Holiday House Tour Itinerary. This tour is self-guided and may be completed in any order. Bring your paid receipt to receive a wristband and program at your first stop.
Savor Gettysburg Food Tours will be running additional tours on Sunday, December 11th for our Inns of the Gettysburg Area Guests. We are offering two 2-hour tours 10:45am-12:45pm & 1:30pm-3:30pm, Sunday, December 10th.
Pre-Tour: The Dobbin House will give history and tour of the property from 9:00am-11:00am: Dobbin House – 89 Steinwehr Avenue, Gettysburg (717-334-2100); Built in 1776 by the Reverend Alexander Dobbin, this stone farmhouse was part of the Underground Railroad and was a witness to the Battle of Gettysburg in 1863. Guests will be treated to beautiful colonial era Christmas decorations on this tour.
Christ Lutheran Church - 30 Chambersburg Street, Gettysburg (717-334-5212); Built between 1835 and 1836, this historic church building was utilized as a hospital during and after the battle. In addition to many beautiful features of the building, the bell tower is original and the bell which has hung there since 1836 is still used every Sunday. Please teturn after the House Tour for the Songs and Stories of the Civil War candelight program beginning at 8:00pm.
The following properties are open from Noon-5pm:
- Battlefield Bed & Breakfast - 2664 Emmitsburg Road, Gettysburg (717-334-8804); The historic farmhouse was used as General Merritt's Headquarters (Union Cavalry). The historic barn was a field hospital. After Pickett's Charge, the farm was used as a Union cavalry camp.
- Baladerry Inn – 40 Hospital Road, Gettysburg (717-337-1342); Located to the south of Gettysburg, the George Bushman farm served as a field hospital for the Army of the Potomac. Hand-blown glass windows and wood floors serve as reminders of the past. Today the inn offers ten guest rooms and suites.
- Historic G.A.R. Hall – 53 E. Middle St. Gettysburg; Enjoy a tour of the historic G.A.R. Hall beautifully decorated for the upcoming holiday season while shopping for a "few of your favorite things!” The hall was originally a Methodist Episcopal Church and is the oldest standing church building in Gettysburg. It was sold to the local post of the Grand Army of the Republic in 1880 and remained in use until the 1930s. The property was acquired and restored by the Historic Preservation Society of Gettysburg-Adams County (HGAC) in 1988.
- Trinity United Church of Christ - 60 East High Street, Gettysburg (717-334-7266); The Church was formed in 1790 and started meeting at its current location in 1812. The present church's cornerstone was laid in 1851 and was remodeled in 1892. In 1863 the church served as a hospital for wounded soldiers in both armies during the Battle of Gettysburg. The church underwent several other changes before it was remodeled in 1990 to look like it does today.
- Lee's Headquarters - 401 Buford Avenue, Gettysburg; (941-323-2559); This property was at the heart of the fighting on the first day of the Battle of Gettysburg and served as the center of Robert E. Lee's headquarters complex for the rest of the battle. The landscape and the house itself, occupied by Mary Thompson at the time of the battle and owned by Radical Republican Congressman Thaddeus Stevens, were recently restored to the degree possible to their 1863 appearance by the Civil War Trust. Please enjoy the short walking trail and interpretive signs on the property along with the inside of the house, which will be open for this special event.
- Inn at Herr Ridge – 900 Chambersburg Road, Gettysburg (717-334-4332); The Inn at Herr Ridge was built as a tavern in 1815, adding lodging options in 1828 under the ownership of Frederick Herr. The house remained a tavern until 1868, when it was sold and became a farm. In 1977, a tavern was reopened on the site and now offers guests 17 distinctive guest rooms and suites.
- Adams County Winery - 251 Peach Tree Road, Orrtanna, PA 17353 (717-334-4631); The winery opened in 1976, nestled against the foothills of South Mountain, just 8 miles west of Gettysburg. The Farm Winery offers views of the beautiful countryside, and a relaxed setting for tasting and selecting wines.
- Hickory Bridge Farm - 96 Hickory Bridge Road, Orrtanna, PA 17353 (717-642-5261); Welcome to Hickory Bridge Farm 9 miles west of Gettysburg. We welcome you to visit our family's unique restaurant and bed & breakfast. Since 1970, it has been a pleasure to serve guests from all over the world. The restaurant is located in a beautiful 165 year old barn and accommodations are featured in the 1750 farmhouse and several cottages. The Martin Family
- Historic Fairfield Inn - 15 W Main Street, Fairfield, PA 17320 (717-542-5410); With origins dating to 1757, The Fairfield Inn is one of America's oldest, continuously operated inns. The Inn offers all the refinement and charm one would expect from a small luxory hotel. Individually decorated bedrooms, spacious private bathrooms, and elegant, tastefully furnished suites and parlors invite you to relax. Proud to be celebrating and serving fine food and spirits to travelers and guests for over 260 years.
Don't miss out on this great tour. Check out Gettysburg Area Retail Merchants Association for more info on what to do in Gettysburg during the Holidays.
Tickets for the complete tour can be purchased directly from any one of our member Inns and if you stay at an IGA member Inn for the weekend of December 12th, you can take the Holiday House tour for free. If you are local to the Gettysburg area or unable to stay at one of our member Inns, you can purchase tickets online. For more information call 717-337-1342.