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“Nice Museum” 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 #23 of 36 attractions in Gettysburg
Type: Historic Sites
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Nice Museum”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2013

This is the house where President Lincoln wrote the Gettysburg Address and spent the night before the dedication. The house is wheelchair accessible. The man at the desk was very helpful and the house in very interesting. The price was reasonable. A nice stop - plan about an hour.

Visited February 2013
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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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28 reviews 28 reviews
16 attraction reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Great Slice of Civil War History”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2013

In the same room where Lincoln stayed, a thrill. Pleasant staff, interesting exhibits. We used the elevator. Stayed about ½ hour. Enjoyed looking out the Lincoln bedroom window at the town square. Close enough to walk to the Gettysburg Train Station where Lincoln arrived, and walk the other direction to the National Cemetery. Great slice of Civil War history.

Visited January 2013
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Tucson, Arizona
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15 attraction reviews
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“Interesting stop”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

This is a small museum , where Lincoln slept the night before the Gettysburg address. It was an interesting stop because it gave us an idea of what it was like for the townspeople during the battle and it's aftermath. A volunteer took us around and pointed out things of interest.

Visited December 2012
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Oakland, California
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Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
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“Great first stop”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2012

This was our initial stop on our first Gettysburg visit and we were very glad we started here. It was a great introduction to the Gettysburg Address and the post battle memorials. The exhibits were self guided but the host was very knowledgeable and answered our questions. It was exciting to see where Lincoln finished the Address and where he slept the night before the speech. The video was excellent in summarizing the events and even repeated the Address without interruption. Don't miss the train station a short distance away from the square.

Visited September 2012
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Atlanta
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“What have they done to the brilliant Lincoln Room Museum?”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2012

A classic case of more is less, the old and dusty 1962 Lincoln Room Museum at the Wills House on the square in Downtown Gettysburg was an evocating and beautifully realized assortment of exhibits and the chilling excitement of being in near darkness in the room that Lincoln finalized the Gburg Address and hearing the creaky narration and transforming one back to that moment. Eerie and chilling, it has been reduced to a governmental sterile nothing, a boring timewaster that sucked clean everything that gave this attraction character. SHAME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

Visited February 2012
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