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DEC 16

Holiday Tour of Historic Properties

Get in the holiday spirit with a holiday tour of historic properties in Fairfield, Pennsylvania, just a short drive from Gettysburg. This event is hosted by the Fairfield Area Historical Society. Tickets can be purchased by mailing check to FAHS, PO Box 263, Fairfield, PA17320 or by calling me at 717-642-6540 to make arrangements to be picked up. This is a self guided tour. We have allowed 5 hours, but most folks will not take that long.

Properties included:

  1. Lower Marsh Creek Presbyterian Church

1865 Knoxlyn Road, Rt#116, S W of Gettysburg

Original Church erected 1790, remodeled 1859 and 1891. Used as a Civil War hospital. Artifacts will be available.

  1. 119 E. Main St, Fairfield

Built at the turn of the century. Federal style colonial. Beautifully restored lots of original features.

  1. 103 E. Main St., Fairfield

Built around 1850. Used as a hospital during the Civil War. Some original features still exist.

  1. 18 E. Main Street, Fairfield

Built in 1801 by William McKesson. Much of this home has been restored to the original condition. 6th US Cavalry were cared for during the aftermath of the Battle of Fairfield.

  1. St. John's Lutheran Church

15 E. Main Street, Fairfield

Original name Zion Lutheran Church built 1854. Used as a hospital during the Civil War for both Federal and Confederate soldiers.

  1. Fairfield Inn

15 E. Main St., Fairfield

Original section built in the late 1700's. One of the oldest operating inns in America. The inn was originally the Mansion House of Squire Miller the original founder of the town.

  1. 108 W. Main St., Fairfield

Fairfield Village Hall

The current structure was built in 1905. This building served for many years as a schoolhouse. It is now the office of the Fairfield Borough. Cookies and punch will be served at this property.

  1. 117 W. Main Street, Fairfield

Original deed to this property filed in 1807. Home built circa 1850. Beautifully restored with many original features still intact.

  1. 118 W. Main St., Fairfield

One of the earliest known homes in Fairfield built in the mid to late 18th Century. Many original features are still visible.

  1. Hickory Bridge Farm

96 Hickory Bridge Road, Orrtanna

(off 0f Rt#116 turn on Carrolls Tract Rd, and turn on Hickory Bridge Road)

165 Year old barn beautifully restored with many farm related antiques on site. In 1977 Hickory Bridge Barn opened as a restaurant service family meals.

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