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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.

Weekends are full thru early November

We still have some mid-week availability!

Come stay and take advantage of our HISTORY BEFORE BREAKFAST
Tuesday and Wednesday morning from 8-9 am
A Gettysburg Licensed Battlefield Guide will conduct a discussion about the Civil War period of our history.

Come Celebrate the Holidays in Gettysburg

November and December 2021
Thanksgiving in Gettysburg - Thursday November 26th
The Gaslight Inn will help you celebrate a delicious Thanksgiving in Gettysburg with a $50 gift card to use toward dinner at a local restaurant. Space is limited and reservations fill quickly  Please make your reservations no later than November 4th.  A 2-night stay at the Inn is required to qualify for this special Thanksgiving gift.
          Restaurants Choices, reservations strongly suggested:
          - Altland House, Abbottstown PA. Serving  a limited menu 11am - 5 pm.
             (717) 259-9535
          - Carriage House, Emmitsburg MD. Family style 11am - 3 pm, or served dinner 11 am - 4 pm.
            (301) 447-2366
         - Mansion House 1757, Fairfield PA. Serving buffet 11 AM - 2:30 pm.
           (717) 642-5410
Continue your celebration by attending the Gettysburg’s Annual Christmas Tree Lighting. Santa will arrive at 6pm to light the Gettysburg Christmas Tree

A Gettysburg Christmas Festival - December 3,4,5 and December 10,11,12
Come to Gettysburg to enjoy the special charm of our small town during this holiday season and make lasting memories. Gather the family and start a new tradition as you explore all our quaint community has to offer. While you are here, we have some great ways to get into the spirit:
  • Check out the memory stations
  • Experience unique holiday shopping
  • Enjoy the beautiful decorations
  • Wishing wells
  • Family games

  • 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.


    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.

    Veterans Day at the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center
    November 11th
    Time: 9am-5pm
    Price: Free
    The Gettysburg Foundation is offering a special discount and programming at the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center to honor our veterans on Veterans Day. Veterans can enjoy free admission to the Film, Cyclorama & Museum Experience at the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center. Ticket holders also have the unique opportunity to see the historic Gettysburg Cyclorama painting in a different light. Different from the traditional experience of the light and sound show in which visitors experience Pickett’s Charge depicted in the Cyclorama painting, the special ‘lights up’ program will feature an introductory talk while in full light of the painting. Visitors can see a very different view of the historic painting with the lights up and gain an understanding of the history and scenes depicted in the painting with the opportunity for questions and answers. U.S. military active-duty personnel receive free admission to the Film, Cyclorama & Museum Experience on a daily basis. U.S. military veterans should be prepared to show proof of veteran status to obtain tickets. Veterans are encouraged to arrive early. Guests will start with a film presentation of A New Birth of Freedom, immediately followed by the ‘lights up’ program on the Cyclorama painting of Pickett’s Charge completed in 1884. Visitors can then explore the 12-gallery Gettysburg Museum of the American Civil War at their leisure throughout the day. The last film and cyclorama show will begin at 4pm.

    Dedication Day – Anniversary of the Gettysburg Address
    November 19th
    Time: 10:15am
    Price: Free
    November 19, the anniversary of the Gettysburg Address and the Dedication of the Gettysburg National Cemetery, was formally designated as Dedication Day, by a joint resolution of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives, on November 19, 1946. Each year since 1938, the Lincoln Fellowship of Pennsylvania has commemorated Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address and rededicated Gettysburg National Cemetery where Lincoln spoke on this date. Over the years, this annual event has grown and is now co-sponsored by Gettysburg National Military Park, the Gettysburg Foundation, and Gettysburg College. It is presented outdoors on the historic rostrum located in the cemetery. Many influential and noteworthy national figures including: Harry Truman, Dwight Eisenhower, Tom Ridge, John Hope Franklin, Shelby Foote, Carl Sandburg, Doris Kearns Goodwin, Stephan Lang, Sandra Day O’Connor, Ken Burns, Stephen Spielberg and others have spoken at the ceremony to help all of us remember Lincoln’s words and to rededicate ourselves to the ideals Lincoln conveyed there in 1863.The day’s events typically begin at 10:15am with a wreath-laying ceremony at the Soldiers’ National Monument, followed by the Dedication Day Program at the rostrum in the Gettysburg National Cemetery at 10:30am. The Gettysburg Address is recited and the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service holds a naturalization ceremony for citizen candidates.

    Remembrance Day Illumination
    November 20th
    Time: 5:30-9pm
    Price: Free
    The Gettysburg Foundation presents the 19th Annual Remembrance Day Illumination in the Gettysburg National Cemetery. The event is subject to weather conditions, health and safety. The commemoration features a luminary candle on all 3,512 Civil War soldiers’ graves. The fallen soldiers’ names are read throughout the evening. Guests may enter the cemetery through the gate at Taneytown Road or the gate at Baltimore Street. This non-ticketed event is free of charge and open to the public. Support the Gettysburg Foundation with a heartfelt donation for the Remembrance Day Illumination by sponsoring a candle in honor or memory of a loved one. 

    Remembrance Day Parade and Ceremonies
    November 21st 
    Time: 1:00pm
    Price: Free
    Join us in honoring the soldiers and civilians of the American Civil War in this special annual parade. The parade will line up on Middle Street and then proceed to Baltimore Street and then turn onto Steinwehr Avenue. The annual event is sponsored by the Sons of Veterans Reserve, the Military Department of the Sons of the Union Veterans of the Civil War.


    Gettysburg’s Annual Christmas Tree Lighting
    November 26th
    Time: 5:45pm - 6:30pm
    Price: FREE
    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.

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    History Before Breakfast

    Available May to October

    Tuesday Morning (8 am - 9 am)
    Before breakfast,

    A Gettysburg Licensed Battlefield Guide will conduct a discussion about 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.
    Check Availability

    Contact Us (717)-337-9100

    From the Blog

    2020 has thrown all of us curveball, but we can still enjoy some holiday cheer thru virtual events. Grab you favorite beverage and check out this slide-show created by the Inns of the Gettysburg Area to see some of the member Inn’s decorated for the holiday season. There’s also a gift certificate special available at participating Inns! We wish you a very happy holiday season and we look forward to getting back to normal as soon as possible.

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