Gettysburg Journals

Weekend History Lesson

An October 2008 trip to Gettysburg by mikro

Passages Inn Photo, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania More Photos
Quote: My first visit to historic Gettysburg, PA proved to be interesting and a review of our country's Civil War and its implications on US history. Spending time at the battlefield and new visitor's center is a must for every citizen.

Dobbin House Tavern

Restaurant | "Dining 1800s Style"

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Upon the recommendation, we made dinner reservations at the Dobbin House a week prior to our arrival in Gettysburg. On a busy night, we still had to wait about 30 minutes to be seated. Meanwhile, we sat on a bench outside under the full moon, visited the gift shop, and saw the underground railroad hiding spot in the tavern.We dined by candlelight in one of the Alexander Dobbin dining rooms. The attentive waitress was dressed in costume from the Colonial days. The menu was printed in Old English and featured dishes of the period. An assortment of fresh baked colonial breads started our meal. We dined on "flesh" (pork tenderloin) and fish (orange roughy), accompanied by a baked sweet potato ...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on October 29, 2008

Dobbin House Tavern
89 Steinwehr Avenue (Business Route 15 South)
Gettysburg, Pennsylvania 17325
(717) 334-2100

Gettysburg National Military Park and Cemetery

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Attraction | "The Essential Introduction to the Gettysburg Experience"

Gettysburg National Military Park and Cemetery Photo, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
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The new museum and visitor center at Gettysburg National Military Park opened in the spring of 2008. Through film, artifacts, and interactive displays visitors will better understand the importance of what happened here in 1863. The large lobby is very accommodating for the many large groups, families and bus tours that visit each year. There are a refreshment area, bookstore and museum shop, and the essential restrooms. Information desks and ticket counters complete the area - maps, tickets for the museum and Eisenhower home, and booking a battlefield guide can be done here.In the busy season, it is good to arrive early in the day, or purchase your museum tickets the previous day, to...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on October 29, 2008

Gettysburg National Military Park and Cemetery
1195 Baltimore Pike
Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

Passages Inn

Hotel | "B&B with an International Accent"

Passages Inn Photo, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
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Bidding on a travel package during our local PBS station's Travel Auction led us to Passages Inn B&B. The 2-story home on the main street in Gettysburg dates back to 1836 and was in the Confederate-held area during the 1863 Civil War battle. Paulette Lee and Gary Froseth are the current innkeepers and have named and decorated the 3 guest rooms to reflect their international travel and interests. The inn also has a living room, dining room and hospitality area for guests.We stayed in Australasia, decorated with accents from Asia and Australia. Being at the front of the house, it was a bit noisy but comfortable and well-appointed. The room had its own 2-room bath, cable TV and air conditio...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on October 23, 2008

Passages Inn
267 Baltimore Street
Gettysburg 17325
(717) 334-7010