The Tillie Pierce House

303 Baltimore Street , Gettysburg, PA 17325 USA (Show map)


Circa 1829, the Inn was named after Matilda J. Pierce who, at the age of fifteen, witnessed the battle of Gettysburg in 1863. Tillie provided food and water to the soldiers and assisted in caring for the wounded. Twenty-five years later, she wrote a book called " At Gettysburg, Or What a Girl Saw and Heard of the Battle" recounting her experiences of the battle.



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  • Guest room4.4
  • Service4.3
  • Value4.2
  • Cleanliness4.6
  • Onsite Dining3.4

Tillie Pierce House

3.6 on July 02, 2017

We enjoyed our stay at the Tille Pierce House. Staff was courteous and helpful. We stayed in the Lydia Leister Suite which was quite comfortable and spacious. The inn is centrally located, just a couple of blocks from the center of town, so we could walk to most places. I would recommend this place to people who want to stay in Gettysburg

Gettysburg Experience

3.8 on September 27, 2016

The house was wonderful, the rooms were beautiful. (Yes, I peeked ath other rooms.)We were3 in walking distance of almost everything we wanted to see. I learned that an inn has a continental breakfast so we had to go out to eat. The Shriver house next door was a highlight of trip.

great weekend

5 on July 10, 2016

We went for Bike Week 2016. WONDERFUL INN.... Innkeeper was more than helpful and nice. Room was clean and comfortable. Plan on staying again next year!!!!

Great location in downtown Gettysburg

3.2 on July 23, 2014

Stayed for two nights as part of visit to Gettysburg. The innkeeper was excellent in terms of her knowledge of the house and the area, and provided great recommendations for restaurants. The room was very sparse and there were no controls for the AC, but it was comfortable and met our needs for our stay. Don't count on much of a breakfast here; plan to eat at one of the many local restaurants for much more variety and healthy choices.

Quaint and very close to shops

3.0 on June 28, 2014

We had never stayed in a B&B before. The location was fine as was the room, but we never saw the proprietor other than when we checked in so we could ask no questions about the area, sites to visit, etc. and that was very disappointing. Not sure we will opt to stay in a B&B in the future.

What else could you want?

4.6 on November 09, 2013

Do yourself a favor, stop reading the reviews and book the room - you won't be sorry!

Completes the Gettysburg Experience

5 on October 13, 2013

Recently stayed at TPHI again and the experience just gets better. When you walk through the doors, you do indeed step back into time. The innkeeper, Becky, is second to none…she will make you feel most welcome and ensure your stay is top-notch. Be sure to ask her about the history of the house. The rooms are beautiful and comfortable. It is true that the TPHI is haunted but it is delightfully so. Probably some of the best sleep I get is at this place…very relaxing. Its location can’t be beat as you can pretty much walk to any place you want to go. The next time you are in Gettysburg, be sure to stay here. Had to enter a Dining Score...though dinner isn't served here, you are within walking distance to great dining experiences. ~ Robert

5 Couples and a Birthday in a Great House

4.6 on September 16, 2013

Sept 2013, 5 Couples came to Gettysburg to celebrate the history teachers 40th birthday. We stayed at the Tillie Pierce and were very pleased with the choice. The places boasts of a central location in town minutes from The Square, shopping and a variety of nice restaurants. The rooms are beautiful, many antiques and period pieces in a newly renovated Civil War house - the best of both worlds. The manager, while seemingly not there, somehow had the central rooms and kitchenette cleaned and stocked at all times. They could not have been more accomodating, because we booked the house, our ghost hunt had unlimited access, including the attic and basement. I highly recommend that when planning a Gettysburg trip do not gamble on your rooms, try and book at Tillie Pierce.

A step back in history

5 on July 13, 2013

We had the most exciting time in Gettysburg this past weekend! July 9,10,11 2013, we stayed at the Tillie pierce house, this is our fourth time there, at the house, we love EVERYTHING about the "home", that is what it feels like to us and the Innkeeper makes you feel that comfy as well. We would encourage everyone to embrace the experience, not only on the battlefield but the whole community! Go for yourselves and feel the feel on your own because 'words' can't really do it for you! One piece of advice, get a professional tour guide for the battlefield, you won't be sorry.thank you Becky. Folks from cape may area, New Jersey

Stayed in the pink room

4.4 on July 02, 2013

My wife and I stayed at this B&B back late Summer 2011. The manager informed us that it was active and we didn't know what she meant. Later that night just before 9 pm the manager asked if we'd mind if ghost hunters were in the house until 2 am...we didn't mind. Both my wife and I experienced weird things that night. We're not into lghosts or the paranormal at all! Our room was extremely hot all night and I struggled sleeping all night. My wife heard steps going up and down stairs over and over between 3 and 4 am. The room just felt weird! The next morning the manager stated that none of the ghost hunters were there past 2 am and no one was up. We stayed in the pink room

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Rooms & Rates

Elizabeth Thorn Room

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath

Hettie Schriver Room

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath

Lydia Leister Suite

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath

Fannie Buehler Grand Suite

Large suite includes king bed, queen sofa sleeper, kitchenette, private balcony

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Salome Myers Room

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath

Tillie Pierce Room

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath

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Location Type

Historic Gettysburg Train Station, Gettysburg College, Harriburg International Airport, Hershey Park, Gettysburg Airport and Information Center, Gettysburg Battlefied, Airport, City, Countryside, Downtown, Mountains, Small town, Suburban, Wine country


Harrisburg, PA (MDT) 35 miles

Directions to property:

From Lincoln Square (center of Gettysburg) take Baltimore Street (aka Rt 15 S Business)to 3rd block. Inn is on right hand side, corner of Baltimore and Breckinridge Streets.

Area Attractions

Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Gettysburg Paranormal Association, Hershey Park, Gettysburg Ghost Tours, Gettysburg Outlet Center, Gettysburg Gateway Theater, Battlefield Tours, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, Ruins, Ski area, Vineyard, Winery, Zoo

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Air conditioning, Board games, CD player, Desk, Fireplace, Library, Radio, Telephone , Garden, WiFi, Located in Historic Gettysburg, Guest Parlor, Continental Breakfast, Private Parking Lot

Room amenities

Coffee/Tea facilities, Internet Service, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycles, Bird watching, Cross-country ski trails, Downhill Skiing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Hunting, Tours of Gettysburg National Military Park, Gettysburg National Military Park Museum, Gettysburg Ghost Tours, Gettysburg Paranormal Association, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Ski rentals, Tennis courts

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  • Check In:: 3pm to 7pm
  • Check Out:: by 11am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2 Night Minimum on weekends
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Diners club, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: 25% deposit regular stay 50% deposit on holidays and special events
  • Cancellations: Deposit is nonrefundable if stay is cancelled within 10 days of reservation for regular stays Deposit is nonrefundable if stay is cancelled within 30 days of reservation during holidays and special events
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Gail Serfass and Robert Fissel

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  • Time Served: Hospitality Room
  • Serving Location: Breakfast Room, Breakfast/dining area, Dining Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian Vegan, Gluten free upon req

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