CAMPING INFO for Gettysburg's Daniel Lady Farm


 

Scout Camping in Gettysburg!

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PLEASE FORWARD THIS INFORMATION TO ANY BOY SCOUT TROOP, CUB PACK, VENTURE CREW OR GIRL SCOUT TROOP

 

CAMP ON HALLOWED GROUND IN GETTYSBURG

On July 1-3 1863, the Daniel Lady Farm on the Hanover Road in Gettysburg served as a staging area and a field hospital for Confederate forces 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 Federal artillery. Union shells remain in the barn today. Scout Units may camp on this hallowed ground.  Civil War reenactors may also be camped on the farm on many weekends.  The Daniel Lady Farm is privately owned & operated by the Gettysburg Battlefield Preservation Association (GBPA) a 501c3 non-profit organization.  

BSA CAMPING

Campsites on the 146 acre Daniel Lady Farm are dedicated to support the GBPA’s scouting program. The Farm is located at 1008 Hanover Street, Gettysburg PA 17325. (NEW FOR 2017) Camping fees for a weekend stay are $10. per camper. A group deposit of $60. is required at application. Inquire about group admission to other events on the farm or fees for extended stays.  

All out-of-council Boy Scout units must have a certificate of insurance—these are available from BSA Councils. Girl Scouts and other organized youth groups must have comparable insurance.

The GBPA provides water, firewood and porta-john facilities. There are no picnic tables. Unit tours of the house and barn (Confederate Field Hospital) are included in the fee if they can be scheduled during regular tour hours, usually 10:00 AM to 3:30 PM. Scouts may interact with Civil War reenactors staying on the farm in other campsite areas. (Reenactors may not be present every weekend.)

All Campsites are generally open from April through mid-November.  This year the GBPA Board decided to open the farm for Winter camping.

The barn is lightning protected and the ground floor is available during hazardous weather—please respect displays. Please conserve firewood--NO bonfires!

The camping program and the farm are operated by the staff and volunteers of the GBPA and Civil War reenactors of the GBPA affiliated American Living History Education Society (ALHES)

SCOUT PATCHES

The Daniel Lady Farm Service Award patch is available for scouts assisting with service projects or Eagle Scout projects on the farm.

A generic Daniel Lady Farm Patch is also available for purchace by campers.

BSA Heritage Trail Patches are available to scouts who complete the Heritage Trail requirements.  Trail guide booklets and patches may be ordered directly from the New Birth of Freedom Council or purchased at the Park Visitor Center. For details visit:

 http://Newbirthoffreedom.org/gettysburg-heritage-trails-program/  

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION and a camping application go to

http://www.gbpa.org/Scout-Camping-on-the-Lady-Farm.html

 

CIVIL WAR REENACTMENT UNITS may also camp on the farm for Scout rates. Units that interact with visitor as part of the GBPA Living History Program may have fees waived with prior arrangement.  

 

Print the GBPA Camping in Gettysburg Flyer found in "Brochures..."  at left.

 

 

For questions about the camping program, Scouting or Civil War reenactment units may call GBPA Vice President Kirk Davis at 717-338-1776, or email questions to info@gbpa.org.

 

You may also contact Venture Crew 1861 Advisor Mike Cassidy for general information about the GBPA Scouting Program at fifeanddrum@comcast.net