Gravediggers and Ghosts of Sharpsburg

The surviving Confederate soldiers in Lee's Army retreated to the west and crossed the Potomac long ago, but the dead they left behind are visible and still seen even today in the streets and alleys of Sharpsburg. 

Come and hear why Sharpburg may be the most haunted Civil War town anywhere!

The Children's Alley near the 

Haunted Big Spring

Welcome to Gravediggers and Ghosts of Sharpsburg Historic Ghost Tour!

Don't miss the greatest non-battlefield Civil War attraction in the area.  Friendly, affordable, vastly entertaining and thoroughly relevant to your visit, this 1.5 hour tour will be the highlight of  your Antietam excursion, whether you are on  your first visit or your fiftieth.  Perfect for families and groups alike!  Group discounts are available, call or email for details.

Info and Reservations:

Call 240-527-4458 or email

Advance Reservations Please:

Tours are offered only by advance reservation. We generally begin the tours at 6:15 pm, but other times are available, please contact us to inquire.

2013 Individual Rates:

We offer three Ghost Tours and an Historical Tour.  

The Soldier's Passageway Ghost Tour and the Children's Alley Ghost Tour are about 75 minutes long, and rates are $7.00 for 12 and over, $5.00 under 12 years old.

The Gravediggers and Ghosts of Sharpsburg Tour combines both of these tours into one 2 hour tour, and the rates are $12.00 for 12 and over, $9.00 under 12 years old.

Our Sharpsburg Anthologies Tour can be tailored in length to meet whatever schedule and time you may have, and could run any length from 45 minutes to 3 hours!  Please contact us for more information about this narrative about the people of Sharpsburg and their stories from September 1862.

See the "About" page for more information about each tour and our policy on tipping/gratuities.

Where do we meet?

The tour leaves from the corner of Main Street and Mechanic Street in Sharpsburg in the area in front of the Library/Town Hall.

What to expect on your tour:

We will show you the former graves of Confederate dead, and reliable sites for photographs that reveal orbs and other disturbances. The tour s will be on the sidewalks of the streets and through the alleys of the town of Sharpsburg.  Total walking distance is about  one half mile to three fourths of a mile without any significant hills.  See the "About" page for a more detailed description of the tours.

See the "About" and "Contact" page for more information.

For current announcements about tours, availability and weather conditions, visit our Facebook page, Gravediggers and Ghosts of Sharpsburg.