P.O. Box 340, Dillsburg, PA 17019 717.502.1440

Visit

Experience history at Dill’s Tavern, an 18th-century home to travelers that will transport you back to historic America with its rye whiskey distillery, outdoor bake oven, Wheelwright Shop, and nearby collection of local historic documents.

Dill’s Tavern and Plantation


227 N. Baltimore Street
Dillsburg, PA 17019

Sunday from 2:00 to 4:00pm and by appointment. $5 for individuals and $10 per family. Children under 12 are free.
Monday through Saturday by appointment only. To book a private tour or group tour, please contact us and we will be happy to organize your visit.

Tours run approximately 1 to 2 hours. Private tours are $10 per person and $5 for children under 12. Private tours with historical lunch included are $25 per person and $15 for children under 12. Advance notice is needed for all private and group tours. Contact us for additional information.

Maple Shade Barn Office and Museum


35 Greenbrier Lane
Dillsburg, PA 17019

Office Hours:
Monday through Friday 10:00am to 2:00pm
Appointments with the archivist are by appointment and are only available to members.

Visitor Policies

Pet Policy

NYCHAPS welcomes any pet that’s well-trained and under full control of its Owner. Many of the NYCHAPS events feature animals, in order to keep all animals safe, we have established the following guidelines:
All pets must be on a leash no longer than 6 feet.
Pets are allowed on all outdoor areas of the Plantation.
Pets on a leash are also allowed in areas accessed by vehicles, including roadsides, parking areas, and picnic areas.
Pets are NOT permitted in the Visitor Center, Tavern, Wheel Wright Shop or Maple Shade Barn.
All pet owners need to clean up after their pets or face possible expulsion from the property. Besides being unsightly, animal waste can be hazardous to the health of our children who also attend and play at our events.
This policy only applies to pets. Service animals are permitted, by law, throughout the facility.

Smoking Policy

Smoking is permitted inside vehicles, on sidewalks, in gravel or paved parking areas, and in an area immediately adjacent to a fire ring, or a smoking station (see picture). Period appropriate smoking (cigars and pipes) is permitted on a limited basis at select times in the Wheelwright Shop and Tap Room. Please ask before lighting up! NYCHAPS may designate any portion of a plantation, or any portion of a building, structure or facility as closed to smoking when necessary to protect historic property, reduce the risk of fire, or prevent conflicts among visitors and activities.

Fireplace and Candle Policy

NYCHAPS is proud to maintain an authentic atmosphere. Part of that includes the use of candles and fireplaces. NYCHAPS is responsible for making adequate provision for the safety and security of its members and guests. In general, candles and other open flame devices shall be set up and ignited only by a NYCHAPS person who has been trained in its use and is present to serve as a fire watch. Please note the following guidelines:
• Patrons are not permitted to move candlesticks. There are sufficient sticks in each room on both floors.
• Patrons who attempt to move lit sticks are at risk of burning themselves and others. NYCHAPS cannot assume responsibility for burn injuries.
• Use common sense around lit candles, do not let them burn down into the sockets. Extinguish and inform an event organizer or fire watch for a replacement.
• NYCHAPS personnel will periodically walk through the rooms to monitor all lit candles and replace as needed.

In addition, fireplaces must only be ignited and maintained by the designated NYCHAPS fire watch. If improperly operated or maintained, wood burning fireplaces are potential sources of an uncontrolled fires.  Never burn any garbage, plastics, wrapping paper, or other inappropriate materials.

Event Cancellation Policy

NYCHAPS reserves the right to cancel an event due to low enrollment, inclement weather, or other circumstances which would make the event non-viable. If NYCHAPS cancels an event, registrants will be offered a full refund. Should circumstances arise that result in the postponement of an event, registrants will have the option to either receive a full refund or transfer registration to the same event at the new, future date. In the case of last minute cancellations, all efforts will be made to inform you of the cancellation or rescheduling of the event. Before every event, you should check our website for updates.