Many Special Events Throughout the Year
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:
Relic Hunt at the Lightner Farmhouse- November 3 and 4, 2017
A two night stay (Friday, Saturday) with a day long relic hunt on Saturday led by Roman Murray and associates. A few metal detectors are available for those who don’t own one. $30 per person. Relic hunt begins at 9 am
Chamberlain at Gettysburg- November 11, 2017.
Join Ted Chamberlain and Jim Connery, both members of the Officers of the Union who will educate and entertain us on Little Round Top in the afternoon and at dinner at the Dobbin House in the evening. $55 for adults, $40 for children.
Holiday House Tour- December 9, 2017
Stay with us for the weekend or the night and receive complimentary tickets to the Inns of Gettysburg Holiday House Tour on Saturday, Dec. 9. Many other activities are taking place around town including the Tuba Fest on Friday, Dec. 8 and the Steinwehr Avenue Christmas festivities on Dec. 9. A special performance of Songs and Stories from a Civil War Hospital will be held at Christ Lutheran Church on Saturday night. All these events are free of charge!!!
Putting on the General and Dressing the Lady- January 13, 2017
Veteran reenactors Patrick and Joanne Dunigan will entertain us at lunch with Patrick’s story of how he became a general over the years. Joanne is an expert seamstress and has a wide wardrobe of period attire. She will give us the basics on dressing the part of a Civil War woman. In the evening we are invited to join the Civil War Dance group at the Fairfield PA town hall for an informal introduction to Civil War dance. Attire will be 21st century– no ball gowns needed. Cost is $55 per person.
Irish at Gettysburg March 17, 2018.
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. General Hancock, portrayed by Randy Ferenac of the Counfederation of Union Generals will speak after dinner. Cost is $55 for adults, $40 for children.
Lincoln at Gettysburg April 7, 2018
Meet Licensed Guide Roy Frampton in the National Cemetery at 1 PM for a guided walk. Roy has published a book on the cemetery and is the historian who located President Lincoln’s podium site where the Gettysburg Address was delivered. In the evening we will have dinner with President Lincoln at the Dobbin House. Cost is $55 for adults, $40 for children.