Dobbin House Tavern House Tour

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Dobbin House Tavern House Tour

Enjoy a FREE, guided tour of the 1776 historic Dobbin House Tavern, the oldest house in Gettysburg.

By Dobbin House Tavern

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May 19 · 10am - November 19 · 11am EDT


Dobbin House Tavern 89 Steinwehr Avenue Gettysburg, PA 17325

About this event

This popular and highly-rated presentation highlights the house built by the Rev. Alexander Dobbin. His stone home spans four centuries of American history, from the Revolutionary War, through the Civil War, through the Wars of the 20th Century, to today. View all the decorated rooms while interacting with period antiques to understand how the home's occupants lived during the beginnings of America in the 18th and 19th centuries.

*Savor a combination of history and entertainment

*View all the historically decorated rooms

*Interact with period antiques

*See how the Dobbin family planned to defend themselves from Indian attacks

*Hear what the Zeigler family experienced while living in the Dobbin House during the Battle of Gettysburg

*Peek in the kitchen of the current restaurant

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Dobbin House Tavern

Four Score and Seven years before the Civil War Battle of Gettysburg, (1776), Reverend Alexander Dobbin built a house to begin a new life in America for himself and his family. Today his home, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, is a colonial restaurant where candlelit elegance, superior food in abundance, and gracious service bring back the sights, sounds and tastes of two centuries ago. AAA rated. The friendly hospitality of the Dobbin House extends to the Springhouse Tavern, Gettystown Bed and Breakfast, Country Curiosity Store, Abigail Adams Ballroom, in-house bakery and secret "underground railroad" slave hideout.