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Address: 401 Baltimore St, Gettysburg, PA 17325-2623
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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The ghost hunt was a lot of fun, not overly scary, but fun!

We went on the ghost hunt through the Farnsworth house. The tour starts in the basement of the Farnsworth house where our tour guide explained the ghost hunting equipment, and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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105 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We went on the ghost hunt through the Farnsworth house. The tour starts in the basement of the Farnsworth house where our tour guide explained the ghost hunting equipment, and gave us some history of the area. We then went to an area about a block away, that adjoins the battlefield and the local high school football field. We then... More 

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Sarah D, Director of Sales at Farnsworth House Ghost Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We appreciate hearing our customers feedback. I am pleased to hear that you and your family enjoyed the ghost tour. I hope that when you return to town, you take another tour with us! We would love to see you back here! More 

Telford, Pennsylvania
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75 reviews
15 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Mike was our tour guide for the evening and he did a very nice job with the ghost tour. He gave us a lot of history of how the wounded soldiers where treated at the different buildings. He also informed us on how they took care of the dead after the battle. He was very interesting and he was a... More 

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Sarah D, Director of Sales at Farnsworth House Ghost Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. Mike truly is an asset to our ghost tour company. I am pleased to hear that you enjoyed your tour! Stop by and see us again! More 

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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43 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I had visited years ago during one of our annual trips to Gettysburg and enjoyed the experience......recently visited again with our 14 year old granddaughter who was visiting Gettysburg for the first time. Didn't feel up to taking a walking ghost tour, so thought this might be a nice alternative. Unfortunately, rather than a period, Victorian "performance"... More 

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Sarah D, Director of Sales at Farnsworth House Ghost Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We appreciate hearing our customers feedback. All of our ghost tours have a different background and a story to tell. Some of them are scarier than others, and some are more interactive. We try to offer something for everyone. I hope that the next time you are in town you... More 

Evansville, Indiana
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016 via mobile

We took the East Cemetary Hill tour with our two young children. We obviously knew that there was a chance the kiddos wouldn't cooperate and we may have to scram to not ruin everyone else's time, but the guide (Jenny, I believe) was very nice and even incorporated my toddler's brief cries into "THIS guy know what I'm talking about!"... More 

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Sarah D, Director of Sales at Farnsworth House Ghost Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. I am very pleased to hear that Jenny was accommodating for you, we strive to meet every one of our customers needs here at the Farnsworth House. I hope that the next time you and your kids are in town, you stop by and do another tour with us. We... More 

Trenton, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016 via mobile

The other ghost tours in town talked mostly about the historical aspect of Gettysburg with just a very brief, nondescript mention of something paranormal. This tour could not be further from that! Our tour guide Mike went into terrifying detail about all the different spirits who frequent the Farnsworth House and experiences he, his friends, or past tour goers have... More 

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Sarah D, Director of Sales at Farnsworth House Ghost Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review about our ghost tour! The Mature Tour is my personal favorite that we offer here at the Farnsworth House, and Mike does a great job with it! I will be sure to let him know about your very kind review. Come and see us again! More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016

I have been to Gettysburg hundreds of times and have been on many different ghost tours. The Cemetery Hill tour was by far one of the best tours I have been on! Our tour guide was very engaging and gave plenty of history and explained how to use the bag of equipment very well. I wish the tour was a... More 

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Sarah D, Director of Sales at Farnsworth House Ghost Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review! I am very pleased to hear that you enjoyed your tour! The East Cemetery Hill tour is one of our most popular tours, and for good reason. I hope that the next time you are looking for something to do in town, you decide to come and take another tour. More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2016 via mobile

Allie was a fantastic tour guide!! You could tell this was not just a job for her, she enjoys her job. Civil war hospital tour was very nice. Not really super scary but more informative. She really knew her info and presented it well. Price was great at 9$ a person. Was supposed to be 90 minutes but lasted longer.... More 

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

We're glad you enjoyed your tour with Allie and taking the time to share your experience along with your feedback. More 

Bristol, pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016

Our tour guide Megan was an excellent guide and storyteller. She had a great enthusiasm for the history of Gettysburg. We did the Confederate Hospital Walk which started around 9pm and took a little over 90 minutes. Who knew that most of the buildings in Gettysburg had to be used as field hospitals because of the number of injured. I... More 

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

Happy to hear you had a nice time on your tour with Megan. We a have a variety of tours to select from like our East Cemetery Hill tour and our Paranormal Investigation. Thank you More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

Went on vacation to Gettysburg and thought if we really wanted to do it right we had to go on a ghost tour. The Farnsworth House tours have good ratings so we chose one of theirs, the Cemetery Hill walk. It started out in the garret (attic) of the house where we got some ghost stories and a also a... More 

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

Glad you had a good time on your tour. Please visit us again and take one of our other tours we offer. More 

Youngstown, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016 via mobile

After having dinner at the Farnsworth house, my daughter and I took the ghost tour. Our tour guide had interesting ghost stories, but she also told us interesting stories about the people at Gettysburg. We had some young children in our group and she kept them involved during the tour. You will do some walking to see some sites and... More 

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

Thank you for dining and taking one of our tours. More 

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