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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.


Valentine's Day is Coming

Book a Room and Romance Package

The Romance Package
Price: $85 / 2 guests
Pampering is the order of the day to celebrate the one you love. Our romance package can be in your room upon your arrival. The package includes: 
▪ A bottle of champagne, wine or sparkling cider 
▪ Box of chocolates 
▪ $50 gift card for dinner at a local restaurant
Additional items available:
▪ Relax with a massage at The Gettysburg Day Spa ($192 single/  $204 Couple; gratuity included)
▪ Order some handmade chocolate covered strawberries ($15)
▪ We can also arrange for fresh flowers (market price)


Winter Lecture Series at the Gettysburg National Military Park

January 11 - March 22

Featuring some of the best National Park Service rangers and historians from across the region, the 11-week Winter Lecture Series of hour-long talks will examine a wide array of subjects related to the American Civil War and Gettysburg history. Topics include the Army Mule, World War II burials in the National Cemetery, the fighting on Culp’s Hill, the domestic slave trade, and many more. These lectures help illuminate the different events and personalities of this pivotal chapter in American history. The Winter Lecture Series is held at 1:30pm on weekends in the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum and Visitor Center from January 11 through March 22, 2020. Limited seating is available on a first come – first serve basis.


Gettysburg Rocks

February 7 - 9

Gettysburg Rocks is the brainchild of local musician, music promoter and radio personality Rob Simon (aka Bald Rob). The original concept for this multiple venue festival in the town of Gettysburg was just an idea until Rob’s daughter Ashley approached him to help her with a fundraiser for Penn State Mont Alto’s THON group. During the course of an 11-week period the first Gettysburg Rocks event was planned, created and implemented and was an immediate success. The first event was held on the weekend of February 7th and 8th, 2014 and included 130 live bands across 12 venues in Gettysburg. The event raised over $14,000 for The Four Diamonds Fund. After the success of the first event, Rob was approached by several of the participating venues to create a warm weather version of the popular festival and the August event was created. Gettysburg Rocks is now a bi-annual music festival and fundraiser for Four Diamonds. Since the creation of Gettysburg Rocks the event has raised over $80,000 for Four Diamonds. This year's event will feature more than 160 performances at 14 venues over three days.


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