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Address: 8 Lincoln Sq, Gettysburg, PA 17325-2205
Phone Number: 866-486-5735
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Interesting home where Lincoln stayed the night before his address. Was much more impressed by the accomplishments of Willis after the war in getting the cemetery started.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
William D
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Cary, Illinois
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New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Well laid out museum run by the National Park Service. Exhibits have been well researched and it is interesting to see where Lincoln slept before he gave the address at Gettysburg (the bed seemed a little short for such a tall man). I particularly enjoyed studying the replica of the town during that time and comparing it to what I... More 

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Cary, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Interesting home where Lincoln stayed the night before his address. Was much more impressed by the accomplishments of Willis after the war in getting the cemetery started.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The David Wills house is where Lincoln spend the night before delivering the Gettysburg Address. The bedroom where Lincoln stayed has been beautifully preserved and the audio in the room sets the right tone to take you back with the president before his historic speech. The tour was very quick, though, and unremarkable other than seeing the bedroom. This is... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is a self guided tour. There is lots of information about the house, David Wills and the battle of Gettysburg. The house opened to the public in 2009 and was used for other purposes in the intervening years but a few of the rooms have been restored to how they would have looked in 1863 when Abraham Lincoln stayed... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great place to visit while in Gettysburg. You get to see the bed Lincoln slept in prior to delivering the Gettysburg Address.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We toured the house and there was very few original features to the house. Basically you tour 5 or 6 rooms with a Video playing in 2 which were very informative. The room Lincoln slept in was furnished but other than this room and one on the first level it really didn't have much on display. That being said it... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Spent $20 for my family of 4 to visit the house where Lincoln slept and finished the final copy of the Gettysburg Address. If you have read my story, you have now received all the information you will get from your visit. You can walk into the bedroom and see the bed where Lincoln slept. You can also Google "bed... More 

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Egg Harbor City, New Jersey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Instead you walk into a museum. Seriously when you walk thru the door, you will see the reception desk as they check you in the give you an information pamphlet and it is a self guided tour. room 1 you will encounter a miniature replica of what Gettysburg might have looked like back in the day. room 2 gives you... More 

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Gaithersburg, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

David Wills was a popular person in Gettysburg. He welcome President Lincoln to stay before deviation of battle field.This p!ace where Lincoln wrote his final to the Gettysburg Address. David Wills was devoted to the Gettysburg cause.

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Pigeon Forge, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This home has been preserved from the time When President Lincoln stayed in preparation for the Gettysburg address. Touring the home is like walking back in time and The property is well preserved. Centrally located in town so you can add this destination with others and have a enjoyable walking tour of historic Gettysburg

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