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David Wills House

Address: 8 Lincoln Square, Gettysburg, PA 17325
Phone Number: 866-486-5735
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Ranked #18 of 30 Attractions in Gettysburg
Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
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Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
Hours:
Wed - Mon 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Allentown, Pennsylvania
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76 reviews 76 reviews
24 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

This museum basically consists of a saddle that Lincoln rode on and the bedroom where he slept. Everything else is informational interactive displays. For what you can actually see, this museum should really be free.

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Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

I don't know exactly what I was expecting, but whatever it was, this place disappointed. Of course, the "Lincoln Bedroom" was worth seeing (where he slept the night before he delivered his address at the dedication of the Gettysburg Soldier's Cemetery, but the rest of the place could have been left out of our itinerary.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

Each month, two dear friends accompany me on a Friday getaway. Last month, Gettysburg was our destination. We planned our day from the early morning stop at the Frederick, Maryland Visitor's Center. From there we started a leisurely drive to Gettysburg - stopping at a covered bridge along the way. After visiting the hallowed grounds of Gettysburg, we journeyed into... More 

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mars
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20 reviews 20 reviews
12 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

David Wills, a lawyer, was asked to decently bury the Pennsylvania dead after the Battle of Gettysburg. Eventually, all Northern States were represented. Wills invited the speaker for the day and as an afterthought tried to get President Lincoln to come and "say a few words". Despite responsibilities of the war and family difficulties, Lincoln decided to attend. His speech... More 

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Ellwood City, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

Just to be in the same building as President Lincoln and realize this is where he finalized the Gettysburg Address the night before giving one of the most famous speeches in American history was awe inspiring. That alone was worth a mere $6.50. The museum has alot of interesting readings about David Wills also that you cannot learn on the... More 

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Underhill, Vermont
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

Informative intro to learning about the Gettysburg Address. The staff took the time to tell us enough to intrigue our pre-teen daughters but not too much to lose their attention. The staff also offered tips on free museums and stops for later in the day. Well worth the admission price.

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Hicksville
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

you step into history as you enter the building. This is the place that President Lincoln stayed at during his historic journey to Gettysburg for the dedication of the national cemetary and the reading of his infamous "Gettysburg Address". Included in the museum are a diorama of the square that Lincoln's room over looked, historic memorabilia and the actual bed... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Disliked? Nothing. Liked? Everything? The gentleman that greeted me at the door was great. Knowledgable, personable and friendly! I loved seeing the room that Lincoln slept in before delivering the Gettysburg Address. I loved reading rereading the Address. Who didn't memorize that in school? Great visit. Can't wait to visit again.

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San Diego, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

It was amazing to us to be able to see where Lincoln reviewed his Gettysburg Address the evening before he gave the speech. There are two rooms recreated for the period. One is attorney Will's office and the other is the bedroom where Lincoln spent the evening. The reason I did not give this attraction a 5 rating is that... More 

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Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
12 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

This museum right in the center of Gettysburg is in the house where Lincoln stayed when he came to give his now famous Gettysburg Address. The museum comprises several rooms including the law office of David Willis and the bedroom where Lincoln slept with the same bed and much of the same furniture. A guide gives introductory information before the... More 

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