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Tessa grew up in Rhodesia-Zimbabwe and came to the United States in 1983. She opened gift shops in Steinwehr Avenue and also owns Sunset ice-cream parlor. She likes being an innkeeper and travelling (especially to India).
Brian met Tessa in 1982 when working in Zimbabwe. He is British and grew up in India. He worked as an economist on development projects in Africa and Asia. He enjoys golf, travelling and writing (his award-winning historical novel 'The Settler', set in Southern Africa in 1890-1902, was published in 2012, 'Lake of Slaves', set in Malawi, in June 2014, and 'The Lion and the Leopard', with the 1914-18 War as a background, in June 2016).
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The Brickhouse Inn is the premier award-winning Gettysburg bed and breakfast. Located in downtown historic Gettysburg.

We can beat any rate offered for a specific room by an online travel agency (OTA). All you need to do is call us!

We have reached a landmark 1,600 five star reviews on TripAdvisor!

For families, especially with young children, have a look at the five Gettysburg Historic Vacation rentals at They are separately managed, but are all in downtown Gettysburg.


Winter Special Offer!Stay two nights and get 50% off the 2nd night! Available through March 2019, except at special weekends (e.g. Valentines) and only if booked directly through the Inn.



1. We are listed by 'Business Insider' as one of 50 Top B&Bs in America.

2. HotelsCombined, one of the world's leading hotel price platforms named The Brickhouse Inn as PA's Best Small City Hotel "

3. We've been awarded TripAdvisor's 2017 Certificate of Excellence, our 5th year in a row. 

We have celebrated our 12th Anniversary of owning the Inn. Thanks to all the wonderful guests who have stayed with us, and to our great, loyal staff!

Please look at the 'Packages' page for further details about our other packages (please note that prices will change in 2017, because the tickets for the Visitor Center, and the guide fees, all increase):

History Lover's Package ($219)

Gettysburg Experience Package ($169)

Romance Package ($89)

Birthday Package ($82)

We won Best B&B in Gettysburg, sponsored by Celebrate Gettysburg magazine, for three years in a row!

The Brickhouse Inn consists of two historic buildings in the downtown historic area of Gettysburg - the premier bed and breakfast in Gettysburg, PA. The 1898 three-story Victorian mansion has original wood floors, chestnut trim, family heirlooms and antiques, all in a style reminiscent of the turn of the century. The c.1830 Welty House was occupied by Confederate sharpshooters during the Battle of Gettysburg and has many bullet scars on its south wall.

  • Gettysburg's premier, award-winning bed & breakfast.

  • Rated one of the top B&Bs in Gettysburg by TripAdvisor for the past five years. Awarded TripAdvisor's Certificate of Excellence for 2011 - 2017.

  • Choose from two historic buildings: c.1830 bullet-scarred Welty House & 1898 Victorian mansion.

  • Ideally located in the downtown historic area

  • Within easy walking distance of most shops & restaurants, museums, and ghost tours.

  • Free private off-street parking (in rear, lane off Locust Avenue).

  • A wide selection of rooms and suites (all with private bathrooms), some with private balcony porches.

    All rooms have modern air-conditioning/heating units for individual temperature control.

    Free WiFi available.

  • Set in beautiful gardens with a koi pond and waterfalls - an oasis in the town.

  • We have several packages to make your visit easier to plan.

  • The Culp's Hill section of the battlefield is less than a minute's walk behind the Inn..

  • Two-minute walk to the Soldiers' Cemetery (where President Lincoln gave the Gettysburg Address).


Is The Brickhouse Inn haunted? The simple answer is - we don't know! We don't think there's a resident ghost. Legend says that two or three Confederates were killed in the Welty House. so who knows. If your interest is in ghosts check out our packages for evening walking tours and an exclusive driving tour.



Welcome to the historic Brickhouse Inn Bed and Breakfast! We'll make sure you'll have a memorable stay in Gettysburg.

Authentic Victorian portrait photograph!

See our new Authentic Victorian photo package - on our packages page!

We have a Sweetheart Package ($79) and an Anniversary Package ($99) to add flavor to your lodging! (see the 'Packages' page for details}.


Guided Historic Walking Tours

The licensed town guides of Gettysburg have a variety of walking tours, each lasting for 90 minutes. They include:

'Walk with Lincoln' following the footsteps of the President during his November 1863 visit to Gettysburg (every Saturday at 1 p.m.

'After the storm': focussing on the experiences of civilians after the two armies left (every Friday at 6.15 p.m.)

For further information contact the Program Director: Joanne Lewis at 717-339-6161.

Gift Certificates

There are plenty of good reasons to give a Gift Certificate for a stay at The Brickhouse Inn - a present for that special person, for retirement, anniversary,  honeymoon, or a girls' getaway!

Golfing getaway!

The Brickhouse Inn is a great base for a golfing getaway. There are a number of good courses within an easy drive of Gettysburg. They vary from manicured (and with correspondingly higher green fees) to slightly less smart (but inexpensive). Brian is an avid golfer and has played many of the local courses. He can make suggestions for you.

How we can help you !

The Brickhouse Inn is an ideal base for visiting the town, the Visitor Center, the Battlefield & nearby attractions. We have several packages which will help you enjoy your visit even more, inlcuding ghost tours in haunted locations in and around the town . We can arrange for a licensed guide to take you on a tour of the Battlefield, and we can reserve a table for you at any of the fine restaurants in the town.

We look forward to your stay!

Tessa and Brian


» Remembrance Day Parade
11/14/2013 from Brickhouse Inn, Gettysburg
Gettysburg's Annual Remembrance Day Parade takes place on Saturday, November 23. It is the 150th Anniversary of the Parade - the 1st one took place on November 19, 1863, when the new Soldiers Cemetery was dedicated, and when President Li...

» The Guns of Gettysburg, November 11, 2013
10/27/2013 from Brickhouse Inn, Gettysburg
On Veteran's Day - Monday, November 11, there will be a display of the guns most commonly used at the Battle of Gettysburg. The event will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Gettysburg National Military Park Visitor Center. Veterans and se...