Scout & Reenactor Camping in Gettysburg

Scout Camping:

Scouts sitting around a campfireOn July 1-3 1863, the Historic Daniel Lady Farm on Hanover Street in Gettysburg served as a staging area and field hospital for Confederate troops during the attack on Culp’s Hill. Confederate artillery moved from the farm to nearby Benner’s Hill (now part of the Gettysburg National Military Park) to support the attack before being silenced by return fire from Federal artillery. Union shells remain in the barn as well as initials carved by Confederate wounded. Blood stains are still clearly visible in the house.

The Farm is available for camping year round.  To reserve a spot, fill out the Scout Camping Application Click HERE

Questions? Contact our scout coordinator at actr8989@aol.com or 717-880-9589.

Camping at the Daniel Lady Farm is the perfect way to experience history firsthand. Not only are there ample experiences to be had in town but it is not uncommon to wake to reenactors marching across a field or cavalry riding through the woods.

Looking forward to the 2022 camping season our costs will slightly increase to $12.50 per person per night. With these increased costs come new and improved additions to our program. In addition to allowing limited camping during Event Weekends, we will be having historians on the property most weekends who are eager to interact with the youth as much or as little as each group would like. Most campsites have a fire ring, and the camping fee includes water, firewood, porta-john facilities and unit tours of the house and barn when available.  All Boy Scout units must have a certificate of insurance available from BSA Councils. Girl Scouts and other organized youth groups must have comparable insurance. Onsite GBPA staff and volunteers have the youth protection clearances required by BSA and Pennsylvania State Law.

The Daniel Lady farm is a working farm staffed by volunteers and is always in need of willing hands. The Farm is an historic site and as such work on the farm can be used as a service project and/or conservation work. We also qualify for the Historic Trails Award Program through the BSA.

Open flames, including candles, are prohibited in the barn. Please conserve firewood--NO bonfires! 

Eagle Scout Projects and other Service Projects are available.

 

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Reenactor Camping

Reenactor cleaning rifle as the sun rises.Civil War Reenactment Units may also camp on the farm at Scout rates. Units that interact with visitors as part of the GBPA Living History Program may have fees waived with prior arrangement.

We are especially open to persons doing medical, embalming, Sanitary Commission, cooking, and musical presentations. Units may consider a “School of the Soldier” weekend.

The only requirement is presenting a living history and mingling with farm visitors at times during the weekend.

GBPA will provide a camping area, porta-john and potable water.

Be sure to read the scout camping requirements and rules for reenactor camping.