Jim Campi, American Battlefield Trust. Located on the Chambersburg Pike on top of Seminary Ridge, this 4-acre property was the headquarters site of Gen. Robert E. Lee during the Battle of Gettysburg. The site includes a small stone house which, at the time of the battle, was the home of 69-year-old widow Mary Thompson. The property surrounding the house played a pivotal role in the severe fighting on July 1, …
#9: Lee’s Headquarters marker on the Gettysburg Battlefield is almost certainly in the wrong place. After Henry Moyer published his article in 1907, some historians chose to believe Moyer’s description of Lee’s headquarters, ignoring the numerous accounts, such as written accounts from Lee’s staff members and Gettysburg residents, that name the Thompson House as Lee’s official headquarters.
The American Battlefield Trust enlisted the services of Warehaus to survey and restore a four-acre property in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. The property contained several motels, a restaurant, barn, and the Mary Thompson House, which served as General Robert E. Lee’s headquarters during the Civil War.
Inn At General Lees Headquarter is located in Gettysburg, 1 mile from Dobbin House Tavern, and offers an outdoor heated pool. This venue offers free WiFi throughout the accommodation and has a fax machine and a photocopy machine.