Walk by candlelight into the realms of the unknown as you are escorted by a period dressed guide down the very streets the ... More
Farnsworth House Candlelight Ghost Walks
Walk by candlelight into the realms of the unknown as you are escorted by a period dressed guide down the very streets the soldiers walked. Their tales and legends blend with bits of human interest and historical fact to make the walks both entertaining and educational for all ages.
I didn't stay overnight, just did the tour. We went to the attic and the guide told stories about the history. He was friendly and added flair to his tour, it was fun! As the group was leaving the room, I stayed behind to take photos with a few other folks (none of my friends brought a camera and we wanted to get pictures of potential orbs) and take a peek out the window where the snipers were stationed. I got my photos and then went to the window - as I approached the window, I suddenly walked into a cold spot. There was no moving air, it's just that the temperature dropped about 30 degrees immediately. I have never experienced anything like that in my life and have no way to explain it. I turned around and realized I was suddenly alone in the attic, the other picture-takers had gone. I was terrified! I took a quick look out the window and then hightailed it out of there. I have no idea how to explain what I experienced. It definitely left an impression. I never dreamed that anything would actually happen when we were there - still don't know what to make of it.
We began in the "haunted" cellar which was filled to the brim with cheesy Halloween decorations and after our first thirty minutes was eat up with a demonstration of equipment (given in near total darkness), we were allowed ten minutes to Investigate a 10 x 12 approx area...after that we were led about 300 yards outside the building to a running track by a school and then a patch of woods to investigate...our scariest find was a cat, lol, which our leader led us to believe was a "ghostly apparition", lol...very sad ghost tour for a place that consider itself one of the most haunted places
We took the East Street tour and although it was a walk up hill it was a pleasant experience. They had 2 tour times available: 8pm and 9:30pm. I would definately recommend the later time frame as it was dark and just contributed to the atmosphere. The story telling was average with our guide but I did hear some from other guides after our tour and they sounded better. What I liked about this tour is they were not harassing you to take the tour, they were not trying to sell their books or CDs and the value was wonderful. My 11yr old son loved the experience and I would definately recommend it. Have dinner at the tavern before hand as the food was very good.
We took the East Cemetery Hill Walk at the Farnsworth House. It started up in the attick which even if you are not into the ghost stories was very interesting because you could look out the window where the confederate snipers were stationed and see the bullet holes in the house. After that the walk was good, I wouldn't say it was wonderful and definatly wasnt the best ghost tour I had ever been on, but it was very entertaining and our guide was funny. The highlight of the tour was at the end. We ended at Culp's Hill near a confederate mass grave. If you are into trying to take orb photos, I captured some of the most amazing orbs I have ever seen in this area. The guide let us explore this area on our own and it definatly was a memorable experience. Especially for the price, this tour is well worth taking as an after dinner activity.
My wife is interested in Spirits and Ghosts, they don't interest me one way or another so when she wanted to go here I said okay and did not know what to expect. We stayed at the Hotel and I was the Spirit Magnet.
JoAnn ran the tour of the Attic and Basement (dungen). The spirit of Jermey was running back and forth across the 1st floor of the house after ten at night when the restaurant was closed, above our heads while in the basement. Loud as can be. Our Storyteller even went back outside to see if anyone was in the house and it was pitch dark and locked.
We spead a deck of cards out like a fan on our bed, like they do on a blackjack table before they shuffle. We went back outside to grab our luggage and when we went back inside the center card, was pushed straight up out of the fan...... Wow... that was something.
Lots more experiences during our three night stay. The best was when i was sitting in an old queen ann love seat in the room waiting for my wife to get out of the shower( am braod daylight) i herd the floor boards creaking behind me under the love seat and something seemed to move from my left to right heading to the door. Then it seemed to move halfway back and stop. I tried shifting my weight to reproduce that same noise and nothing. My wife heard some of it when she stuck her head out the bathroom door. So she grabbed our digital camers and she snapped a picture of me and in the photo we could see a black shadow a foot from the door over my right shoulder. It was real interesting especially when we had a print made of the photo today its plane as day, and you can see the dark shodow covering over part of the picture on the wall behind me........
Well I never believed in spirits, except at the bar, which is great by the way at the Inn, and now can't wait to go back.......
Staff is great, friendly, nice and informative.......
Also there are over 120 bullet holes in the side of the brick building from the shooting going on during the war............
Doug New Jersey
We had an interesting guide, who really knew how to tell a story. Our children 14, 12 and 5 enjoyed it and got spooked. Good little tour of the town and history lesson. Excellent for the price. A must do for Gettysburg tourists!
We did the Farnsworth House Ghost tour and were excited that we got to go in BOTH the Farnsworth House attic AND cellar (because of the weather I think)...creeped us out...found out it is one of the most haunted Inns in America! Travel Channel was there in October for MOST HAUNTED! Great stories and we look forward to coming back to do a ghost hunt and perhaps their new dinner theater if we have time. Website says that the dinner theater has an authentic funeral dinner from the time period...Cool!!! Ate at the Tavern (great atmosphere!) and had an awesome time. We are already planning our next trip so we can get a room in the house!!!! We had a blast!
We signed up for the walk close to 8pm. It was just starting to get dark. We were lucky enough to get a gentleman named "john". A litle bit of an older fella. He was dressed as if back in time. He was amazing!! He first took us up into the top of the Farnsworth house. As he was talking to us, the door to the room opened slowly all by itself. Apparently by a boy who was killed back then playing games with horses. That happened a few times, like the kid was up to no good or something! When we left, we crossed the street and John stood there swinging back and forth his candle lit lantern to stop traffic. Then we all walked in front of a church to hear another story...... we all heard a loud 'bang' like the front doors of the church slamming shut, but they were already closed. John even said he's never heard that before. When we walked around the corner of the church all the lights in the church turned off. It didn't make any sense. We stood in front of the so called hospital and my mouth started to bleed. My daughter thought I was making it up so I reached for a tissue in my purse and to show her. Then as we walked away my mouth stopped bleeding. Coincidence? Mind over matter? I don't know, I don't believe in ghosts but this was so awesome!! It does make you wonder.... But when the walk was over, John layed his hat down to receive tips, just to let ya's all know. But worth every penny. You 'have' to get John..... he made it all worth while. Very entertaining for $7!!!
My son and I took the Attic tour on 08-08-08
Guide's name I believe was Greta she was great very friendly and informative
best tour had a great time
My son took his wife the following night loved every minute of it
Will most definetly go back
We would recomend the Farnsworth tour to everyone!!!!
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