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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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  • Glad we had a reservation and were able to eat inside. It is the first time I had seen beds used for guest seating. Our waiter, Clifton, was extremely personable and attentive. Our meals were good.....  more »
  • My son and I were lucky enough to get a seat at the last minute on a busy Saturday night without reservations. We sat at the bar downstairs which was fantastic. A very cool vibe in a historic...  more »
  • This is a very good place to catch a great meal with great service! The atmosphere is very 1700's and it is a cozy and warm environment to have the perfect meal. There is a wide selection on the menu with moderate to higher prices items. Very good for a special dinner and time where conversation is wanted. Make this a definite if you are in Gettysburg. Also go to the free tour and historical walk of the place, well worth the time!!
  • The history of this building was incredible to learn about. And the FOOD is absolutely delicious. I enjoyed the French Onion soup and the Scallops. Both were delectable. The staff is extremely good at their job, and they are all extremely friendly. They even had a man playing live music table to table. I went with a group of friends, but this place can also be extremely romantic. I couldn't recommend it enough! It is a must if you are in Gettysburg!

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