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Jennie Wade House

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Address: 548 Baltimore Street, Gettysburg, PA
Phone Number: (717) 334-4100
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Fri - Sat 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Description: 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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Cool house, stuck my finger through the bullet hole and got engaged!

Haha, I guess it really did work! Like many other women, I was one of them that did the bullet hole thing- you stick your ring finger through the bullet hole in her door, and it... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
Jackie B
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Frederick, Maryland
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Frederick, Maryland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Haha, I guess it really did work! Like many other women, I was one of them that did the bullet hole thing- you stick your ring finger through the bullet hole in her door, and it is rumored to be that you will get engaged. yep, I got married almost exactly one year later! ( Oct, 2014) :) The house... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

All I can say is Roger was very informative, and the house was nothing like I ever saw before. I was blown away by the history and the sights!

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Ohio
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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

The ghost hunters in our group as well as the child really enjoyed this tour. Everyone reported they learned something.

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Dayton, OH
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72 reviews 72 reviews
44 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

A must visit for the sole reason it's the site of the lone civilian fatality during the Battle of Gettysburg, the Jennie Wade house is easily located on Baltimore St. right near the intersection with Steinwehr and easy walking distance from several other Baltimore St. attractions. The tour guides know their stuff, and have a good story to tell what... More 

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Pennsylvania
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36 reviews 36 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

One of our stops as we were walking around Gettysburg was the Jennie Wade house, listening to the story about how she was killed while making bread was fascinating.

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Eastherville, Iowa 51334
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

The town of Gettysburg is a town that there is nothing like it. Its like a history book opening right in front of you and you are there.. The buildings and every thing around the town even to the bullet holes in the brick wall of the Wade Home which also is full of many things to see from the... More 

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Bensalem, Pennsylvania
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

The tour of the Jennie Wade house was very interesting. There are bullet holes in the door that were fired from the Farnsworth House, another interesting site. At the end of this tour you are taken down to the basement to witness some paranormal testing.

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Danville, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015 via mobile

Really enjoyed the history in this town. If you are into history this town is it!!!! There's much to see so you might need a night or two to be able to see everything.

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Melrose Park, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

What a great history lesson for the young and old. Learning about someone who might just get a passing sentence in a history book growing up is well worth the visit. The house, the furnishings, the story behind the heroic people will move you to tears.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 via mobile

This was a very cool. You got to tour the home upstairs and down. You have a tour guide leading the way and telling you the sad story.

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