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Gettysburg Civil War Era Dinner Theater

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Address: 15 W Main St, Fairfield, PA 17320-8320
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+1 717-337-9216
17:00 - 19:30
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Tue - Thu 17:00 - 19:30
Fri - Sat 18:15 - 20:30

One Man...three distinctly and uniquely different characters...one...

One Man...three distinctly and uniquely different characters...one sumptuous meal.Truly an escape back in time as we present a three-part journey toinclude:Civil War Era Magic ShowAn "Old Timer" who will share stories about life as a civilian during the Battle of GettysburgA Theatrical Re-Creation of a Civil War Era Seance.2 1/2 hours of sound entertainment of the era, for the entire family at The Historic Fairfield Inn.

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A magical dinner

Seeking some Civil War entertainment that's not about a battle? Choose Professor Kerrigan's dinner theatre at the Historic Fairfield Inn-1757 in Fairfield, PA. The Professor will... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 25 May 2016
Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
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Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2016

Seeking some Civil War entertainment that's not about a battle? Choose Professor Kerrigan's dinner theatre at the Historic Fairfield Inn-1757 in Fairfield, PA. The Professor will entertain and educate as you enjoy the dinner and the company.

Thank bbraun2014
Raleigh, North Carolina
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2016

This was worth it! Majic, history, comedy and ghosts all in one evening! Perfect entertainment for anyone in the are.

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 March 2016

Food was excellent and the magic show was interactive and fun, Professor Kerrigan was informative, very personable, comical, and put on a great show for us. We would definitely go back again!

Thank Tracy C
Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2015

This show was performed by "Professor Kerrigan" a fantastic parlor magician and storyteller! When we were there, there were quite a few children in attendance and he was able to keep all of there attention throughout the show. Completely interactive and loads of fun. The food was wonderful and the staff were very attentive. It is off the beaten path,... More 

Thank Tfeddeler
Westchester County, NY
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2015

As Professor Kerrigan so delightfully and skillfully showed us, the original "interactive" entertainment did not require WiFi and a smart phone! And there is more to card tricks than playing Free Cell on your computer! He works his magic before your very eyes....literally in that he is never more than an arms length away. It's interactive in that along with... More 

Thank PMATT914
Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2015

This was an amazing period magic show, dinner theater, historic setting, and wonderful service was provided by the Fairfield Inn 1757's Mary Lou! Will gladly go again!

Thank Jbslipliy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2014 via mobile

If the idea of dining in a small historic inn while being entertained with Civil War era magic and history appeals to you, then you cannot miss this wonderful dinner theater. We especially enjoyed the intimate setting in the 250 year-old ballroom, although we were told that the main restaurant is used when larger crowds attend. For an extra cost... More 

Thank MikeInUSA
Baltimore, Maryland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2014

I visited with my daughter and it was a real treat! We both loved Professor Kerrigan and his characters. He has a nice selection of period props and tricks. My daughter was amazed by his magic tricks. Professor Kerrigan was also very nice and personable. Other reviewers mentioned the nice food, however, I found both the chicken and meatloaf disappointing.... More 

Thank Moniq S
Fairfield, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2013

I attended the dinner theatre and was disapointed to say the least. I have been to many dinner theatres across the United States and this did not even come close to any of those experiences. To begin with we were herded upstairs to a tiny , dirty little room with wrinkled and stained tablecloths. There were only 2 other people... More 

Thank angelt145
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2013

From our first step into the Fairfield inn to our last bit our dessert, this was a fun night!! Joe Kerrigan is a wonderful Magician, comedian an awesome story teller. We were entertained for 2 hours... and never a dull moment. Our waitress was wonderful and the food was even better...

1 Thank Marymary1225

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