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Refreshment Saloon


The Refreshment Saloon at the Museum and Visitor Center at Gettysburg National Military Park is modeled after actual refreshment saloons that existed during the Civil War to offer weary soldiers a place to have a meal and a brief respite from the harsh realities of war.

The varied menu includes "Tastes of the Period" and features dishes like beef stew, slippery chicken pot pie and Gettysburg chili served with cornbread. For dessert, don't miss the giant snickerdoodle cookies.

In addition to the period food, the Saloon offers standard fare such as turkey wraps, salads, Angus burgers, hot dogs and pizza as well as a featured soup of the day.

Boxed lunches are available for groups. For more information, click here.

Our staff in our Refreshment Saloon follows all health regulations that ensure food safety standards for the protection of you and your family. To ensure the well-being and safety of our visitors, food from outside sources may not be consumed on the patio and in restaurant areas. The public is prohibited from consuming packed lunches or meals in the lobbies.

Hours of Operation

Starting March 4 open every day 10 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Starting April 1, open every day 10 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. 

Off-season hours vary.