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Address: 401 Baltimore Street, Gettysburg, PA 17325
Phone Number: 717-334-8838
Description: Gettysburg's original ghost tour company that has been running for nearly...
Gettysburg's original ghost tour company that has been running for nearly 30 years. The Farnsworth House offers a variety of tours, including the Mourning Theatre, Mature Tour, ghost hunts, and walking tours. All tours enter the historic Farnsworth House, which was used as a Confederate stronghold during the Battle of Gettysburg and is belived to be the position from which the bullet that killed Jennie Wade was fired. The Farnsworth House has been featured on the TV Show: Ghost Hunters, as well as other programs on SyFy, Travel Channel, and A&E.
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I have never done a ghost walk before so had no idea what to expect. I Spent quite Adele looking at a few on line to decide which one I wanted. My GPS took me to this one by... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed April 17, 2015
Susan C
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Braintree, Massachusetts
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Braintree, Massachusetts
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61 reviews 61 reviews
14 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

I have never done a ghost walk before so had no idea what to expect. I Spent quite Adele looking at a few on line to decide which one I wanted. My GPS took me to this one by mistake. I had already bought nonrefundable ticket before I realized. Oh well I decided to just go with it. First it... More 

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Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

My family went to the Creek side stories. I was very entertaining. It ended up being a perft night to sit by a fire and the guide telling the stories was great.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

My husband and I went on the candlelight tour on August 16th with Rick and we loved it! He was so friendly and personable and told great stories! He is definitely made for story telling and kept us all engaged. We did the East Cemetery Hill Walk which takes you in town, up into the Farnsworth house (which was definitely... More 

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Buffalo, New York
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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

My husband and I went on the 8:00 tour on July31st with Chris as our guide. He was very entertaining and personable. His stories were very informative, with just the right amount of spookiness. He was very knowledgeable about the area, and even had restaurant recommendations for our anniversary. It was my first ghost walk, and I thoroughly enjoyed it!

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Morgantown, WV
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Tacky content, terrible guides, definitely not worth the time or money. I regret wasting an hour of my vacation on this.

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farnsworth_guide, Manager at Farnsworth House Candlelight Ghost Walks, responded to this review

It troubles me to hear that you did not enjoy your experience with us. If you would please provide some additional information in a message about the specifics of your experience, such as what tour you went on, dates, your guide, etc. so that we can remedy any problems. Your review was quite vague and accusatory. I can assure you... More 

Doylestown, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

We went to Gettysburg July 6th and 7th, 2014. We were friends and had two 8 year olds and an 11 year old. We thought a ghost tour would be fun. Our tour guide was Jenny, and she GREAT! From the minute she started the tour she had us engaged. She gauged the stories perfectly for the young ones to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

I did 2 of their tours on July 4th 2014. I did the 7pm Mourning Theater and the 8:15 Confederate Hospital Walk. For the Mourning Tour the guide I had was Sam and she was absolutely FANTASTIC! She was hilarious (I kind of felt like she was wasted on our group cause no one else found her as entertaining as... More 

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Berea, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

We came to Gettysburg PA after escaping the NJ coast hurricane and we've had a blast! We tried two other ghost tours and this is the best, hands down! And NOT because its best out of three but because our guide, Allie, was so passionate about the history of the town! Her stories make you feel, smell, envision...incredible!! Loved it!!... More 

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farnsworth_guide, Manager at Farnsworth House Candlelight Ghost Walks, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review! We're glad that you chose us to escape the bad weather, and we're even more glad that you enjoyed your time at the Farnsworth House. Allie has been with us for nearly a decade, and she continues to charm our guests on a daily basis. Once again, thanks for stopping by, and we hope to... More 

Kersey, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

We went on the 9:30 pm Cemetary Hill tour with Allie as our guide on June 21st 2014. We didn't make advanced reservstions but were able to get on a tour. The group was large. There were about 50 people that got split into 2 groups. Our group with Allie started out at a Witness Tree and then moved up... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

We did the Confederate Hospital Walk tour, which was extremely disappointing. Our guide was slovenly and unprofessional, with a very quiet voice and an unconvincing manner. The tour had very little information on Confederate Hospitals and the stories seemed poorly researched. Would not recommend.

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farnsworth_guide, Manager at Farnsworth House Candlelight Ghost Walks, responded to this review

I'm sad to hear that you did not enjoy your tour, your guide, and that you feel that you did not receive enough information about Confederate Hospitals. This tour stops at multiples buildings that your guide should have highlighted as Confederate hospitals, including outlining all of the gory details of what went on inside. Additionally, the tour enters the Farnsworth... More 

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