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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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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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My favorite attraction!!!

I've visited this attraction twice. Once during the day and once in the evening with "Ghostly Images" . During the day was great because you got to see the natural house lighting... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
Amanda Z
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

I've visited this attraction twice. Once during the day and once in the evening with "Ghostly Images" . During the day was great because you got to see the natural house lighting and the tour guide is in period attire. In the evening is nice if you like adventure, they take you for a short walk to the edge of... More 

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Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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19 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

This little house at the top of the hill has a real history connected to the Civil War. As our guide told us the story of Jennie Wade and what she went through, my sympathy for those Gettysburgians during this war rose. How sad yet courageous their lives were. Embrace the story and see for yourself how Jennie Wade and... More 

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Louisville, KY
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43 reviews 43 reviews
20 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

I forgot our tour guides name but he did tell us he had a twin brother. We done the tour here on our last morning and we have a 2 year old and 15 month old along with 11 and 12 year old kids. He had his hands full doing our tour. My normally good 2 year old was trying... More 

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Lenexa, Kansas
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71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Hadn't been there since I was a kid. Worth going back for. Don't miss it. Great part of Gettyburg's history!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015 via mobile

This was wonderful! I loved hearing the story of Jennie Wade. The tour guides were very friendly and knowledgeable. What I loved best is that our guide got my kids involved. My 4-year-old relayed what the guide said (almost perfectly) to a stranger, which means she was engaged and paying attention. We will definitely go to the Jennie Wade house... More 

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Niagara Falls, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Seen some chains move. Heard some whistling when we were in the cellar. Still skeptical about ghost but would go back and do it again.

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Abbotsford, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Enjoyed the tour. Noisiest creaky stairs I've ever heard. No sneaking around in that house. Guide gave an interesting informative tour. Would like to do the haunted tour without having to tour the Orphanage as I don't want anything to do with that palce.

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Athens, Ohio
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56 reviews 56 reviews
11 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Our guide was very good. She really seems to enjoy her job and had lots of stories to tell. I think the kids in our group were a little spooked! We didn't see any ghosts but we were very entertained. Go with an open mind and have fun.

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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Saw the house on Ghost Adventures,and my teens had to see it. To hear the sad end of Jennie was really something. You can almost feel here watching you as you take the tour. I took a great photo through the bullet whole. Blew it up to hang with my civil war collectables.

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Frederick, Maryland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

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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