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Dobbin House

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of the historic 1776 Dobbin House

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Historic 1776
Dobbin House Tavern

Covid-19 Update

The Dobbin House continues to be OPEN DAILY and is serving food and cocktails.
Our "Springhouse Tavern Diners Choice Menu
" with your favorite Tavern dishes is being served from 11:30am to 9:00pm every day. We do not take reservations for this menu, it is first-come, first-served.

The "Alexander Dobbin Dining Rooms Diners Choice Menu" with our most popular dining room dinners is being served daily from 5:00pm to 9:00pm.  We do accept reservations for this menu and all walk-ins are welcome.

A full array of cocktails, wine and beer is available in all areas.  

OPEN DAILY 11:30am - 9:00pm

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Notice! Please try to make your dinner reservations for our Alexander Dobbin Dining Rooms about a week in advance! Due to the increased number of visitors, the lack of staff availability, other area restaurants being closed on certain days (due to staff shortages) and pandemic procedures, the Dobbin House is experiencing wait times for reservations and seating. In our desire to maintain the same high quality of service that our loyal guests have come to expect in our 44 years as a restaurant/tavern, we are compelled to limit the number of people we serve each day. Unfortunately, this means our reservations fill up quickly. We are distraught and truly regret that we cannot serve all those who call for a reservation for our full-dinner menu on the same or in a few days. The best way to make sure you get a reservation is to call far ahead. We thank you for your patience with this unprecedented situation. Hopefully, this is temporary and will be over soon.

Note: Our Springhouse Tavern menu is being offered daily and, as always, we do not take reservations for this wide selection of dinners, sandwiches, salads and popular cocktails. Seating here is first-come, first-served. This menu has also been busy and, like most other area restaurants, is seeing wait times to be seated. We recommend that you arrive early. The entire staff thank you for your understanding, cooperation and patience!!

The Country Curiosity Store is OPEN DAILY from 10:00am - 9:00pm. The Gettystown Inn Bed and Breakfast is also OPEN DAILY and taking reservations. 

As always, the safety and well-being of our Dobbin House guests, staff and community is of top priority. We are still taking all necessary measures to use best practices in deep cleaning our locations as per the protocols set by the CDC, the Pennsylvania Department of Health and local officials.

As the pandemic unfolds, we will continually evaluate the situation. Any update or change will be posted to this page. Call the Dobbin House (717-334-2100) for questions or concerns.

Again, the entire Dobbin House "family" thank you for your continued support!
Updated May 26, 2022

Dine in Gettysburg PA's Oldest, Most Historic Home 
"...Beautifully and Authentically Restored" 
and open to the public as a colonial restaurant.

Four Score and Seven years before the Civil War Battle of Gettysburg, (1776), 
Reverend Alexander Dobbin built a house to begin a new life in America for himself and 
his family. Today his home, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, is a colonial 
restaurant where candlelit elegance, superior food in abundance, and gracious service bring back 
the sights, sounds and tastes of two centuries ago.  AAA rated. The friendly hospitality of the Dobbin House
extends to the Springhouse Tavern, 
Gettystown Bed and Breakfast, Country Curiosity Store, Abigail Adams Ballroom,
bakery and secret "underground railroad" slave hideout.

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Abigail Adams Ballroom Click on a picture to see the rest of it!

For Casual Dining...

A most unique eating and drinking alehouse amidst three natural springs and two glowing fireplaces. This cozy
and romantic colonial tavern features your favorite spirits, generous dinner platters, fresh deli sandwiches and
salads, homemade soups and tasty desserts. Food served anytime, day or night. Open Daily From 11:30 AM.
No reservations accepted.

For Fine Dining in the Colonial Manner

Dining in BedWhere candlelit elegance, superior food in abundance, and gracious service bring back the sights, sounds and
tastes of two centuries ago.

Dine in six historic rooms: The Dining Room, Library, Parlor, Study, Spinning Room, and Bedroom (wherein
one can actually dine in bed!)

Enjoy an outstanding menu of traditional delicacies: Colonial and Continental Cuisine, prepared from the finest
and freshest ingredients. Plus delicious homemade breads and irresistible desserts from our own bakery. Children's Menu.
Open Daily from 5:00 PM. Reservations Advised.

For Your Larger Gathering...


Ballroom The unique country charm is perfect for banquets, meetings, and special occasions for up to 130 guests. 
Featuring Adams County style entrees, fresh vegetables, salad bar, and delectable homemade desserts.
Free Banquet Planning Kit available.


An eclectic collection of old-time wares and sparkling new treasures!


Interested in staying in one of our lovely bed and breakfast rooms?

A Bed & Breakfast with nine charming guests rooms in Historic Civil War Era homes comfortably
furnished to look like 1863 with beautiful 19th century antiques, quality reproductions and accouterments.
Lodging includes a hearty breakfast served in the sunny parlor of The Dobbin House located next door. Ideally situated to overlook the
spot where Lincoln gave his Gettysburg Address and centrally located within walking distance of the National Park Service 
Visitors Center.

Click here to check availability and make an online reservation.

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Mobil Guide 3 stars

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89 Steinwehr Avenue (Business Route 15 South)
Gettysburg, PA 17325
Phone:(717)334-2100 Fax: (717)334-6905
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