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Jennie Wade House

548 Baltimore St, Gettysburg, PA 17325-2605
+1 717-334-4100
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Great tour guide! Scott—knowledge, warmth and engagement! He is a civil war expert and professor... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
vtpittfan
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Vermont
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Nice Visit

If you have time, it is worth the visit. However, I would rather spend more time at the Visitors... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Steinbrenner
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Columbus, Ohio
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The Jennie Wade House is a guided tour with the guides in period clothing taking you through the home where the only civilian killed during the battle of Gettysburg was tragically lost. As the story unfolds the guides take you room to room following the path of the family on July 3rd 1863.
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  • Very good20%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“bullet holes” (95 reviews)
“our tour guide” (146 reviews)
“her sister” (19 reviews)
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548 Baltimore St, Gettysburg, PA 17325-2605
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Great tour guide! Scott—knowledge, warmth and engagement! He is a civil war expert and professor in the field. Don’t miss it and ask for Scott.

Thank vtpittfan
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Reviewed 4 days ago

If you have time, it is worth the visit. However, I would rather spend more time at the Visitors center.

Thank Steinbrenner
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Part of my children’s schools field trip. Always a great tour and very historical. The kids learn a lot and I enjoy the tour and all of the information presented.

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

On May 19 2018 I booked the Jennie Wade House/Haunted orphanage tour for myself, and my family and I'm driving 2 hours away from Maryland, plus it was raining badly. I was told we had to be there 15 min prior to the 11pm start...More

Thank Jason P
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Such a great tour at the Jennie Wade House! Our tour guide was incredible and walking into this house really feels like you step back in time.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We came to take the tour but just missed the last one of the day so I asked what time the tours started the next day so we could come back. The staff told us not to bother as the tours were booked for groups...More

Thank Sue P
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GBT778, Director of Sales at Jennie Wade House, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

I'm so sorry this happened and I will have a talk with the staff. Unfortunately, we do have a lot of bus groups scheduled today and with the house being so small the groups are broken down into several tours. However, a visitor tour should...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the home were the only civilian was killed in the Battle of Gettysburg. The story is worth the visit. You have a tour guide through the house.

Thank Gregory C
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is one of Gettysburg really interesting places, Jennie Wade being the only civilian casualty of the war. Our guide was animated and well versed in his knowledge of the house. A must see on your visit to Gettysburg.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was pleasantly surprised by the depth of information and the compassion displayed by the guide. The original doors with killing holes are in place. One goes through the dividing wall to escape. Well worth the time.

Thank WANDA929
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Reviewed 19 April 2018 via mobile

Stopped for the tour with my husband and 13 year old son and was so happy that we did. The tour was excellent and very informative. I learned things I never knew and going through the house really put the war on a personal level...More

Thank momofRJ
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Laura L
20 October 2017|
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Response from GBT778 | Property representative |
Service animals are permitted. However, the house is very small and has stairs. A stroller would not be feasible (very narrow).
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Laura L
20 October 2017|
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Response from Rich K | Reviewed this property |
I can only answer with what I know. I've seen pets on leashes all throughout the battlefield. The battlefield is HUGE with tons of open space expansive fields which you are permitted to walk on anywhere you wish. I'm not... More
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Amy Ryann R
15 May 2017|
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Response from GBT778 | Property representative |
The Jennie Wade House History Tour can be purchased in the Gift Shop next door to the Jennie Wade House. The Tour is done by someone in period attire and with the house being so small the tour groups are limited in size... More
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