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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)!

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.

Winter discounts!

The Brickhouse Inn, Gettysburg's premier award-winning B&B is offering great winter discounts! Stay one night and get a 10% discount! Or stay two nights and get 50% off the 2nd night! Or stay three nights and get the 3rd night free!

These discounts are available from now to the end of February 2012, except for New Year, and Valentine's Weekend. The discount must be requested at the time of the reservation.

Gettysburg Wine & Fruit Trail

Orchards, wineries and nurseries in Adams County invite visitors to take a ride along the Gettysburg Wine & Fruit Trail. If you get your map stamped at each of ten locations you qualify for a $100 gift certificate. Maps are available at the Gettysburg Convention and Visitors Bureau's information centers. For more information call 717-357-0402 or visit www.gettysburgwineandfruittrail.com.

No blogs in June

I'm so sorry I didn't post a blog throughout June. It was such a busy month - a record for us in terms of room nights occupied. This was despite June being a four weekend month (we usually have higher occupancies in five weekend months). Our thanks to the many guest who stayed with us - they were wonderful!

TripAdvisor's Certificate of Excellence!

The Brickhouse Inn Bed and Breakfast has been awarded TripAdvisor's Certificate of Excellence for 2011. TripAdvisor is the world's largest travel site and our award comes from consistently good reviews, for which we thank those kind guests that wrote them.

The Brickhouse Inn garden

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Re-enactment in Baltimore Street

Yesterday, April 30, we had a re-enactment of skirmishing in Baltimore Street (between High Street & South Street). There was a large crowd enjoying the noise and smoke. I hope this will become an annual event.

My apologies for the gap since my last blog - I was away in England, where the weather was superb. It's quite good here in Gettysburg, so I hope you'll come to stay.

Exciting news for golfers!

The Brickhouse Inn Bed and Breakfast, Gettysburg's best lodging, has joined forces with Golf Inside & Out, who are holding training courses at The Links, one of the finest golf clubs near Gettysburg.

Are you ready to play your best golf ever? This premier two-day golf training experience for men, couples and women will have you playing better than you've ever played before! In addition to the golf training you have four nights at The Brickhouse Inn, a two-hour tour of the Battlefield with a licensed guide, tickets for the Visitor Center, a $25 dinner certificate for the historic Dobbin House restaurant, a chilled bottle of wine, a wine tasting tour visiting two local wineries, and an evening ghost tour with celebrated story-teller Miss Betty.

For further details contact The Brickhouse Inn, or call 717-338-9337, or contact Golf Inside & Out.

Hayward's Civil War, April 14

On Thursday, April 14, hear the personal war stories of Ambrose Henry Hayward, a 21 year-old from Philadelphia, member of the 28th Pennsylvania (in Geary's 'White Star Division'). Howard vividly details his role in dozens of battles, including Antietam, Gettysburg and Chancellorsville. His letters are kept in Gettysburg College's Special Collection. The stories are presented by Professor Tim Orr, who will also autograph books after his lecture, which is open to the public and free, 7.00 p.m. at the Civil War Institute, 300 North Washington Street, College Union Building (Room 260), Gettysburg. For more information contact Gettysburg College. Please also consider a stay at The Brickhouse Inn Bed and Breakfast, Gettysburg.

Wine tasting near Gettysburg, April 9!

Stay at Gettysburg's best lodging, The Brickhouse Inn Bed and Breakfast, and make a short 15 minute drive to the Hauser Estate Winery for their 'Hauser After Hours' - enjoy Motown sounds by Tyrone. Admission is free! Pay per plate dinners, and wine and cider is available by the glass or bottle. For more information contact the Hauser Estate Winery, or call 717-334-4888.

Apple Blossom Time is Coming!

Saturday & Sunday, May 7 & 8 is the Apple Blossom Festival, just north of Gettysburg. The festival is held at the South Mountain Fairgrounds near Arendtsville. There's lots to do for the whole family, including live entertainment, tours, arts & crafts, pony rides, a petting zoo, antique cars, wine tasting, and magic shows. For more information contact the Adams County Fruit Growers Association, or call 717-677-7444. You can use The Brickhouse Inn Bed and Breakfast in Gettysburg as your base for this great weekend.

Underground Railroad Tour in Biglerville

Stay at Gettysburg's finest lodging, The Brickhouse Inn Bed and Breakfast, for your Underground Railroad Tour in Adams County. You visit the Quaker Valley, just eight miles north of Gettysburg and learn how runaway slaves were sheltered. Also, hear how slaves were kidnapped and taken back South. The two-hour tour costs $15 for adults and $5 for students; little walking involved. For more details contact Gettysburg Histories or call 717-528-8553, or 717-357-5812.

Brickhouse Inn Bed and Breakfast Ghost Walk Package

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Gettysburg's premier bed and breakfast, The Brickhouse Inn, is now offering a Ghost Walk Package for $39/couple plus lodging. A costumed guide will lead you by lantern through streets and fields, telling you about other-worldly encounters. The package consists of two tickets for the Ghost Walk, an autographed book of ghost stories, and ice creams or sundaes at a nearby ice cream parlor - and, we give you a free DVD of Haunted Gettysburg to take home and share the stories! See this and our other packages on our website page "Packages".

Adams Seminar Series in Gettysburg

The Brickhouse Inn Bed and Breakfast is the ideal accommodation for attending the John Scott Adams Seminar Series given by the Gettysburg Foundation. This series offers in-depth looks at aspects of the Battle of Gettysburg. For more information you can contact The Gettysburg Foundation, or call 717-334-3460, ext. 221.

"The Presidents of Mt Rushmore, June 17

The Presidents of Mount Rushmore are coming to Gettysburg on June 17, as part of the Gettysburg Festival of arts, culture and cuisine. At our historic Majestic Theater they will present their views on the US Constitution. Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln and Roosevelt will be portrayed by celebrated re-enactors. Lincoln will be portrayed by our own (next door neighbour) Jim Getty. He is known as America's foremost Lincoln portrayer and has travelled the world in this role for over 30 years. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased from The Gettysburg Festival, or call (717) 334-0853.


Spring Discount! Our special offer for April

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Gettysburg's premier B&B, The Brickhouse Inn, is offering a special Spring Discount in April 2011 - 10% off the room rate, Sunday through Thursday. So you can stay at our historic accommodations for a special price and enjoy comfortable rooms and lavish breakfasts. You'll be within easy walking distance of most of the shops and restaurants. Let's hope we get some lovely spring weather in April!

Evening Walking Tours in Gettysburg

Two new evening walking tours have been introduced by Guided Historic Walking Tours.

"Unsolved Mysteries of Gettysburg": an evening of fun and mystery exploring some of Gettysburg's most notorious true stories of murder, lies, scandal and curiosities.

"Gettysburg's Mysteries, Oddities & Strange Occurrences": an entertaining tour through the southern end of the town.

Both these tours start at the American Civil War Wax Museum in Steinwehr Avenue, about five minutes walk from Gettysburg's finest historic lodgings - The Brickhouse Inn Bed and Breakfast.

Tour times and prices, as well as further detailed information can be found at Gettysburg Historic Walking Tours, or you can call Joanne Lewis, Program Coordinator, at 717-339-6161.

Guided Historic Walking Tours in Gettysburg

The story of residents of the town - the people who endured three days of the Battle and months of hardship later. Your licensed guide will tell their stories in an entertaining and informative 90 minute walking tour. This tour includes Baltimore Street - location of the historic Brickhouse Inn, Gettysburg's premier bed and breakfast.

Tour times and prices, as well as further detailed information can be found at Gettysburg Historic Walking Tours, or you can call Joanne Lewis, Program Coordinator, at 717-339-6161.

Information about evening walking tours will be in tomorrow's blog.

Gettysburg B&B or hotel?

When you can stay at the Brickhouse Inn Bed and Breakfast, the best B&B in Gettysburg, why stay at a hotel? We serve breakfasts, not lunch or supper, but there are many good restaurants within easy walking distance - the Dobbin House, J's at the Village, The Pub & Restaurant, The Blue Parrot, and La Bella Italia, to name a few. If you can venture a few miles out you can dine at The Cashtown Inn, The Fairfield Inn, and The Carriage House in Emmitsburg.

We think you might prefer us to a hotel because all our rooms are unique, we have a lovely garden, our location in the downtown historic area is ideal for easy walking to shops and restaurants, yet the Battlefield Park is a mere 100 yards behind us, and the Soldier's Cemetery, where President Lincoln gave his immortal Address is two minutes walk away. Also, we provide a matchless service to help you enjoy your time in this most historic of towns.

Plans for Gettysburg's 150th Battle Anniversary

The Brickhouse Inn Bed & Breakfast is the ideal location for lodging during events celebrating the 150th Anniversary of the Civil War.

In previous blogs I've mentioned the 'kick-off' events in Greencastle (April 8-10), Chambersburg (April 15-17), Fairfield (April 22-23) and Gettysburg (April 29-30).

Make sure that you check the event calendar regularly.

Please call The Brickhouse Inn on 1-800-864-3464 if you need information.

Celebrate your Anniversary in Gettysburg, America's most famous small town

Celebrate your Anniversary in Gettysburg's premier award-winning historic lodging, the romantic Brickhouse Inn Bed and Breakfast. Our Anniversary Package is proving popular. For $99 we provide a chilled bottle of wine (which you can upgrade to Californian champagne), a bouquet of flowers in your room, and a $50 dinner certificate for the Dobbin House Restaurant. This celebrated (but not formal) historic dining establishment is a mere three minutes walk from our Inn, and we will reserve you table for you celebration dinner. Now that spring is here you might be able to sip your wine on one of our patios, or in the shade of one of the trees in the lovely gardens.

Cleaning up Gettysburg, April 2

Brickhouse Inn Bed and Breakfast staff will try to join the cleanup in Gettysburg at 10 a.m. on Saturday, April 2. This will include Lincoln Square, Carlisle Street to the Station, York Street as far as Liberty Street, Chambersburg Street from the Square to Buford Ave, and Baltimore Street as far as Steinwehr Ave. To join up send an email to Al Ferranto at wis2ironbrigade@superpa.net, or contact Annette Weintraub at 717-337-3491, ext.4.

Sweep your own sidewalk, pick up trash, and keep Adams County beautiful!

Culinary Arts, The Gettysburg Festival

You can stay at the best accommodations in Gettysburg, the Brickhouse Inn B&B, while you sample the culinary arts at the Gettysburg Festival.

Friday, June 16, 5 pm: Edible Art Tour: Visit galleries throughout the historic district and meet famous artists and top chefs.

Saturday, June 19, 1-5 pm: 'Blues, Beer and BBQ': Celebrate Father's Day at picnic barbeque with fine craft beer, accompanied by light blues music.

For more information see Gettysburg Festival.

Gettysburg Festival, June 10-19, 2011

Stay in premier lodgings, the Brickhouse Inn Bed and Breakfast in downtown historic Gettysburg, while you visit the annual Festival - American arts, culture and cuisine. The festival includes local music, folk art, garden tours and historic Gettysburg events.

Friday, June 10, 'Straight No Chaser' performs classic hits from the 50s and 60s, along with Motown and modern classics. Enjoy stylish music in an outdoor concert setting, under the stars.

Saturday, June 18, The All-American Brass Picnic provides excellent music in a shady park setting. American picnic fare available to order.

More information about other events in future blogs.

For more information visit the Gettysburg Festival website.

Gettysburg National Cemetery

Gettysburg's premier award-winning lodging, the Brickhouse Inn Bed and Breakfast, is a mere two minutes walk from the Gettysburg National Cemetery, also known as the Soldiers' Cemetery. Visitors to the town ought to visit this historic park, where President Lincoln gave his celebrated Gettysburg Address. Here you can walk among tall trees and monuments to soldiers who fell in the Battle.

I recommend an interesting book: "Lincoln and the Human Interest Stories of the Gettysburg National Cemetery", by James Cole and Roy Frampton. They give a detailed account of the founding of the burial place for Union soldiers killed in the Battle, as well as the dedication ceremony. The authors were instrumental in finding the spot where Lincoln gave his speech - which is actually just over the fence in the civilian cemetery.

The National Civil War Museum, Harrisburg

This museum is a partner in Pennsylvania's Civil War 150th Anniversary initiative. In addition to the usual exhibits, the museum is hosting a series of year-long exhibits in 2011-2015 that will highlight the events, battles and personalities of those year. The 1861 exhibit opened on January 26 and discusses the inaugurations of Lincoln and Davis, the road to secession, the firing on Fort Sumter, the Baltimore Riots, and more. There will also be some lecture series. You can find more details at National Civil War Museum or call 717-260-1861.

Pennsylvania Civil War Road Show

This is a travelling museum - an expandable 53 ft tractor-trailer that will visit all 67 counties in the next four years. The exhibitions are designed to be highly interactive and visual. At each location local organistations will add their own exhibitions. The Road Show will come to Adams County, and I'll let you know as soon as I have their dates. Please consider staying at the Brickhouse Inn Bed and Breakfast when you come to see this innovative road show.

Gettysburg's 150th Anniversary

Yesterday, Tessa and I attended a town meeting to hear about plans for Gettysburg's part in the 150th anniversary of the Civil War - starting this year. We heard from members of the organising committee about various activities that will hopefully ensure that this historic town does its best to make the anniversary attractive to visitors. Also, we want to leave a legacy of improved facilities for future generations. The core attractions - the Battlefield, the Soldier's National Cemetery, and the Visitor Center, are always there, but we need to add some special events, as well as improve some of the infrastructure. This is an encouraging start.

Signs of Spring in Gettysburg!

Signs of Spring can be seen in the garden of the Brickhouse Inn Bed and Breakfast in Gettysburg! Crocuses are flowering, and daffodil and tulip bulbs are shooting. The buds on cherry trees and roses are swelling. Can Spring be here? Not quite, but it's definitely on the way, and we won't let a thin carpet of snow persuade us otherwise. The Bradford Pear trees on Baltimore Street will soon be blossoming, and I promise to post a photo when they do.

Lee/Jackson Forum in Gettysburg, March 12

You can stay at the Brickhouse Inn, Gettysburg's premier bed and breakfast while you enjoy the 2nd Annual Lee/Jackson Forum, celebrating the birthdays of two of the Civil War's greatest generals. Enjoy an evening hearing about the characters and legacies of General Robert E. Lee and General 'Stonewall' Jackson. The featured speaker is Walter D. Kennedy, renowned author of "Why Not Freedom! America's Revolt Against Big Government", "Was Jefferson Davis Right?" and many other books. The Forum is held at the Gettysburg Hotel in Lincoln Square, 6-10 p.m., Saturday, March 12.

The Invasion Begins! The Gettysburg Campaign

The Brickhouse Inn Bed and Breakfast in Gettysburg is only a short drive from two forthcoming events:

Saturday, April 9: Greencastle, PA: Re-enactment of the Confederates taking the town, and Dolly Harris confronting General Pickett.

Saturday, April 16: Chambersburg, PA: Relive the attempted ransom and subsequent razing of the town, the only town burned in the Civil War.

For more details see Franklin County, PA

A favorite event in Gettysburg - March 5

We always enjoy Winter's Palette - held in the grand ballroom of the Gettysburg Hotel, just eight minutes walk from The Brickhouse Inn Bed and Breakfast. Area restaurants, bakeries and caterers feature their tastiest specialities and samplings at this Chamber of Commerce event, which includes hot and cold hors d'ouevres, soups, entrees and desserts. Starts at 5 p.m. For more information call 717-334-5006.

Civil War Music in Gettysburg on February 26

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Stay at Gettysburg's premier award-winning B&B, the Brickhouse Inn, for your visit to the David Wills House on Lincoln Square, where you can hear costumed living historian Quinn Gilly play period music on an authentic hand-made banjo. Learn about music of the day, children's folk songs, and banjo making: Saturday, February 26, 1-3 p.m. By the way, the Wills House is where President Lincoln stayed the night before the dedication of the Soldier's Cemetery on November 19, 1863, and is operated by the National Park Service. Lincoln is reputed to have put the finishing touches to his celebrated Gettysburg Address that night - you can see the bed that he slept in.

You can find more details at David Wills House

Brickhouse Inn, ideal accommodations in Gettysburg!

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The Brickhouse Inn Bed and Breakfast would be your ideal accommodation for visiting Gettysburg's National Military Park. The park is open all day - from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. now, and until 10 p.m. from April 1.


The Visitor Center (museum, movie and cyclorama) is open every day (except Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Years Day. The Center is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. now, and closes at 6 p.m. from April 1. Check out the Park events and Ranger Programs on the National Park Service website National Park Service, Gettysburg

Best lodging in Gettysburg!

The Brickhouse Inn Bed and Breakfast offers some of the best lodging in Gettysburg. We pride ourselves in offering a better alternative to typical hotels and motels. For one thing, we have two historic buildings - one c.1830, the other 1898. Also, we'll give you lots of time to help you plan and enjoy your visit - such as advising you about attractions, and places to eat. Our delicious breakfasts are much nicer than typical hotel fare, and our rooms are all uniquely furnished and decorated - so different to the typical cookie-cutter motel room.

Stay at Gettysburg's best bed and breakfast, for skiing at Liberty Resort

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The Brickhouse Inn - a perfect base for a skiing getaway! This is Gettysburg's premier award-winning B&B, and we're only 20 minutes drive from Ski Liberty. We've just has six inches of snow, so conditions should be good through the weekend. You can dine at one of the town's fine restaurants, and spend the night in one of our warm, comfortable rooms.

Remember that we currently have a Winter Discount - stay two nights and get the second night at half price.

Gettysburg accommodations, within easy walking distance of fine restaurants!

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The Brickhouse Inn recommends another of the fine restaurants in Gettysburg. It is 'J's at the Village', which is only two minutes walk from us - where you can enjoy casual fine dining, with some outside seating in warmer months. J's is open nightly from 5 pm for dining, and on Friday through Monday (12-4 pm) for lunch. The food is attractively presented and the service excellent.

You can find more details at (717) 334-9449 or J's at the Village

Gettysburg Accommodations for the build-up to the 150th Battle Anniversary

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The Brickhouse Inn Bed and Breakfast will be a great lodging base for participating in the events building up to the 150th Anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg.

The official Gettysburg 'kick-off' event is on April 29 & 30. On Friday, April 29 we will have Living History Encampments at the Lutheran Theological Seminary (7-9 pm), and 'Meet the Generals' in Lincoln Square (7.30 pm) followed by a luminary at 8 pm, and 'Songs and Stories of a Civil War Hospital' (8.30 pm) at Christ Lutheran Church.

On Saturday, April 30, the Living History encampments continue (10 am-5 pm), and over the same time period there will be 'Historic Church Walking Tours'. At 11 am there will be s skirmish at the Seminary. At 4 pm there will be a skirmish at Baltimore Street 'Defending Cemetery Heights'. At 7 pm there will be a ceremony at the Pennsylvania Monument, followed by a Cannonade of 150 volleys, concluding with Taps.

For details see the Gettysburg CVB website …

Gettysburg's Best Bed and Breakfast recommends the town's Best Restaurants!

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The Brickhouse Inn, Gettysburg's best bed and breakfast, recommends the town's best restaurants to its guests.


The Dobbin House is one of our favorites and we receive consistently positive feedback from guests; also, it's a mere three minutes walk from us. Check out their website on Dobbin House. They have two separate restaurants: fine dining (but informal dress code)in the Alexander Dobbin Dining Rooms, and casual fare in the Springhouse Tavern. Both have historic atmosphere - the staff wear period costume - and the service is excellent.

Tomorrow I'll feature another favorite - "J's at the Village".

The Brickhouse Inn, an ideal base for enjoying Totem Pole Playhouse productions

The Brickhouse Inn Bed and Breakfast in Gettysburg is a great base for visiting this delightful theater, which will have two productions in June & July, 2011, with history themes. On June 29-July 11 they have ‘The Complete History of America’ – ‘a comedic romp through the history of this great nation, from Columbus to Clinton and beyond’. On July 13-25, 2011, they have ‘The Coward and the Glory’ – a new Civil War comedy set in Chambersburg, PA.

For details and bookings call 717-352-2164, or 888-805-7056. See their website at Totem Pole Playhouse

Winter Discounts at Gettysburg Bed and Breakfast!

The Brickhouse Inn, Gettysburg's award winning bed and breakfast, currently offers a Winter Discount. It runs through March, and includes weekends. If you stay two nights you get the 2nd night at half price, OR if you stay three nights you get the 3rd night free! It's proved very popular, so take advantage of this great offer! Don't forget that our rates include on-site parking (we have our own private off-street parking lot), afternoon refreshments, and a hearty cooked breakfast.

Signs of Spring in Gettysburg!

Time to think of a getaway in Gettysburg's premier B&B! The sun is shining, the snow is melting, and the squirrels are nesting. The Battlefield Park looks lovely in the sunshine, and the museums are uncrowded, even at weekends.

Gettysburg Marathon 2011, use the Brickhouse Inn Bed and Breakfast as your base!

The Brickhouse Inn Bed & Breakfast is the ideal base for you if you are running in the Gettysburg Marathon, on May 1, 2011. This new race is a unique concept that reflects the history of the Battle. There will be a common start and finish, but runners from the "North" and "South" will follow different routes, through the beautiful back country roads of Adams County.

Use a Gettysburg B&B as your base for skiing!

Gettysburg is not far (20 minutes drive) from Ski Liberty - the nearest ski resort to Washington DC. Snow can be made (temperatures permitting) if no natural snow prevails, and you can ski by floodlights after dark. Liberty has one of the best 'bunny slopes' I've seen - wide and evenly sloping. Enjoy the comforts of the Brickhouse Inn Bed & Breakfast for your skiing weekend, and dine at some of our nearby fine restaurants.

Valentines Weekend, stay at Gettysburg's premier bed and breakfast

Why not come to Gettysburg for this weekend - Valentines Weekend! We have a few rooms available - the sun is shining, the temperatures are forecast to move into the balmy 40s! There's the historic Battlefield and cemetery to visit, as well as the museum complex, ghost tours in the evening, and plenty of good restaurants for romantic dining.

A historic Gettysburg hotel

The latest Gettysburg Companion has an interesting article by Battlefield guide John Winkelman about the Wagon Hotel that stood not far from our Welty House, in the angle formed by the Baltimore Pike and the Emmitsburg Road (now Steinwehr Avenue). The Wagon Hotel opened in 1821, built especially to cater for wagonners and teamsters. During the Battle in 1863 it was occupied by members of the 73rd Pennsylvania Infantry, later relieved by others of Coster's Brigade. They were firing at Confederate soldiers who had occupied the town. It seems probable that some of the Union bullets that spattered on the south wall of our Welty House came from the Wagon Hotel, less than a hundred yards away.

After the Civil War the hotel was renamed the Battlefield Hotel, and was destroyed by fire in 1894, four years before our Victorian house was built by banker Charles Toot. A new Battlefield Hotel was built on the site, but was eventually demolished, and the site is now occupied by a Shell gas stati…

A good January for this bed and breakfast!

It's been a record January for The Brickhouse Inn - in terms of occupancy. We're somewhat surprised, because it's been a tough month weather wise. It'll be interesting to see how February turns out - we've had an icy start to the month, tho' we were fortunate to miss the full brunt of the mega-storm that passed to the north of us.

Home School Month at the David Wills House

February is home school month at the David Wills House, which on the square in Gettysburg, only eight minutes walk from the Brickhouse Inn Bed and Breakfast Inn. This new National Park Service museum focuses on the Wills family, their role in the aftermath of the battle of Gettysburg and the historic visit of President Abraham Lincoln and his immortal Gettysburg Address. On February 11, 18 and 26, the museum will feature special presentations by costumed docents who will explore a variety of topics geared at youth and families. These topics include:

• Toys & Games of the Civil War
• Children's lives during the Civil War
• Education in the 1860's
• Popular Music of the time
• Banjo Construction
• The Life of Robert E. Lee
• Mrs. Lee and the Lee children
• Family life in the Confederacy

Experiences will take place on the hour and half hour from 1-3 PM. To find out more information on specific program dates, educational information and reference materials, be sure to check out the mus…

Eisenhowers to visit Gettysburg

David Eisenhower (Dwight's grandson) and his wife Julie Nixon Eisenhower will be at the National Park Service Visitor Center in Gettysburg on Saturday, February 19, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., where they will sign copies of their new book "Going Home to Glory: A Memoir of Life with Dwight D. Eisenhower, 1961-1969". This would add interest to a weekend at Gettysburg's premier award-winning bed and breakfast: The Brickhouse Inn.

A winter wonderland!

We had six inches of snow on Wednesday night, and it snowed briefly this morning. Thanks to Tommy the parking lots and pathways are all clear. Gettysburg looks rather beautiful with its coating of snow! - sort of romantic and picturesque.

"Meet President Lincoln" Weekend

On February 25 & 26 we have our "Meet President Lincoln" Weekend. For a cost of only $50 per person plus lodging you can enjoy:

A meeting with historian Roy Frampton in the National Military Cemetery, where you will have a two-hour tour with him and receive a copy of his book (this is the cemetery where President Lincoln gave his celebrated Gettysburg Address).A dinner at the Dobbin House Restaurant (3 minutes walk from the Inn) where you will be introduced to President Lincoln (portrayed by famous Lincoln re-enactor, James Getty). The President will move through the room during dinner, talking to guests and answering their question.After dinner, President Lincoln will give a short presentation.Book soon because places are limited for this unique weekend!

"Happy New Year" from Gettysburg

A Happy New Year to our guests, our staff, and our friends, and all who've helped us to make the Brickhouse Inn Bed and Breakfast the best in Gettysburg!