Built in 1812 as a farmhouse, the Baladerry Inn served as a field hospital during the Civil War, with many un-anaesthetised amputations being carried out in the Great Room. As well as the ghosts of confederate soldiers, the inn also plays host to the ghost of woman and an amorous gentleman…
Ghosts of Baladerry Inn
Like many other inns in Gettysburg, the Baladerry in served as a field hospital for the soldiers during ‘The Battle of Gettysburg’. The current owners have a binder packed full of stories from guests and staff relating to the ghosts at the Baladerry Inn. The source of the hauntings are believed to be 7 Confederate soldiers that are buried beneath tennis courts nearby.
One of the most prominent photos that guests of the inn have captured includes some Confederate soldiers in uniform. The photo appears to show two seated near the French-style double doors and two standing just outside. One of them appears to be wearing a black armband which was worn by Confederates for a time, after the death of the famous General Stonewall Jackson.
There is also the presence of an amorous ghost who goes by the name of Geoffrey. He is especially fond of women with blonde hair and can often be felt in the Primrose Room. Due to his amorous nature, he’s known to staff as “Lover Boy”. Women have reported feeling him rubbing their feet and hearing the sound of a male voice singing in their ear. On occasion, there have also been reports of an invisible entity getting into bed with guests.
The apparition of a woman has been seen standing at the foot of the bed in the Marigold Room. Another report comes from a re-enactor who was staying here during the annual festivities of the Gettysburg address. She was wearing traditional clothing and jewelry of the time period, but she also brought with her a box of contemporary and vintage jewelry. The antique jewelry was kept in a separate bag, and the box was placed on the side of the bed during the day whilst she was out. On her return, she discovered the vintage jewelry laid out neatly on top of the bag which she specifically put them in! Could this be the woman that is seen standing at the foot of the bed in the Marigold Room?
The Baladerry Inn was originally built in 1812 on the site of the former George Bushman farm. It served as a home for the tenant farmer, eventually becoming the home of the George Bushmans’ son. As with many other farms in the area, the house was used as a field hospital for confederate soldiers during the Battle of Gettysburg.
The main hall was used to treat soldiers and civilians alike, with many archaic amputations carried out here. The house was converted into a B&B in 1992 and is currently owned by Judy & Kenny Caudill.
There are 10 delightfully decorated rooms split between the main house and the carriage house. The spacious Great Room is dominated by an original brick fireplace and beamed ceilings. It’s used for gathering and also for dining and relaxing.
The Great Room also opens out onto a large terrace, ideal for relaxing and enjoying the scenery. There is also a hot tub on the terrace, which is available to all guests to use as and when they please. All guest rooms include private baths and a traditional country breakfast.
- Historic B&B
- Ideally located for visits to the many Gettysburg tourist attractions
- Antiques throughout
- BBQ grill
- CD player
- Hot Tub
- Satellite TV
- Wedding facilities
- Air conditioning
- Fireplace in rooms
Things to Do
Gettysburg is a town with a lot of history, not only was it the site of the bloodiest battle of the American Civil War, but it was also the scene of the famous address by Abraham Lincoln.
The history of the Battle of Gettysburg echoes throughout the town, with many attractions and activities that draw visitors from all over the world. As well as the historical activities, Gettysburg also has a vast array of shops, restaurants, and other interesting attractions/activities that include; golf at ‘The Links at Gettysburg’, Gettysburg Scenic Railway, Liberty Mountain, Miss Betty’s Ghosts in Gettysburg, Land of Little Horses, as well as many other tours and trips to join.