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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.
BLACK FRIDAY AND SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY SALE!
November 26 & 27
Purchase $100 in gift certificates and recieve a bonus $50 free.
Limit two per customer.
Must be purchases in increments of $100.
Valid for purchases on 11/26 and 11/27 only.
Purchase online or by calling us at (717) 337-9100.
Come Celebrate the Holidays in Gettysburg
Gettysburg’s Annual Christmas Tree Lighting - November 26th
Time: 5:45pm - 6:30pm
Join GARMA for the annual Gettysburg Christmas Tree Lighting LIVE on Lincoln Square. You can also live stream the event on our Facebook page. Celebrate in person or at home! Santa will arrive at 6pm to light the Gettysburg Christmas Tree. Free hot chocolate will be offered while you wait for Santa to arrive. Traffic will be stopped during this time so you can have your picture taken with the tree. Santa will then arrive at his Shanty, located on Lincoln Square, to greet all the children, 4-footed included. Post photos of the tree lighting on GARMA’s Facebook page or, if watching from home, post photos depicting your anticipation of the lighting of the Gettysburg Christmas Tree with the hashtag #gettysburgtreelighting.
Annual Holiday Tuba Carol Fest - December 10
Tuba players from around the country will join together to play Christmas carols in Gettysburg, Pa. It’s truly a magical performance as crowds gather to join in the merriment and come together to sing holiday tunes. Hot chocolate will be served to warm the soul.
Candlelight Tours of Christmas Past at Seton Shrine- https://setonshrine.org/candlelight-tours/
It’s time for a Christmas recital at St. Joseph’s Academy!Step back in time to the Christmas season in the 1800s and discover Elizabeth Ann Seton’s inspirational story from those who knew her best. Students are excited to recite poetry, sing Christmas songs, and play instruments such as the dulcimer. Led by candlelight, these guided tours will lead you into the two historic homes of Mother Seton where you will encounter her beloved friends who will share stories of her life, as well as the legacy that they continued since her death in 1821. Decorated for the Christmas season, Candlelight Tours of Christmas Past will immerse you in historical traditions of Mother Seton’s time.
Five Christmases at the Shriver House - https://shriverhouse.org/
Come hear how very different each of the five Christmases they spent in their home were affected by the Civil War. One of the wealthiest families in Gettysburg at the time, the first holiday George and Hettie, along with their two daughters, Sadie (5) and Mollie (3), celebrated in their new home was one full of joy and delight. Just four months later the Civil War began. The country was in turmoil and George Shriver was fighting with Cole’s Cavalry which made it a challenge for Hettie Shriver to celebrate the following holidays with her girls while their father was away.
Christmas at the Jennie Wade House - https://www.gettysburgbattlefieldtours.com/jennie-wade-house/
Visit the Jennie Wade House to get a glimpse of how the civilians of Gettysburg decorated for the holidays in 1863. Come out for music, decorations, and unique gifts. Limited availability. Call ahead on the day of your visit for the next tour time.
A Christmas Carol - https://www.gettysburgmajestic.org/
The classic Totem Pole Playhouse adaptation of Charles Dickens A Christmas Carol returns to the Majestic Theater in December 2021.A multi-talented company of actors, singers and dancers bring Dickens’ tale to life with warmth, music and laughter. A Christmas Carol evokes the true magic of the Holiday Season and is entertainment for the entire family. Join us in continuing this family tradition.God Bless us, everyone…
The Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center
Thru November 30, 2021
Open Daily from 9 am to 5 pm.
December 1, 2021 - February 28, 2022
Open Daily from 9 am to 4 pm.
Park Grounds and Roads
The battlefield and roads are open daily thirty minutes before sunrise to thirty minutes after sunset.
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.
Gettysburg battlefield photography by Ron Zanoni, Ronald Phillip Photography