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David Wills House

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8 Lincoln Sq, Gettysburg, PA 17325-2205
+1 866-486-5735
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Lincoln slept here

This is the house of the man who planned the Gettysburg military cemetery and where Lincoln stayed... read more

Reviewed July 11, 2016
nancynj
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Rartian, NJ
Lincoln's Gettysburg Address

If you really want to learn about the Gettysburg Address this is the place to go. Imagine... read more

Reviewed July 6, 2016
mcpartland2016
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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8 Lincoln Sq, Gettysburg, PA 17325-2205
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Reviewed July 11, 2016

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...More

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Reviewed July 6, 2016

If you really want to learn about the Gettysburg Address this is the place to go. Imagine Lincoln sitting in a room writing the Gettysburg Address that only took 2 minutes to recite.

Thank mcpartland2016
Reviewed July 6, 2016

I don't think there were any places in the Gettysburg area that we were disappointed in. This house had so much period items and is rich in history. They do a wonderful job displaying artifacts and giving descriptions of those artifacts and things that were...More

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Reviewed July 2, 2016

As my husband said, it's basically a "Lincoln slept here" kind of place, but there are some neat displays and 2 movies to watch. It's very modern and well-kept. The restrooms are very nice. There was a charge to enter.

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Reviewed June 30, 2016 via mobile

House where Lincoln stayed the night before giving the Gettysburg Address. Top right window is where he stood to wave at crowds and possibly penned the Gettysburg address. Awesome piece of history.

1  Thank kenrossett
Reviewed June 29, 2016

A great stop to learn about David Willis and Abraham Lincoln and their significant rolls with regards to the dedication on November 19,1863 of the Soldiers National Cemetery.

Thank realtorangel
Reviewed June 28, 2016 via mobile

The David Willis house has a wonderful collection of Lincoln memorabilia and artifacts. The dioramas are well thought a out and informative. If you like history, you will enjoy the David Willis House.

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Reviewed June 28, 2016

This is the house where Lincoln stayed the night before he gave the Gettysburg Address when the Soldier's National Cemetery was dedicated on November 19, 1863. He put the finishing touches on his speech in the bedroom he stayed it. Definitely a great way to...More

Thank shellbell612
Reviewed June 27, 2016

Do not miss the Wills House which documents Lincoln's visit to Gettysburg to commemorate the new Soldier's Cemetery in November 1863. You will even see the bed Lincoln slept in.

Thank Sharon S
Reviewed June 27, 2016

This museum used a good mix of film, descriptive wall boards, and artifacts to make this self guided tour one that can be enjoyed by most ages. I particularly enjoyed the layout of the buildings and streets within the town found on the first floor.

Thank Kathy G
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saramay
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Response from rachaelandRay | Reviewed this property |
If you really want to read, see, and listen to everything the museum has to offer, I would say 11/2 to 2 hours.
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