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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.

Paranormal Weekends for 2015

None are presently scheduled but we will have a few during the winter of 2016. Check back for dates and details.

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:

Chamberlain at Gettysburg November 14, 2015. Dinner at the Dobbin House with Col. Joshua Chamberlain and Mrs. Chamberlain (Fanny).

Christmas House Tour – Saturday, December 12, 2015. 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 20, 2016. Lunch at the Dobbin House with President Lincoln and take part in an optional National Cemetery Walk following lunch.
Abraham Lincoln gives the Gettysburg Address

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.
Officers of the 63rd Irish Brigade Civil War

“This is one of the best B&B’s we have ever stayed in. Eileen, Dennis and Betty are wonderful. They are so informative about the area and spot on with their recommendations of places to experience. The breakfasts were wonderful and the chocolate chip cookies were a wonderful afternoon treat. We enjoyed our morning brews each day after breakfast on the comfortable porch. Gave us time to plan our activities for the day in a relaxed atmosphere. The Inn is located far enough out of town to not experience the traffic noise and yet close enough to be into town in a jiffy. We recommend the Lightner to anyone traveling to Gettysburg.”