Battlefield Bed & Breakfast Inn

2264 Emmitsburg Road, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania 17325
Innkeeper(s): Florence and Debbie March
  • Summary

    Civil War History at Your Front Door

    The property itself is a piece of historic land on the Gettysburg Battlefield. Our 200 year old farmhouse bore witness to the famous Battle of Gettysburg on Emmitsburg Road and now rests within the peaceful countryside. 

    As a Civil War home, we are proud to offer daily Civil War history presentations, covering a wide range of unique content. These are offered each morning before a delightful home cooked breakfast served by our costumed staff.

    Even if you are not coming for the history, the beautiful setting in a 30 acre wildlife refuge will enchant and relax you during your stay. 

     

  • Introduction

    Battlefield Bed & Breakfast Inn front

    Discover the history and the fun inside these old stone walls!

    We love to entertain our guests with special events. Check our calendar to see what is happening during your stay.

    We are five minutes from the restaurants and shops on Steinwher Avenue in the town of Gettysburg.

    We offer historical ambiance and expertise with attention to customer service and modern comfort set in an original 1809 Civil War home on 30 peaceful acres of the Gettysburg Battlefield.

     

    Battlefield Bed & Breakfast Inn outdoors

    Your Stay Includes

    1. Daily Civil War History Presentations with many individual morning history programs, we will have a different presentation each day of your stay. Learn about the life of an infantryman, artillery ammunition, the South Cavalry Battlefield, the Confederate Soldier, and more.

    2. Delicious home cooked full breakfast with fruits, baked goods, original entree, breakfast meat, potatoes, orange juice, and coffee or tea. We can accommodate Special Diets such as Gluten Free, Vegetarian, Lactose Intolerance, and Vegan.

    3. Afternoon home-baked cookies, lemonade, coffee, and tea.

     

    The Farmhouse has 10 guestrooms. Our historic barn as one guestroom. We also have a private cottage at the beginning of the driveway called Swan Cottage. 

    Our deluxe rooms have king beds and upgraded baths with jetted or soaking tubs and walk-in showers.

    Our standard rooms have queen beds and tub-shower combinations.

    Most rooms have two or more beds for groups traveling together. 

    We are both dog and child friendly.

    Battlefield Bed & Breakfast Inn bedroom

    Battlefield Bed & Breakfast Inn bedroom

  • Insider's Info

    Travelers are always looking for memorable and relaxing experiences. Let’s discover more through the words of our innkeepers. Many thanks to Florence for sharing her own secrets with BBOnline.com!
    Why do most travelers stay at your inn?

    We are very convenient to the Gettysburg Battlefield, we accept pets and children, and we are a beautiful historic property.

    What are you best known for? What makes your inn unique? What do you love most about your inn?

    We offer daily Civil War history programs. We are on 30 private acres of nature preserve. We are exceptionally dog and family friendly.

    If someone has never been to your city, what is the #1 reason to come visit?

    To visit the Gettysburg National Military Park and historic town.

    What’s the best compliment you have ever received about the inn?

    "The property is absolutely stunning!"

    What’s the best kept secret about the area?

    There is more to do in Gettysburg than most people expect. One day is never enough.

    If a traveler is staying at your inn for 4 nights, what should he/she do in the area?

    Tour the Gettysburg National Military Park with a private guide, take the Wine and Fruit Trail, allow time for the excellent private museums as well as the extensive National Military Park Visitor Center, visit President Eisenhower's home at the Eisenhower Historic Site, visit the craft galleries and art galleries, take a ghost walk or do a paranormal investigation, ride a Segway through the town, take a walking tour of the historic town with a Licensed Town Guide, take a carriage ride through the town and on the Battlefield, go horseback riding, bring bicycles, hike, or in the winter, go skiing or tubing.

    Is there anything within walking distance of your inn?

    We have 30 acres of hiking on our property. The National Park is our next door neighbor. The park is 8 miles across so everyone drives unless they are a long distance jogger.

    What is your favorite restaurant/food in the area?

    Too many to pick one. Be sure to try the Dobbin House Tavern, Sidney's at Willoughby Run, The Inn at Herr Ridge, The Antrim 1844, Garry Owens, Food 101, The Blue Parrot Bistro, The Pub, Olivia's, and Dave and Jane's Crab House.

    Any good area guides/websites that travelers could reference?

    www.destinationgettysburg.com has excellent information about the area.

    How many rooms does your inn have?

    Ten in the Farmhouse, one in the Historic Barn, and one cottage

    Do you accept pets?

    Yes. We are a dog friendly Inn. All of our rooms are Dog Friendly.

     

  • Weddings

     

     

    Choose your Wedding Ceremony and Reception Venue

    Our rustic 1809 Civil War era barn is the perfect backdrop for your ceremony or reception. Deck out the barn with vintage chandeliers or keep it as is with twinkling string lights. We encourage our brides to get creative with the decor of the barn. The Historic Barn has a capacity of 140 Guests. 

    Our beautiful wedding garden and Pergola is a great place to say your "I Do's."

    Our Solarium ceremony and reception venue offers a year 'round option for weddings of up to 100 guests.

    Our Wedding Venue Event Coordinator Can Help You

    Debbie March is our event coordinator. If you would like information about our wedding and reception packages, family reunions, or birthday and graduation parties, please e-mail Debbie at gettysburgevents@gmail.com or call Debbie at 717 357-8073.

    Please include your preferred dates, the number of people you expect, and any information that you can share about the style of event that you envision. We would enjoy giving you a tour of the property. Please e-mail or call for a tour appointment.

    For reservations or other questions about accommodations at the inn, call the front desk at 717 334-8804.

     

     

  • Daily Civil War Historical Demonstrations

    "...The world will little note, nor long remember, what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here..." – Abraham Lincoln, Gettysburg Address

    Daily Civil War History Presentations

    Relax before breakfast with one of our historians to learn about the history of Gettysburg. 

    Some of the programs focus on the military action. Others focus on the civilians who lived through the battle. Handle artifacts, learn to shoot a musket, or contemplate the complex world that our ancestors faced when our country was torn apart over slavery. The Gettysburg Battlefield is a very special place in our country's history.