It's the perfect 'retreat' when in Gettysburg and you want to escape the hectic pace of the everyday! The inn is about twelve minutes from the battlefield, further than some other accommodations. Not willing to allow their canons to fall into enemy hands, the Confederates began pushing their canons up the road. The Battlefield You can visit the battlegrounds of Gettysburg to experience the history of the place and honor those soldiers who fought and lost their lives. We looked at other rooms, including the enormous Three Colonels Suite, which has a balcony, more windows and would have been great if we had our kids with us. The book is actually a very interesting and good read. There was one very fascinating event. You can also visit the Mourning Theater where you hear the local ghost stories, or you could spend some time in the new Seance Room.
Today his ghost still haunts the property. It was said that Wise dumped 58 Confederate bodies down a well. Now, if you stop and put your car in neutral, the ghosts of those Confederates will push your car up the hill. You will have the chance to use the same professional ghost hunting equipment seen on television to investigate paranormal activity in the town of Gettysburg at either two or five different locations in the area. Unwind in one of our luxurious suites or guest rooms. The victims are brought to the Fairfield Inn, now hastily pressed into service as a field hospital, where the surgeons ply their bloody trade.
He sat us down and even chatted with us a bit. The owners, Sal and Joan, could not have been more accommodating; starting with the booking process, room selection and a few extras we wanted. At this location they offer a variety of ghost walks including the Confederate Hospital Ghost Walk, the East Cemetery Hill Ghost Walk and the Mature Tour, which features content not appropriate for children. The free internet was a plus. The victims are brought to the Fairfield Inn, now hastily pressed int July 1-3, 1863. Originally built circa 1757, the Fairfield Inn was also a stop on the Underground Railroad, used to hide runaway slaves who were fleeing to freedom in the North. The room was nice, but a little to hot for comfort.
Madeleine enjoyed entertaining guests and often had friends stay the night. We stayed in the 1757 Suite, which is 250 years old, nicely redone and cozy. That, however, does not detract from the quality of the story and information found in his book. Originally built circa 1757, the Fairfield Inn was also a stop on the Underground Railroad, used to hide runaway slaves who were fleeing to freedom in the North. Jennie Wade was the only innocent civilian to be killed during the Battle of Gettysburg.
In the 245 years that have passed, the Mansion House has hosted many famous Americans such as Patrick Henry, Thaddeus Stevens, Generals Robert E. My wife and I are the proud humans of five adopted rescue cats and one smelly but adorable dog. Shadow figures and apparitions roam the hallways. You will also be entertained and awed with some of the spookiest ghost stories you may ever have the chance to hear. I recently decided I wanted to begin section hiking the Appalachian Trail, and in researching for my first trip, I discovered that the trail has some haunted areas.
We asked for flowers, wine and snacks in the room on arrival. We did, however, have good breakfasts, cooked at the time we chose and without delay. Footsteps and disembodied voices disturb the sleeping guests late at night. All the staff were very friendly. Investigate Gettysburg's most haunted locations with a professional paranormal investigator. While hiding there, a rockslide trapped them inside where they died.
Throughout the Halloween season you can book special tours. Some of the upholstery was old but it fit nicely with the house. The Army of Northern Virginia then retreats through this small town southwest of Gettysburg, where Generals Robert E, Lee and Jeb Stuart also stop at the Fairfield Inn. We were nervous about booking the Fairfield because of the odd mixture of good and bad reviews on Trip Advisor. It wasn't a shock that it's haunted, but it was shocking that I didn't consider it at all when I started planning the trip. We were there to visit Gettysburg's battlefield for the first time.
I've decided to research the topic and come up with some stories of ghosts and other paranormal happenings from each of the 14 states the Appalachian Trail passes through. Gettysburg has lots of stories of Civil War ghosts and even some orphan ghosts. I will state that the show and Estep did state that this was not the case. By dusk Crampton's Gap lost and his position at Fox's and Turner's Gap precarious, Lee ordered his men to withdraw. We had been here prior back in January and had such a nice experience that we wanted to return. It is at a location where a door once was, that the owner learned quickly would not stay shut, despite a latch.
Every room has a story and they'll tell you all about it. During an investigation of the area, we did witness the phenomena as our car did seem to move uphill on its own. Annie and her girls are very gracious. Find out more about cookies by reading our updated Cookies Policy at which contains further information about the cookies and other technologies that we use and information about how to disable them. Shadow figures and apparitions roam the hallways. Because Fox's Gap was the focal point of the South Mountain Battle, Daniel Wise and his family fled to a nearby church. The Historic Farnsworth House The Historic Farnsworth House also has a history of paranormal activity.