If you would like to do some private investigation of the Inn while you are an overnight guest here, you may rent equipment from us for $15 per night. Eileen will give a brief explanation of how to use the equipment, where to look for possible activity etc.
History and Haunts Paranormal Investigators can be hired for a formal investigation by phoning 717-521-2429. Although new to the Lightner Farmhouse in 2015, they have a long history of paranormal investigating and we are proud to work with them in order to give our guests a great experience. During our off season of November 1 through March 31, History and Haunts offers special rates of $25 per person for a 2-2 1/2 hour Paranormal Tour (starting at 10 PM). In season price is $35 per person. Their 90 minute History tour of Gettysburg is normally $15 per person; off season rate is $10 per person. Or enjoy the Combo history and haunts tour beginning at 8:30 PM at a rate of $30 per person discounted from $40 per person. Please phone Stewart prior to arriving in Gettysburg if at all possible.
History and Hospitality Weekends on the Farm
Sponsored by the Inns of the Gettysburg Area and hosted by Dennis and Eileen at the Lightner Farmhouse, these weekends are an escape into history and hospitality. Please phone us at (866) 337-9508 for more information. The Lightner Farmhouse was used as a Civil War hospital by the 1st Corp of the Federal army following the Battle of Gettysburg. Much if its history has been preserved and the Hoovers are happy to share it with you. Feel free to borrow a battlefield auto tour for your free time during the weekend.
Upcoming History Weekends Include:
General Chamberlain comes to Gettysburg on Saturday, Nov. 12, 2016
Enjoy a Luncheon Buffet at the Dobbin House restaurant with Colonel Joshua and Mrs. Fannie Chamberlain telling their stories and then meet him on the Battlefield where he will conduct a tour of the 20th Maine monument and surrounding area. Cost is $40 per person for adults, $30 for children. Room reservations require a two night stay.
Christmas Open House Tour of B&B’s and Local Properties
Saturday, December 10, 2016. Stay with us at discounted off season rates plus receive a complimentary tour ticket. The Outlet Mall is 1/2 mile from our B&B and this will give you time to purchase Christmas gifts. Just ask Eileen for complimentary wrapping paper. In the evening enjoy a performance of Dickens’ Christmas Carol at the historic Majestic Theater in town. A one night room reservation is possible for this event. Try it and it will become an annual event.
President Lincoln comes to Gettysburg
February 4, 2017. Meet for lunch at the Dobbin House restaurant with a Virtual Tour of the National Cemetery by historian John McTague. Following lunch we will be entertained by stories from the President and Mrs. Lincoln in a dialogue not to be missed. $45 for adults, $35 for children.
Irish at Gettysburg
March 18, 2017. We will meet General Hancock on the battlefield at 1 PM for a walking tour of the route of the Irish on the second day of the Battle. In the evening we will have dinner at the Dobbin House restaurant. Licensed Battlefield Guide Rich Kohr will talk after dinner. Cost is $55 for adults, $40 for children.