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Jennie Wade House

548 Baltimore Street, Gettysburg, PA
(717) 334-4100
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Ranked #13 of 36 attractions in Gettysburg
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums, Historic Sites
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

Great insight into the Jennie Wade story. Tour guide, Bob, was very knowledgeable, spoke slowly with passion - almost as if Jennie was a family member to him. He added so many details to a great memorial. A great experience!

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

I had been looking forward to this for years. Jacqui was the best tour guide ever. well worth the 8.00 admission, and Im a cheapskate. I highly recommend stopping by if you have the chance, and maybe youll get to have Jacqui as your guide

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

The tour guide was lovely however they didn't give you much time to take it all in. There were very few original items in the home which was disappointing but still a good stop.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 NEW

This is a tiny house that you could go through in about two minutes. There are very few original items in the house. Tour guide was nice but this is a not worth the money.

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LaPorte, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014 NEW

Definitely worth the $8 admission; Bob was an awesome narrator and I learned things I never knew about the war. Definite stop to make in Gettysburg!

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Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

This was not only interesting but very informative as a tour. Definitely make this part of your plans when you come to Gettysburg.

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Keedysville, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Must see stop on any Gettysburg tour. Take in all the history the town has to offer. Most tours will stop here.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Mary Virginia Wade, better known as Jennie Wade, was the only civilian killed during the American Civil War Battle of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania on July 3, 1863 while baking bread for Union soldiers . again a somber experience, the whole town has this effect on you, again a very educational experiance

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Mooresville, NC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

The Jennie Wade House is preserved as it was when the only civilian killed in the war in Gettysburg was killed there. It is a fascinating story and well worth the $8.00 admission price especially since you walk through at your own pace.

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Owings Mills, Maryland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

During the battle of Gettysburg, only one civilian was killed. That civilian was 20 year old Jennie Wade as she was making bread for her family. The $8 tour takes you through the small house where she and her mother, sister, and brothers were during the 3-day battle. You are led through the house by a costumed guide. Our guide... More

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