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Address: 401 Baltimore St., Gettysburg, PA 17235
Phone Number: +1 717-334-8838
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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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Morgan and the mourning

Morgan did our mourning tour in the basement and I have to say that she was wonderful. She is very charismatic and lively. We also had her for the ghost hunt. She was the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 25, 2015
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Canton, NY
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Canton, NY
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13 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015

Morgan did our mourning tour in the basement and I have to say that she was wonderful. She is very charismatic and lively. We also had her for the ghost hunt. She was the highlight of the time we stayed

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Van R, Director of Sales at Farnsworth House Ghost Tours, responded to this review

Thank for review and going on the Mourning Theatre tour and ghost hunt. Morgan is a great storyteller and we are very lucky to have her. I will pass on the kind words. More 

East Brunswick, New Jersey
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15 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015

This ghost tour took you through the Farnsworth House and around the area. The guide was terrific dressed in his Civil War gear. This is a place that has haunted rooms that you can stay in overnight - something I will look into the on the next trip.

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Van R, Director of Sales at Farnsworth House Ghost Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for the review and participating in our ghost tour. We hope you do stay with us next time as we do have winter specials with 30% off the standard room rate. See our website for more details. More 

Maryland
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52 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015

I had the pleasure of going to the Farnsworth House Mourning Theater Ghost Tour last weekend and it was wonderful. We were taken in to the basement of the house where our group sat and for an hour listened to the most entertaining story-telling that I've ever experienced. Mike, our tour guide was very knowledgeable about the Ghosts of the... More 

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Van R, Director of Sales at Farnsworth House Ghost Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for the review. We appreciate your business and we're glad to hear you enjoyed the ghost stories with Mike. I will let him know how much you enjoyed it. Please visit us again. More 

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7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015 via mobile

My husband and I did the Mature Tour and the 9 o'clock tour of the grove. Both tours were really good, had an experience before we even went to the grove. The tour guide asked what I saw explained and he was able to tell me her name. Would definitely recommend to anyone who likes history and is up to... More 

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Van R, Director of Sales at Farnsworth House Ghost Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for going on our tour and taking the time to share your experience. Please join us again during your next trip to Gettysburg. More 

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50 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

The Farnsworth House Tours offer a good mix of history and ghost stories. This is my second time on a tour with this company and I like that there is a mix of tour times (night and day) and categories (adult, family friendly). Last year, we went on the hospital tour which we enjoyed, but this time, my friends and... More 

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Van R, Director of Sales at Farnsworth House Ghost Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and sharing your experience. I will pass your review and kinds words to Mike. Hope to have you on another tour soon. More 

Buffalo, New York
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88 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

Took the 8:00 ghost tour. Went into the attic at Farnsworth House. That was well worth the price. A Confederate sharpshooter is said to have been in the upper window, he is (supposedly) the one who killed Jennie Wade. A few creepy stories in the attic, then to Jennie Wade's house. A ghostly story was told there. Our storyteller tried... More 

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Van R, Director of Sales at Farnsworth House Ghost Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for the review and taking one of our tours. I will pass this information on to our ghost tour operator. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015 via mobile

Visiting Gettysburg, we knew we were going to end up on a ghost tour sooner or later. The last night of our vacation, we decided to choose the Ghost Hunt at the Farnsworth House Inn because we had heard so much about the house and we watch all of the investigation shows on Tv. Being a little skeptical of ghost... More 

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Van R, Director of Sales at Farnsworth House Ghost Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for going on our tour and taking time to submit your review. I will be sure to let Ashley know you enjoyed your experience. More 

Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

A group of us took the Mature Ghost tour and we all enjoyed it. We started out in The Farnsworth House and then we took a walk to "The Grove". Mike was an awesome tour guide. It was a great experience and well worth the money!

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Van R, Director of Sales at Farnsworth House Ghost Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for the review. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your tour and I will let Mike know about your kind words. Thanks again. More 

Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

We decided on doing the Creekside Stories because it was supposed to be scary ghost stories told in front of a campfire, This was what was written on the website. What we ended up with was sitting around a couple of candles on a bench on a field out in the back They said there would be no campfire because... More 

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Van R, Director of Sales at Farnsworth House Ghost Tours, responded to this review

We have a Creek side stories in the evening and never use just candles. Ghost stories are ghost stories not a history lesson. You may have enjoyed our In Their Shoes program or a historical tour of town or a battlefield guided tour with licensed guide. More 

Lake Ronkonkoma, New York
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21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

Wow. What a fun ghost tour. My friend and I were in Gettysburg and wanted to do a ghost tour/hunt. Not knowing too much about the house, we booked the Farnsworth Ghost tour for the 10:30pm. tour. We had a really fun tour guide named Jenny. She was terrific, and had lots of interesting stories to share about the house,... More 

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Van R, Director of Sales at Farnsworth House Ghost Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for taking our tour and submitting your review. We hope you join another tour when you visit Gettysburg again. More 

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