Our real estate agents often get asked what makes a particular city, suburb, or neighborhood stand out as a unique place to live. For many people, it's the local history of a community. No matter the diversity of a community, you share that community's history with your neighbors.
Gettysburg is filled with American history due to its important role in the Civil War, and the city where President Abraham Lincoln gave the Gettysburg address. As you can imagine, the historic homes in Gettysburg have quite a story to tell. And the Dobbin House is one you shouldn't miss.
The Dobbin House, located 89 Steinwehr Avenue in Gettysburg, is the oldest building in Gettysburg. It was constructed in 1776 by Reverend Alexander Dobbin as a home for his family and seminary school. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1973. Reverend Dobbin became a prominent citizen in Gettysburg. He was a respected pastor, educator and also served as a county administrator. He helped secure Gettysburg's spot as the Adams County seat, a role it still holds today. Through the years, the Dobbin House may have been a stop on the Underground Railroad and a temporary field hospital during the battle of Gettysburg, with part of the property overlooking the spot where President Lincoln gave his Gettysburg Address.
Free guided tours of the Dobbin House are offered on the weekends at 10:00 am. Tours meet at the country store and are on a first come basis, so space is limited. Learn what life was like for residents of the house in the 18th and 19th century and during the Civil War.
While you're visiting, don't forget to stop in the tavern or restaurant for a bite to eat. The authentic food and beautifully restored rooms and period costumes create an atmosphere that will transport you back in time for a truly unique dining experience you won't forget! The tavern features a casual dining menu during the day and evening, and the restaurant offers candlelit fine dining after 5:00 pm. The menu features colonial and continental cuisine. The French onion soup, lamb chops, lobster tail and filet mignon, hunter's chicken and Gettystown shrimp are all popular choices. You're sure to find a new favorite meal to enjoy.
The in-house bakery provides delicious breads and desserts to round out your meal. With top-notch service and six different rooms to dine in, so you'll want to return often. Reservations are suggested, and the Abigail Adams Ballroom is available for special events.
If you're looking for a truly unique place to live, buying one of our Gettysburg homes for sale can be a great place for you and your family. BHHS Homesale Realty can help buy or sell your home. Contact our Gettysburg real estate office today!