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Jennie Wade House

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Address: 548 Baltimore St, Gettysburg, PA 17325-2605
Phone Number: +1 717-334-4100
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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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Finally toured the Jennie Wade house!

being a history buff ive been wanting to see/tour this house for probably 25 years. finally made it happen. My gal and I took the tour and it was the best thing I did in... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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State College, Pennsylvania
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State College, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

being a history buff ive been wanting to see/tour this house for probably 25 years. finally made it happen. My gal and I took the tour and it was the best thing I did in gettysburg. Our tour guide was sharp with details and told the story well. she answered all our questions and told me about the strange things... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a must-see during your trip to Gettysburg! You can find ghost tours through outside companies, but taking a purely historical tour through the house is amazing! The staff is incredibly knowledgeable and friendly, and you really feel close to history! Buy Brother Floyd's pickles in the gift shop- they're dope AF!

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Clinton Township, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This was the first thing we happened upon when we got to Gettysburg. Ended up stepping in right in time for a tour and had a great guide who was both knowledgeable and passionate; these tours are always the best when the person leading them actually cares, and we could tell ours did. I really enjoyed our tour and the... More 

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Thank Jellie26
Lederach, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A short but insightful tour giving a sense of civilian life during this battle. Jennie Wade was the only civilian who died during the three day battle.

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Thank DaveTPhotos
Hopewell, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Our guide Star gave an excellent accounting of the events prior to, during, and after the death of Jennie Wade. The home has many original artifacts of the home including the two doors that the fatal bullet traveled through before hitting and killing Miss Wade. Highly recommend this tour!

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Thank Rhonda_9
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Jennie Wade house is well worth the stop. Our guide Starr was awesome and very knowledgeable. Enjoyed the history and the story.

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Thank Bigskymama46
River Edge, New Jersey
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are doing the walking tour of downtown Gettysburg, which I highly recommend, drop by the Jennie Wade House. Jennie was a woman who was baking bread for the Union soldiers, when a shot came through the front door and killed her. Not a whole lot to see here, but it is an interesting part of seeing the people... More 

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Dighton, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Jennie Wade house is a hidden gem in Gettysburg. The guided tour is well worth the money (AAA discount). The tour lasted about 45 minutes. The guide we had (Starr) explained how Jennie Wade came to be at the house, what happened during the battle and after she was shot and then talked about the history of the Wade... More 

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Thank Brian B
Wisconsin
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An informative look at a poorer family during the Civil War and the unfortunate tragedy that they endured. The tour guide was good & answered questions well. It is a great contrast story to the Shiver House. I highly recommend doing both tours.

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our tour of the Wade house was very worthwhile and informative. Roger, our guide was on the top of his game presenting a wealth of information that helped us understand the story of Jennie Wade and the magnitude of the battle in the downtown area. The tour lasted about 45 minutes and was very interesting. Definitely recommend.

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