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Gettysburg in Adams County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Dobbin House

 
 
Dobbin House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Zachary Hinton, August 2007
1. Dobbin House Marker
Inscription. Built in 1776 by the Rev. Alexander Dobbin. In use for some 25 years as one of the first classical schools west of the Susquehanna River. It is now a museum refurnished in keeping with the early period.
 
Erected 1947 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 39° 49.352′ N, 77° 13.951′ W. Marker is in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is on Steinwehr Avenue (Business U.S. 15), on the right when traveling south. Click for map. The marker is located on the sidewalk in front of the Dobbin House Tavern. It is also located near the Gettysburg Tour Center and part of the National Cemetery. Marker is at or near this postal address: 89 Steinwehr Avenue, Gettysburg PA 17325, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named The Dobbin House (a few steps from this marker); Continuing a Tradition: Freemasonry at Gettysburg (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 55th Ohio Infantry (about 400 feet away); Jennie Wade (about 500 feet away); “. . . your sister is dead.” (about 500 feet away);
Dobbin House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Zachary Hinton, August 2007
2. Dobbin House Marker
“The National Homestead at Gettysburg” (about 600 feet away); Friend to Friend Masonic Memorial (about 600 feet away); July 1, 1863 (about 700 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Gettysburg.
 
Regarding Dobbin House. The Dobbin House still operates as a restaurant, tavern, and store.
 
Also see . . .
1. The Reverend Alexander Dobbin and the Historic Dobbin House. (Submitted on August 21, 2007.)
2. The Dobbin House. This is the official website for the Dobbin House. (Submitted on August 22, 2007, by Zachary Hinton of Carneys Point, New Jersey.) 
 
Additional keywords. tavern
 
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The Dobin House image. Click for full size.
By Zachary Hinton, circa August 2006
3. The Dobin House
This is the left half of the Dobbin House which is the original tavern and now serves (both upstairs and downstairs) as the Alexander Dobbin Dining Rooms which serve traditional colonial period food in different rooms in the original building, all furnished according to the period. The basement is used for the Spring House tavern where light food is served in a alehouse environment.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Zachary Hinton of Carneys Point, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,767 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Zachary Hinton of Carneys Point, New Jersey.   3. submitted on , by Zachary Hinton of Carneys Point, New Jersey. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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