Historic Accommodations in the Heart of Gettysburg, PA: for sale


Historic Accommodations in the Heart of Gettysburg, PA

Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, United States of America

NEGOTIABLE

2 590 000 USD

Agent: Tabea Jacobs - Principal Estate Agent (BCom (UNISA). M.P.R.E.)
Agent Cellphone: +27 (0) 61 716 6951
Agent Office Number: +27 (0) 21 554 0283
Agent Email Address: Tabea@exquisitehotelconsultants.co.za
Type: Heritage Inn
Bedrooms: 15
Bathrooms: 15
Showers: 15
Parking: 20
Yield: Not Disclosed


Gettysburg is a borough and town in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. It’s known for Gettysburg National Battlefield, site of a turning point in the Civil War, now part of Gettysburg National Military Park. The park also includes the Gettysburg Museum and Visitor Center, displaying Civil War artifacts, and Gettysburg National Cemetery, where a memorial marks the site of Abraham Lincoln’s 1863 Gettysburg Address.

Founded: 1806
Elevation: 170 m
Population: 7 717 (2018)
The Battle of Gettysburg was fought July 1–3, 1863, in and around the town of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, by Union and Confederate forces during the American Civil War. The battle involved the largest number of casualties of the entire war and is often described as the war's turning point. Union Maj. Gen, George Meade's Army of the Potomac defeated attacks by Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee's Army of Northern Viirginia, halting Lee's invasion of the North.

After his success at Chancellorsville in Virginia in May 1863, Lee led his army through the  Shenandoah Valley to begin his second invasion of the North—the Gettysburg Campaign. With his army in high spirits, Lee intended to shift the focus of the summer campaign from war-ravaged northern Virginia and hoped to influence Northern politicians to give up their prosecution of the war by penetrating as far as Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, or even Philadelphia. Prodded by President Abraham Lincoln, Maj. Gen. Joseph Hooker moved his army in pursuit, but was relieved of command just three days before the battle and replaced by Meade.

Elements of the two armies initially collided at Gettysburg on July 1, 1863, as Lee urgently concentrated his forces there, his objective being to engage the Union army and destroy it. Low ridges to the northwest of town were defended initially by a Union cavalry division under Brig. Gen. John Buford, and soon reinforced with two corps of Union infantry. However, two large Confederate corps assaulted them from the northwest and north, collapsing the hastily developed Union lines, sending the defenders retreating through the streets of the town to the hills just to the south.

On the second day of battle, most of both armies had assembled. The Union line was laid out in a defensive formation resembling a fishhook. In the late afternoon of July 2, Lee launched a heavy assault on the Union left flank, and fierce fighting raged at Little Round Top, the Wheatfield, Devil's Den, and the Peach Orchard. On the Union right, Confederate demonstrations escalated into full-scale assaults on Culp's Hill and Cemetery Hill. All across the battlefield, despite significant losses, the Union defenders held their lines.

On the third day of battle, fighting resumed on Culp's Hill, and cavalry battles raged to the east and south, but the main event was a dramatic infantry assault by 12,500 Confederates against the center of the Union line on Cemetery Ridge, known as Pickett's Charge. The charge was repulsed by Union rifle and artillery fire, at great loss to the Confederate army.

Lee led his army on a torturous retreat back to Virginia. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers from both armies were casualties in the three-day battle, the most costly in US history.

On November 19, President Lincoln used the dedication ceremony for the Gettysburg National Cemetery to honor the fallen Union soldiers and redefine the purpose of the war in his historic  Gettysburg Address.

Battlefield preservation

Today, the Gettysburg National Cemetery and Gettysburg National Military Park are maintained by the U.S. National Park Service as two of the nation's most revered historical landmarks. Although Gettysburg is one of the best known of all Civil War battlefields, it too faces threats to its preservation and interpretation. Many historically significant locations on the battlefield lie outside the boundaries of Gettysburg National Military Park and are vulnerable to residential or commercial development.

On July 20, 2009, a Comfort Inn and Suites opened on Cemetery Hill, adjacent to Evergreen Cemetery, just one of many modern edifices infringing on the historic field. The Baltimore Pike corridor attracts development that concerns preservationists.[123]

Some preservation successes have emerged in recent years. Two proposals to open a casino at Gettysburg were defeated in 2006 and most recently in 2011, when public pressure forced the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board to reject the proposed gambling hub at the intersection of Routes 15 and 30, near East Cavalry Field. The Civil Wart Trust also successfully purchased and transferred 95 acres at the former site of the Gettysburg Country Club to the control of the U.S. Department of the Interior in 2011.

Less than half of the over 11,500 acres on the old Gettysburg Battlefield have been preserved for posterity thus far. The Civil War Trust (a division of the American Battlefield Trust and its partners have acquired and preserved 1,022 acres (4.14 km2) of the battlefield in more than 30 separate transactions since 1997. Some of these acres are now among the 4,998 acres of the Gettysburg National Military Park. In 2015, the Trust made one of its most important and expensive acquisitions, paying $6 million for a four-acre parcel that included the stone house that Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee used as his headquarters during the battle. The Trust razed a motel, restaurant and other buildings within the parcel to restore Lee's Headquarters and the site to their wartime appearance, adding interpretive signs. It opened the site to the public in October 2016.

In popular culture

The Battle of Gettysburg was depicted in the 1993 film Gettysburg, based on Michael Shaara's 1974 novel The Killer Angels. The film and novel focused primarily on the actions of Joshua Lawrence Chamberlin, John Buford, Robert E. Lee, and James Longstreet during the battle. The first day focused on Buford's cavalry defense, the second day on Chamberlain's defense at Little Round Top, and the third day on Pickett's Charge. Film records survive of two Gettysburg reunions, held on the battlefield. At the 50th anniversary (1913), veterans re-enacted Pickett's Charge in a spirit of reconciliation, a meeting that carried great emotional force for both sides. At the 75th anniversary (1938), 2500 veterans attended, and there was a ceremonial mass hand-shake across a stone wall. This was recorded on sound film, and some Confederates can be heard giving the Rebel Yell.

The south winning the Battle of Gettysburg is a popular premise for a point of divergence in American Civil War alternate histories. Here are some examples which either depict or make significant reference to an alternate Battle of Gettysburg (sometimes simply inserting fantasy or sci-fi elements in an account of the battle):

  • Novels: Bring the Jubilee by Ward Moore; If the South Had Won the Civil War by Mackinlay Kantor; Civil War Trilogy (Gettysburg, Grant Comes East, Never call Retreat) by Newt Gingrich, William R Forstchen, and Albert S. Hanser; Stonewall Jackson at Gettysburg by Douglas Lee Gibboney; By Force of Arms by Billy Bennett. Also: Harry Turtledove's Southern Victory series has an analogous battle taking place at Camp Hill, another southeast Pennsylvania town.
  • Short fiction: "If Lee Had NOT Won the Battle of Gettysburg" by Winston Churchill in If It Had Happened Otherwise and If, or History Rewritten, "Sidewise in Time" by Murray Leinster in various collections, "A Hard Day for Mother" by William R. Forstchen in Alternate Generals 1, "An Old Man's Summer" by Esther Friesner also in AG 1, "If the Lost Order Hadn't Been Lost" by James M. McPherson in What If? and What Ifs of American History, "East of Appomattox" by Lee Allred in Alternate Generals.

Things to Do near Our Inn in Gettysburg, PA

Gettysburg vacations are a wonderful way to relax, unwind, and discover the richness of our Nation's history, but history is not all that this beautiful area has to offer. Below you will find a list of some of the many other attractions available in and around Gettysburg.

The Guns of Gettysburg is an event on Monday, November 11 (Veteran’s Day) from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Gettysburg National Military Park Visitor Center. There will be a display of the most common weapons used in the Battle of Gettysburg. Veterans and active-duty military will have free admission to the Museum, Movie and Cyclorama.

Walks and cycle rides in the Gettysburg National Military Park – There are many attractive walks and cycle rides on the Battlefield (National Military Park) and in the nearby Appalachians. If you do not have your own bicycles, or cannot bring them, you can rent them in the town.

Drives in the orchards in the foothills of the Appalachians – These drives are most attractive at apple blossom time (April/May) and at apple harvest time (October). It takes only 20 minutes to reach the foothills, and from there you have many choices of routes and a wide variety of lovely scenery.

Tour the Battlefield with a licensed guide – This is the best way to see the Battlefield, which covers 6,000 acres. The guides are licensed by the National Park Service. The guide drives you round the Battlefield in your car for two hours for a fee of $63 (for up to six people), or $94.50 for three hours, which is better because you’ll see the Culp’s Hill area. We charge a $12 booking fee (the same as the National Park Service). We work with a select group of guides who can meet you at the BrickhouseInn for a pre-arranged tour. Having your own guide is preferable to the guided bus tour when you have to share the guide with other people, and when you waste time while the group gets on and off the bus. The self-guided tour with a CD is the least satisfactory way of touring because you have no opportunity to ask questions or have a discussion. You might consider touring on horseback, although you will not see the entire Battlefield, by Segway, or on bicycles.

Wine tasting at local wineries – We will arrange bus tours to take you to the wineries, where there may also be musical entertainments. If you use the bus, then you can taste as much wine as you like!

Art Galleries, Specialty Shops and Fine Restaurants – The four shops across the road from the Brickhouse Inn offer our guests a 10% discount on most items – the shops are: the American History Store, Habitat gift shop, Battlefield Souvenirs, and Stonehams Armory. We recommend the Dobbin House Restaurant (3-minute walk) for dining; and The Inn at Herr Ridge (five-minute drive). You should also try ‘The Pub & Restaurant’ on the square (8-minute walk), and the Thai Classic Restaurant (10-minute walk).

Gettysburg College – a small private liberal arts college, which has a lovely campus with a variety of architectural styles.

The Majestic Theater – recently restored theater for live productions. There are two ‘art’ movie theaters in the same complex, as well as two multiplex movie theaters on the outskirts of the town.

The Gettysburg Festival (last two weeks of June) celebrating art, music, and books – with live performances and book signings.

The Apple Harvest Festivals on the first two weekends of October – country fairs with lots of atmosphere.

Ski Liberty – a resort about 20-minute drive from Gettysburg. Snow making when conditions permit.

Trips to DC – from April through November – on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. The tour stops at all the well-known war memorials and then allows three hours of free time in the center of the city, within easy walking distance of the Smithsonian museums.

The Outlet Village – on the outskirts of Gettysburg, with 72 shops, many of them factory outlets.





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Key features

Located in downtown historic Gettysburg, PA, our Inn is a premier award-winning bed and breakfast. The accommodations at our Inn are located in two buildings. The larger of the two buildings (with eight guest rooms), a Victorian mansion, was built in 1898, and has been restored with authentic furnishings. The Welty House, the other building (with six guest rooms) was built in 1838 and was occupied by Confederate soldiers during the Battle of Gettysburg.

We have reached a landmark 1,900 five-star reviews on TripAdvisor! Also, we are now in the TripAdvisor Hall of Fame, for achieving their Certificate of Excellence for seven consecutive years.

For families, especially with young children, have a look at our six historic Gettysburg vacation rentals. They are separately managed but are all in downtown Gettysburg. 

Plaudits!

  1. We are listed by ‘Business Insider’ as one of 50 Top B&Bs in America.
  2. HotelsCombined, one of the world’s leading hotel price platforms named our Brickhouse Inn as “PA’s Best Small City Hotel.”
  3. We’ve been awarded TripAdvisor’s 2019 Certificate of Excellence, our 7th year in a row. 

We won Best B&B in Gettysburg, sponsored by Celebrate Gettysburg magazine, for three years in a row! Here are some of the reasons why:

  • Gettysburg’s premier, award-winning bed & breakfast.
  • Rated one of the top B&Bs in Gettysburg by TripAdvisor for the past seven years. Awarded TripAdvisor’s Certificate of Excellence for 2011 – 2019.
  • Choose from two historic buildings: 1838 bullet-scarred Welty House & 1898 Victorian mansion.
  • Ideally located in the downtown historic area.
  • Within easy walking distance of most shops & restaurants, museums, and ghost tours.
  • Free off-street parking in the rear of buildings.
  • A wide selection of rooms and suites (all with private bathrooms), some with private balcony porches.
  • Modern air-conditioning/heating units in all rooms for individual temperature control.
  • Free Wi-Fi in all the rooms and gardens.
  • Set in beautiful gardens with a koi pond and waterfalls – an oasis in the town.
  • Packages to your visit easier to plan.
  • The Culp’s Hill section of the battlefield is less than a minute’s walk behind the inn.
  • Two-minute walk to the Soldiers’ Cemetery (where President Lincoln gave the Gettysburg Address).

Is our Inn haunted? The simple answer is – we don’t know! We don’t think there’s a resident ghost. Legend says that two or three Confederates were killed in the Welty House. So who knows? If your interest is in ghost stories, check out our packages for evening walking tours and an exclusive driving tour.

Our Guest Rooms & Suites at our Inn 

Our Inn offers premier lodging in Gettysburg, PA that is second to none. All of the accommodations are created and outfitted with your comfort in mind. You will find yourself immersed in our area’s rich history as you relax in the comfort of your room.

Named for states represented in the battle at Gettysburg, the guest rooms at Inn were created and decorated to be comfortable. All rooms feature original wood floors and specially selected antiques and replicas. Queen-size beds are complemented by private bathrooms, ceiling fans and individually controlled mini-split heating and air-conditioning units. Every room has a TV set with satellite channels, and high-speed wireless Internet is available in all rooms and on the patios. Choose a room with a bay window and a view of the town, or a two-room suite with a private porch and original claw-foot tub.

The Victorian House ~ 1898

Maryland Room

Rates: $149 - $189

The Maryland Room is an ideal room for your Gettysburg vacation. It is located on the 2nd floor front of the 1898 Victorian house and has a bay window facing historic Baltimore Street. The room is furnished with an antique queen bed. The rich sienna walls complement the antique furnishings and make for a romantic getaway weekend. Add one of our packages, such as the Sweetheart Package, which includes chocolate-dipped strawberries. Every morning indulge in our delicious three-course breakfast, made from the freshest local ingredients. Then, set off for the Gettysburg Visitor Center where you will find out more about the Battle of Gettysburg. In the summer, the room is cooled by a modern mini-split unit and ceiling fan; in winter, it is heated by the mini-split unit and a traditional radiator (with thermostat). The room is equipped with a small TV with satellite channels. The private bathroom has a standard tub with shower. A hairdryer is provided, and an iron and ironing board are available on request.

New England Suite

Rates: $179 - $219

The perfect room to relax and enjoy the Gettysburg area. The New England Suite is on the 2nd floor rear of the 1898 Victorian house. The main bedroom has a reproduction antique wrought-iron and brass bed, complemented by a cherry dresser and chest of drawers. The small sitting room has a twin-size day bed, from under which a trundle bed can be pulled out to sleep a fourth guest. A door opens onto a private balcony porch.  The New England Suite is a great room for girlfriends’ vacation getaways in Pennsylvania. In the summer, the main room is cooled by a modern mini-split unit and a ceiling fan (the sitting room has a window air-conditioner); in winter, in addition to an electric fire (in the sitting room), it is heated by the mini-split unit and traditional radiators (with thermostats). The sitting room is equipped with a small TV with satellite channels. The private bathroom is between the two rooms and has an original claw-foot tub/shower. A hairdryer is provided, and an iron and ironing board are available on request.

New York Room

Rates: $149 - $189

Vacation getaways in Gettysburg provide a wonderful way to relax, unwind and enjoy the rich history of the area. The New York Room is on the 3rd floor front of the 1898 Victorian house. This elegant room has a striking antique, wrought-iron queen bed, a green marble-top dresser, and a love seat in the bay window. There are many things to do in Gettysburg, including Battlefield tours, walks, and much more. In summer, the room is cooled with a modern mini-split unit and a ceiling fan. In winter, the room is warmed by the mini-split unit and a radiator with thermostat control. The room is equipped with a small TV with satellite channels. The private bathroom has a standard tub with shower; a hairdryer is provided.

North Carolina Suite

Rates: $179 - $219

This is the perfect room for a Gettysburg honeymoon at our Inn. The North Carolina Suite is on the 2nd floor rear of the 1898 Victorian house, ideal for a romantic Pennsylvania vacation. The main bedroom has a queen bed, complemented by beautiful antique furniture. The small sitting room has a twin-size day bed, and a rollaway cot can be added for a fourth guest. The private balcony porch with rockers and a splendid view over the garden is a peaceful spot to complete your day. In the summer, the main room is cooled by a modern mini-split unit (the sitting room has a window air-conditioner). In winter, in addition to an electric fire (in the sitting room), it is heated by a modern mini-split unit and traditional radiators (with thermostats). The sitting room is equipped with a small TV with satellite channels. The private bathroom is between the two rooms and has a rare stubby claw-foot tub/shower. A hairdryer is provided, and an iron and ironing board is available on request.

Ohio Room

Rates: $149 - $189

The Ohio Room is on the 3rd floor rear of the Victorian house, and has all the charm of stepping into Amish country. A wrought- iron queen bed is complemented by an antique oak dresser and washstand. A bright sunny room for a quiet retreat. In summer, the room is cooled with a modern mini-split unit and a ceiling fan. In winter, the room is warmed by the mini-split unit and a radiator with thermostat control. The room is equipped with a small TV with satellite channels. The private bathroom has a walk-in shower; a hairdryer is provided, and an iron and ironing board are available on request.

South Carolina Room

Rates: $149 - $189

A perfect room to experience unique Gettysburg, PA lodging during your stay at our Inn. The South Carolina Room is on the 3rd floor front of the 1898 Victorian house. With subtle wallpaper in rose hues, this room has a true feeling of Southern charm. The room is furnished with a beautiful, antique maple headboard and a dresser with a marble top. The love seat in the bay window overlooking historic Baltimore Street is the perfect spot to plan your weekend getaway while enjoying one of our many special packages. In summer, the room is cooled with a modern mini-split unit and a ceiling fan. In winter, the room is warmed by the mini-split unit and a radiator with thermostat control. The room is equipped with a small TV with satellite channels. The private bathroom has a standard tub with shower; a hairdryer is provided.

Tennessee Room

Rates: $149 - $189

A charming alternative to hotel accommodations, the Tennessee Room is on the 2nd floor front of the 1898 Victorian house and has a bay window facing historic Baltimore Street. The room is furnished with an antique oak, high-back queen bed and a love seat in the bay window. This room is the perfect place to read and relax in an atmosphere of years long ago, but with today’s comforts. The lodging at our bed and breakfast is within easy range of other historic landmarks, including Antietam Battlefield and the Harpers Ferry area. A photograph on the wall shows it during the 1950s when a couple spent their honeymoon in this room. In the summer, the room is cooled by a modern mini-split unit and ceiling fan. In winter, it is heated by the mini-split unit and a traditional radiator (with thermostat). The room is equipped with a small TV with satellite channels. The private bathroom has a walk-in shower. A hairdryer is provided, and an iron and ironing board are available on request.

Virginia Room

Rates: $119 - $149

The Virginia Room is on the 3rd floor rear of the 1898 Victorian house. This room is small, but cozy, and it is ideal for the single guest. The room is furnished with an antique, marble-top dresser and side tables, and a wrought-iron double bed. In summer, the room is cooled with a modern mini-split unit and a ceiling fan. In winter, the room is warmed by the mini-split unit and a radiator with thermostat control. The room is equipped with a small TV with satellite channels. The private bathroom has a shower; a hairdryer is provided, and an iron and ironing board are available on request.

The Welty House ~ c.1830

Alabama Room

Rates: $159 - $199

The Alabama Room is on the 1st floor rear of the c.1830 historic Welty House, with a private entrance from a flower-lined brick patio. The room is furnished with a queen bed and still has the original floorboards and closet. The fireplace has an electric fire, which creates a very cozy atmosphere. The room has easy access to the back patios, the garden, and ponds. Confederate soldiers occupied the house during the Battle of Gettysburg and the outer wall of this room still bears the scars caused by Union bullets fired from Cemetery Hill. In the summer, the room is cooled by a modern mini-split unit and ceiling fan. In winter, in addition to the electric fire, it is heated by the mini-split unit and a traditional radiator (with thermostat). The room is equipped with a small TV with satellite channels. The private bathroom has a walk-in shower. A hairdryer is provided, and an iron and ironing board are available on request.

Delaware Room

Rates: $169 - $209

The Delaware Room is on the 1st floor front of the c.1830 historic Welty House, with original pine floors and furnished with an antique, tiger-oak queen bed and matching dresser. The front door opens onto a porch facing Baltimore Street, with rocking chairs where you can spend time watching the activities on the street. The rear door of the room opens onto a shady, tranquil, flower-lined brick patio, beyond which are the gardens and ponds. Our inn offers all of today’s modern amenities as well as the charm of an historic bed and breakfast. In the summer, the room is cooled by a modern mini-split unit and a ceiling fan. In winter, it is heated by the mini-split unit and a traditional radiator (with thermostat) as well as a cheerful gas-log fire. The room is equipped with a small TV with satellite channels. The private bathroom has an original claw-foot tub with shower. A hair dryer is provided, and an iron and ironing board are available on request.

Georgia Room

Rates: $169 - $209

The spacious Georgia Room is on the 2nd floor front of the c.1830 historic Welty House, with windows looking out onto Baltimore Street. The room is furnished with an antique queen bed and dresser, and two comfortable wing-back chairs. The gas-log fire radiates a warm atmosphere on chilly nights. The private balcony porch looks out over the garden and ponds – a great place to relax in the rockers in the evening with your favourite wine, while you plan your activities, including walking tours in haunted Gettysburg and drives round the Battlefield. In the summer, the room is cooled by a modern mini-split unit and a ceiling fan. In winter, in addition to the gas-log fire, it is heated by the mini-split unit and a traditional radiator (with thermostat). The room is equipped with a small TV with satellite channels. The private bathroom has an original claw-foot tub with shower. A hair dryer is provided, and an iron and ironing board are available on request.

Illinois Room

Rates: $169 - $209

The spacious Illinois Room is on the 2nd floor front of the c.1830 historic Welty House, with a large bay window. The room is furnished with a queen bed, a love seat in the bay window, and an antique vanity with copper sink and marble top. The beautiful, original floorboards remain, complemented by stained glass window features. The fireplace now has a large Dimplex electric fire. From this room, you can look out over historic Baltimore Street, where President Lincoln rode past to deliver his famous speech at the dedication of the Soldier’s Cemetery. In the summer, the room is cooled by a modern mini-split unit and a ceiling fan. In winter, in addition to the electric fire, it is heated by the mini-split unit and a traditional radiator (with thermostat). The room is equipped with a small TV with satellite channels. The private bathroom has an original claw-foot tub with shower. A hair dryer is provided, and an iron and ironing board are available on request.

Kentucky Suite

Rates: $179 - $219

The spacious Kentucky Suite is on the 2nd floor rear of the c.1830 historic Welty House, an ideal room for a Gettysburg honeymoon or romantic getaway. The room is furnished with a queen bed and has a partly partitioned area with two comfortable wing-back chairs. There are fireplaces at each end of the suite with electric fires. The private balcony porch with rockers overlooks the garden and ponds. The porch wall has many bullet scars from the Battle of Gettysburg from Union gunfire at Confederate sharpshooters who occupied the house. This is a truly lovely room that reflects the history of the Battle. We also offer special packages that add an extra touch of romance to your time in Gettysburg. In the summer the room is cooled by a modern mini-split unit. In winter, in addition to the electric fires, it is heated the mini-split unit and by traditional radiators (with thermostats). The room is equipped with a small TV with satellite channels. The private bathroom has an original claw-foot tub with shower. A hair dryer is provided, and an iron and ironing board are available on request.

Texas Room

Rates: $159 - $199

The Texas Room is on the 1st floor front of the c.1830 historic Welty House – the original parlor of the Welty family. This romantic room is furnished with a grand, queen canopy bed. A large electric fire has been set into the original fireplace. The wide-plank pine floors and beautiful stained-glass windows are original features. Romance your loved one with a Romance Package with chocolate-dipped strawberries and chilled wine. In the summer, the room is cooled by a modern mini-split unit and a ceiling fan. In winter, in addition to the electric fire, it is heated by the mini-split unit and a traditional radiator (with thermostat). The room is equipped with a small TV with satellite channels. The private bathroom has a walk-in shower. A hair dryer is provided, and an iron and ironing board are available on request.

The Carriage House Suite ~ c.1998

Rates: $169 - $249

From the middle of March, the Carriage House Room becomes a suite, by the addition of a living room and kitchenette on the 1st floor, adding $50/night to the original rates. The Carriage House is a modern building at the end of the garden, behind the Victorian house. It has private entrances to the 1st floor, from the garden, and to the second-floor bedroom from the main parking lot.

The 2nd-floor room features a queen bed, two comfortable chairs, TV, and an old ‘dry sink’. The private bathroom has a large walk-in shower. A hairdryer is provided and iron and ironing board are available on request.

The 1st-floor room has a sofa and easy chairs, a TV and WiFi, a kitchenette with coffee maker, microwave, sink and fridge.

The Carriage House Room is very private and has easy access to the garden, water feature and patios. In the summer, the rooms have modern air-conditioning units with remote control, which also provide heat in winter. 

Breakfast at our Inn

Breakfast is a special part of your stay at our luxury Inn in Gettysburg, PA.

Enjoy a hearty cooked breakfast served in our two dining rooms, or in the warmer months, you will delight in having breakfast outside on our patios overlooking the gardens, surrounded by the sounds of waterfalls and birds.

We generally have two sittings for breakfast: 8:15 a.m. and 9:15 a.m., or in the winter: 8:30 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. However, if these times don’t suit you, ask us for an alternative.

Each day at our Pennsylvania inn the menu changes, offering fresh fruit or parfait and a savory or sweet main course. Don’t forget to leave room for our breakfast desserts – our signature, home-baked shoofly pie and other mouthwatering choices, such as raspberry almond tart, lemon tart, or blueberry buckle. You will leave the table thoroughly satisfied and ready to take on whatever adventure awaits you in the coming day.

We select the freshest fruit, vegetables and eggs from local farmers’ markets and are proud to be in the finest apple and peach growing region of the Mid-Atlantic area.

Stay at our B&B Inn in Gettysburg’s Historic Downtown

  • Gettysburg is an area that is rich in history with many points of interest including the Gettysburg Battlefield, Gettysburg National Military Park, and Gettysburg Cemetery among many others. Staying at our Inn puts you in the heart of must-see area attractions for history buffs.
  • The first point of call for any first-time visitor to Gettysburg should be the Visitor Center, located on the Baltimore Pike, about a 5-minute drive, or a 20-minute walk, from the Brickhouse Here you will see a fine museum (opened in 2008), the Cyclorama, and a twenty-minute movie. The movie gives you the background to the Battle of Gettysburg in the context of the Civil War. After watching the movie, you are taken into the Cyclorama, a magnificent 360-degree painting that dates from 1883 and has recently been restored. On a viewing platform, you hear commentary on the Battle with a light and sound show. You can then move into the museum, which contains galleries with videos depicting the Battle and artifacts collected in the aftermath. You will need at least an hour and half to see these three attractions, and longer if you wish to spend more time in the museum.
  • After the Visitor Center, you will want to see the Battlefield (National Military Park). It surrounds the town of Gettysburg and is about 6,000 acres in extent.
  • The best way to see the Battlefield is with a licensed guide. The guides are licensed by the National Park Service to take visitors around the Park. The standard tour lasts two hours and the guide drives you in your car. The standard guide’s fee is $63 (for up to 6 people) and a gratuity is expected; also, there is a $12 booking fee. The guide will take visitors for a tour lasting more than two-hours, by arrangement. 
  • The Shriver House Museum is about a 5-minute walk from our Inn, on Baltimore Street. It is a Civil War-Era House that has been restored with authentic furnishings. A guide takes you on a thirty-minute tour of the house, describing the history of the family who lived there, and their experience during the Civil War. The visitor thus gets a different perspective – by hearing about the effects of the Battle on civilians.
  • The David Wills House is on Lincoln Square, about an eight-minute walk from the Brickhouse Inn and is owned by the National Park Service. David Wills was a lawyer in Gettysburg at the time of the Battle. In the aftermath, he was asked by the Governor of Pennsylvania to choose a site for a cemetery where the soldiers who had been killed in the Battle could be buried. He chose the site, which is now the National Military Cemetery (see below). When the time came to dedicate the cemetery on November 19, 1863, David Wills invited President Lincoln to be one of the speakers and to spend the night at his house. Lincoln is reputed to have put the finishing touches to the famous Gettysburg Address in the Wills House that night, and you can see the bed that he slept in.
  • The National Military Cemetery, the Soldiers Cemetery is a three-minute walk from the Brickhouse Inn. It is open to visitors during daylight hours. Among the many monuments is one commemorating President Lincoln’s famous Gettysburg Address. There are two or three free tours every day, lasting 45 minutes, in April through November.
  • The Eisenhower Farm can be reached by shuttle bus from the Visitor Center. The former President’s house and farm belong to the National Park Service, and a Park Ranger will show you around the house where Dwight Eisenhower and his wife Mamie lived in retirement.

The Gardens at Our Civil War Era Inn in Gettysburg

From the time you arrive in the private off-street parking lot at our Pennsylvania inn, you will be welcomed by a lovely calming garden with small waterfalls and a koi pond. Guests of our Inn are welcome to relax on the patios and in the gardens, which cover an area of over half an acre.

The front rooms of the 1898 Victorian house and the c.1830 Welty House look out over historic Baltimore Street, but are separated from it by a lawn, beds of roses, and a wrought iron fence. Behind the two buildings is an oasis where you can relax to the sound of waterfalls on hot summer days under the shade of two tall Norway spruces and two spreading Japanese maples. We usually have plenty of flowers throughout the summer, forsythias, clematis, roses, lilies, hydrangeas and Mandevilla vines.

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Cliff Jacobs (Nat.Dpl.Hotel Man. (UJ). M.P.R.E.)

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