Battlefield Bed and Breakfast, Gettysburg, PA

Imagine staying in a real 1809 Civil War farmhouse on a beautiful 30 acre nature preserve on the Gettysburg Battlefield behind Big Round Top. 

During the Battle of Gettysburg, this was the home of abolitionist Cornelius Houghtelin. The house was used as General Merritt's Headquarters (Union Cavalry.) The barn was a field hospital. After Pickett's Charge, the farm was used as a Union cavalry camp.

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Come for our breakfasts

Our breakfasts include chef's choice entree, breakfast meat, farm potatoes, fruit, baked goods, orange juice, coffee and tea.

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Guests rooms for 1-4 or more guests

Most of our guest rooms accommodate three to four people.

Rooms each have a personality reflecting the history of this property and the story of the Battle of Gettysburg.

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8 AM Civil War history programs every morning for our guests

Learn to fire a Civil War musket.

Visit with Mr. & Mrs. Robert E. Lee. 

Learn about the surprising sophistication of Civil War medicine from a local physician.  

Hear about the fascinating experiences of the civilians who cared for the soldiers during and after the battle. Follow the amazing tale of artillerist Lt. Robert James. These are some of the fascinating history programs that the inn is known for.

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Battlefield Bed & Breakfast has been featured on Ghost Hunters, The Travel Channel, and Wall Street Cheat Sheet in 2014. Previously, the inn has been featured in the New York Times, Paranormal States, and Country Collectibles.

Will you meet a Civil War ghost? For luck, kiss our ghost shadow in the parlor.

Paranormal investigators are welcome to investigate our historic battlefield property.

Give a Gift Certificate

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If you would like us to mail you a certificate, please call the inn. Allow a few days for processing and delivery.

If you would like to print your own certificate immediately,

please order online here "Gift Certificates".

Gift certificate recipients can call and make reservations at their convenience. You don't need to know when they want to come.

If your recipient can only come on a Saturday night, we waive the two night minimum for guests who are paying with gift certificates. We want your gift to be used without any restrictions.

Swan Cottage

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If you are looking for a private house, consider Swan Cottage.

This cottage is located at the entrance to our farm lane. Guests at Swan Cottage have breakfast and history programs at the Farmhouse, while enjoying the privacy of a separate home on one acre.

This is perfect for honeymoon couples, families, or anyone who is looking for a private place for some creative thought.

You will have a kitchen, living room, dining room two Jacuzzi baths,  massage chairs in the bedroom, a queen bed and a queen sofa pullout,  two TV's, and wireless internet.  Enjoy!

Comfortable Beds

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Our beds are comfortable. Our location is peaceful and quiet. Our rooms are delightfully clean. Get a good night's sleep and wake up with a smile on your face.

30 acre wildlife preserve and gardens

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Stretch your legs on our 30 acres of wild-life preserve with a lotus pond, hiking trails, spacious lawns, and gardens.

There are trails where you can walk your dog. Kids will find plenty of fascinating places to explore. Come for birding. Take a picnic. Have fun!

Daily Civil War History Programs

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At 8 am every morning you can spend an hour with one of our history presenters. Our historians have a variety of areas of expertise related to the Civil War. You may learn about the Union or Confederate troops, the experience of the town's people in Gettysburg, or the unique history of the Cornelius Houghtelin farm where you are staying. Cornelius Houghtelin was a committed abolitionist farmer. The farmhouse was General Merritt's headquarters. The barn was a Civil War field hospital.

Five minutes from downtown Gettysburg

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You will be just five minutes from the tourist district (3 1/2 miles) with convenient restaurants, museums, tours, shops, and galleries. Parking downtown is inexpensive (75 cents/hour in the parking garage on the square). Parking at the National Park Visitor Center is free.

We welcome singles, couples, families, friends and dogs

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We gracefully balance the needs of romantic couples with families and travelers with dogs.

Travelers with dogs are wonderful guests and we are delighted to meet so many interesting dog travelers.

We have no extra fees for our dog guests. Bring the whole family!

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With thirty acres of nature to explore, cute farm animals to visit, and Civil War uniforms to try on, kids love Battlefield Bed & Breakfast.

Our history programs are interesting to older children.

We are a great destination for parents and kids, grandparents and grandkids,  three generation families, family reunions,  and home school groups.