Yes, Lincoln really did sleep here. This three-story brick Federal is the home where President Lincoln stayed on the occasion of his cemetery dedication address.
Through interactive exhibits that use sight, sound, touch and even smell, Rupp House History Center guests are able to immerse themselves in 19th-century culture and learn about the civilians and the soldiers who struggled here and the preservation work that is critical to understanding the Battle of Gettysburg.
Built as a residence for a local family, the Graffiti House was converted into a hospital after the Battle of Kelly’s Ford in March of 1863.
The three-story home of Gettysburg attorney David Wills, built about 1816, was the center of the immense clean-up process after the Battle of Gettysburg and where President Lincoln stayed before giving his Gettysburg Address, the speech that transformed Gettysburg’s community from a place of devastation to the symbol of our nation’s “new birth of freedom.”
Confederate Lieutenant General Ambrose Powell Hill (1825-1865) lived in the original portion of this house, situated at the corner of Main and West Davis streets, from age seven until 1842, when he entered the U.S. Military Academy.
The Proprietor Corporal William Michie was at Valley Forge when he received an urgent message to return home. Leaving behind the winter encampment, Michie commenced the tedious journey to Virginia only to learn upon his arrival that his ailing father had passed on.
The c.1801 Caleb Rector House was the site of the formation of the 43rd Virginia Cavalry, Mosby’s Rangers, in 1863. It also was a Civil War hospital and the site of two separate encampments of JEB Stuart in June 1863 during the Battle of Upperville. It currently houses the Mosby Heritage Area, which has been […]
Dedicated to the civilian experience during the Battle of Gettysburg, the Shriver House Museum is situated in the heart of Gettysburg’s Historic District. The home of George and Hettie Shriver and their daughters, Sadie (7) and Mollie (5), appears much the way it did when it was built in 1860, just a few months before […]
Spend the night in historic Lockhouse 28, along the scenic C&O Canal. Furnishing to depict the 1830s, you will learn about the engineering marvels that make up the canal and experience life as the lock keepers lived it.
Spend the night back in time in historic Lockhouse 49 along the scenic C&O Canal. Furnished in the 1920s style, this lockhouse depicts the heyday of the canal community at Four Locks.
The Holladay House has stood at the crossroads of historic Route 20 + 15 for almost 200 years. The federal brick mansion has witnessed stories from James Madison’s final years through the Civil War to industrialization. Now you have the opportunity to be part of the story: stay at this historic inn and enjoy being […]
Beautiful Historic 1766 Inn with Mountain views and fine dining. The Inn at Meander Plantation sits majestically on 80 acres of rolling pastures and woods. Nestled in a bend of the scenic Robinson River. The Inn is located on U.S. Route 15, 9 miles south of Culpeper and 8 miles north of Orange. Charlottesville is […]