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David Wills House

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Address: 8 Lincoln Square, Gettysburg, PA 17325
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+1 866-486-5735
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Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Where Lincoln Slept

Right downtown on Lincoln Square (which is actually a circle). Judge Wills hosted President Abraham Lincoln on the night before he gave his famous " Gettysburg Address". Much... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed November 16, 2016
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Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

When we first arrived we were met by a very nice staff member who was very knowledgeable and friendly. He made us feel welcome and spent time explaining different things about almost every room in the house. The place was very well maintained. The price was very competitive with just about everywhere else around. (If I remember correctly it was... More 

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Not sure how anyone could go to Gettysburg and not see this but I did inn 2002. Its been unfinished business ever since. Thye whole place is interesting but just knowing its Gettysburg address connection is enough to go. Pretty overwhelming.

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Webster, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We made it to the Wills House just before closing on November 19. There weren't many people there at the time, which allowed us to have a very interesting conversation with the gentleman at the front desk. He was a wealth of information and the circumstances of our late visit allowed him to speak with us and answer many questions... More 

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Bucks County, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 13, 2016

This is a self-guided tour of the David Wills House. It has videos throughout the house, and many plaques to read. Items of interest are displayed as well.

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Savannah, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2016

To be in the room where A. Lincoln wrote the final version of the Gettysburg Address. And to see the bed he slept in --- maybe.

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Whippany, New Jersey
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 19, 2016

Did the house tour on a recent trip to Gettysburg. Right in the center of town. Interesting to understand the history, and how it related to Lincoln's visit.

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Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 16, 2016

Right downtown on Lincoln Square (which is actually a circle). Judge Wills hosted President Abraham Lincoln on the night before he gave his famous " Gettysburg Address". Much improved since initial opening as part of National Park Service.

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Falmouth, Maine
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 12, 2016

This attraction is privately owned and not part of the Gettysburg National Park - so there is an admission fee. This house is where Lincoln stayed the evening before his Gettysburg address. Downstairs is a very interesting display and explanation of what happened at the house and in the area as related to Lincoln's address. Upstairs are several rooms recreated... More 

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Portland, Maine
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 6, 2016

We wanted to see where Lincoln finished the Gettysburg Address. Never went in side, mainly a photo op and then shopping in the area.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 4, 2016

This is a good spot to stop in and get some history without spending too much time. It's part of the National Park System and they have a Passport Stamp

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