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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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great visit!

Very informational, well presented. We went with a ghost tour but the historical relevance was very significant and personalized to the tragedies of the war.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Very informational, well presented. We went with a ghost tour but the historical relevance was very significant and personalized to the tragedies of the war.

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Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
23 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Very interesting guided tour. I was a little worried I would be bored at first, but the stories of Jenny Wade and the events of those days in Gettysburg were fascinating. This would not be a very suitable tour for those with disabilities as there are three flights of narrow stairs to navigate.

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Brick, New Jersey
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

My wife and I visited the Jennie Wade during our recent visit to Gettysburg. The site was ideally situated within about 75 feet of our hotel. Besides the history here, the house is also noted for its Ghostly tours. If you've ever watched Ghost Adventures, or Ghost Hunters, or any of the shows like that, you've probably seen this location... More 

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Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

This tour really hits home for what it may have been like for the civilians of Gettysburg during the war!

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Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

40 minute guided tour of house where Wade lost her life. Very informative. Shows just how fragile life can be.

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Lansdale, Pennsylvania
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Jenny wade was the only civilian killed during the battle of Gettysburg. This is the house where she was, her sister lived here, when the fatal bullet hit her in the back. The tour I took was in the evening with some hyperactive teens which might have colored my views so I wanted to wait before I posted this. and... More 

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Leonardtown, Maryland, USA
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41 reviews 41 reviews
19 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

This is a great stop when in Gettysburg. Has a great story and you can see what really happened in this old house 352 years ago. Makes you stop and think what went on here.

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Altoona, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Janice was a great tour guide. She told the story in the present tense and made you feel like you were going through the actual event!!

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Delran, NJ
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Our guide was quite enthusiastic and knowledgeable. The tour is just the right amount of time - not too long or too short. AAA offers a discount on the already reasonable price for the tour. It's interesting that this house is preserved, right down to the door with the bullets holes in it! After all the dry statistics of the... More 

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Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Just a house and a story, like most of Gettysburg. if you like old houses and stories you'll like this attraction. They also encourage photos so you capture dust and they claim it's orbs. A money-grabber mixed with some history. Nothing much to see but if you're looking to fill some time it will do.

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