We had the pleasure of visiting Gettysburg, Pennsylvania a few weeks ago!! We spent the whole weekend soaking in all the neat history and yummy food the town had to offer! On our day of arrival, after checking into our fabulous room at the Gettysburg Hotel, we took a jump in the roof top pool before taking the short stroll to our first meal of the trip. Dinner at the Historic Farnsworth House Inn.
The Historic Farnsworth House Inn is named in honor of Brigadier General Elon John Farnsworth, who led an ill-fated charge after the failure of Pickett's charge, claiming the lives of Farnsworth and 65 of his men.
The original part of the house was built in 1810, followed by the brick structure in 1833. The house sheltered Confederate sharpshooters during the three-day conflict, one of whom it is believed to have accidentally shot 20 year-old Mary Virginia "Jennie" Wade, the only civilian who died during the battle. More than 100 bullet holes pock the walls. Following the battle, the house served as a hospital.
The Farnsworth House Inn is in good company. Fine Living Magazine puts it in the same category as the legendary Don CeSar Beach Resort in St. Petersburg, Florida. It has the same distinction as the Hotel del Coronado in San Diego, the Queen Mary Hotel in Long Beach and the Lizzie Borden Bed & Breakfast in Fall River Massachussetts. Whats the connection? They are all among the most haunted locations in America. A&E, BBC, Food Network, Discovery, History, Sci-Fi, and Travel Channels, Hollywood Squares and Wheel of Fortune have also all featured the Historic Inn.
We totally lucked out weather-wise! The Weather Channel said rain all night and it totally missed us. I'm a total
patio fan. If you can eat outdoors, that's where I want to be and that's exactly where we sat at The Historic Farnsworth House Inn. The patio was definitely a fabulous one too, so we were all very pleased by our surroundings.
The Historic Farnsworth House Inn also has a great menu. Options for those who want to be adventurous and try something from the civil war period, like pickled Watermelon. And options if you're a picky eater like my daughter and want something simple like a grilled cheese sandwich
Whenever I travel, the first thing I do is browse the wine list for local wines and brews. My first drink of the trip ended up being a glass of Red Rebel Wine from Adams County Winery. Definitely tasty for those that love sweet wines. I'm more a dry wine gal myself & I still enjoyed this tasty glass of vino.
Since were talking adult beverages, I will mention the other drink I sipped on during our meal. The Sweeney's Strawberry Lemonade. Honestly, I'm not a liquor drinker, but I was like heck! I'm on vacation. Cheers!!!! Definitely glad I decided to order the Sweeney's Strawberry Lemonade. It was my favorite drink of the whole trip!
My husband and I pretty much ordered the same meals. For a starter we both opted for the French Onion Soup! If you follow me on Instagram, you know if French Onion Soup is on a menu, I'm ordering it! Definitely delicious.
Both of our entrees came with a side salad. Nothing to really brag about here. It's a side salad. I love side salads, but a side salad is foolproof. Anyone can make one.
For our main courses at the Historic Farnsworth House Inn, my husband and I both ordered the Charbroiled Sirloin Steaks. They were served ontop of cheddar mashed potatoes and omg!!! Deliciousness!!! I don't know why they claim men are the Steak and potato people, because this girl has a serious steak addiction and the Historic Farnsworth House Inn hit the spot!
My beyond picky daughter decided she would enjoy a nice grilled cheese for dinner. She ate every last bite, so I'm taking it that the grilled cheese passes the picky 5 year old palate test.
For dessert all three of us had a piece of chocolate cake. It was the perfect ending for our delicious meal!
Civil War Memorabilia Collection
Before leaving the Historic Farnsworth House Inn to head to our Ghost Tour,our waitress told us the the Historic Farnsworth House Inn is home to one of the largest personal Civil War memorabilia collections, so we definitely had to take a peak at all the artifacts!!!
Our family gives the Historic Farnsworth House Inn two thumbs up!!!
I majored in history in college, so the history behind the Historic Farnsworth House Inn had me pretty excited!!! When I found out that the Historic Farnsworth House Inn was where we would be dinning evening number one, the history nerd inside of me squealed with excitement. So many neat stories!!!! Then on top of that, the food was delicious. Our meal was complementary, but the prices weren't that bad at all! A steak will cost you $22! A kids meal ran $6.95. Not bad for a restaurant in a tourist town.
If you find yourself looking for a bite to eat in Gettysburg, visit the Historic Farnsworth House Inn at 401 Baltimore Street in Historic downtown Gettysburg.
Free parking in rear of the Historic Farnsworth House Inn
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CourtneyLynne is former model turned mommy & wifey! When not blogging all things foodie, fashion, travel, mom life & straight up fabulousness to the masses, she can be found chasing her toddler around in 6in stilettos & laughing at her own jokes her glass of wine told her to tell.