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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





“We stayed at the Lightner Farmhouse and loved every minute of it. Eileen, Dennis and their housekeeper Bettie were gracious hosts. Breakfast was very good. Having read over 50 books on the Battle of Gettysburg as well as visiting the Battlefield many many times, I never stayed overnight in Gettysburg. I live just less than 3 hours away from Gettysburg and always did day trips. There was a special connection made staying at the Lightner Farmhouse. I would of never made that connection if all I did was day trips to this beautiful and historic area. I highly recommend the Lightner Farmhouse B&B and I hope to use it for my upcoming annual Gettysburg visits- no more day trips for us!”