Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Remembrance Weekend 2011

This past weekend Gettysburg was bustling with visitors, re-enactors,
actors and many other notable guests here to commemorate the 148th 
Anniversary of Lincoln's Gettysburg Address.  It felt very much like everyone
here was anticipating the official commemoration of the 150th Anniversary 
of the Battle of Gettysburg in 2013. There was excitement in the air, AND,
it will definitely be a very exciting few years for Gettysburg.

Of course the Remembrance Day Parade marched right past The
Gaslight Inn to thrill all of the guests on our porch.  The parade is
always very emotional as the sea of soldiers on horseback and on 
foot march down Middle Street.  Below is a photo I 
took to give you an idea of what passed by the Inn.


Another very special event that happened on November 20th was the laying of a headstone for Sadie Shriver.  Sadie was 7 years old during the Battle of Gettysburg living on her grandparents farm at the base of Big and Little Round Tops.  Sadie died of consumption 11 years after the Battle, 2 weeks short of her 19th birthday.  She was laid to rest in Evergreen Cemetery.  For reasons unknown no marker was placed on her grave.  Read the Shriver story at  Their story is interesting and from the viewpoint of the civilian experience.

With a 2-night reservation, all rooms will be $120/night (plus tax) December 1st through 17th.  This is a $25/night saving.  Call the Inn at 800-914-5698 to make your reservation.  Also, on the weekend of Dec. 9th & 10th guests of the Inn receive free tickets to the Holiday House Tour. See House Tour info under our "Reasons to Visit" button above.
You deserve a getaway weekend to Gettysburg for
shopping at our Outlet stores AND our lovely new "in-town" shops - The Spirited Ladies Shoppe, Pages of The Past, True Friends Boutique, Lark, and the mainstays of the Center - Lord Nelson's, 17 On The Square, Just Jennifer's, Realms of Enchantment and Codori House of Gifts.



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