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B Catherine Culp House~Victorian Charm~Located in Gettysburg's Historic District

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 1,760 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

3 Bedrooms, 1.5 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6-8

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.

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Gettysburg House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1760 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , A true 'water closet', just like the good old days!
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Large, open, natural stone shower with dual shower heads
  • Half Bath is located on the first floor under the front stairway between the dining room and living room. Full Bath is located on the second floor near the three bedrooms and includes one clothes hamper.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , Mattress Width: 54 inches; Length: 75 inches
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Mattress Width:60 inches Length:75 inches Civil War Era Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Mattress Width: 60 Inches, Length: 75 Inches
    Living Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Queen Sleep Sofa
  • All three bedrooms are located on the second floor. An additional back staircase leads from the bedrooms to the downstairs dining room. This provides privacy to guests utilizing the living room sleep sofa located on the first floor in the front of the house. Please note: It was our goal to furnish our home with items that were reminiscent of the era while at the same time providing modern comfort as best we could. The beds in Bedrooms 2 and 3 are authentic from the late 1800's and are 75 inches in length. We purchased mattresses for them that have a 'flare' allowing for 60 inches in the width which is standard for a modern queen size bed. The mattress length, however, is unable to be extended. Also, there are no clothes closets anywhere in the house. One small wall coat rack is located in the back stairway area that can accommodate hanging a few light weight items and each bedroom has a freestanding clothes rack for convenience.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • hiking
  • skiing
No Maid Service Available. For convenience, a full size washer and dryer is provided in the house for guest use.


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B Catherine Culp House~Victorian Charm~Located in Gettysburg's Historic District
average rating of 4.7906976 based on 43 reviews
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  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2014
  • Stayed: September 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location, well equipped

  • 4 of 5

Home was lovely. Right in the middle of town and close to Gettysburg College. Some outside noise is unavoidable. Great shower! Easy parking.

  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Philadelphia Suburbs, PA

Cozy and perfectly located home in historical Gettysburg!

  • 5 of 5

This home was exactly what we thought we'd be getting, and we couldn't have been happier! We spent the evening in on Friday night and the kitchen and back porch was the perfect area to have some wine and chit-chat. The places we particularly wanted to see- the Dobbin House, Gettysburg Ghost Tours, O'Rourke's, and the town square- on Saturday were all within about a 10-15 minute walk. We enjoyed being able to go in and out as we pleased because the location was so close to the main drag. We also took the opportunity to jump in our car and drive down to some major battlefield sites, which we're closer than we realized! On Saturday evening we were able to walk down to the local bars to have some dinner and drinks out.

Requirements for checkout were a breeze. We hope to come back again with out husbands/ boyfriends/ fiances, and would consider renting this home again!

A little something about us- My girlfriends and I have an annual historic girls weekend each year in October; we try to chose a place with beautiful fall foliage, cool temps, deep history, and great shopping/ eats for our destination, and this year we decided on Gettysburg! We're all 30-somethings generally located in or around Pennsylvania, all coming from Philadelphia (3), Pittsburgh (2), and NYC (1). We did our fair share of research on location, transportation, and things to do, and we truly thought this home was just perfect. We also loved that the decorating was kept true to the era, and stories were provided about some of the furniture. We especially loved the brass bed frame and red room!

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your lovely review! We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed our house and your stay in Gettysburg. A few years back when we were searching for a property to offer as a vacation rental we recognized right away that this particular house, when it came on the market, had the whole package....a fantastic location and an historic significance, both of which we knew any guests choosing to stay here would appreciate. Thank you again for choosing to stay at the B. Catherine Culp House. We appreciate very much your compliments about the house and decor and are glad to have provided an opportunity to add significantly to your Gettysburg experience. We look forward to having you back again in the future.
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Shelburn, In.

Perfect location

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay here. The house was comfortable and meticulously clean. Great location to walk to shopping and restaurants. We’d recommend this house to anyone traveling to Gettysburg and would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Oct 21, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Nice house, great location!

  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The best home, in Gettysburg, PA!

  • 5 of 5

We spent a week at the B. Catherine Culp house, again, celebrating our 33rd anniversary of our marriage! We had enjoyed it so much last year, that we came back again this year. We love the creature comforts, cleanliness and the double shower heads! Seriously giving thought to a winter trip in 2017-2018 to see the area during the winter months! Thanks for allowing us to spend time in a beautiful home. There has been so much attention to every detail and keeping with the 1800's time period atmosphere through the furnishings and all! Mark and Theresa (Illinois)

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Theresa and Mark for your lovely review and congratulations on your recent wedding anniversary. We are glad you chose to celebrate this special occasion at the B. Catherine Culp House and we look forward to having you back again real soon!
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Larry and Wendy Shrader
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
February 23, 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.


Gettysburg National Military Park
Licensed Town Historians Gettysburg
The David Wills House
Farnsworth House Candlelight Ghost Walks
Seminary Ridge
Gettysburg College
Links at Gettysburg, The
The National Civil War Museum
Ski Liberty
Hershey Park
Dutch Wonderland Family Amusement Park
Sight & Sound Theatres
Gettysburg Battlefield Tours
Gettysburg Museum of History
Ghosts of Gettysburg Candlelight Walking Tour
Pub & Restaurant
Mamma Ventura Restaurant
Lincoln Diner
Dobbin House Tavern
Blue & Gray Bar & Grill
Ernie's Texas Lunch
Adams County Winery
jenny wade house
lincoln train museum
Soldiers National Museum
Artillery Ridge Horseback Tours/Riding Facilities
Eisenhower National Historic Site
Little Round Top
Gettysburg Battlefield Museum Gift Shop
Harpers Ferry National Historic Park
Washington, D.C.
South Mountain Fair
Culp's Hill
National Apple Harvest Festival
Gettysburg Eddie's
Cannonball Malt Shop
Antietam National Battlefield
Kennies Markets
New Oxford Antique Center
"Large Antique Shopping Area"
Catoctin Wildlife Preserve and Zoo and Store
National Shrine of Saint Elizabeth Seton
Grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes
"Adjacent to Mount Saint Mary's University"
El Costeno
"Mexican Restaurant "
Half Pint Creamery
"Ice Cream Shop"
Caledonia State Park
"Public swimming pool, streams for wading, picnic areas with charcoal grills, covered pavilio..."
Appalachian Brewing Company Gettysburg Gateway
"Great Food Selection including seafood: soft shelled crabs as well as an all-you-can-eat sel..."
Bay City Restaurant
New Oxford Coffee Company and Visitor's Center
"Coffee House and Baking Company. Delicious pastries and superb coffee. Next to Holey Joe's ..."
Wine and Music Festival Gettysbu
"Popular Outdoor Festival. Great wine, food and music"
Freedom Transit Trolley
"Public transportation on three fixed routes serving the Gettysburg area. The Lincoln line fe..."


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $50
Damage Deposit $200

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

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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