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Special Events

Paranormal Investigations

Ghost at Lightner Farmhouse Paranormal Investigation
Join us as guests of the Lightner Farmhouse for a private, guest only Paranormal Investigation led by Gettysburg Paranormal Society founder, Betty Roche. This can be scheduled any day with 24 hours notice. Betty will give an introductory talk citing her investigative work and the equipment she uses, followed by an opportunity to walk the property and go into a building where orbs and ectoplasm are routinely photographed. Bring your digital camera for an unforgettable experience. This is a 2 hour program which includes sites both on and off the Farm property for a fee of $25 per person and the tour runs from 8-10 PM in season and from 6-8 PM in the off season. Betty can be contacted directly by sending her an email. or book through Lightner Farmhouse by emailing or phoning us. Betty requests at least 24 hour notice for a tour.

Paranormal Weekends for 2015

Join Betty Roche and Dwayne Pope (appeared on Sci-Fy channel “Ghost Hunters” show) for a Friday evening talk on the basics of Paranormal Investigation. Saturday night there will be a two hour formal investigation of the Lightner property and Sunday morning will be an analysis of the findings. Cost is $55 per person plus the room rental. *Dates are march 6-8 and March 20-22.

History and Hospitality Weekends on the Farm

Sponsored by the Inns of the Gettysburg Area and hosted by Dennis and Eileen at the Lightner Farmhouse, these weekends are an escape into history and hospitality. Please phone us at (866) 337-9508 for more information. The Lightner Farmhouse was used as a Civil War hospital by the 1st Corp of the Federal army following the Battle of Gettysburg. Much if its history has been preserved and the Hoovers are happy to share it with you. Feel free to borrow a battlefield auto tour for your free time during the weekend.





Upcoming History Weekends Include:

Christmas House Tour – Saturday, December 13, 2014. Tour some of the premier B&B’s in the Gettysburg area along with several private homes. Tickets are complimentary when you stay overnight at the Lightner Farmhouse B&B
Christmas house tour in Gettysburg Pennsylvania





Lincoln at Gettysburg – February 21, 2015. Walk the National Cemetery with historian Roy Frampton and receive a copy of his book. Dinner at the Dobbin House with President Lincoln.
Abraham Lincoln gives the Gettysburg Address





Irish at Gettysburg – March 15, 2014. Tour the path of the Irish troops on the Battlefield with Licensed Guide Rich Kohr. Dinner at the Historic Fairfield Inn with musical entertainment by Cormorant’s Fancy.
Officers of the 63rd Irish Brigade Civil War





“My boyfriend and I stayed here for a couple of nights and we absolutely loved it. It was our first time at a B&B and it was extraordinary. I was a little nervous about being in someones home, but Eileen and Dennis have created a very pleasant (historic) atmosphere that made us feel welcome. I absolutely loved that it was located about a mile out of town, in the country. We woke up to sun shining through the windows and a nice scenic view right outside. It was a very pleasant thing to wake up in the mornings. The room we stayed in was very clean and tidy, the basics were all provided and it was very warm and cozy. (We peeked into the other rooms and they were also well cared for!) The breakfasts made by Dennis were better than restaurant foods, and everything was very fresh. The paranormal tour given by Betty was so much fun! We had a great experience. We did hear some spooky sounds at night, but was it ghosts or a creaky old house? You’ll have to stay and find out for yourself! I guarantee it is well worth your while!!”