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Address: 8 Lincoln Square, Gettysburg, PA 17325
Phone Number: 866-486-5735
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Great short tour

So this house tells a lot about Lincoln's visit before the Gettysburg Address as well as the planning of the cemetery. It was very interesting. If you enjoy the Gettysburg... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 29, 2015
kristina010
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Manhattan, Kansas
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Manhattan, Kansas
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73 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

So this house tells a lot about Lincoln's visit before the Gettysburg Address as well as the planning of the cemetery. It was very interesting. If you enjoy the Gettysburg attractions, I highly recommend the museums in Lecompton, KS. We enjoyed seeing where the Civil War was seeded (Bleeding KS) and when it turned tide (Gettysburg).

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st pete florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2015

After many visits to G'burg got in for free during 152nd Anniversary of Gettysburg Address. For that occasion we spent over an hour here just listening to the NP guide and costumed docents. That was the best part. Furnishings from the Willis family. Lots to read. Not many "artifacts". But the "supposed" cover for the saddle Lincoln rode is on... More 

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Keene, New Hampshire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

Independent walk-thru tour to gain knowledge of the Wills family and Lincoln's involvement at the Dedication of the First National Cemetery. Elevator available.

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Paris, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015

I had the privilege of visiting the David Will House during special evening hours on the 152nd anniversary of Lincoln's arrival here after his short walk from the train station on the eve of delivering his famous Gettysburg Address in 1863. I learned a great deal from the docents about not only the house and David Wills, but also about... More 

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Patchogue, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015 via mobile

After lunch nearby we spent a about 40 minutes here and were glad we did. It's a nice short visit that combines artifacts and video presentations nicely. Best of all was seeing the room where Lincoln finished the Gettysburg address, beautifully preserved including the bed where he slept. I found it very moving. Kudos to the National Park Service for... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

Fabulous place to visit on your trip to G. Amazing to think about Lincoln sleeping here. Loved the building, the setting on the corner, the square. Was a large Christmas tree right in the middle of the square... a festive holiday feel. If you're lucky you can snag one of the metered parking places right in front.

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Hicksville, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015

David Wills was the first FEMA director, and the architect of the Gettysburg National Cemetery. He asked Lincoln to speak at the dedication (remember that little speech called the Gettysburg Address?) and hosted Lincoln the night before. Wonderful stories - and you can walk in the room where Lincoln stayed (exactly as it was the night he was there...) GOOSEBUMPS!!!... More 

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Newick, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015

The night before the battle Lincoln stayed here, the Wills gave up their bed for him, and he revised his historic speech he was to give the following day. Well laid out museum and charming house.

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Clarksville, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015 via mobile

Good information, including a video. The room where Lincoln stayed was really cool. But only the bed was what was in the room at the time, everything else is just from things popular around that time period. There is a very perfectly detailed map of Gettysburg at time of the war made with little buildings, carriages, plastic people, trees even... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015 via mobile

My husband and I visited on Sunday the 1st and we enjoyed it so much! The videos and wall displays were very informative. We walked out of there and just thought about everything that the town, the people, and the country had been through. The face that you were stepping where President Lincoln stepped, seeing where he slept and the... More 

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