Historic 1776 Dobbin House Tours
Monday, July 01, 2013
Enjoy a free tour of the oldest, most historic house in Gettysburg, the Dobbin House. Built in 1776 by the Rev. Alexander Dobbin, his stone house spans three centuries of American history, from the Revolutionary War through the Civil War and beyond. View all the historically decorated rooms while interacting with period antiques to understand how the homes occupants lived during the 18th and 19th centuries.
You'll hear about how the Dobbin family planned to defend themselves from Indian attacks, what the Heck family experienced during the Battle of Gettysburg, and take a peek in the kitchen of the current restaurant.
Offered throughout the year of the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg, this free tour meets at 10:30 am in the Dobbin House gift shop. See or call for specific dates, www.dobbinhouse.com, or 717-334-2100.
Tours will be offered from 10:30am - 11:30am May 25-27, Saturdays in June, as well as June 23 and 25-30. July 1-7; 9-14; 17-19, 21, 23-28 and July 30-31. Tours will be available Tuesdays through Sundays in August with the exception of Wednesday August 20. Tours will take place every weekend September and October, with the exception of October 12. Tours will be offered November 2, 9, 16-19, and 22-24.