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Ambrose Tate House

1975 Shrivers Corner Road, Gettysburg, , 17325 , Dated Posted: September 22, 2017



Circa 1740

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The Historic Tate Farm …
“This restored farmhouse and formal gardens were the scene of trade with the Indians and settlers along the Beaver Dam Creek, and later part of the Gettysburg Campaign. On July 2, 1863 Union and Confederate cavalry collided head on here.
President George Washington had his horse shod at the farm’s blacksmith shop on his return from quelling the Whiskey Rebellion in October of 1794.
The outbuildings at the Tate Farm are original: a summer kitchen with walk in fireplace, a granary, spring house, carriage house, garden shed, outhouse, stable, and large barn with a cannonball hole.”
Situated on 10.28 acres, this is a completely restored farmhouse with formal gardens and a meandering creek running through the property.
The farm has an original summer kitchen with original walk-in hearth fireplace, a granary, spring house, carriage house, garden shed, outhouse, stable, and a barn with cannonball hole. The creek is a meandering spring-fed stream named by the Indians of the region during the 1700’s.
This property is located just 4.5 miles from Lincoln Square, Gettysburg, the Tate Farm was the scene of heavy fighting on July 2nd, 1863 between Brigadier General George Armstrong Custer, Army of the Potomac and General Wade Hampton, Cobbs Legion, Army of Northern Virginia.
Built in the year 1740, with an addition added on in 1820, this home and barn is one of the oldest homes in Adams County. The Tate Farm has been the scene of one of the most overlooked aspects of the Gettysburg Campaign.
The original two-story house is hewn out of virgin chestnut and oak logs, and the log structure has been completely restored. The house has 3 large bedrooms, master suite with private balcony overlooking the perennial gardens, 2 full baths with claw-foot tubs and showers (one upstairs and one downstairs), 3 brick fireplaces, one with a bake oven, living room, dining room, and 5 inch wide T&G cherry hardwood floors with many raised-panel doorways and deep window sills.
A complete laundry room on the first floor, 2 staircases (main is Mahogany) and a small library/office area.
The house has plenty of exposed beams, dining room beam has a Confederate cannonball (Hotchkiss shell) impact mark.
The property is listed with the PA Civil War Trails and The Journey Through Hallowed Ground National By-Way.
Restoration included replacement of every window, addition of new Burnham oil-heating unit with completely upgraded plumbing, all new wiring with 200 amp panel, hot water baseboard heat, original bead-board doors and hardware, original German clapboard siding, all Williamsburg original colors, stenciling, chair rail, large crown moldings and wood ceilings.
The kitchen boasts of a 9 foot wide colonial fireplace with bake oven, honey spiced pine cabinets, Corian counter, and stainless steel appliances.
This home has the potential for a farm-to-table working farm, landscape/nursery business, horse farm, antiques shop, historic tours, or a Bed & Breakfast!
It is truly a one-of-a kind property!
One visit will take you back in time!
* Private well, city sewer, Clean and Green program, heated garden room / greenhouse, and a small lily pond.

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