Experience an engaging Civil War history program with a costumed historian at Battlefield Bed & Breakfast.

Will you hear stories of Lincoln and the Gettysburg Address, fire a musket, feel the heft of a cannon ball, or learn the real story of Civil War medicine?

Battlefield Bed & Breakfast has been providing history programs for our guests for 22 years. Come find out why our guests love our programs.

If you want to schedule battlefield or town tours, please set your tour after 10:30 AM so you aren't rushed.


The Common Soldier

Mike Chambers (left) is a Civil War reenactor who focuses on the daily life of the soldier. Mike will show guests the uniform parts and equipment of the common soldier. Mike also fires muskets with the guests.

Usually, Mike presents on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday morning.


Lt. James and the Artillery

Reverend Ronald B. Crawford tells that tale of the Irishman, Lt. James and the Union Artillery that fought here on the South Cavalry Battlefield. Rev. Crawford is a retired Unitarian Universalist minister who helped found the first UU church in Gettysburg. During his history presentation, he draws on his own military service experience, his passion for history, and his experience with public speaking. The story that he tells was researched by Leo McGuire. Leo tracked down the records of an individual soldier who lost an engraved artifact here on the property during the Battle of Gettysburg.


Conversations with Gerry Eak

Gerry Eak specializes in Abraham Lincoln at Gettysburg and in the town of Gettysburg during the Battle.

Gerry is a Licensed Town Guide.

You may book town tours with Gerry for Sundays after the history program.


In Memory of Cal Doucette

Cal, we all miss you!

Horace Greeley muses about the politics and social milieu in the Northern states. Greeley was the publisher of the New York Tribune during the Civil War.

Cal Doucette portrayed Horace Greeley and a Civil War Santa.