Historic Bed & Breakfasts on Battlefields

Whether pursuing history studiously or less seriously, a visit to these battlefield Inns and historic bed and breakfasts will renew your patriotism.  Lebanon and Carlisle are located in central Pennsylvania, close to the Gettysburg National Park and Fort Indian Town Gap, a military reservation.   In the hills of Western Maryland, the battle at Antietem was fought and the battlefield preserved.  Further south at Lake Altoona near Cartersville, Georgia, the battlefield of Altoona Pass is now a gentle lake with winding bake paths.  WashingtonGeorgia is the town that Sherman didn’t burn. 

carlislehouseroomThe Carlisle House in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, is hosted by Mary Fuller Duxbury, an army nurse for 40 years.  Military personnel receive a 15% discount or may use the American Historic Inns “Buy-One-Night-Get-One-Night-Free” coupon. Begin the day with one of Mary’s international-themed quiche breakfasts and explore the many buildings of interest in the Carlisle Historic District that date from the Revolutionary and Civil war eras.  Take a day trip to the Gettysburg National Park and Hershey’s Chocolate World and Lancaster County Amish Country, then come back “home” for more hospitality.

washingtonplantationTom Chase, Vietnam veteran and host of the Washington Plantation in Washington, Georgia, honors all military with a 20% discount. This 1828 Greek revival Plantation manor was home to bother Federal and Confederate statesmen.   Soldiers wearing Blue and Gray camped on the grounds in 1865. This is the town that Sherman didn’t burn on his Historic march to Savannah.  The dissolution of the Confederacy was signed one-quarter-mile away.  A rose garden and Koi pond are located on the seven acre property where tables and chairs await guests returning from a day of sightseeing. One night is free June-August anytime, September-May Sunday through Thursday, except April 1-April 10 with the American Historic Inns/iLoveinns.com coupon. 

armystairs2Berry Patch Inn in Lebanon, Pennsylvania, features the Red, White and Blue special, offers a 15% discount for military personnel. Pennsylvania Dutch hospitality in a newly built log home is served up by hosts Charlie and Bunny Yinger with   Strawberry Pancakes, waffles and peach berry muffins.  The Berry Patch Inn sits on ten acres just outside a quaint old town and is five minutes from Fort Indian Town Gap and a short drive to Gettysburg National Park and other attractions.

Lake Alltoona Inn, Cartersville, Georgia, is located on the grounds of the Battle Altoona Pass. OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThis Battle was important to the railroad that supplied General Sherman and his march to the
sea. Innkeepers David and Lynn Smith support our military personnel with a 10% discount at their circa 1863 Victorian farm house bed and breakfast. Victorian house lovers will appreciate the many special features that were restored during the recent renovation. From the wrap-around porches you can view the site of “The Battle of Allatoona Pass”, and the Lake Altoona marina, dock, and Redtop Mountain State park. This 16-acre property has room to park boat trailers and is 500 feet from the Altoona Landing marina where the inn has a private dock.

rebel_band_lgThe Jacob Rohrbach Inn in SharpsburgMaryland, is surrounded by the Antietem battlefield and was used as a hospital to care for the wounded soldiers. The house was damaged by artillery fire during the battle of Antietem, along with many area buildings that still show their scars. This Civil War battlefield is the most preserved of all the battlefields.  Bicycles are available to explore the areas parks and countryside. Hosts JoAnne and Paul provide gracious hospitality, home baked cookies and lemonade to guests after a day of sightseeing.  A discount of $10 is available to active military personnel. 

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