Travelers with dogs love visiting Battlefield Bed and Breakfast Inn in Gettysburg, PA

Bring your entire family with you on vacation.

Photo by B&B guest H. Wood

Photo by B&B guest H. Wood

Photo by B&B guest H. Wood.

Photo by B&B guest H. Wood.

We love dogs and we love dog owners. As a pet friendly accommodation we know that you don't want to leave your dog at home - and you shouldn't have to! Battlefield Bed and Breakfast Inn is the premiere pet-friendly lodging option on the Gettysburg Pennsylvania Battlefield.

Our Staff is Here To Help with Your Dog. At Battlefield Bed and Breakfast Inn you and your dog will be warmly welcomed by a caring staff that excels at meeting the needs of travelers with pets. Let the front desk know that you are inquiring about pet-friendly lodging and we will help you plan the perfect getaway for you and your dog in Gettysburg, PA.

Walking Trails for Dogs. On our property you and your dog will find 30 acres of nature preserve with walking trails for long walks. Our walking trails take roughly a half-an-hour to walk with beautiful natural scenery throughout the trails. Please be prepared to meet deer and other wild-life, including the usual Pennsylvania cohort of summer ticks. These are present everywhere in the area.

Lawn Play for Dogs. You and your dog can also play fetch on our six acre lawn. 

Dog-friendly Rooms. All twelve of the inn's rooms and suites are dog friendly and four rooms have direct outdoor access for your dog's convenience. We are careful to clean dog hair from each room between dogs. You will find that your room is clean and ready to enjoy. We have dog towels and blankets available to help guard our bedding and furniture. These are available at the front desk. Please ask for any supplies you need.

Please Clean Up After Your Dog. We offer complimentary dog waste bags as well as a dedicated outdoor waste can.

No Pet Fees. There are no additional fees for bringing dogs to Battlefield Bed and Breakfast Inn. We do ask that all dogs remain on a leash anywhere outside of your room within the buildings. Supervised off-leash play is permitted if you think your dog will safely accommodate the guests, barn cats, and horses. We trust our guests to have good judgement about whether their dogs will be a good guests. If you need advice about any challenges your dog has, please ask.


Carriage climbing structure in fenced dog run. Photo by B&B guest H. Wood.

Carriage climbing structure in fenced dog run. Photo by B&B guest H. Wood.

Dog Friendly Activities in Gettysburg, PA

Gettysburg is more than just a beautiful historic town in Pennsylvania, it is a destination for travelers with dogs. Read through this travel guide for advice on dog friendly activities, places to eat, and places to shop in the Gettysburg area.

Fenced Dog Run at the B&B. Photo by B&B guest H. Wood.

Fenced Dog Run at the B&B. Photo by B&B guest H. Wood.


Battlefield Bed and Breakfast Inn's property offers a wide range of dog friendly activities. Every morning you and your dog are invited to join the other Inn guests for the 8 am Civil War history presentation and the 9 am breakfast. We offer dog friendly seating arrangements for our guests at breakfast. There are walking trails that run through the Inn's 30 acres of private battlefield land. The Inn has also built a fenced in dog play yard where you can let your dog run around without the constraints of a leash. Battlefield Bed and Breakfast Inn is dedicated to creating a dog friendly atmosphere where your dog is treated like a member of your family.


The Gettysburg Battlefield contains 1,300 monuments, markers, memorials, and plaques and it is completely dog friendly. Paved roads and well marked walking paths connect the magnificent sculptures all over the Battlefield. The Gettysburg Battlefield is a dog walker's dream come true. The park is also over 9 square miles in size, which means there's always plenty of new places to explore with your dog on a leash. The only limitations placed on dog owners is that dogs are not allowed inside any cemetery, building, or museum. 


Gettysburg has a fenced in park designed for dogs! The park is open from 6:00 AM to Sunset all year long. At the park your dog can enjoy the freedom of being off of a leash and you can relax knowing they are in a fenced in dog friendly park. The park is located at 545 Long Lane, Gettysburg, PA 17325. Click here to visit the Gettysburg Area Recreation Authority's official website

Dogs attend a wedding at the B&B.

Dogs attend a wedding at the B&B.


The Gettysburg Outlet shoppes are a strip mall style shopping plaza with plenty of space for walking your dog around. Outdoor benches and outdoor access doors to restrooms make this a particularly dog friendly place to shop. Designer brand outlet stores include Under Armour, Brooks Brothers, Coach, Bass, Tommy Hilfiger, Eddie Bauer, Adidas, Harry & David, The Gap, Talbots, Columbia Sportswear, and many more. Click here to visit the Outlet Shoppes at Gettysburg official website. 


Gettysburg restaurants have adapted to the trend of visitors travelling with their dogs. Many local Gettysburg eateries have outdoor seating areas where guests with dogs can sit and enjoy a delicious meal without hiring a dog sitter for the evening.

Dog-friendly Gettysburg restaurants include:

  1. Dobbin House Tavern (Patio)

  2. ABC Beer Garden (especially Tail-Waggin’ Tuesdays)

  3. O'Rorke's Eatery and Spirits

  4. The Pike Restaurant & Lounge

  5. Farnsworth House Tavern's Beer Garden

  6. Reid's Orchard and Winery

  7. Jack’s Hard Cider

Take your dog on a battlefield tour in your car!

Take your dog on a battlefield tour in your car!


There are two different ways to tour the Gettysburg Battlefield and bring your dog along with you. You can reserve a tour with a Licensed Battlefield Guide by calling the Association of Licensed Battlefield Guides. Licensed Battlefield Guides ride in your personal motor vehicle and give you a tour of the Battlefield. Tours can be set to a standard two hours or additional hours can be added to extend the length of the tour beyond two hours. You can also tell a Guide whether there is a specific area of focus that you would prefer them to focus the tour on. Another way to tour the battlefield with your dog is to pick up a free copy of the Gettysburg Auto Tour at the National Military Park Visitor's Center. The Auto Tour brochure is also available online. With this guide you can drive from place to place at your own pace in your personal motor vehicle and learn the story of the Battle of Gettysburg.