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Rupp House


Located in downtown Gettysburg near the intersection of Steinwehr Avenue and Baltimore Street, the Rupp House is home to the Friends of Gettysburg and the in-town presence of the Gettysburg Foundation.

The Rupp House offers visitors a glimpse of what life was like for civilians during the Civil War, particularly the John Rupp family who lived here during the Battle of Gettysburg, and the soldiers who fought in and around Gettysburg through interactive displays and hands-on exhibits. The public is invited to explore the lower level of the Rupp House for free.

Barbara’s Library and the Finfrock Center are also located at the Rupp House and are open to Friends of Gettysburg donating at the Patron Level and above. Exclusive Friends of Gettysburg merchandise is available to members at a 10 percent discount with proceeds benefitting battlefield preservation. Consider joining the Friends of Gettysburg today.


For dates and topics of Rupp House events, see the Calendar. For more information, please call 717-339-2157 or send email to

Getting There

The Rupp House History Center is open Friday and Saturday 12:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. and Sunday 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. For more information, call 717-339-2157.

Located at 451 Baltimore Street in Gettysburg, the Rupp House is within driving distance of the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum and Visitor Center and Gettysburg’s town square and within walking distance of the Soldiers’ National Cemetery and several hotels and restaurants. Free transportation to the Rupp House is available on the Freedom Transit Shuttle.