Divinely selected places have secrets and mysteries within them that cannot be explained. They are found around the world in the most obscure corners. Hand-picked extraordinary places have been curated so that you can divulge into their wonder. With awe, we will then explore them … together.
Mysterious Adventures Tours is proud to offer you a tour of the spectral battlefields of the Civil War. On this 4-day/3-night journey, experience the spectral energies left behind in the hallowed battlegrounds of Gettysburg, Wilderness, and Antietam.
During the chronicled time of the Civil War, devastating battles were fought in multiple fields, scarring the lives and communities that were loyal to the honor of their beliefs and the courage of their souls. Many of these lives were lost with their blood penetrating the soil which heard their last breath. Their passion, honor, and integrity now live forever in these battlefields, many remain wandering as lost souls.
The Civil War is still by far the bloodiest war in America’s history. An estimated 620,000 Americans lost their lives. Tragically, this was 2% of the population. It should be of no surprise that so many ghostly legends have their origins in that conflict. Our ambassador will escort you on the entire trip. As a researcher and author, her stories will move you. As a physical medium, her communication to the dead may reveal historical markers left behind during this devastating part of American History.
Tour includes all of your land costs except some of your lunch/dinner meals. Breakfast is served each morning, plus we treat you to a welcome, and farewell lunch. In addition, join us for our celebration dinner are included. Hotel (4-5 star) accommodations are included, with entry to all landmarks and tours as confirmed in the final itinerary. (The Tour’s Booking Page will have the most updated itinerary.)
Courtney McInvale is the founder Seaside Shadows based out of Mystic, Connecticut, offering walking tours and boat tours throughout the southern New England region. She is a licensed tour guide, published author, and actual descendant of accused witches. She is a Connecticut native. Courtney spent five years in DC after completing her studies at the Catholic University of America. Later continuing her studies majoring in international relations at the University College Dublin.
Courtney also spent many months in Ireland studying and visiting, a place rich with histories and hauntings alike! She avidly studies histories of Celtic cultures, specifically Ireland and Scotland, specializing in rebellions. Courtney is an empathic spirit medium -- able to feel, see and communicate with spirits. She has frequently had experiences involving the paranormal. In Courtney's childhood home in central Connecticut, in a town called East Hampton, numerous paranormal occurrences happened. The events were so extreme that the Warren family came to investigate and exorcise the house during her teenage years there.
Due to her haunting past, and ability to see and communicate with spirit, she has always taken an interest in the unknown and has now put her sensitivities, investigative skills, love of history, and writing aspirations to work. Courtney is also a realist amongst all things. That means you will get an excited, thought-provoking, and spooky tour while at the same time being inundated with historical facts to corroborate all the haunting occurrences surrounding the Mystic, New London, and Salem areas.
Courtney has written three books for Arcadia Publishing and the History Press including Haunted Mystic (2014), Revolutionary War Ghosts of Connecticut (2016), and soon to follow, Civil War Ghosts of Connecticut (2021). Courtney has been featured as a historian and medium on Travel Channel’s Portals to Hell and as a medium on Travel Channel’s Ghost Adventures. She hosts paranormal investigations and historical site fundraisers annually.
The Fredericksburg Hospitality House
Best Western Historic Fredericks
Comfort Suites in the Gettysburg Battlefield
>>> PACKAGE INCLUDES <<<
> Arrival and Departure Airport Transfers from BWI Airport in Baltimore;
> Accommodations for 3-Nights in 4/5-Star hotels with all our stops. > Three Breakfasts; One Welcome Lunch; One
> Three Breakfasts
> Two Lunches: The Welcome and The Farewell with an investigation.
> A Celebratory Dinner In a secret haunted property in Gettysburg (accompanied by an investigation)!
> Multiple investigations and psychic-medium readings during historical stops throughout all battlefields
> Luxury Coach with Expert Coach Drivers
> Expert Guide from Mysterious Adventures Tours.
> Special Guest: Accomplished Physical Medium (and Civil War Author) Courtney McInvalley
> Be a part of a Spirit Realm Network Video Production.
> Fees into all venues and activities listed on the final itinerary.
> Use of Paranormal Investigation tools (You may bring your own gear and protection tools)
> Snacks and water/soft drinks on the bus
> Information on each location’s information, history, and supernatural stories.
> Our Mysterious Adventures whimsical bag of gifts
> Our signature “Secret” tour addition surprise
> 24-Hour Emergency Customer Service during the entire tour
> Hotel Porterage of one suitcase per person (when offered)
> All taxes and charges associated with hotel accommodations.
> Souvenir eBook upon returning home.
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> Round Trip Airfare to BWI Airport (We will assist you to capture the best route and rates.)
> Evening Meals (except as described above) or alcoholic beverages
> Entry Fee’s into venues not on the final itinerary
> Tips or Gratuities
> Travel Insurance
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~ Limitations: Tours are expected to include walking (city and rural) among steep rough pathways, hills, steps, and historic mansions & castles with no/limited handicap access accommodations. To enjoy this tour safely, you should be in good health and able to walk reasonable distances, often over unpaved and uneven surfaces. Please be sure to bring apparel/footwear to accommodate these circumstances.
~ Limitations: Tours will occur during scheduled day/evening hours. Some areas are not well lit. Although flashlights will be available, you may wish to bring your own equipment.
~ Limitations: Please note that our tours may not be suitable for travelers under 18 years and may be included at the discretion of the parent/guardian and must be accompanied by their parent/guardian. There are, at times, difficult paths that may be problematic with persons with physical limitations.
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~ Luggage on a motorcoach is limited to one baggage piece and small carry-ons. Porterage is included for stays in larger Castle Hotels. They are not available for smaller inns.
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*** Within 30-0 days prior to Tour Start Date: 100% of the complete tour package
~ Gratuities and Service Charges: All local service charges are included on confirmed final itinerary items. Tips to your drive/chauffer/guides/special guests are not included and are at your discretion.
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Includes the entire itinerary! This is a shared room, but everything else you can do as a single. Great rate for friends or spouses or for folks not wanting to be alone in a haunted hotel!
Includes the entire itinerary. This is a single occupancy (private room) rate when you do not wish to have a roomie with you.
Our Ambassador, Courtney McInvale and Mysterious Adventures tours will meet you at the Baltimore Washington International (BWI) Airport by 9 am. We will start our journey on a very comfy motor coach that will transport us from adventure to adventure! Our first stop will be at the Spotsylvania Court House Battlefield. We will then stop for our “welcome lunch”. We will then follow the path to Chancellorsville and Wilderness Battlefield. After checking into our hotel in Fredericksburg, where we will be treated to a Ghost Tour of this old town!
PLEASE NOTE: Itineraries are subject to slight change depending on availability or weather & travel conditions.