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Himes House Blog

 

Local guide available every Saturday morning at 10:00am in our historic carriage house. Free to all overnight guests, add-on extra in cart for open-topic discussion and Q&A, plus guidance and recommendations from battlefield logistics to restaurants and activities. If you'...

Notoriously camera shy, you may find Sally in the kitchen custom blending teas, out in the garden setting intentions, or galavanting around south central PA in search of the best farm-stand produce. She has also been known to drive a race car, dance in the eye...

With the winter solstice, all 17 of our resident peace lilies, palms, and pothos retire to convalesce in radiator warmth on the sunny 2nd floor until our guests return in March. Our Colorado mint and rosemary will endure the coldest Pennsylvania months while the bunnies feast on Rocky Mountain...

Your wedding will be an amazing weekend to remember with our all-inclusive micro-wedding weekend package! Let us do all the work and relieve you of the stress and expense of a rented venue event. Create cherished memories with an intimate and private wedding weekend at our restored classic...

If you’re passing by and thinking our grass could use a trim, that’s no accident. We like it a little wild. Intentionally not over-cut or chemical sprayed, our lawns are maintained to promote an optimal environment for flora and fauna. All that blooming white clover, the honey and...

Although summer is winding down, we still have our share of fireflies in the garden at dusk and into the evening. The lemon balm really exploded this year and we continue to provide interested guests a takeaway bundle upon departure. We hope you will create something personal. Perhaps lemon balm...

As we approach July, attention turns to the event 157 years ago that put Adams County, PA on the national map, and has kept the area in the national consciousness since.

Most of the attention focuses, as it should, on the Battle of Gettysburg, July 1-3 1863. The fight there took place...

The small eruptions of lilac, mock orange, and lilies of the valley gave way to an explosion of fragrance and color as the peonies took the stage for their annual performance. And since their exit, we have fully embraced summer with a plethora of orange and yellow day lilies, with each dusk...

Due to the COVID-19 shutdown, we are unable to share this amazing house with you in person at the moment. However we can share some of the beauty, warmth, and rejuvenation that spring is gracing us with so far. In the flora variety, we've seen the forsythia, pear trees and Lenten roses...

UPDATE ~ The fireworks show has been moved from Gettysburg College to the Gettysburg Recreation Park at 545 Long Lane. For more information go to ...