Built for the Culp heirs (1892), this historic colonial style two story brick home is located across from the prestigious Gas Light Inn Bed and Breakfast and the GAR (Grand Army of the Republic) building in the Old Town District of historic Gettysburg. Guests of the B. Catherine Culp House are within one block (an easy walk) of the center of Gettysburg and attractions such as the Wills House and the Lincoln Train Station as well as fine dining and shopping. The Freedom Transit Trolley is available half-a-block from the house and provides, free of charge, a quick and easy transportation option to the Gettysburg Visitors Center, museums and other points of interest including the battlefield, Gettysburg College and Lutheran Theological Seminary. Nicely furnished with a touch of the Victorian Era, this three bedroom, one full and one half bath home sleeps six people (or up to eight people with the use of a sleep sofa in the living room) and has private off street parking for two vehicles. The kitchen has been recently updated to a vintage modern style and is a real 'cook's kitchen' for those who enjoy preparing and serving meals. After a long day of sightseeing, guests of the B. Catherine Culp House have the option of sitting and relaxing on either the beautifully restored covered front porch or the covered back porch; or perhaps choosing instead to enjoy an evening refreshment in the private, nicely landscaped backyard.
- House1760 sq. ft.
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay2 nights
3 Bedrooms, 1.5 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6-8
Larry and Wendy Shrader
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- Response time:
- within a few hours
- Calendar last updated:
- Jul 16, 2018
About Larry and Wendy Shrader
Lawrence and Wendy Shrader are the owners of the B. Catherine Culp House as well as Willow Lodge at Primrose Dale Farm. Both are natives of Adams County. Wendy was born and raised in Gettysburg and Lawrence in Littlestown.
Larry and Wendy Shrader purchased this House in 2013
Why Larry and Wendy Shrader chose Gettysburg
When this historic home came on the market in 2013, Lawrence and Wendy fell in love with the charm and character of the house as well as the historic significance of the property. According to the September 6, 1892 edition of the Gettysburg Compiler, 'Contractor Joseph J. Smith is building a two story brick residence for the Culp heirs near the Methodist Episcopal Church'. This reference confirms the evidence from the Sanborne Fire Insurance Maps which reflects a two story brick structure being erected between October 1891-October 1896. Further research revealed the owner was Barbara Catherine Culp who was a cousin of John Wesley Culp. John Wesley Culp died on his family's property (Uncle Henry Culp's farm) on July 3, 1863, while fighting with the Confederacy at Culp's Hill during the Battle of Gettysburg. Lawrence and Wendy quickly realized that the home and location were superb for providing visitors to Gettysburg a real authentic taste of this historic era.
What makes this House unique
The owners of the B. Catherine Culp House have meticulously searched and selected period furnishings to place throughout the house providing for their guests not only a feel for the Victorian era of the late 1800's but also for the kind of items and decor that Catherine Culp may have had in her home at the time. So those coming to Gettysburg desiring to learn about and experience the history that was made here will enjoy coming 'home' to a place that will continue to envelop them in that history while at the same time providing all the modern conveniences and comforts that they have become accustomed to and expect. The house also provides a wonderful atmosphere for visitors to celebrate gatherings of all kinds whether it be family or classmate reunions, or holiday get togethers. Prepare a Thanksgiving dinner in the beautiful 'chef's kitchen' and enjoy serving it in the nicely decorated Victorian dining room; or create a special memory by celebrating Christmas vacation, Victorian style. Stay and watch the fireworks on New Year's Eve from the privacy of the backyard as they are displayed in the sky above Lincoln Square in the center of historic Gettysburg. The location of the house is superb. Special event parades such as Remembrance Day may be observed from the comfort of the front porch as the house is located on some parade routes. Guests can walk to area attractions, restaurants, and shopping or may elect to ride the free trolley which picks up and drops off practically at the doorstep. The B. Catherine Culp House provides a central location to launch trips to other area attractions: Hershey Park, 50 miles from the house, Lancaster Amish Country, 78 miles, Ski Liberty Mountain Resort, 10 miles, The Links at Gettysburg, 9 miles. Quaint and charming colonial look on the outside and a lot of period character on the inside, the B. Catherine Culp House is the place to stay while visiting Gettysburg & south central Pennsylvania.
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
WHO COULD ASK FOR MORE.
This was our first time in Gettysburg.We loved this wonderful town and the amazing B.Catherine Culp House.This homes in the heart of downtown and very close to the battleground and veterens cemetery and the visitors center.The stores and restaurants are very nice.Gettysburg has the most history of anywhere that we have ever been.Our house was beautiful and owner Wendy was super.I would go back again and highly recommend this home to everyone.
Very nice historic-era furnishings, and very clean. Location is superb, right in downtown Gettysburg, a block from center square. Good two-space parking.
Great location, great hosts, great place.
Well furnished with period décor and clean. Can't beat the location near town center. Rather spacious for older home that accommodated 7 people rather easily. Loved the back patio area. Park area for multiple cars in the back was a nice plus. Hosts are easy to get a hold of when questions arise. Would come back here again.
Highly recommend to those staying in Gettysburg
Fantastic location with close proximity to Gettysburg Square. Very clean accommodations that has historic character.
just as advertised
We really enjoyed our stay. Great house, thoughtfully decorated with period furniture and information on its history. Civil war era, only with modern conveniences including soft beds! Centrally located. Perfect for our needs.
Rates & Availability
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Discounts for 7+ nights & whole month rentals To secure property, one on-line credit card payment for total amount due is required when reservation is made Until confirmed, rates are subject to change Must be at least 21 years of age to rent the property $50.00 cleaning fee required per reservation