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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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Cheektowaga, NY
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

My daughters' wanted to see this. It is a quaint museum that gives the story. Yes you get to see the bullet hole in the door. Workers were very knowledgeable.

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Findlay, Ohio
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6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

To see and be in the actual house where the only civilian was killed was a great experience. You can see the bullet holes,etc in the house, doors, walls,etc. You can even see where Jennie was standing when she was killed with the bullet holes still existing today showing the path of the bullet. Great piece of history, again, this... More

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Regina, Canada
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43 reviews 43 reviews
9 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

The guide we had did a great job! He was thorough and very informative. Well worth seeing as it is a big part of the Gettysburg experience

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Ohio
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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

Very interesting guided tour. You don't only learn about Gennie Wade but you also get a glimps into what it was like to live in the 1860s.

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Forked River NJ
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56 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

This is the home of the only civilian killed during the battles in Gettysburg. Truly amazing given all the fighting during the three days of battle. Some say the house is haunted. Jennie was killed making biscuits for the hungry soldiers. She is buried nearby in the Evergreen Cemetery. If you have time, allow at least an hour for the... More

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Binghamton, New York, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

The tour gave us an insight into daily life at the time of the Civil War. Very informative and heart wrenching .

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Fraser
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9 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Though I visited the Jennie Wade House during my visit of September, 2013, I had to go again because this is just such an amazing, heartbreaking story!! I was fortunate to have a WONDERFUL guide during my visit this time around who really brought the sympathy and sadness of Jennie's untimely death to life! This is always an amazing stop... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Of all the tours we had taken, I think for the money, the Jennie Wase House tour was by the most informative and most interesting. Our tour guide was Jacqui and she did an excellent job.

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Senior Reviewer
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

The tour takes you through the house and the historian tells you the history and how it all happened. Very worthwhile, a must visit.

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Hannibal, Missouri
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Jennie Wade was the only civilian killed in the Gettysburg battle. She came to her sister's house to help with the new born baby. As she baked bread a stray bullet killed her. The attic was hit by a canon ball. The Union forces took the family to the basement. I was enlightened to discover that the basement was not... More

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