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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.
Starting back up in August 2021, "History Before Breakfast"
Tuesday and Wednesday morning, 8-9 AM
Eisenhower National Historic Site
As of August 9th
Due to the increase in transmission rate for Adams County and Pennsylvania for COVID-19, the Eisenhower National Historic Site House Tours will be closed for the season. However, guests are still permitted to drive out to the location and tour the grounds on their own.
Gettysburg Wine & Music Festival
September 11 - 12
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. More information coming soon! Proper ID is required to enter the festival grounds. No pets, weapons or outside food may be brought onto the grounds. Chairs, blankets and empty coolers are welcome. For more details visit our website. Hosted by the Gettysburg Adams Chamber of Commerce and supported by area businesses and hundreds of volunteers, the festival promotes Pennsylvania wine, boosts the area economy and strengthens the local quality of life. In addition to supporting programs of the Gettysburg Adams Chamber of Commerce, the festival benefits school groups and community organizations.
Food, ice cream, beverage and merchandise vendors will be in place, so bring an appetite for more than chili to add to your fun.
Considering a trip to Gettysburg?
Check out these upcoming events
The Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center
Thru November 30, 2021 Open Daily from 9 am to 5 pm.
The battlefield and roads are open thirty minutes before sunrise to thirty minutes after sunset. Comfort Stations located throughout the park are open for visitors during regular park hours.
HGAC Historic Barn Tour of Gettysburg & Adams County
Travel back in time and enjoy this rare opportunity to visit inside seven historic barns near Gettysburg. The Historic Gettysburg-Adams County Preservation Society (HGAC) presents the “Historic Barns Tour of Gettysburg and Adams County”. Check-in time to start the Tour is from 10am until Noon at the Historic Round Barn. Admission is $35 per adult in advance and $40 on the day of the Tour. Youth under age 18 are free. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Each barn on this unique Tour will feature activities that are fun and educational. Other activities will include plein air artists at work, a quilt display and demonstrations of tatting and lace making by the Panera Tatters. Living historians will discuss mid-19th century Quaker culture in Upper Adams County and their work to help freedom seekers. There will be a horse show demonstrating riding skills used by Cavalry during the Civil War and explanations of Civil War era medical practices by living historians at the George Spangler Farm through the courtesy of the Gettysburg Foundation. Event will take place rain or shine.
National Apple Harvest Festival
October 2-3 and October 9-10
The National Apple Harvest Festival, which is held during the first two full weekends in October, has been celebrating beautiful crafts, great music and wonderful food for over fifty years. The festival has something for everyone with hundreds of arts and crafts dealers, demonstrations, contests, food stands and entertainment.
WWII Normandy – Battle of the French Countryside
Visit The Daniel Lady Farm for a weekend with the Axis and Allies of World War II. Enjoy a full weekend of WWII living history events! Visit the different camps, learn about the uniforms, explore vehicles and equipment and even catch a skirmish! Even learn about the little known cavalry that still existed on horse back!
Night at the Museum, 1863!
September 18 and October 2, October 23
The Battle of Gettysburg changed more lives than we could ever imagine. The events that took place in July of 1863, in a small town many people had never heard of, forever affected our nation’s history. The Gettysburg Heritage Center museum will come to life with first-person accounts of the battle. You will hear stories such as how the townspeople reacted to the battle raging outside their front door – did they hide? Fight? Run? What dangers did the civilians encounter during the battle? How did a town left with nothing but wounded and dead, find the strength to continue on? These are the stories of the people who struggled, survived, and rebuilt not only a town but a country. Throughout the museum, you will hear messages of courage and strength – that through the dark there is light. You will gain a better sense of what life was truly like for them during the war, and how they were ordinary people like us, who had to do extraordinary things!
Snack Town Brewfest
Meshing Hanover’s rich snack food heritage with local craft beer and wine, Snack Town Brewfest features 40 craft breweries and wineries along with gourmet snack food creations, food trucks, music from the Amish Outlaws and yard games!
History Before Breakfast
Tuesday Morning (8 am - 9 am)
A Gettysburg Licensed Battlefield Guide will conduct a discussion about the Civil War period of our history.
Wednesday Morning (8 am - 9 am)
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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Gettysburg battlefield photography by Ron Zanoni, Ronald Phillip Photography