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Jennie Wade House

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Address: 548 Baltimore St, Gettysburg, PA 17325-2605
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+1 717-334-4100
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Sun - Thu 09:00 - 17:00
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The Jennie Wade House is a guided tour with the guides in period clothing...

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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Jennie Wade's Significance

One of the least known persons in the Battle of Gettysburg, the decisive battle in the US Civil War (JUL 1-3, 1863) was one of its most significant. Jennie Wade was baking cookies... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
Chuck L
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Taneytown, MD, United States
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Taneytown, MD, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

One of the least known persons in the Battle of Gettysburg, the decisive battle in the US Civil War (JUL 1-3, 1863) was one of its most significant. Jennie Wade was baking cookies when a stray bullet struck and killed her, making her the sole civilian casualty of this battle. The Jennie Wade House will give you a glimpse into... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

visited the jennie wade house as part of a ghost tour in 2015, our tour guide was joe svehla, who was interviewed by the 'ghost adventures' team when they did a show in gettysburg....joe was awesome, and made the tour very enjoyable, really knew his stuff when it came to jennie wade and her tragic story.

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Wilkes-Barre, PA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

Must see for any history buff. The guided tour is very informative, without being long and drawn out. The tour guide was great. You can see the Civil War bullet holes throughout the building and the story behind Jennie Wade, the only civilian casualty in the Civil War. While you are in Gettysburg, visit her grave site nearby.

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Bassett, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

This is a great history lesson for both adults and kids. It shows how families lived back during the Civil War and they tell you the story of Jenny Wade. She was the only civilian killed during the war. For the ghost hunters it has great stories of all the ghosts of the house. So make sure to bring your... More 

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Thank Elizabeth M
Waynesboro, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

The historical background was very interesting. There's a fable about a woman putting her finger in a hole in the door leading to an engagement that year. Odd but entertaining. I'd recommend for anyone who's more into local history.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

It was a pleasure dealing with Ghostly Images to set up this event up. They made the process painless. Our guide Bill was Awesome & was knowledgeable before we did our event. Would go back in a heartbeat and do it again. Highly recommended.

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Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

Jenny Wade house is set up to look just like it did in the 1860s. It is supposedly haunted and certainly has some spooky items int he basement. The house is comfortable and entertaining and worth a visit.

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Eldersburg, Maryland
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77 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

We visited Gettysburg in December, so the indoor Jennie Wade Museum was a great choice! Right off the bat, they offered guided tours, with Roger, our tour guide. Roger is extremely knowledgeable, not only about Jennie and her history, but also many of the facts of the period, life in the town, and things in general. We really enjoyed his... More 

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Thank Mike C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

We went to visit the Jennie Wade House this past Friday and it was one of our favorite stops in town. The staff was very accommodating as well as extremely knowledgable. I would highly recommend stopping by for a tour (roughly 45 minutes and very affordable).

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Tulare, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

One little house and a gift shop. I took this tour when I was 9 years old, in 1975, and it was moving enough that I knew I had to take my family. We were there first thing in the morning, and got to take the tour by ourselves. Our guide was knowledgeable and considerate. We had to take frequent... More 

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