Saturday, December 10, 2011

Gettysburg in 1940

A friend gave us a copy of a Pennsylvania Guide dated 1940. In those days you could reach the town by rail or bus, and there were cabs in Lincoln Square (then called Center Square). You could take flights over the Battlefield for $1-2!

The town then had four hotels - there are now more than 20, and over 20 B&Bs as well.

There were 83 licensed guides (now 150), and their fee - presumably for a two-hour tour - was $2-3 (will be $55 in 2012)!

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Holiday House Tour!

Join the Brickhouse Inn B&B (and Inns of Gettysburg Area) on Saturday, December 10 for the Annual Holiday House Tour! This family fun event is a great way to kick off the the Christmas holiday season. Visit historic homes and beautifully decked halls, with tasty treats to try along the way!

Ticket proceeds support the South Central Community Action Program including the food bank and homeless shelter. Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door, but if you stay at a sponsoring inn - like The Brickhouse Inn - your tour tickets are FREE!

Sponsored by the Inns of Gettysburg Area & Adams County Winery. For more information call 717-337-1334.