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A Day in the Life of A Soldier - IN THEIR SHOES


401 Baltimore Street

Gettysburg, PA 17325





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The Historic Farnsworth House Tour & Fare "Showplace of the Civil War" offers Civil War Camp, Farnsworth House Tour, Combination Tours, and Dine in an Authentic Civil War Camp. If you are looking for the Civil War experience, this is the place to visit. Tour an authentic Civil War Camp and have lunch or dinner right in the camp. Surrounded by tents, wagons and sleds, experience a day in the life of a soldier. Eat from a tin plate like the soldiers used and drink apple juice dispensed from the back of a 1885 wagon and drawn from an oak barrel. Whether you are looking for something to do for 2 people or 100 people, this is the place for you!

In Their Shoes: Experience life through the eyes of a Civil War Soldier, and follow us to the garret (attic) of the Farnsworth House for a sharpshooters view of Cemetery Hill, and to see relics from the Gettysburg Battlefield. Then follow them to an authentic encampment to experience the hardships of everyday life for a Civil War soldier! Tour a civil war camp conducted by a civil war soldier in full battle dress. During this program, you will experience a day in the life of a soldier. Guests are issued a wooden replica rifle, haversack and hat. See tents, wagons, spring house, blacksmith tent and a demonstration by your guide. The camp area is actual battle ground held by confederate during the battle of Gettysburg. This tour also includes:

  • The Farnsworth house which has over 100 bullet holes still visible today!
  • A trip to the garret to view a fine collection of civil war artifacts.
  • A view from the garret window that was occupied by confederate sharpshooter who is believed to have shot Jennie Wade (only civilian death during the battle of Gettysburg).


Eat In Camp –”A once in a lifetime experience”

25 Person Minimum – Tax and Gratuity Inclusive

Have lunch or dinner in the same area the Louisiana Tigers ate during the battle. All meals include a choice of bottled water or apple juice dispensed from the back of a 1895 wagon  and a choice of two sides: applesauce, mac & cheese, green beans, or whole kernel corn. For dessert, enjoy gingerbread topped with fresh whipped cream.

Abraham Lincoln – charbroiled quarter pound black angus burger

Elon Farnsworth – all beef hot dog with all the trimmings

Civil War Soldier – Beef Stew served over our buttermilk biscuits

Jeff Davis – Creamed chicken served over our buttermilk biscuits

John Pyles – Farnsworth House Inn specialty Game Pie made with pheasant, duck, turkey and bacon served in a rich brown sauce over our buttermilk biscuits

11th Corp Whole Pig Roast  - 40 person minimum – Tax and Gratuity inclusive

Roasting a whole pig is a special Camp event unlike pork prepared for the Civil War soldiers and referred to as “Salt Pork” rarely using ham or bacon. Our fresh pig is slowly roasted for over 7 hours at a low temperature and is fork tender and succulent. Hand pulled and served plated or on a roll

Group rates, menus and additional information is located on our website or call Sarah Dull at 717-334-8838 for more information.

Attraction Information

  • Tour Type : On-site Dining, Guided Tour

Property Information

  • Group Tour Contact : Sarah Dull
  • Total Restaurant Capacity : 75
  • Total Banquet Capacity : 150
  • General : On-site Bus Parking, Student Friendly, Gift Shop

Group Dining Options

  • Dining Options : Menu, Family Style, Breakfast, Lunch, Buffet/Smorgasbord, Brunch, Dinner


  • Lodging Amenities : On-site Restaurant, Complimentary Breakfast
  • Total Guest Rooms : 10


  • On-site Dining : Full Meal, Light Refreshments

Group Tour Information

  • Average Time Required : 90 minutes
  • # Required for Group Discount : 25

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