Dobbin House Tavern
Dobbin House Tavern, November 2010
|Location||89 Steinwehr Ave., Gettysburg, Pennsylvania|
|Area||0.3 acres (0.12 ha)|
|NRHP Reference #||73001584|
|Added to NRHP||March 26, 1973|
|Designated PHMC||December 12, 1947|
It was established in 1776, making it the oldest standing structure in 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.
- National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
- "PHMC Historical Markers". Historical Marker Database. Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission. Retrieved December 7, 2013.
- "National Historic Landmarks & National Register of Historic Places in Pennsylvania" (Searchable database). CRGIS: Cultural Resources Geographic Information System. Note: This includes Marcella M. Sherfy (November 1972). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form: Dobbin House" (PDF). Retrieved 2011-12-08.
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