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Jennie Wade House

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Address: 548 Baltimore Street, Gettysburg, PA 17325
Phone Number: (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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Jennie Wade House gave you incite as to the way people lived and died and fought back then. Civil War battles and she was a victim. Tour was great not expensive. If you want... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Sandra A
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Buffalo, New York

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Buffalo, New York
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Jennie Wade House gave you incite as to the way people lived and died and fought back then. Civil War battles and she was a victim. Tour was great not expensive. If you want something to do and learn something this is the place to go.

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Groveville
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14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

Highly recommended, especially if you are interested in the civilian experience during the Battle of Gettysburg. The tour guide was very knowledgeable and the entire tour was about one hour. Learning Jennie's tragic story while touring the house where she was killed helps in the understanding of how this terrible battle affected the lives of the residents of Gettysburg.

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Thank Debra D
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015 via mobile

Roger was a fantastic tour guide! A wonderful history lesson throughout the entire 45 minute tour. The women in the gift shop were so kind and helpful. We had just got into town and they helped us plan our visit. Must see!

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Thank Patrick F
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015 via mobile

We had Starr as our tour guide. It was our first time to Gettysburg and this was our first stop. The house is right in town and we walked there from where we were staying at the Farnsworth Inn. Starr was very informative as she guided is through the entire home. She explained what happened there with perfect detail so... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015 via mobile

Our family traveled from Hilliard, Ohio to see the Jennie Wade House for the very first time. As a child, I had learned about her but only knew that she had been shot unintentionally during the battle. The facts I knew (and my family knew) prior to the tour were unspecific and unclear compared to that of what we learned... More 

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Thank Kishkabob
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015 via mobile

Awesome!! Our tour guide Starr was very knowledgable. I'm not usually into historical tours but I really enjoyed this tour! I highly recommend it to anyone visiting.

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Thank Caitlin R
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18 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015 via mobile

The "tour" was silly many years ago, but we decided to try again over the days leading up to Christmas. Lots of great information delivered by the guide, and an actual tour of the entire house. None of the "haunted house" baloney, just facts. It is worth going, but go early. We were the last tour, and everyone was more... More 

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Phoenixville
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015

We have visited the Jennie Wade House several times, and every time we visit, we get so much more out of the history and the life of Jennie and her family. So sad her life ended in such a way, especially making bread to feed the soldiers. Such an American hero!

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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

Tour of the House is very interesting and staff knowledgeable about Jenny, her family, and special people in her life. Gift Shop very touristy and not necessarily related to Jenny. Not Handicapped accessible.

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Thank Barbara R
Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

I took our 10 year old grandson to tour the Jennie Wade house (at his request) last Saturday. Our tour guide, Starr, was very personable and very knowledgeable about the history of the family, the war, the house and the town of Gettysburg in general. We had a fairly small group of 7 people so she was able to make... More 

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