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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.


Holiday House Tour and Tasting

December 14, 2019

AN INNS OF THE GETTYSBURG AREA EVENT
Join us for our annual festive tour of Gettysburg area historic homes, inns, and properties beautifully decorated for the holiday season. A Special Event This is truly a special opportunity to tour historic homes in the Gettysburg area, enjoy festive music, taste specialty dishes prepared by the inns and enjoy local wines too. HOLIDAY HOUSE TOUR AND TASTING Why not make the Holiday House Tour & Tasting part of a weekend getaway? Tickets are FREE for those spending the night on December 14th.


*New for 2019* - Gettysburg Ice Rink

December 1 - January 5

A 1,055 square foot synthetic ice rink will be placed on Steinwehr Avenue from mid-November until right after the New Year. Ginette Johnson Prendergast Synthetic ice is a substitute for real ice which allows its users to practice ice skating without the energy costs of conventional ice skating rinks. You may bring your own ice skates to use on the synthetic rink, or there will be several pairs available for rental.
Ice Rink Hours:
Monday-Thursday: 3-7pm
Friday: 3-8pm
Saturday & Sunday: 1-8pm
*Ice rink will be closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.


An Eisenhower Christmas

December 1 - 31, 2019

Experience President Dwight “Ike” and Mamie Eisenhower’s holiday decorations in their home near Gettysburg. Tickets and shuttle bus to the site are required. Historic nativity scenes from the Eisenhower White House will be on display in the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum and Visitor Center.


History Before Breakfast

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Midweek Activities in Season

Available from May to October

Tuesday Morning (8 am - 9 am)
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.
Wednesday Morning (8 am - 9 am)
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.
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Midweek Activities in Season

Available from May to October

Tuesday Morning (8 am - 9 am)
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.
Wednesday & Thursday Mornings (8 am - 9 am)
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.
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From the Blog

Today is a day of thanks and Mike and I are thankful for all our supporters and guests over the last 17 months (or so). If you have not met us yet, we moved from upstate NY in May of 2018 to purchase and operate The Gaslight Inn. It’s been exhilarating and scary all at the same time, but we’ve met wonderful people in the time we’ve been here which makes it all more exhilarating. We’re also thankful for the staff we consider family. Without these amazing people we just wouldn’t be able to do it ourselves. So for today we enjoyed a morning serving breakfast to the guests that are visiting and taking time to enjoy Gettysburg and our Inn for their holiday. Later today Mike and l will have our meal and take a moment to reflect; likely ending with some pie :) Tomorrow we’ll be back at it getting ready for the holiday season that is kicking off here in Gettysburg tomorrow with the tree lighting ceremony. Visit and like our Facebook or Instagram page to see pictures and posts of what we’re up to. And if you’re in the area please consider staying with us (again for some of you). Having this Bed and Breakfast is really our dream and we’re lucky enough to be able to pursue it. Give thanks today and everyday.

The below information was obtained courtesy of https://www.britannica.com/topic/Thanksgiving-Day

Plymouth’s Thanksgiving began with a few colonists going out “fowling,” possibly for turkeys but more probably for the easier prey of geese and ducks, since they “in one day killed as much as…served the company almost a week.” Next, 90 or so Wampanoag made a surprise appearance at the settlement’s gate, doubtlessly unnerving the 50 or so colonists. Nevertheless, over the next few days the two groups socialized without incident. The Wampanoag contributed venison to the feast, which included the fowl and probably fish, eels, shellfish, stews, vegetables, and beer. Since Plymouth had few buildings and manufactured goods, most people ate outside while sitting on the ground or on barrels with plates on their laps. The men fired guns, ran races, and drank liquor, struggling to speak in broken English and Wampanoag. This was a rather disorderly affair, but it sealed a treaty between the two groups that lasted until King Philip’s War (1675–76), in which hundreds of colonists and thousands of Native Americans lost their lives.

On October 3, 1863, during the Civil War, Lincoln proclaimed a national day of thanksgiving to be celebrated on Thursday, November 26. The holiday was annually proclaimed by every president thereafter, and the date chosen, with few exceptions, was the last Thursday in November. F.D. Roosevelt issued a proclamation in 1942 designating the fourth Thursday in November (which is not always the last Thursday) as Thanksgiving Day.

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Gettysburg battlefield photography by Ron Zanoni, Ronald Phillip Photography