Dobbin House Tavern, November 2010
|Location||89 Steinwehr Ave., Gettysburg, Pennsylvania|
|Area||0.3 acres (0.12 ha)|
|NRHP reference #||73001584|
|Added to NRHP||March 26, 1973|
|Designated PHMC||December 12, 1947|
It was established in 1776, making it the oldest standing structure in the town limits of Gettysburg. It was built to be a home for Reverend Alexander Dobbin and his family. The building may have been a first stop on the Underground Railroad north of the Mason-Dixon line, although this has not been substantiated. During and after the Battle of Gettysburg, the house served as a temporary field hospital.
During the latter half of the 20th Century, the Dobbin House was home to a large Civil War diorama and a gift center catering to battlefield tourists. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1973.
Today, the house is a popular tavern and restaurant.