Jennie Wade House

Jennie Wade House, Gettysburg: Hours, Address, Jennie Wade House Reviews: 4.5/5

Jennie Wade House
4.5
Historic Sites • History Museums
Friday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
About
The Jennie Wade House is a guided tour with the guides in period clothing taking you through the home where the only civilian killed during the battle of Gettysburg was tragically lost. As the story unfolds the guides take you room to room following the path of the family on July 3rd 1863. NOTE: Beginning Thursday, September 9th, 2021 Self-Guided Tours will be conducted weekdays and Guided Tours will be done weekends.
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sdut2n
Destin, FL38 contributions
Great gift shop
Oct 2021
We enjoyed going to Gettysburg, but had to cut our trip short without buying any gifts. We had time to go in one gift shop before heading out, and we chose Jennie Wade House Gift Shop. It met all our needs and we found everything we wanted at this one stop shopping place. I highly recommend. The day we were there they even had an author signing his book.
Written November 20, 2021
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jjrugs88
Oak Forest, IL106 contributions
Great tour
Nov 2021 • Family
Great tour! It is amazing to see the holes from the battle in the house. We also toured the Shriver house, so it was interesting to see what a middle-class home was like. Highly recommend!
Written November 12, 2021
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Julia H
2 contributions
fun, great historical education tour
Oct 2021
well worth the stop to visit, its a must see! the tour guides are very knowledgeable, courteous, and very patient with questions. the house is beautiful!
Written November 1, 2021
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Cheri D
Yardville, NJ320 contributions
Tourist trap and a hard ticket to get
Oct 2021
Difficult to get a ticket to come here, which we did not get. The house is so very small and really is a tourist trap. All you need to really see is the bullet hole that came into the house and killed Jennie. As we were told on a ghost tour, the house is haunted by the ghost of Jennie's father. Jennie and her mom were visiting her sister who actually lived here and were caught here when the battle started. The house where Jennie actually lived is within a walkable distance. You'll get the whole Jennie Wade story on any number of ghost walking tours that you can take.
Written October 19, 2021
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Virgil S
Charleston, SC12 contributions
What an unexpected treat!
Oct 2021
Poor Jennie Wade. 7,000,000 projectiles flying around during the battle over the 3 day period, and she is the only civilian to die. This story of her and her mother is spell-binding. The thing to see after the battlefield tour would be the Jennie Wade House and The Shriver House.
Written October 17, 2021
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Go669723
1 contribution
Confused and Disappointed
Oct 2021 • Couples
Horrible customer service! Need to update their policy’s. Tried to buy a ticket at 9 am was told come back later. Was never told when later was or allowed to buy a ticket yet they say their policy is first come first serve. Apparently they only want to serve large tour buses not the general public! The woman running it is a miserable nasty woman! Really was looking forward to touring the Jennie Wade house thanks for nothing!
Written October 16, 2021
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BWG_GloVa
Gloucester, VA105 contributions
Loved Sarah as Jennie Wade!
Oct 2021 • Couples
We visited the Jennie Wade house at 6pm on a Thursday in early October, for a Ghost tour. Based on their website, we thought the size of the tour was going to be limited in size due to COVID concerns. We were surprised to find ourselves in a group of 14. Social distancing during the tour isn't possible inside the house with a group of this size. You literally have to be on top of one another. Our guide was Sarah, in the role of Jennie Wade, and she did a fantastic presentation and guide!
Written October 8, 2021
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Bryson C
Sellersburg, IN332 contributions
Good visit
Oct 2021 • Family
Quick visit but such an important part of Gettysburg history. The tour we took was self-guided, which we actually prefer. Lots of history in the house and worth a visit. The house is period accurate and provides a glimpse into her life. Staff is friendly and informative! Don't forget to see her gravesite nearby in Evergreen Cemetery!
Written October 5, 2021
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Mike e
3 contributions
A whole new perspective
Oct 2021
Opened a whole new side of the Battle of Gettysburg that very few are aware of. Ken has captured some history that does not make it to the front page but should. Loved the research,
Written October 4, 2021
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janellej9
Pottsville, PA2 contributions
Historic and spooky
Oct 2021 • Family
Guides are very experienced! Very interesting stories both historic and spooky! This is a must see! It's a great experience overall.
Written October 4, 2021
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Jennie Wade House is open:
  • Sun - Sun 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Fri - Sat 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM