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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.
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.
Built at the turn of the century. Federal style colonial. Beautifully restored lots of original features.
Built around 1850. Used as a hospital during the Civil War. Some original features still exist.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Original deed to this property filed in 1807. Home built circa 1850. Beautifully restored with many original features still intact.
One of the earliest known homes in Fairfield built in the mid to late 18th Century. Many original features are still visible.
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.