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Don't Just Visit History...Stay There!©

15 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Half Baths
Minimum Stay
2 nights


Gettysburg Estate Rental Photos and Description

Brand new to rentals! Downtown Civil War Home ~~~~ 2 Blocks From Lincoln Square

An historic vacation getaway tailored for discriminating guests who desire an authentic Gettysburg experience while catering to all your 21st century comforts allowing you and your friends/family to enjoy exclusive and private occupancy of the entire house.

Our circa 1839 York Street Manor stood as a brick sentinel in the path of retreating Federal soldiers on July 1, 1863. Confederate troops camped in these very yards while General Ewell planned his repeated strategy to take Culp’s Hill only several houses east of here.

Owned by Cecilia Codori (of the prominent Codori’s of Gettysburg), she and her husband Joseph called this manor home from 1850 to 1865. In 1865, the house’s proud new owner was William F. Baker, an officer of the 87th Pennsylvania Volunteers. In 1870, ownership transferred to John and Catherine Culp, with the road to Culp’s Hill (East Confederate Avenue) just two blocks south.

Memoirs of a 16 year old girl who lived across the street (Liberty Hollinger) recalled her and her father yelling at the soldiers looting the unoccupied homes across from her's, and how General Robert E. Lee and his command paused before these houses on their mounts surveying their strength. A temporary Confederate grave was located in the backyard of Cecilia and Joseph’s property.

Nestled only two blocks from the heart of downtown Gettysburg’s Lincoln Square, enjoy the antebellum homes along York Street as you leisurely stroll to restaurants, pubs, eateries, retail shoppes and antique stores, including the nostalgic Majestic movie theater.

Our Accommodations:

Each of our three bedrooms has its own private on-suite bath, and the house provides you with not one, but two master suites.

Master Suite 1: The first floor Lincoln Master Bedroom boasts a king size memory foam bed fit for a Presidential stay. Flanking the bedroom is the master bath, extending the length of the room, with lavish amenities which compliment the radiant heated floor to keep you cozy in cooler seasons.

Master Suite 2: The spacious 2nd floor Codori Master Suite offers you a queen size mattress, full parlor/sitting room and includes a separate dressing room attached to your on-suite private bath. Fronting York Street, you can almost see General Lee’s army proceeding past.

Bedroom 3: The John Culp room bears its namesake from an owner of the house and of the famous Culp family of Gettysburg. Take a step back in time and relax in you queen size bed and on-suite private bath with marble floor that transports you to days of old, with the original Civil War exposed brick wall set against a refinished cast iron claw foot bathtub and shower.

Antiquity meets modernity in each bedroom which is equipped with wall-mounted flat screen televisions, digital clocks equipped with usb ports (no more charging your phone from across the room) with soft towels and clean bedding upon arrival. Extra pillow top auto-inflate air bed for 7th guest in Codori parlor.

Relax on the 2nd floor screened in porch, or enjoy your favorite drink on the back yard porch. Bring your own wine and keep it that perfect temperature in our wine chiller located in the separate media room (complete with 46” TV and DVD player to watch your favorite Civil War movies). You can be chef for the day and prepare dinner in our modern kitchen, complete with granite counter tops and stainless steel appliances, or treat yourself to grilling your favorite barbecue in the backyard (seasonal).

Off-street parking is extremely convenient in the three bay garage which sets on the same location of the original carriage barn along Race Horse Alley.

We want you to enjoy your stay at the Historic York Street Manor every time you visit Gettysburg.

We enjoyed all the effort and time spent to provide the unique and special touches that make the Manor a very special place to enjoy family and friends!

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

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Speaks: english
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About Frank

Lifetime Civil War enthusiasts that have been going to Gettysburg for over 30 years. For our vacation home, we wanted to provide our valued guests the same thing we look for in a home in this historic town---character, ambiance of everything Civil War, including the distinguished bronze plaque confirming this home stood at this exact location during the battle.

Why Frank chose Pennsylvania Dutch Country

Two blocks from Lincoln Square in downtown Gettysburg.

Original structure

Civil War furnishings throughout

Owned by famous families of Gettysburg

Owned by a Pennsylvania soldier from the 87th Pa. Vols

Old charm character throughout the house


What makes this estate unique

Pictured in a famous book of original photographs taken after the battle from a viewpoint on Cemetery Hill, this house can be seen as it stood during the cannon explosions and rifle fire during the 3-day battle. Over this terrain, the Louisiana Tigers pursued Federal Troops through town and eventually to Cemetery Hill. As Costner's men retreated, many Union soldiers hid in these homes to avoid capture.


based on 15 traveler reviews

Don't Just Visit History...Stay There!©
average rating of 5.0 based on 15 reviews

The house was very clean and cozy, filled with antiques and modern appliances.

  • 5 of 5

My family and I were in town for a wedding and we were excited to fill our weekend with trips to the museums and the battlegrounds and really soak up history. I am so glad we decided to stay at the Historic York Street Manor, and I can't imagine experiencing this special town any other way. The home itself is a piece of history and it felt really special to stay there. We especially enjoyed the self guided audio tour.

The beds were very comfortable and the house is walking distance to the center of town and all the restaurants and shops. The home owners could not have been more friendly and accommodating. Frank really goes out of his way to make you feel comfortable and have a memorable visit. We will definitely visit Gettysburg again and plan to stay at the Historic York Street Manor!!!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Elegant Piece of History!

  • 5 of 5

The York Street Manor exceeded our expectations! It truly added to our Gettysburg experience making it feel as though we were living in history, yet still with the convenience of today's modern amenities that we are accustomed to. The home is gorgeous with superb attention to detail. The historical artifacts were a pleasure to look at, read, and enjoy! The audio tour of the home was extremely impressive just like one you would listen to in an actual museum. It was truly amazing to learn that the dining table was the actual table of the home circa 1839! We have stayed in a lot of VRBO homes and this home, unlike others we've stayed in, was fully stocked with little things that made us extra comfortable so we didn't have to go to the grocery store in order to stock up on coffee, creamer, sugar, bottled water, laundry detergent, toilet paper, paper towels, trash bags, or extra toiletries to supplement our diminishing supply. It was also very clean and had more than enough linens. The location of the home is also fabulous! It's within walking distance to the town square where you'll find shopping, restaurants, and many local attractions. We would highly recommend this home to anyone planning a trip to Gettysburg! With the York Street Manor, you will not just visit truly will be staying there!

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Place to Stay in Gettysburg

  • 5 of 5

The York Street Manor was perfect for our group vacation in Gettysburg. The 3 bedrooms and baths were very comfortable, and they were decorated with modern features that did not take away from it being an historic home. There were 3 porches/sunrooms in the house which made it easy to get together with our friends for wine and visit. The back porch was the best (less noisy).

The owner really thought of all the little details that made the stay special. I especially enjoyed listening to the audio history of the house and finding all the things in the house that made that history real. The location was wonderful for our group which likes to be able to walk to stores and restaurants. I'd definitely recommend this home.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Wonderful home! Perfect stay.

  • 5 of 5

This was the best home rental we have ever stayed. The home is a perfect balance of a step back in time to the 19th century with beautiful antiques throughout, but with the elegant appointments and comforts of today (with a special shoutout to that amazing mattress!). The layout of the home is perfect for 2-3 couples and has a variety of common areas to enjoy during the down time in between all of the Gettysburg activities available. The owners were communicative and truly cared about providing a wonderful vacation getaway. (Thank you!)

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Luxury Meets History

  • 5 of 5

The York Street Manor is a registered historic Civil War building located two blocks from downtown Gettysburg PA. The property is fully restored with modern amenities in the kitchen and baths, while still keeping that old world charm throughout the house. As you walk around, you will discover a wealth of history and a ton of books about the war, the town, and the history of the home. We felt like we learned more from the house then we did from some of the sites around town.

Some of the extra special perks we enjoyed the most include a 3 car garage onsite, private back porch/yard, comfortable beds, high end linens and towels, and quality coffee selections. The location was excellent and easily walkable to the restaurants, bars, and shops downtown.

We have stayed at several hotels and inns around town in the past. Going forward, we will only stay at the York Street Manor when visiting Gettysburg.

  • Submitted: Mar 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic Historic Home

  • 5 of 5

This beautifully restored landmark is the perfect place to stay in Gettysburg. The home expertly captures historic charm with modern day conveniences. Each room is furnished with period pieces and the home has numerous books on Gettysburg, which is great for learning more about the area. The kitchen is modern and the suites are comfortable, very clean, and spacious. The home has two screened in porches and a backyard deck; perfect for relaxing on a nice day . York Street Manor is perfectly located two blocks from Lincoln square. I would highly recommend this home to everyone!

  • Submitted: Mar 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
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Nearest Golf
9 Miles
The Links at Gettysburg
Nearest Ski
10 Miles
Liberty Mountain
Car: not necessary

Just 2 blocks from the heart of Downtown Historic Lincoln Square, your leisurely stroll along historic York Street transports you to everything you desire from this Civil War getaway vacation gem.

A 4 minute drive to Gettysburg College!


Rates & Availability

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2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $40 per night, per additional guest

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Tax Rate 11.0%

Rental Agreement & Terms & Conditions

The following agreement and accompanying Terms and Conditions of Rental binds a contract between the following two parties:
Renter is known as that party that rents from Owner that certain property located at 218 York Street, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania;
The Owner is considered both the owner of the real estate, and the management company authorized by the Owner to carry on vacation rental activities for short-term stays at the Property. The maximum number of occupants is limited to seven (7) individuals.
All persons staying at the Property will be bound by the terms of this agreement. The period of this rental shall be from [the date of arrival booked through and terminate on the departure date listed on HomeAway or any other on-line site or direct bookings made by the Renter. The property will be ready for occupancy from the booking date at 3:00 P.M EST (Arrival Date), and checkout by 11:00 A.M. EST (unless otherwise agreed with the Owner) (Departure Date). The rent for the period is as booked at HomeAway or directly through Owner payable as follows: 50% at booking--balance within. 30 days of stay. Pets are not permitted. Renter authorizes Owner to charge their mode of payment for any damages caused by Renter during their stay. Renter acknowledges that at commencement of the rental, the property is in good and substantial repair except any items reported to the Owner within 24 hours from the first day of the rental. Renter shall leave the property in good repair, all garbage separated appropriately in sealed garbage bags and placed tidily in the garbage bins at the rear of the Property. Any unsafe or dangerous condition must be reported to the Owner or his representative immediately. The Renter acknowledges that the use of the property is entirely at the Renter's risk.

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Gettysburg Estate Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • estate
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
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  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
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  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 7 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Codori On-Suite Master Bath - toilet , shower
    Lincoln On-Suite Master Bath - toilet , shower
    Culp Room - toilet , combination tub/shower
    First Floor Powder Room - toilet
  • Private Lincoln Room (on suite) Heated Tile Floors Private Codori Room (on-suite) Spacious historic elegance Private Culp Room (on-suite) Original exposed brick wall
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Lincoln Master Suite - 1 king
    Culp Room - 1 queen
    Codori Master Suite - 1 queen , Extra bed is 18" raised comfort air bed in Codori sitting rm
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  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • skiing

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