Sunday, October 3, 2010

Trostle Farm - Pennsylvania Style Bank Barn

Trostle Barn

Interior of the ground level
Hand Hewn Post with Wooden Pins

One of the rooms in the basement area
Another room located at the basement level

A view of the famous hole from the Confederate Artillery Shell

Brick Ventilator
Initials carved by a civil war soldier
"Doors Open Gettysburg" - sponsored by the Friends of the National Parks at Gettysburg, permits interior access to several historic buildings for one day each year.  Most visitors to the Gettysburg National Park only get to view the Trostle Barn from the outside.  I was able to get inside and photograph the interior of the barn. 

The significance of the Trostle Farm: Major General Daniel Sickles used the farm as his headquarters during the Battle of Gettysburg.  The General was wounded to the west of the barn.  A monument marks the location where the General was wounded.