Welcome to the Gaslight Inn
An in-town oasis, The Gaslight Inn is conveniently located just one block from Lincoln Square, the center of Gettysburg, PA and one block from East Confederate Avenue, the Culps Hill area of the Battlefield.
The Most Famous Small Town in AmericaThe Battle of Gettysburg was the turning point of the American Civil War. For three hot days in July 1863, our small Pennsylvania town was the scene of hard-fought battles, esteemed bravery and the bloodshed of 51,000 men.
With a much needed Union victory, many historians agree that it was on these hallowed grounds that our nation was saved, and deem the Battle of Gettysburg as the defining moment that changed the direction of the war and the morale of the nation. After nearly 150 years what happened in Gettysburg is not forgotten. We invite you to visit and walk in the footsteps of history.
Historic Downtown Food Tour - Third Season
April 1, 2016
If you like food and history united into one satisfying sensory experience, you're going to want to grab your walking shoes and head to Gettysburg for the opening weekend of food tours that run from April 1st through November 2016.
Savor Gettysburg Food Tours, the latest in Gettysburg's emerging culinary scene, will kick off its third season Friday, April 1, 2016, with its Historic Downtown Food Tour, which combines seven great stops throughout this historic town as well as their new Wine, Cider & Dine Tour that showcases four distinctive wineries, all of which have a tasting room location within our downtown area coupled with a handcrafted artisanal food experience. Visit Savor Gettysburg website @ http://www.savorgettysburgfoodtours.com/ for additional information.
February 20, 2016
Licensed Town Guide, John McTague will present "Lincoln at Gettysburg" and the President himself will join us for lunch followed by personal anecdotes on his 1863 visit to dedicate the National Cemetery. The cost is $40/person for the Lincoln presentation and luncheon. Call the Inn to make your weekend arrangements to celebrate President Lincoln.
Celebrate Lincoln Itinerary for February 20, 2016
Morning Presentation 11 a.m.: Meet in the Abigail Adams Ballroom at Dobbin House for a Power Point presentation by Licensed Town Guide John McTague. John is a veteran Licensed Town Guide and has spoken at numerous seminars, Civil War Roundtables, and conferences. An avid student of the American Civil War, John is an authority on Abraham Lincoln and his visit to Gettysburg.
Lunch 11:30 a.m.: Abigail Adams Ballroom Dobbin House. You are in for a real treat with Lincoln portrayer, James Hayney! He will circulate among the guests during lunch and will give a short speech following the meal.
Ticket price: $40/person and includes all of the above.
Evening Cocktail Hour
Cocktail hour with Major General John Hartranft at the Battlefield Bed and Breakfast, 2264 Emmitsburg Rd., Gettysburg. This is a BYOB event with snacks and light hors d'oerves being provided. Major General Hartranft is portrayed by Mark Grim. Mark is a 25 year veteran of the Marine Corp and an attorney who is currently a member of the Confederation of Union Generals. The General's lecture on February 20th will center around the imprisonment and ultimate execution of the "Lincoln Conspriators" while he served as Provost Marshall of the Old Military Prison in Washington, D.C.
Ticket price: $13/person.
Irish Brigade in the Battle of Gettysburg
March 19, 2016
The Inns of the Gettysburg area are sponsoring an Irish event on March 19, 2016 which will include a Battlefield Walk and a dinner lecture at Dobbin House Restaurant in the evening. Guests are invited to meet General Hancock at Auto Tour Stop #9 @ 1 p.m. for a brief walk in the Wheatfield where the General, portrayed by Randy Feranec who is a member of Confederation of Union Generals, will describe the actions of the Irish troops during that critical period of the battle. At 6:30 p.m. we meet at the Dobbin House for dinner with General and Mrs. Hancock followed by a presentation by Licensed Guide, Rich Kohr, who will give a detailed description of the Irish during the Battle.
Tickets for this event are $50/person. Please call the Inn at 717-337-9100 if you are interested to participate in this fun evening. For more information http://www.gettysburgbedandbreakfast.com/irish/irish.php
Gettysburg Firkin Fest
April 9, 2016
The Gettysburg Firkin Fest is for serious craft beer enthusiasts. The Gettysburg Firkin is an exclusive event- limited to 250 sampling guests. Enjoy sampling 18 firkins of extremely rare, one-off brews and some other great seasonal brews. Admission for this “All-VIP” event includes a premium sampling glass and catered cuisine– and NEW FOR 2016: a tour of the neighboring Seminary Ridge Museum is included with your ticket!
History Before Breakfast
Midweek Activities in Season
Available from May to October
Before breakfast, Gettysburg Licensed Battlefield Guide, Gar Phillips, will conduct a discussion about and demonstration of firearms used during the Civil War period of our history.
Before breakfast, Gettysburg Licensed Battlefield Guide, Stuart Dempsey, will conduct a question & answer session for our guests, as well as speaking on various topics of Civil War history.
Gettysburg battlefield photography by Ron Zanoni, Ronald Phillip Photography