I was saddened recently to discover that Gettysburg has lost its tea rooms. Yes, all of them.
However, just outside Gettysburg in Hunterstown, is the beautiful Cross and Bluebird tea room run by Laurie and Roger inside the Historic Tate Farm. The farm itself was built in the 1700s and is FULL of fascinating history, both before and after the Civil War, which Laurie is more than happy to fill you in on.
You are greeted by their cats, sheep, chickens and roosters as you enter. Inside, the home itself is full of enchanting history and decor and exudes a real sense of peace.
The tea, from Harney and Sons, is sublime, matched only by Laurie's cooking, which is gourmet quality with very generous portions. The price is very reasonable and it is well worth the drive to PA for this wonderful get-away.