Gettysburg is thought to be one of the most haunted places in the United States. If you want to have an otherworldly experience there’s a good chance it can happen here. In addition to a number of ghost tours, there are also a number of places to sleep with ghosts in Gettysburg.
Where to Sleep with Ghosts in Gettysburg
The Baladerry Inn has a rich history. The oldest section of the inn was constructed in 1812 on the Bushman Farm, with the rest of the main house added in 1830.
The home was built as a tenant farmer’s house and was later occupied by the son of George Bushman.
Located on what is now known as Hospital Road, the Bushman Farm was a field hospital for the Army of the Potomac during the Battle of Gettysburg.
As you can imagine, a field hospital would have seen many horrors during the Civil War. The land the inn sits on has a long list of ghost sightings. Guests leave notes, send emails and share their stories with the innkeepers. These are compiled into a book that you’ll find in the common area.
The Inn is incredibly lovely with the nicest innkeepers. Recently, I was able to squeeze in a one night visit. I was excited to stay here and had high hopes that I would cross paths with a ghost or three.
I stayed awake as long as possible with weird or paranormal happenings. Up early to look out window (there are stories of soldiers walking out of the woods and across the yard) and see if anything would happen at the crack of dawn.
Sadly, there were no ghostly occurrences but I did have an incredible stay and would stay here again without hesitation.
The Gettysburg Hotel began as a tavern in 1797. During the Battle of Gettysburg, Confederate troops took over the town during the three-day battle.
The hotel was used as more of a headquarters than a field hospital but according to the Gettysburg Hotel website –
“Our own hotel has been known to have a few paranormal guests as well as our regular clientele. Most guests talk about seeing Rachel, who is believed to be a Civil War-era nurse.
She is said to be looking for wounded soldiers that she can care for as well as opening drawers and removing the contents. Past guests have also reported seeing a wounded soldier and a lady dancing in the center of the ballroom.
The Farnsworth House was used as a Confederate sharpshooter nest during the Battle of Gettysburg and was used as a field hospital.
Today, it is a restaurant, B&B and living history experience for visitors. The Farnsworth House has been featured on lists among many haunted properties across the country.
One of the most notable ghosts from the Farnsworth House is a young boy named Jeremy who was fatally struck by a carriage in front of the house. It is said that he haunts the B&B to this day.
Visitors will sometimes layout toys for Jeremy to play with during the night and claim they have moved when they wake up in the morning.