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Discover Gettysburg at the Dobbin House Tavern

The Dobbin House Tavern is Gettysburg’s oldest and most historic home; not only was the house built in 1776—an important year for our history—it also acted as a hospital following the Battle of Gettysburg and a crawl space for runaway slaves seeking freedom on the Underground Railroad. The house’s role as a spectator and participant in some of our nation’s most pivotal and valuable history, from the Revolutionary War to the Civil War, has landed the Dobbin House Tavern on the National Register of Historic Places and a Pennsylvania Historic Landmark.

Today, the colonial-themed restaurant offers candlelit excellence to its patrons, serving delicious food alongside the sights, sounds, and tastes of 1776 and the era of its creation. The home features seven fireplaces, the Country Curiosity Store, and the six historic Alexander Dobbin Dining Rooms where you can savor the homemade breads and desserts. The restaurant also serves cocktails, soups, meat (or the appetizing title “OF FLESH” on the menu), Liberty teas, and old-fashioned Adams County Apple Pie. 

Free Tours are also available of the Dobbin House where you’ll be able to view the historical rooms and antiques, get a glimpse at the current restaurant’s period kitchen, and learn about what the Zeigler family experienced in the house during the epic Battle of Gettysburg. Check the 2017 tour dates on their website.  

The annual reenactment of the Battle of Gettysburg takes place July 1-3, 2017. Visit the website to find more information on this treasured American tradition and purchase event tickets. 

Dobbin House Tavern

89 Steinwehr Avenue (Route 15 South)

Gettysburg, PA 17325



Guest blogger, Brandon Sherbo