Does anyone have any suggestions as to what to do in the evening after dinner? I'm not too keen on the idea of a ghost tour although my niece would like to do one so I guess, for her sake, I'd be open to that. Are there other tours available in the evening? Is there much happening in the center of town on a weekend evening? Thanks for any suggestions

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1. Re: Gettysburg at night

Well...it depends on your point of view. Living as I do in one of the smaller towns of Adams County, Gettysburg on a weekend night seems to be active and busy. But coming from Philadelphia, it might seem quiet and slow.

The Majestic Theatre offers nightly movies at 7. They don't post the movie showings too far in advance, but you can keep checking to find out what's playing.


The Historic Church Tours seem to have ended for the summer, as have the Candlelight sessions at Christ Evangelical Church. But a ghost tour can be fun.

If you're coming on a First Friday, things will be more lively, as the shops stay open and things are more exciting.

It can be fun to just walk around, as the streets are safe and distances aren't too far.

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Some of the ghosts tours are done in taste with some history to back their "ghost stories" it depends on the tour guide you have but the can be alot of fun and informing too. I recommend the Farnsworth House, haven't had a bad tour yet!

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My husband and I often just walk around and check out all the shops in the area as well as enjoy the battlefield in the evening. (before it closes)

We have done several ghost tours and they are fun. Ghostly Images of Gettysburg does tours in the Jennie Wade house as well as the Soldiers Museum in the eevenings. Both were a lot of fun plus you get to tour a building as well.

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4. Re: Gettysburg at night

Think about doing the battlefield at dusk or the evening. Check out if battlefield guides do evening tours. A lot happened there at dusk or later. Contact Mainstreet Gettysburg and see what they have in the evenings. They run historical (not ghost) tours of the town that cover the battle and the civilian experience.

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