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Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

The John Troxell Suite



Your second floor room door opens into the warm, inviting living, kitchen and dining area.




Wake at your leisure, brew the complimentary British teas or coffee and simply enjoy your fresh continental breakfast prepared and ready for you in the suite's refrigerator

The flowering trees outside your window leads your eye beyond to the lovingly restored buildings in downtown Gettysburg.

The John Troxell Suite - second floor
James Gettys Hotel - Gettysburg, PA

The John Troxell Sr. Suite is located on the front of the building overlooking Chambersburg Street on the second floor. The suite has high ceilings, chair rail, and crown moulding. The spacious sitting area, comfortable sofa and reading chair are just the place to relax at the end of a long day. In the sitting area is a corner cupboard. This piece is unique as the top was found in the basement of this property during the renovation and is dated 1842. It was painted black with no doors. Two of our carpenters took the piece, stripped the paint and built the base as well as the doors to complete the cupboard. Although not specific to one period the cupboard reflects the owner's feelings about the property. We have saved a small piece of our hotels history, plus have created history in the process.

The bath has a tub and shower unit, high ceilings and a pedestal sink. The bedroom continues with the high ceilings, crown moulding and chair rail and houses a queen size pencil poster bed with step. The room has a/c, a television in the sitting area, telephone and all conveniences of home. The kitchenette has a two burner stove, microwave and refrigerator with coffee maker and tea kettle. Dinnerware, flatware and cookware are also provided.

Room History:

Today buried in the Evergreen Cemetery, John Troxell, Sr. as inscribed on his tombstone is the 'first settler' in Gettysburg. Born in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania on May 3, 1761, Mr. Troxell moved to western York County, settling in Cumberland Township and was one of the first purchasers of property in Gettys' new town. He acquired a lot in Gettys' Town and erected a house by the fall of 1787. He paid fifteen shillings of 'real gold and silver money of Pennsylvania' according to the deed. Troxell was originally listed as a cooper in the1788-89 tax records and apparently changed occupations in 1800 as the assessor listed him as a 'bucher' (butcher) that year.

The original structure built on this property in 1787 was a two story structure still visible as you walk through the garden today. Members of the original Troxell family still live in Gettysburg today. Mr. William Troxell is currently the Borough of Gettysburg's mayor.

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James Gettys Hotel   27 Chambersburg Street  
Gettysburg, Pennsylvania 17325
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