The Historic and Haunted Cashtown Inn near Gettysburg,
Cashtown Inn is a historic bed & breakfast located in
Cashtown, Pennsylvania, about 8 miles from Gettysburg. The
current owners are Jack and Maria Paladino. In January of
2006, the inn undertook major structural renovations
throughout most of the first floor of. The Cashtown Inn
currently serves as a relaxing Bed & Breakfast and houses a
Fine Dining Restaurant with a full service Tavern.
The restaurant offers a New American menu that can be
enjoyed in the original Tavern Room (circa 1797) or the
newly appointed Victorian Dining Room. Fresh, local and
innovative ingredients and flavors are simply and expertly
prepared from scratch for the area's best dining experience.
The Cashtown Inn was built in 1797 and got its name from
Peter Marck, the first innkeeper, who would only accept
cash. The crossroads it sat near would eventually bear the
same name, Cashtown. In 1815, Marck acquired a tavern
license and originally had four rooms available.
During the Gettysburg Campaign, the inn became the
headquarters for many Confederate officers and staff,
including Generals A. P. Hill, John D. Imboden, and Henry
Heth. The basement also served as a field hospital during
the battle, and it is said that so many amputations were
performed, that the limbs piled up outside blocked any
sunlight from coming in the cellar window.
The Ghosts of the Cashtown Inn
The Cashtown Inn is a haunted bed and breakfast in Gettysburg,
Pennsylvania. During the civil war it served as quarters for Confederate
officers and their staff. It also has a blood-soaked history. During the
Battle of Gettysburg, the Cashtown Inn was used as a hospital for
injured soldiers and the basement was the surgery room. They say that
the street outside was red with blood and many amputated limbs were
tossed out the window and piled high outside.
It is said that every room in the Cashtown Inn is haunted. In the A.P.
Hill Room, guests have reported the rocking chair mysteriously moving
during the night and the sensation of someone sitting on the bed while
they try to sleep. Guests have also heard thumping on the door and when
they open the door, they find no one there.
Two apparitions have been seen in the Inn; one, a woman, has been seen
dozens of times in the General Lee Suite. The other, a confederate
soldier, has been seen in the Heth Room. Finally, people have also
reported encountering someone dressed in a Confederate uniform in the
hallway or near the bar. In fact, the owner saw a shadowy figure walk
through the downstairs hallway and then disappear into thin air. The Inn
also has some photos containing ghostly figures lurking in the
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The Cashtown Inn
1325 Old Route 30
Cashtown, Pennsylvania 17310