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David Wills House

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

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Nice for the Price

Over many years I have been to everything in Gettysburg but never to this museum. As seniors we paid $5.50 each which was about the 'value'. inside. I felt it was nice but... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Pottsville, Pennsylvania
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Pottsville, Pennsylvania
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108 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Over many years I have been to everything in Gettysburg but never to this museum. As seniors we paid $5.50 each which was about the 'value'. inside. I felt it was nice but nothing grand. Two period rooms and 2 videos were best part. Rest are photos and written description of the Willis family, the time they resided there, Lincoln's... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This historic home is worth the short hour or so it will take you to self-guided tour it. Restoration is impressive. Exhibits give sense of how it was for the residents of Gettysburg, something we did not see elsewhere.

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Thank kitsuanddate
New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is another beautifully maintained/restored home from the time. President Lincoln stayed here. Visit early.

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Butler, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This house is definitely worth a visit if you are in Gettysburg. They have done a remarkable job in restoring this house to its condition in November of 1863. The rooms contain many period pieces. What is nice is that you can stroll through the various rooms at your own pace.

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Lopatcong, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As others who have written poor reviews of this place have stated, it's not worth it! Everything is "modern", even the outside of the building. The entire "self guided tour" took all of 10 minutes. The free museums right up the street were much better.

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was where Lincoln stayed before giving his Gettysburg Address. They have the original bed and bedspread he slept in. Also very detailed information about Wills, the dedication of the National Cemetery, and details about the three day battle. Tickets for adults $6 I believe.

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Philadelphia Suburbs
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited the Wills House last weekend as a couple and took the self-guided tour. Beautifully preserved home featuring furniture in the bedroom where Lincoln stayed while in town to deliver the Gettysburg Address. Amazing to see the actual pieces! Lots of info provided on both floor and several videos to watch throughout the home. The guide in the lobby was... More 

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New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 August 22, 2016

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 August 22, 2016

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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