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“Interesting stories... wanted more reports of actual paranormal...”

Farnsworth House Ghost Tours
Ranked #16 of 31 Tours in Gettysburg
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed August 1, 2012

Our story teller embellished stories to the point of making them unbelievable. We were hoping to hear more about actual paranormal events. He told us that several TV programs had studied the Farnsworth House, so we would have loved to have heard more about what they actually found (pictures or something) rather than what some unknown people supposedly heard or saw. Obviously, we questioned the authenticity of the stories, but it was interesting.

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Reviewed July 4, 2012

The seventeen year olds loved doing these. They went on two different ones. Each lasted about 90 minutes. It made learning some history fun for them.

1  Thank Barbara1946
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Reviewed July 2, 2012

We've taken a few ghost tours in Gettysburg and this one was the best. Lots of stories of the goings on in the house and some history too.

1  Thank TonyTTA
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Reviewed June 18, 2012

Tom, our guide, was great. He is kind of a skeptic about ghost stories, though he has had his own encounters. It was easy to relate to him and he did a great job of covering a lot of information. I didn't have any encounters but I did get some great pictures of orbs in the grove area.

Thank Kirsten W
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Reviewed June 17, 2012

Terrible waste of time! Had 2 guides one named mike and cannot remember other! Spoke mostly of what other guests acted like on this tour at other times. You walk into woods by school and stand near a gate where they you you can't go further because it's closed. Technically I guess you could say you're on the battlefield yet it's now part of school property and not what is described in pamphlet. No mention of any battles fought nor any history if the house itself! I did however find out about many if the previous guests and how old they were and what type of accents they had!!?? Complete waste of time!! Talked A LOT about a 13 yr. old girl named Elisabeth who died and I guess haunts these woods Nd another guest who fainted on the tour when she believed she saw Elisabeth! Who cares!! Was hoping to hear at least a little bit about the civil war battles and possibly some ghost hauntings of that type! Would never recommend this tour to anyone! Took this tour 6/16/2012. Terrible!

4  Thank ccq1
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