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“Small, but interesting look at Gettysburg history” 4 of 5 stars
Review of David Wills House

David Wills House
8 Lincoln Square, Gettysburg, PA 17325
866-486-5735
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Ranked #18 of 30 Attractions in Gettysburg
Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
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Washington, DC area
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“Small, but interesting look at Gettysburg history”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2012

This is the home where Lincoln stayed the night before giving the Gettysburg address. It was the home of a prominent Gettysburg family that was instrumental in creating the Soldiers National Cemetery. The exhibits focus on what life was like for the family immediately preceding, during, and after the battle, as well as on Lincoln's visit. Given the small entrance fee and interesting history covered, I definitely recommend a visit here.

Visited November 2011
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Central, NJ
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37 reviews 37 reviews
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“Great historic stop”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2012

The NPS and Gettysburg Foundation own/run this house....it's worth the stop.....

Visited December 2011
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Hershey, Pennsylvania
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“Nice surprise downtown”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2011

The museum is a nice little find on the square. It was where Lincoln stayed before delivering the Gettyburg Address. It covers the civilian impact of the Battle. It's small and tkes about 45 minutes to get through it. While the Visitor's Center and Museum could take days to get through, this is a nice short-visit museum.

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Parsippany, New Jersey
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“Beautiful”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2011

The updates to this house are truly beautiful. There is tons of information to take in while there, and is an important stop to see while in Getttysburg. It won't take too long to tour the house and the history that went on here played an important part in our history. Definitely make it a point to stop by and see the house.

Visited October 2011
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Emigsville, Pennsylvania
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“Go see the Lincoln Bedroom”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2011

This is a good place to visit on your next trip. There is much real history to learn here and the Lincoln bedroom has been preserved to its original status. I was a little disappointed that the rest of this historic house is like a modern museum. I would have preferred to see it restored to it's actual look but there is a lot of information to be gained here.

Visited December 2010
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