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Dobbin House Tavern, Gettysburg

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The Dobbin House Tavern, known also as Dobbin House, on 89 Steinwehr Avenue in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania is a tavern which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

It was established in 1776, making it the oldest standing structure in the town limits of Gettysburg. It was built to be a home for Reverend Alexander Dobbin and his family. The building may have been a first stop on the Underground Railroad north of the Mason–Dixon line, although this has not been substantiated. During and after the Battle of Gettysburg, the house served as a temporary field hospital.
During the latter half of the 20th century, the Dobbin House was home to a large Civil War diorama and a gift center catering to battlefield tourists. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1973.
Today, the house is a popular tavern and restaurant.
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  • The restaurant was great . i had the steak and it was cooked perfectly . My wife had the salmon and she loved it . our service was top notch 
    The restaurant was great . i had the steak and it was cooked perfectly . My wife had the salmon and she loved it . our service was top notch  more »
  • Even though they were not providing take out they took care of us as we had our dog in the car and we always go for their French Onion Soup 
    Even though they were not providing take out they took care of us as we had our dog in the car and we always go for their French Onion Soup  more »
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  • Stayed in overlook suite II with my dad and sister and loved it! The room was gorgeous and was equipped with anything we could possibly need. The small details such as snacks, the coffee mugs, and even juice in the mini fridge, made the room very welcoming! The breakfast was great and the price was in line with any standard hotel in the area. Would love to come back and stay again.
  • Hands-down the best dining experience we have ever had. The food was delicious, but the ambience is something truly special. Eating there was like stepping back in time — but not in a corny Medieval Times way. We'll be coming back to Gettysburg soon simply to eat at the Dobbin House again. Also, for couples, request the table by the fireplace, if possible. It was magical.

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