Dobbin House Tavern

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Dobbin House
Dobbin Gettysburg 2.JPG
Dobbin House Tavern, November 2010
Dobbin House Tavern is located in Pennsylvania
Dobbin House Tavern
Dobbin House Tavern is located in the US
Dobbin House Tavern
Location89 Steinwehr Ave., Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
Coordinates39°49′20″N 77°13′59″W / 39.82222°N 77.23306°W / 39.82222; -77.23306Coordinates: 39°49′20″N 77°13′59″W / 39.82222°N 77.23306°W / 39.82222; -77.23306
Area0.3 acres (0.12 ha)
NRHP reference #73001584[1]
Significant dates
Added to NRHPMarch 26, 1973
Designated PHMCDecember 12, 1947[2]

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 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.[3]

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.[1]

Today, the house is a popular tavern and restaurant.


  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
  2. ^ "PHMC Historical Markers". Historical Marker Database. Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission. Retrieved December 7, 2013.
  3. ^ "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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