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Welcome to the Gaslight Inn

The Gaslight Inn, a Gettysburg bed and breakfast, provides uncommon attention to details - arranging a private tour guide, helping you select a restaurant for dinner, making certain your wine is chilled, or making arrangements for a carriage ride through the Battlefield.

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.
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.

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The Most Famous Small Town in America

The 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.


Gettysburg (Adams County, PA) Moves to Green on 6/12/2020

July 2020

The Gaslight Inn is open and taking reservations! Please call 717-337-9100, and we'll be happy to assist you.
We've also received numerous notifications from local businesses that are opening following the recommended guidelines, including but not limited to:
 - Association of Licensed Battlefield Guides
 - Jennie Wade House Museum
 - Gettysburg Heritage Center
 - Gettysburg Tour Center 
 - Ghostly Images and Gettysburg Tours
 - 1863 Escape room
 - National Riding Stables
 - Segway Tours of Gettysburg
 - Seminary Ridge Museum
The green phase eases most restrictions by continuing the suspension of the stay-at-home and business closure orders to allow the economy to strategically reopen while continuing to prioritize public health.While this phase will facilitate a return to a “new normal,” it is equally important to continue to monitor public health indicators and adjust orders and restrictions as necessary to ensure the spread of disease remains at a minimum.
As of July 1, 2020, universal face coverings are required to be worn by all persons in the Commonwealth.
For full information about PA's phased approach please refer to

Museum & Visitor Center to re-open on Thursday, June 25

June 2020

Beginning June 25, the Museum and Visitor Center will be open five days a week—Thursdays through Mondays (closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays) from 9 am until 4 pm. Building capacity will be limited to less than 50 percent at a time. The programming in the Museum & Visitor Center is available using timed ticketing. Access to the film“A New Birth of Freedom” and the Gettysburg Cyclorama painting will be limited to 48 people per show to allow for social distancing. In addition, throughout the museum galleries, some of the films and all touch screen exhibits will be unavailable during this initial phase. Full details can be found on the Gettysburg Foundation website.

Considering a trip to Gettysburg?

Check out these upcoming events

August 8, 15, 22, 29 - WWII in Gettysburg
See a different side of Gettysburg, with this look at the people and places that played a part in World War II. You will visit a prisoner-of-war camp. Learn why an intelligence camp was located here, training specialized troops for psychological warfare.Hear stories of the navy’s map-making operation preparing for the invasion of Japan, and consider the scrap drive that almost took some of the battlefield’s most famous monuments. Find out what sacrifices Gettysburg’s citizens made to help with the war effort.You will also hear moving stories of WWII veterans buried in the national cemetery (yes, the one that Lincoln dedicated). From Pearl Harbor to the Battle of the Bulge to Guadalcanal, these war-time casualties (nearly 500 laid to rest here) encompass all theaters of the war and all branches of the military service.

CANCELLED - Gettysburg Bluegrass Festival

August 22 & 23 -  2020 Battle of Gettysburg - RESCHEDULED From July
Don’t miss the 157th Anniversary Battle of Gettysburg with battle reenactments, artillery and cavalry demonstrations, living history, tours of the restored house and barn, and more!On truly hallowed ground, the reenactment takes place on the 148 acre Daniel Lady Farm on the Hanover Pike, the site of July 1863 artillery placements and the first night’s Confederate line where men waited in preparation for the attack on Culp’s Hill. The house and barn became a field hospital for wounded and dying. The Benner’s Hill section of the National Park borders a reenactment field on the farm.

September 12 & 13 - Gettysburg Wine & Music Festival
Where North meets South, let's drink wine! Enjoy a fall weekend at central PA's premier wine event. Sample and purchase wine from 27 Pennsylvania wineries, take in offerings from more than 50 food and craft vendors and dance to the region’s best live music. Save 20% by purchasing tickets in advance at $20 each. Tickets bought at the gate are $25. Two-day advance tickets are available for $30. All tickets include a free wine glass, unlimited wine sampling and access to live music. Youth/Designated Driver tickets are $12 and children 12 and under are free. Special pricing is available for groups of more than 15 people. Parking is free.

September 19 - Snack Town Brewfest 2020 - RESCHEDULED From June

The Hanover Area Chamber of Commerce is pleased to present the fourth-annual Snack Town Brewfest, sponsored by Snyder’s of Hanover and Utz Quality Foods. Celebrate Hanover’s rich snack food heritage by pairing tasty treats with local craft beer and wine on Saturday, June 20, 2020 in the Snack Food Capital! Breweries and wineries will fill Good Field from 1-5 p.m., along with food trucks, music and entertainment, for a day of sips, tastes and fun.

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History Before Breakfast

Unfortunately we will not be providing History Before Breakfast until it is safe to do so.
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