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David Wills House

8 Lincoln Square, Gettysburg, PA 17325
866-486-5735
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Ranked #21 of 37 Attractions in Gettysburg
Type: Historic Sites
Traveler Description: The David Wills House is a new National Park Service museum located in the heart of the historic district in downtown Gettysburg. The museum tells... 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 NEW

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 NEW

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
2 helpful votes 2 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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Columbus, Ohio
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134 reviews 134 reviews
29 attraction reviews
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

The museum is very well done. Give yourself lots of time as most of it you will read as you go through the rooms. A great glimpse of what happened to bring the President to this town to say a few appropriate words.

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South Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Very nicely maintained and kept, the displays are a nice touch but the main thing to see is where Lincoln stayed. Doesn't take long to tour either, so you can be in and out quickly while you are on the circle downtown

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Cleveland OH
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32 reviews 32 reviews
23 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Very interesting exhibits and information, but the best part is standing at the windows and fireplaces where Lincoln would have stood in November 1863, walking in his footsteps up the stairs using the same handrail, and seeing the bed & bedspread that he used during his stay. WAY COOL!

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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61 reviews 61 reviews
40 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

A volunteer, I believe his name was Don, started our visit with an overview of how and when Lincoln stayed at the David Wills house. He was wonderful, informative and interesting. The museum, while small, is steeped in history and actual artifiacts from the night that Lincoln stayed there before he gave his Gettysburg Address. This is well worth the... More

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Rising Sun, Maryland
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

The David Wills house is very educational,and is a very humbling part of history. It is a self guided tour that is very easy to do, and, with the flow of the displays I wanted to read everything and take it all in. I was in awe as I stood in the room where Abraham Lincoln slept and put the... More

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