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The Dobbin House Tavern, Gettysburg, PA

     For lunch on Thursday, we ate at the Dobbin House Tavern, located at 89 Steinwehr Ave., Gettysburg, PA (717/334-2100; www.dobbinhouse.com ).  The structure is said to be “Gettysburg’s oldest and most historic building.”  It was built in 1776 by Alexander Dobbin, who came to the colonies from Ireland to be minister of the Rock Creek Presbyterian Church, for use as a home for his family and location for his Classical School. 

Dobbin House

During the mid 1800s, a secret crawl space, still visible, served as a “station” for hiding runaway slaves seeking freedom on the “Underground Railroad.”  Today, it has been restored to appear virtually the same as it did over 200 years ago and serves as an authentic colonial tavern with an old-time general store.

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