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Historic Civil War house, great for family getaways.

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

1st floor of historic building (2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, garden, parking)

This charming Civil War era house is located in historic downtown Gettysburg. The first floor has been restored, with two bedrooms (queen beds), and there is a queen pullout sofa bed in the reading room, so the house can sleep 4 + 2. The bathroom has a tub with shower. In addition there is a fully fitted kitchen, dining room, reading room, and parlor. There is central a/c throughout. At the rear of the house is a secluded garden and parkin.

The house is ideal for 4-6 people. You can walk to most of the shops and restaurants. The National Military Park (Battlefield) is two minutes walk away. Paranormal investigators might enjoy their experience here as well!

The second floor is being restored and will be ready to rent in April This has two bedrooms living room dining room and fully equipped kitchen The whole house can be rented for larger families

More Details

Owner/Property Manager
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 20, 2018

About Owner/Property Manager

I have operated a business in Gettysburg for 25 years, and currently own the Barclay House (vacation rental), four shops and an ice cream parlor, and I am the co-owner of The Brickhouse Inn B&B.

Owner/Property Manager purchased this house in 1994

Why Owner/Property Manager chose Gettysburg

I bought the house with the intention of living in downtown Gettysburg, but moved into The Barclay House instead.

What makes this house unique

The house witnessed the Battle of Gettysburg. It has many charming period features. It has an ideal location.


Gettysburg House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    TV room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Queen sofa bed in TV room
  • Queen size beds
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Lawn / Garden
  • 6 garden chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • racquetball
  • skiing
  • snowboarding


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Historic Civil War house, great for family getaways.
average rating of 4.9 based on 50 reviews

great place

  • 5 of 5

fun to stay in this hostoric town great loaction on main street very cool to stay in place built in 1863 charming apartment real nice living, dinning, kitchen space high recommend

  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
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Great for a family trip

  • 4 of 5

Plenty of room for our family trip to see the national park. The beds are comfy and the house is very clean.

The house sits on a busy street so evening noise should be expected. It is so close to everything that you won't mind the passing traffic.

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Beautiful Home, Great Stay!

  • 5 of 5

Loved this home - the pictures do not do it justice. The apartment is very roomy and in a great area - within walking distance to many restaurants and shops. The place was very clean and had everything needed to make our stay comfortable. I would definitely recommend this rental.

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best place to stay in Gettysburg!

  • 5 of 5

This was my second stay in your house (my sixth to Gettysburg). This time I was so happy to show off the village, the battlefield, and your house to my daughter and her husband — both first-timers. We started early Saturday morning at the Visitors Center followed by our guided car tour of the battlefield by the incomparable Christine Wolfe — the fourth time I’ve taken her tour! (Ask for her, you will not regret it.). My “kids” fell in love with the experience, so we not only spent the rest of the day on the battlefield but went back after dark for a truly spiritual experience. We were all so glad to get back to the house and collapse in the parlor for wine and talk.

Your house is nearly perfect — a comfortable combination of historic structure and modern updates. The beds and the linens are high quality. The kitchen had everything we needed. The back parking is easy.

More than anything, what fun it is to open the double front doors and step out into history. Thank you for sharing your house! We’ll be back!

  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We will consider staying again

  • 4 of 5

The place was clean and very well maintained. The place was larger than I originally thought. The only issue that we had, which wasn't too bad, was that there was only one bathroom. There were 5 women in this house with one bathroom. We made it work because were are sisters and sisters aren't shy around each other. The days were unseasonably warm (hot/muggy) and there was no central air and two air conditioners in the back rooms, which you could not use at the same time. So, temperature was also an issue, but we managed. We hated to leave. I slept in the back so only the bigger trucks I would hear, but if you are not used to traffic 24/7 then I would suggest bringing a fan or a sound machine to block it out. You can't move the house. We really enjoyed the house though. It was in a great spot to walk anywhere.

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Collegeville, PA

Great Spot for Wedding Gathering

  • 5 of 5

This was the perfect house in a perfect location suitable for visiting Gettysburg and exploring downtown. We used the home as a gathering spot for a bridal party to get prepared for a wedding. It is a beautiful historic home, clean, and had all the necessities. Quiet, comfortable, easy access and parking. We had 7 bridesmaids, 2 moms, a bride and 2 girls for the hair and makeup and still had plenty of room to move about and mingle. The photographer even loved the place to use for the photos backdrop. We had a wonderful time and the home added to our great memories. We plan on coming back again to visit Gettysburg. All we needed was more time. We would definitely rent again.

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Mountain View, Carroll Valley, The Bridges
Nearest Train
25 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Rte 15, Rte 30
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Nearest Ski
10 Miles
Ski Liberty
Car: necessary

Gettysburg National Military Park (Battlefield) & Visitor Center (museum, movie, Cyclorama). David Wills House. Shriver House Museum. Eisenhower Heritage Site. Great walking, hiking and cycling trails. Hershey is one hour away, as is Harper's Ferry. Antietam Battlefield is 45 minutes away. About 10 miles north of Gettysburg are the Appalachians, with beautiful orchards of apples, peaches and cherries. Ski Liberty Resort is 20 minutes from Gettysburg. Some excellent golf courses within a half hour drive.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.