Yes we have a famous battlefield to tour by car, bicycle, horseback, and even on foot but we boast a wealth of activities beyond those historic acres.
From historic taverns to ethnic cuisine, farm-to-table dining to unique edibles, the tastes of Gettysburg are sure to please every palate.
With adventures to suit every budget, Gettysburg and Adams County businesses offer plenty of packages to help visitors create their dream vacations.
A casually elegant stay awaits you in this magnificent, spacious brick and brownstone Queen Anne located near the center of historic Hanover, Pennsylvania. Built in 1902, the home features numerous stained glass windows, inlaid oak floors and paneling, ceilings with finely finished hardwood beams, carved limestone and marble mantles and a bright, airy ambiance.
History abounds here. Shining Dawn is located on a road upon which Union and Confederate Cavalries under Generals Kilpatrick, Custer and JEB Stuart clashed during the Battle of Hanover. Many historians believe that the Battle of Hanover had a positive influence for Union forces during the Battle of Gettysburg. The Gettysburg National Military Park is only 15 miles to our west. The first capital of the United States of America, York is only 20 miles to our east.
Although surrounded by pastoral Amish farms and charming scenery, Hanover is convenient to both the Washington beltway (1-1/2 hours) and the Baltimore beltway (1 hour). This makes our facility ideal for a weekend retreat from city living.
In addition to welcoming individual guests, we are well suited to provide accommodations for small corporate and group retreats. We offer six comfortable guest rooms, four of which can be configured into two suites, each with a private bath. Our spacious sunroom, living room and dining room, which are interconnected by the grand foyer, provide ample floor space and flexibility for meetings, small group dining and activities. Wireless internet is available throughout the facility while the meditation room and contemplation garden serve to help our guests relax in a tranquil atmosphere of peace and beauty.
For individuals, couples and families looking for quality time together, Shining Dawn can provide quiet and cozy space to enjoy one another, or to enjoy the conversation and company of other guests. For corporate or retreat groups, we have ideal meeting spaces and special rates.
We look forward to welcoming you as our guests and helping you make your visit to the Hanover/Gettysburg area a memory to treasure!
Member of the Professional Association of Innkeepers International.
First floor meeting rooms are handicap accessible. Room rates include a delicious full breakfast for two.