Showing posts from August, 2012

Six hundred reviews on TripAdvisor!

The Brickhouse Inn B&B in Gettysburg, PA, now has 600 guest reviews on TripAdvisor, the premier travel site. Of these, 582 (97%) are 'Excellent' and 'Very Good', and we thank our guests who took the time to write the reviews. It's good to know they enjoyed their stays. Eighteen reviews (3%) are 'Average' or less, and we're sorry that these guests weren't more satisfied. We will continue to strive to keep a high standard at the Inn.

The Battlefield at Gettysburg

At the Brickhouse Inn B&B we recommend that you tour the Battlefield (the National Military Park) with a licensed guide. The guides are licensed by the National Park Service. The standard tour is two hours, for a fee of $55 (for 1-6 people in a vehicle). Typically the guide drives your car, so that you can relax and enjoy the scenery. In our opinion the two-hour tour doesn't do the Battlefield justice, and usually does not include Culp's Hill. A three hour tour is much better - the guide's fee is $82.50.

If you don't want to do the tour with the in-car guide, we recommend that you take a bus tour from the Visitor Center ($30/adult). However, you then have to share the guide with other people, and some time is wasted getting the people on and off the bus at the stops.

A third alternative is the audio tour with a CD. Although the CDs are very good one cannot have any interaction, as one can with a guide. We think the audio tour is best as a 'follow-up' after …

Civil War Music Muster

On Saturday, August 18, the 18th Annual Civil War Music Muster will be held at the Visitor Center and the Dobbin House. Performances are throughout the day. Performers include: David Kicaid, the Irish Volunteers, Libby Prison Minstrels, Susquehanna Travellers, 5th Michigan Regiment Band, 46th Pennsylvania Regiment Band, and the Victorian Dance Ensemble.

The two regimental bands will present concerts at the Pennsylvania Monument on Saturday evening, August 18.

The Brickhouse Inn B&B is an ideal location for your stay when you attend these functions.

Caroline's Tea at the Rupp House

Caroline’s Tea will be presented by the Gettysburg Foundation on Saturday, Aug. 25, on the tented lawn at the Historic Rupp House in downtown Gettysburg from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. The public is invited to spend the mid-day enjoying a high tea lunch of seasonal tea sandwiches, savories, scones and gourmet desserts along with an array of artesian hot and iced teas. The Rupp House is directly opposite The Brickhouse Inn B&B in Baltimore Street.  Cindy Small, author of“The Jennie Wade Story: A True and Complete Account of the only Civilian Killed During the Battle of Gettysburg,” will be recounting the story of Jennie Wade, the Gettysburg woman who was shot during the battle in 1863. Her books will be available for purchase, and Small will be on-hand for a book-signing following the program. Tickets are available by phone at (877) 874-2478, at the Historic Rupp House at 451 Baltimore St.or at the ticket counter at Gettysburg National Military Park Museum and Visitor Center. For…

The September Antique Show

Saturday, September 22, 2012 Antique Show EventThis one-day event features 150 antique dealers from 13 states displaying their unique pieces on the sidewalks radiating from the historic Lincoln Square. Sponsored by the Gettysburg Area Retail Merchants Association. This event is held rain or shine. Lincoln Square is eight minutes walk from The Brickhouse Inn B&B.

Please direct inquiries to Jonn Angstadt 717-253-5750 or

The Friends of Gettysburg and The Gettysburg Foundation

The Friends of Gettysburg started as a small group of concerned citizens sharing common goals and a passion for preserving the national parks in Gettysburg. The organisation grew into the Gettysburg Foundation, which now has nearly 22,000 members and supporters. The Foundation operates the Visitor Center in conjunction with the National Park Service. It has an office in the historic Rupp House, which is directly opposite The Brickhouse Inn B&B in Baltimore Street.

The Gettysburg Foundation is holding a fundraising event on Friday, September 7, 2012. For information contact Lori Korczyk at (717) 339-2161.

A rose in the garden of The Brickhouse Inn 

The Cyclorama

Many of you will have seen the renovated/restored Cyclorama at the Visitor Center at the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum. 'An Evening with the Painting' will give you details of how the painting was executed in 1883, and about the restoration. For information and registration call 877-874-2478, or visit

The Visitor Center is a mile from The Brickhouse Inn, Gettysburg's premier award-winning bed and breakfast.

Civil War Medicine at Frederick

Anyone interested in Civil War medicine should go to Terry Reimer's presentation: 'Frederick, One Vast Hospital', at the National Museum of Civil War Medicine at Frederick, MD. For more information call 301-695-1864. Frederick is about 40 minutes from Gettysburg on Rte 15S.

The Hauser Estate Winery

Events at the Hauser Estate Winery, a favorite of ours, and only 15 minutes drive from The Brickhouse Inn (on Rte 30W):

August 8 (6-9 pm) Dancing with the Vines.
August 9 (6-9 pm) Creekside Soul will perform at Thirsty Thursday.
August 10 (6-9 pm) Nancy & Jody Island Fusion Music.
August 11 (6-9 pm) Motown Sounds with Tyrone.

You can enjoy this music in the winery venue with stunning views over the orchards and vineyards. For more information call 717-334-4888, or visit

The Gettysburg Walking Tour

The Gettysburg Convention & Visitors Bureau recently launched its Gettysburg Walking Tour app for the iPhone. The aim is to give visitors, and residents, a way of ecperiencing the rich history of downtown Gettysburg.

The app highlights key landmarks and features voice-over narration as walkers make their way through the town. Sites include the Historic Gettysburg Train Station, the Globe Inn, the Hoke-Codori House, the Fahnstock House, and the residences of famous citizens (Jenny Wade, Thaddeus Stevens, and the Pierce, Garlach and Shriver families. It also includes sites and stories about President Lincoln's visit to the town.

The app is free, and can be obtained through iTunes at

For your Walking Tour, stay at The Brickhouse Inn. Below is the historic c.1830 Welty House, which has six of our guest rooms. The south wall at the rear has many bullet scars from the Battle.