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Farnsworth House Candlelight Ghost Walks

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Address: 401 Baltimore Street, Gettysburg, PA 17325
Phone Number: 717-334-8838
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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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A fun way to learn more abt the people of Gettysburg. Only way to see the sharpshooters nest. Great guides. No parking lot. Street parking free after 8:00pm. Not scary, not... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 20, 2015
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Midland, Texas
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Midland, Texas
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16 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

A fun way to learn more abt the people of Gettysburg. Only way to see the sharpshooters nest. Great guides. No parking lot. Street parking free after 8:00pm. Not scary, not intended to scare or spook you. Story telling at it's best.

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

Thank you for taking the time to review us! We are sorry about the parking situation. We would like to make you aware of the two lots we have behind the building. However, if you went to them and they were full, unfortunately is a problem in old downtown areas. For future reference, there is public parking available in the... More 

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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345 reviews
275 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

We have done several tours over the years, with different guides. All of the tours and guides are great, the stories are always very entertaining and the history shared is very insightful. As part of Farnsworth House tours, you get to visit the attic where Confederate sharpshooters engaged Union soldiers in the town. A great time for families and all... More 

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

Andy, We are flattered that you choose us over and over again! Thank you for your kind words and feedback. We look forward to your next visit to Gettysburg. More 

Marshfield, Wisconsin
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Booked the Cemetery Hill walk tour with hopes of a better experience Than the night before (battlecry tour) which was terrible. So glad we did. Morgan did a fantastic job sharing a lot of historical information as well as true ghost experiences that have happened in and around the town and as well as happenings at the Farnsworth Bed and... More 

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

Cindy, We are glad you had a great time with Morgan! Thank you for taking the time to give us such great feedback and we hope to see you when you come to Gettysburg again. More 

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4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Morgan our tour guide was fairly new. But she was great at what she does. She was very interesting to listen to. She was really funny.

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

Veronica, We are so happy you had a good time with Morgan! She is our newest storyteller and your praise is a great indication of how she is doing so far. Thank you for your feedback and we hope to see you when you come through Gettysburg again! More 

Annville, Pennsylvania
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110 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

I had always wanted to do a ghost tour in Gettysburg and was not disappointed. The tour guide gave a great presentation of the macabre and grotesque account of what happened to the 51,000+ corpses created during the fateful three-day battling in the city.

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

Thank you for your feedback! You must have done our Confederate Hospital Tour. We do not pull any punches when it comes to how tough it was for the soldiers during the battle. We would like to make one tiny correction, in case your guide misspoke. There were 51,000 casualties over the course of the battle. That number includes the... More 

Braintree, Massachusetts
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62 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 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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farnsworth_guide, Manager at Farnsworth House Candlelight Ghost Walks, responded to this review

Susan, First, we would like to thank you for your feedback. Now, to address some of the issues you mentioned. Typically, our tours do not last 3 hours. They are usually between and hour and an hour and a half. Sometimes our guides get a little carried away. We do apologize for the climate in the attic. Unfortunately, there is... More 

Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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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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farnsworth_guide, Manager at Farnsworth House Candlelight Ghost Walks, responded to this review

Samantha, Thank you for taking the time to review us. We definitely appreciate your feedback on our newest tour! We are happy you had a good time and we look forward to hosting you again. More 

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 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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farnsworth_guide, Manager at Farnsworth House Candlelight Ghost Walks, responded to this review

Anne, We are happy you had a great time with Rick! Thank you for taking the time to review us and we look forward to seeing you on your next visit to Gettysburg. More 

Buffalo, New York
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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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farnsworth_guide, Manager at Farnsworth House Candlelight Ghost Walks, responded to this review

Jen, Thank you for taking the time to review us. Also, thank you for coming with us on your anniversary. We are happy you had a great time with Chris and we hope you had a lovely dinner out. We look forward to seeing you when you come to Gettysburg again. More 

Morgantown, WV
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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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 

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