This snow covered Historic and Victorian Inn, named in honor of Brigadier General Elon John Farnsworth, who led an ill-fated charge after the failure of Pickett’s charge, claiming the lives of Farnsworth and 65 of his men, offers guest rooms with fireplaces and Jacuzzis available during the holidays. There are also televisions in every room and a free country breakfast each morning of your stay. The original part of the house was built in 1810, followed by the brick structure in 1833. The house sheltered Confederate Sharpshooters during the three-day conflict, one of whom is believed to have accidentally shot 20 year-old Mary Virginia “Jennie” Wade, the only civilian who died during the battle. More than 100 bullet holes are still visible on the south side of the home. Following the battle, the home was used as a hospital. The Lincoln procession passed the Farnsworth House on November 19, 1863, on the way to the National Cemetery where President Lincoln delivered the famous Gettysburg Address.
For a dining experience reminiscent of the Civil War era, our Meade and Lee Dining rooms offer Pennsylvania Dutch and period fare served by period dressed servers. Our family friendly Sweney’s Tavern features a vast collection of props from the movie, Gettysburg. The garret (attic) holds a person collection of Civil War artifacts. The Farnsworth House has won many awards and recognitions over the years. A&E, BBC, Food Network, Discovery, History, Sci-Fi, Travel Channels, Hollywood Squares, and Wheel of Fortune have featured our Historic Inn.