Time: 11 a.m.
452 Baltimore St
On July 3, 2023, the Welty House will unveil its first-ever historical markers commemorating the events of the Battle of Gettysburg and their impact on not only the nearby civilians, but on the entire country.
This year marks the 160th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg, and the ceremony will take place on the final day of the battle at 11 a.m. at 452 Baltimore St, Gettysburg, PA.
The Welty House was the site of gruesome fighting during the Battle of Gettysburg in July 1863. Two families fleeing from the pivotal battle took shelter in its basement, while Confederate soldiers used the home as a sharpshooter position. After, the property served as a temporary burial ground for 38 Union and Confederate soldiers. Today, the Welty House is a part of the Brickhouse Inn, which is operated by Lance Zaal. At the commemoration ceremony, Zaal will unveil two new historic landmark signs, one proclaiming the house as an official historic landmark, and the second which features a detailed letter from John Rupp who writes to his sister sharing how he and the family took shelter and hid in the Welty House basement throughout the duration of the battle.
The event is open to the public and will offer refreshments, brief remarks, the unveiling of the two signs, and an invitation to see the basement, which will remain open to the public for a short period after the event.