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Special Events

Paranormal Investigations

Ghost at Lightner Farmhouse Paranormal Investigation
If you would like to do some private investigation of the Inn while you are an overnight guest here, you may rent equipment from us for $15 per night. Eileen will give a brief explanation of how to use the equipment, where to look for possible activity etc.

History and Haunts Paranormal Investigators can be hired for a formal investigation by phoning 443-244-0894. Although new to the Lightner Farmhouse in 2015, they have a long history of paranormal investigating and we look forward to working with them to give our guests a great experience.

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:

Lincoln at Gettysburg – February 20, 2016. Lunch at the Dobbin House with President Lincoln at 11 AM. $40 for adults, $30 for children.
Abraham Lincoln gives the Gettysburg Address





Cocktails with the General
General Hartranft who presided over the trial and execution of the Lincoln Conspirators will present a power point talk along with hors d oerves and beverages at the Battlefield B&B from 5-7 PM on Feb. 20. Cost is $13 per person and reservations are required. This is a BYOB event with sodas and mixers provided, also non alcoholic beverages.

Hidden Gettysburg March 11-13
Historian and author JD Petruzzi will be hosting a weekend here at the Lightner Farmhouse on March 11-13. Spend time with an expert on the battle, the prelude to the battle and the aftermath. JD will talk to the overnight guests on Saturday morning to prepare the group for an excursion (carpooling) to little known sites around Gettysburg. A copy of his book The Complete Guide to Gettysburg is included in the participant’s cost. One book per couple. $50 per person for a couple; $60 per person single rate. Only a few rooms remain available so book early!

Irish at Gettysburg – March 19, 2016. Join us for dinner at the Dobbin House with Irish music. Licensed Guide Rich Kohr will tell us the story of the Irish Brigade during the Battle of Gettysburg. $50 per person
Officers of the 63rd Irish Brigade Civil War





“Just observing the stately house & grounds as you approach down the long drive, takes you back a century in time. Dennis & Eileen were very welcoming and provided us with more information and reading material than we could possibly get through that evening. The cookies, coffee, tea available when we arrived was the perk we needed after a long drive. The spacious room had all the amenities provided and it was wonderful to sit out on the porch and plan our day. Breakfast was wonderful with waffles, bacon, cup of fruit and several juices. Dennis even provided us with weather updates as we were planning to bike Gettysburg. Terrific hosts – thanks Eileen & Dennis!”