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2023 Our 13th Season!

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Our Schedule

Saturday Night Tours start at 7:30 unless otherwise noted

Reservations Required, Use the link for each tour date.

Tours start from in front of Captain Bender's Tavern, 113 E Main Street in Sharpsburg.

Tarot offered on Saturday nights inside Captain Bender's.

To reserve a table for dinner call Captain Bender's 301-432-5813

Tours usually sell out. Book your tour early. ​​

  • Private tours available all year long.

  • From December through April, private tours on Sunday through Thursday start at 7 pm, and are 75 minutes and are $75 for up to 5 guests.

  • Saturday tours start at 6:30, and are 75 minutes and $75 for up to 5 persons. 

  • Have more than 5? Each additional is $15.   

  • To inquire about a date for a private tour, or  for more information, use this link to send us an email. 

  • Private Tours should be arranged in advance. 

  • We may ask for a small deposit (usually $10-$20) by Venmo to hold a tour date. It will be refunded if you take the tour arranged for you. 

Our 2023 Regular Season starts March Saturday March 18 with our Irish Brigade Ghost Tour. This is a spooky walk with stories featuring Irish immigrant soldiers both Union and Confederate. We'll explain the voices from the cemetery, the final position of a company of soldiers just before they were killed by an artillery blast, a mysterious reappearance of a long dead German soldier who had an exhilarating party in Sharpsburg, and a Union soldier whose enormous dog still roams the grounds of the Antietam National Cemetery.


Reserve now this one will book up completely!  Use this email link to send a reservation request. 75 minutes, $15.  


We are very proud to say we are Sharpsburg's only full time, year round tour operator!  No one knows more original, fully researched stories of old Sharpsburg. Try us and you never see Sharpsburg the same way again. Real. Live. History. And Ghosts!

Scheduled Saturday Tours are 90 minutes, $15, and start at 7:30 unless noted.

Tarot Every Saturday Tour Date Except as Noted.

Reserve by email to 

No upfront payment needed

Click on any tour date above to send a reservation request


  • The Fireworks Ghost Tour will be July 1 and will start at 8:00. Don't wait to reserve, this tour is very popular and sells out every year.

  • * The Children's Alley Ghost Tour is done exclusively in October and starts at 7:00. It is a longer tour lasting 105-110 minutes. $20 for this limited tour.

  • *The Thanksgiving Eve Ghost Tour is incredibly popular. Don't miss out! Reserve early. 

  • To reserve a table for pre-tour dinner at Captain Bender's Tavern call them at 301-432-5813. Tell them you'll be on the Sharpsburg Civil War Ghost Tour and be sure to mention the start time of the tour

No tour on July 8

We're Sharpsburg's only year round tour company, and we're ready to go when you are. All year long, our private tours give you the flexibility you need to plan your Antietam visit. We're not a "pop-up" shop tour agency. We're based in Sharpsburg and don't run seasonal pop up tours anywhere. Sharpsburg is what we do, and we do it better than anyone because it's all we care about. In 12 seasons we've given more than 600 tours and entertained and mystified nearly 12000 people.

Until early May, we specialize in private tours set up just for you at your convenience. Give us 24 hours notice and we'll arrange something perfect for you. 

Tarot readings are held most Saturdays when there is a scheduled tour. They are 3 card Past, Present and Future readings,  and take about 15 minutes. Readings start at 6 pm and are held  every 20 minutes. The last reading of the night is at 8:40.

Reservations for tarot are always recommended, especially if you want your reading before your tour. 
We also offer private tours for a flat fee starting at $75 for up to 5 persons. For more than 5 persons, each additional person is $15. To inquire about a private tour date, please send an email to Also, use this link to the Private Tour Process page to get more info.
Since 1983 we've studied Sharpsburg's Civil War history, and in the process learned incredible stories from people who live there. After years of conducting historic tours of our favorite Civil War town, in 2011 we started Sharpsburg Civil War Ghost Tours as the only full time, year round Sharpsburg tour operators. Our tours are based on our decades of research and story gathering. 2022, marks the beginning of our 12th season! Join us for a tour and experience what over 12,000 others have learned: Sharpsburg has a rich, vibrant, and tragic past that is the perfect environment for mysterious sightings and happenings that we've successfully traced back to well documented historical events.
We are very proud to say we are Sharpsburg's only full time, year round tour operator!  No one knows more original, fully researched stories of old Sharpsburg. Try us and you never see Sharpsburg the same way again. Real. Live. History. And Ghosts! 




& Tarot Readings

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