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David Wills House

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Address: 8 Lincoln Sq, Gettysburg, PA 17325-2205
Phone Number: 866-486-5735
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Wed - Mon 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Brings history to life

Loved going through this old home, lots of information on the history of this home, and of Abraham Lincoln.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Port Macquarie, Australia
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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

President Lincoln stayed at this house the night before he delivered the Gettysburg Address. You can immerse yourself in the historical significance of this special very special place.

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Port Macquarie, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Loved going through this old home, lots of information on the history of this home, and of Abraham Lincoln.

Thank crowgirl60
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4 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Although we have been to Gettysburg many times, the David Wills House is a relatively new experience for visitors. The home is beautiful, inside and out. Not only is the room accessible that President Lincoln stayed in but it is appointed with the actual bed (including the bed coverings) that President Lincoln slept in the night before the Gettysburg Address.... More 

Thank Carole S
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23 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Although it sounds like a great spot to hit while in Gettysburg, this tourist attraction is only great for one thing...maybe two. If you need to get out of the heat, there is a/c and it was kind of cool to see where Lincoln stayed the night before his address. Most of the house filled with the knowledge that you... More 

1 Thank Charlotte M
Columbus NJ
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64 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is set up as a museum you have to pay to go through. We only hit the foyer. Not impressed. at all.

1 Thank Barberroad
Fairmont, West Virginia
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40 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have been to Gettysburg many times, but this is a relatively new museum and I had never been here. I am so glad that we went. The admission was the pretty standard price ($7). It is new and a little high tech, but don't let it put you off. The restoration is beautifully designed and it is self guided... More 

Thank Karen C
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a great preservation! Other reviewers said they expected more, but I don't know what more they could want. There is tons of written information, 2 great videos and some artifacts. The original bed, linens, and room Lincoln used are on display. You could easily stay 2 hours and not realize it!

Thank Tinwindow
Masontown, West Virginia
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22 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the home in which Lincoln stayed the night before delivering the Gettysburg Address. There are some placards with information, but it was truly not what I was expecting. I really thought there would be more to this museum. The home is beautiful and well preserved and the actual bed that Lincoln slept in still remains, however, other than... More 

Thank Alicia S
Scranton, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lincoln slept here prior to giving the Gettysburg Address. This museum is a must see. There are videos playing telling the story of Lincoln and the days leading up to the Gettysburg Address. The bed he slept in and the bowls and bedding are preserved, along with paper artifacts and sundry.

Thank Chipper M
Rartian, NJ
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220 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the house of the man who planned the Gettysburg military cemetery and where Lincoln stayed when he came to town to give the Gettysburg Address. It is a nice, well-maintained little museum with a couple of short films, some informative displays and the bedroom where Lincoln slept. If you are in town to see the battlefield, it's worth... More 

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