A Brief History: Located at 61 Seminary Ridge, Gettysburg Pennsylvania.  The Lutheran Theological Seminary of Gettysburg Pennsylvania was founded in 1826 by Samuel Simon Schmucker. It is the oldest Lutheran Seminary in the United States, playing a vital role in the Civil war. This historic building served as a lookout and field hospital for both sides during the first day of battle on July 1st 1863 and continued as a hospital for the soldiers after. Samuel Simon Schmucker was an Pastor and an Abolitionist, he used the seminary as a stop along the underground railroad. The original building is now used as a civil war museum and has since expanded.

Haunted History:  There have been claims of people seeing smoky forms appear and then disappear.  People have also claimed to see groups of soldiers walking on the grounds of the property and then disappear.



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