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Gettysburg's premier award-winning Bed & Breakfast consists of two historic buildings once owned by a local banker and his widowed mother. The Brickhouse Inn is a 1898 three story Victorian mansion, with original wood floors, chestnut trim, family heirlooms and antiques, all in a style reminiscent of the turn of the century. The c. 1830 Welty House was occupied by Confederate sharpshooters during the Battle and has many bullet scars on its south wall.
The Brickhouse Inn Bed and Breakfast is located in the downtown historic area of Gettysburg. It is set in lovely gardens and has free off-street parking on site. You can choose from a wide selection of rooms, all with private bathrooms. Two of the rooms are suites, and four rooms have private balcony porches. The Inn is a perfect location for a dip into Civil War history, a romantic getaway, or a honeymoon.
Located in the heart of historic Gettysburg, the Brickhouse Inn Bed and Breakfast (8 rooms) and the adjacent Welty House (6 rooms) offer the perfect base for walks to local shops and restaurants. We are only a few minutes from Lincoln Square in the town center, and the National Battlefield Park is virtually at our doorstep. The historic Welty House was built in c.1830 by Solomon Welty, and was in the thick of fighting during the Battle of Gettysburg - its walls still bear the scars of bullets.
The Owners, Tessa Bardo and Brian Duncan, and staff, look forward to welcoming you to this Gettysburg Bed and Breakfast. We want to help you enjoy your visit to the heart of history in Gettysburg Pennsylvania.
Breakfast is a special part of your stay at the Brickhouse Inn. Prepared fresh each morning by the Innkeepers, our full breakfast includes a hot entree, fresh fruit, juice, coffee and bread or muffins. In warmer weather our guests enjoy breakfast served outside on the garden patios. Breakfast always includes our signature dish, Pennsylvania Dutch Shoo Fly pie, made from a secret family recipe.
Return to the Inn after a day of sight seeing or shopping and relax in a rocker on the wrap around porch with lemonade and homemade sweets.
Our location in Gettysburg's downtown historic district means guests are within walking distance
of restaurants, shops, Civil War art galleries and The National Park Visitor Center.
With our own off-street parking the Inn is the perfect "headquarters" for your stay in Gettysburg.
Travelers are always looking for memorable and relaxing experiences. Let’s discover more through the words of our innkeepers. Many thanks to Brian Duncan for sharing his own secrets with BBOnline.com! Why do most travelers stay at your inn?
People stay with us to visit the Battle of Gettysburg historic site. People stay here because we are ideally located downtown.
What are you best known for? What makes your inn unique? What do you love most about your inn?
Our B&B consists of two historic buildings, a Victorian Mansion and a 1830's house with bullet scars from the Battle of Gettysburg.
If someone has never been to your city, what is the #1 reason to come visit?
People come to visit the site of the battle of Gettysburg. We also have a fine visitors center just outside the town with a museum and a film about the battle of Gettysburg. 2013 is the "150th Anniversary" of the Battle of Gettysburg, so there will be many special activities this year in Gettysburg.
What’s the best compliment you have ever received about the inn?
We get compliments on our breakfasts, our beautiful yard and garden with a koi pond and waterfall, and our guests always compliment the cleanliness of our rooms.
What’s the best kept secret about the area?
There are 2 secrets: The beautiful fruit orchards located 20 minutes north of downtown and Ski Liberty Ski Resort.
If a traveler is staying at your inn for 4 nights, what should he/she do in the area?
For travelers staying more than just a weekend we suggest they visit the Battle of Gettysburg site and Eisenhower National Historic Site. The former President’s house and farm belong to the National Park Service. The Appalachian Trail is 30 minutes away. Hershey, PA is one hour away.
Is there anything within walking distance of your inn?
The battlefield surrounds the town and is 100 yards away.
What is your favorite restaurant/food in the area?
Dobbin House Tavern, Inn at Herr Ridge, and Cashtown Inn are among our favorite restaurants.
Any good area guides/websites that travelers could reference? How many rooms does your inn have?
We have 15 rooms.
Do you accept pets?
We cannot accommodate pets.
A Gift Certificate at The Brickhouse Inn
The perfect gift for special occasions or to show someone how much you appreciate them:
Christmas ~ Anniversary ~ Honeymoon ~ Birthday
Graduation ~ Retirement celebration
We have two main types of Gift Certificate:
- A specific dollar amount ($100-$1,000) which can be used as a credit for a stay at the Inn.
- A stay in a specific room, for any number of nights (for example: 'two nights in the Maryland Room'), including taxes (so the recipient has nothing to pay after their stay).
We will mail you the Gift Certificate so that you can present it to your special person or people. We can customize the certificate with wording of your choice, or we can leave the 'To' and 'From' blank for you to write your own message.
When the recipients of the Gift Certificate want to stay at the Brickhouse Inn they can make their reservation with us in the normal way. We would then ask them to mail us the certificate to confirm the reservation.
If you would like to purchase a Gift Certificate please call us at 1-800-864-3464, or 717-338-9337.
How To Find Us
From the Baltimore area/BWI Airport - Estimated travel time 1 Â½ hours. Leaving the airport follow signs for Baltimore/Washington Parkway North to Rt. 695 West towards Towson. Follow Rt. 695 to Exit 19, Rt. 795 West. Stay on Rt. 795 until it ends and follow signs for Rt. 140/Westminster. Continue on Rt. 140 through Westminster. Take exit for Rt. 97 North/Gettysburg. Once in Gettysburg go through first traffic light. You will then pass the Inn on your right making next right onto Locust Ave. Make first right into the alley. The Brickhouse Inn parking is the second lot on the right.
From the Washington DC area/Dulles Airport - Estimated travel time 1 Â½ hours. Take the Washington Beltway/Rt. 495 to Interstate 270 North towards Frederick, MD. Follow Rt. 270 North changing to US 15 North at Frederick. Follow Rt. 15 into Pennsylvania. Take the first exit in PA for Steinwehr Ave. Take left at exit towards Gettysburg. Go through 2 traffic lights. You will pass the Inn on your right making the next right onto Locust Ave. Make first right into the alley. The Brickhouse Inn parking is the second lot on the right.
From the Pittsburgh area and points West - Estimated travel time 3 Â½ to 4 hours from Pittsburgh. Take the Pennsylvania Turnpike/Rt. 76 East to Exit 15 for Rt. 997 South. Follow Rt. 997 South until it ends at a traffic light (you will pass through several small towns). Turn left onto Rt. 30 East towards Gettysburg. At the traffic circle in Gettysburg take the first right onto Baltimore Street. Go through two traffic lights. Just before the third light make a left onto Locust Avenue (you will not pass the Inn, we are the second house further up on Baltimore Street). Make the first right into the alley. The Brickhouse Inn parking is the second lot on the right.
From Philadelphia and points East - Estimated travel time 2 Â½ hours from Philadelphia. Take the Pennsylvania Turnpike West to Exit 17 for Rt. 15 South/Gettysburg. Exit Rt. 15 at the York Street exit. Turn right towards Gettysburg. Follow York Street/Rt. 30 to the traffic circle at the center of town making a left onto Baltimore Street (travel Â¾ of the way around the circle). Go through two traffic lights. Just before the third light make a left onto Locust Avenue (you will not drive past the Inn, we are the second house further up on Baltimore Street). Make the first right into to the alley. The Brickhouse Inn parking is the second lot on the right.
From Route 81 and points North - From Rt. 81 exit to Rt. 581. From Rt. 581 exit onto Rt. 15 South/Gettysburg. Follow directions from Rt. 15 above (see Philadelphia and points East).
From Route 81 and points South - From Rt. 81 exit for Route 30 East at Chambersburg. Follow directions from Rt. 30 above (see Pittsburgh and points West).
From New Jersey and Route 78 - From Route 78 take Route 81 towards Harrisburg. From Rt. 81 exit to Rt. 581. From Rt. 581 exit onto Rt. 15 South/Gettysburg. Follow directions from Rt. 15 above (see Philadelphia and points East).