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

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 3,000 sq. ft.
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

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!

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Property Manager
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
April 16, 2017

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.


Gettysburg Estate Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • estate
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • not suitable for children
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • 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
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 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


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(21 traveler reviews)

Don't Just Visit History...Stay There!©
average rating of 5.0 based on 21 reviews

Beautiful home in Perfect location!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time getting together and staying in this beautiful home and truly enjoying the decor of the historical time period which is filled with all the amenities we needed and much more! The owners exceeded our expectations by far. We loved being in walking distance and close to everything in this great historic town. We had a great memorable time staying here and highly recommend this home which has so much to offer everyone.

  • Submitted: Feb 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
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Experience history, enjoy luxury.

  • 5 of 5

This historic home has been meticulously restored to reflect the Civil War era, while at the same time updated to provide modern and luxurious amenities. Located within walking distance of Gettysburg's town square, this home offers a peaceful respite after a day of touring solemn battlefields or taking in the many nearby shops. Especially enjoyable was the audio tour of the home, which describes the history of the manor and its original owners. The current owners thought of everything to make our stay comfortable and were a pleasure to deal with. The home was spotless when we arrived and was fully stocked with linens, towels and toiletries. We highly recommend staying in this historic manor!

  • Submitted: Feb 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
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Surpasses Expectations

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful historic home with modern amenities. Everything one needed to have a comfortable stay was provided plus more. Enjoyed a historic tour of the home with audio recording.The house is located within walking distance to several restaurants and shops. Loved the historic, little town while spending time with special friends.

  • Submitted: Feb 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
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Favorite Gettysburg home!

  • 5 of 5

A get together with friends brought us to this Historic Manor. Take a step back in time to the civil war era, where you will find exquisite antique period pieces along with today's modern amenities. The homes location is walking distance to the town square, neat shops and a variety of restaurants. Relax on the private back porch a great place to gather! The 3 car garage was very convenient. The owners thought of everything to make your stay relaxing and memorable! Their attention to detail was impeccable. I would highly recommend this home to everyone! This was our third trip to Gettysburg and we will only stay at the York Street Manor. I couldn't imagine staying anywhere else!

Barbara & Bill

  • Submitted: Feb 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
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  • 5 of 5

Gettysburg is a great place to visit, and this historic home is a destination of it's own. The space is warm, cozy and inviting. Civil War era appointments and items of interest are everywhere. We spent hours just exploring. The home is elegantly decorated in the Civil War period, but with all the comforts of the finest hotels. The main entrance is dramatic and inviting. The back entrance is convenient to ample parking. The dining room with its harvest table is a perfect gathering place. The bedroom suites are charming, spacious and comfortable. We enjoyed the virtual tour so much we did it twice. This is a wonderful place for a single family, a group of friends or corporate event. The owners are professional, pleasant, accommodating and thought of absolutely everything we could need to make our stay a special event. Thank you for making our Christmas holiday the best ever!

  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Stepping back into history in a manor which was eloquent, comfortable and charming!

  • 5 of 5

A group of 3 who wanted to experience Gettysburg in a different manner and found it here. You will not be disappointed. We found this home filled with history and comfort. The owner restored this property beyond description - from the Civil War period furniture to the audio tour of the house - it was perfect. The owners didn't miss a thing. If you forget something, they have it available for you. No need to pack towels, sheets, hair blowers - they had it all. From the moment you walk through the door, you actually feel as though you stepped back into time. All the beds were comfortable and the amenities were perfect. The bathrooms are all modernized for full comfort. We toured Gettysburg and the surrounding area and had a wonderful time! We found great restaurants and the people we encountered couldn't have been more helpful, friendly and accommodating. We all decided that we are going to make this an annual trip with hopefully a stay at the Manor.

The owner, Frank is so nice and even follows up with a phone call after your stay to make sure you were satisfied. Great guy who obviously takes pride in his "York Street Manor" for very obvious reasons. Trust me - you will want to return once you've stayed here.

  • Submitted: Dec 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 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

Gettysburg Estate Rental Rates

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

Additional information about rental rates

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.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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