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Jennie Wade House

Address: 548 Baltimore Street, Gettysburg, PA
Phone Number: (717) 334-4100
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Ranked #11 of 30 Attractions in Gettysburg
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, History Museums, Museums
Owner description: The Jennie Wade House is a guided tour with the guides in period clothing taking you through the...
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Type: Historic Sites, History Museums, Museums
Hours:
Sun - Thu 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fri - Sat 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
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.

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Brooklyn, NY
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18 reviews 18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

For $8.00 you are granted a tour of the building, along with a guide, who retells the sad story of Jennie Wade during the Battle of Gettysburg. It lasted about a half-hour and was worth every penny. The building itself is in fantastic shape, so you can tell the staff really care about it's overall appearance and condition. The tour... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Very interesting building and story. Not to be missed. it is a great visual, especially if there are kids. You actually see how the family lived and where the bullet holes hit the home.

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Annapolis, Maryland
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

We toured the Jennie Wade House the day after Halloween and we LOVED IT! Our tour guide (male - early 20's) was AMAZING! he was so informative and we learned so much! This house is so historic and truly a once in a lifetime experience. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND!

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Enola, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

Being in the room where Jennie Wade died was humbling. I can't begin to imagine the horrific time the citizens of Gettysburg had to deal with during the battle and long beyond.

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Nazareth, PA
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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

This is worth the tour especially at night! Although sad, it's a nice piece of history and deserves a look. The gift shop isn't that impressive as it just sells nick-nacks, but the staff is quite friendly and love telling ghost stories!

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Wrightsville, Pennsylvania
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

i didnt go to the meusume-but we enjoyed the gift store-customer service there sucked! but the store itself we nice

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Geneva, Florida
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10 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

My wife and I enjoyed our visit to the Jennie Wade home in Gettysburg. This is a must see stop while in Gettysburg that is a great history stop, intriguing story and inexpensive visit. There is a gift shop attached to the home that has a great amount of gifts and Gettysburg memorabilia.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

This house is perfectly preserved the way it was during the Battle of Gettysburg and the guide tells the story to make you feel like you were really there.

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mars
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12 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Jennie Wade was a hero. She obtained water and baked bread and biscits for the Union soldiers in severe contact with Confederate snipers just a block up the street. She thought having two doors between her and the Confeterate shooters would protect her. Little did she know that a bullet would pass through the two doors, into her back and... More 

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Santa Ynez, CA
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

I recommend the tour of the Jennie Wade house as part of your Gettysburg experience. The guide did a great job of taking us back in time explaining life in Gettysburg and the sad story of Jennie Wade. Definitely recommend this!

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