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Jennie Wade House

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Address: 548 Baltimore St, Gettysburg, PA 17325-2605
Phone Number: (717) 334-4100
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The Jennie Wade House is a guided tour with the guides in period clothing...

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.

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Amazing experience and tour guide!

Not to be missed! George, our tour guide, was amazingly informative and brought the story of Gettysburg and Jennie Wade to life. Reasonably priced tour ($8-10). Highly recommend... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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brodhead
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36 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Not to be missed! George, our tour guide, was amazingly informative and brought the story of Gettysburg and Jennie Wade to life. Reasonably priced tour ($8-10). Highly recommend visiting!

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Thank brookievb88
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Very interesting to see the actual site of the only civilian casualty of the battle. Able to walk through the entire period-authentic house.

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Thank Jaclyn P
Wakefield, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Step into the life of Jenny Wade, the only civilian killed in the Battle of Getttysburg. Meet Janice in her authentic costume and relive through her eyes the dramatic last days in the life of Jenny. Janice delivers an informative and dramatic tale with enthusiasm and passion and I was spellbound as she effortlessly guided us through the house, reliving... More 

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Thank Sally S
Riegelsville, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

It may sound quirky but since my first visit to Gettysburg many years ago, I missed a chance to tour this place and I wanted to. I'm glad I did it. It's fascinating to step back in time and see how we lived in the 1800s. Talk about tight quarters! It's charming, the story was fun and entertaining. You'll even... More 

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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Our costumed guide was very knowledgeable not only about the Jennie and the Wade family, but well versed in the battle of Gettysburg and the era in general. It's amazing how well preserved the house is given its age. The cellar part of the tour is eerie and brings home the full impact of the war to civilians. A must... More 

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Catasauqua, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This is a good place to visit if you want to learn about some of the civilians during the Battle of Gettysburg.It is a guided tour through the house with a tour guide in period clothing and gives you information on what happened in the house during the battle.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Our guide, Starr, was very knowledgeable and passionate about telling the story of the Wades and Jennie in particular. The house provides you the opportunity to see how the ordinary citizens of 1863 lived. This is a great tour for adults and children alike.

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1 Thank Tony R
Milton, Delaware
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Me and my husband recently toured the Jennie Wade house. Our tour guide Starr was amazing. She gave a very detailed account of what occurred before,during, and after Jennies death. She gave me goosebumps all through the tour. I definatly recommend taking this tour if you happen to be in Gettysburg it is well worth the $8 a person.

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Fort Myers, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful tour. Guide was dressed in period garb. His knowledge of the history of the town and of Jenny Wade was outstanding. His insight as to what happen prior to and after her death was clear and precise. He lead us through the house describing just what happen during those days a well as detailing the other events that took... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife, 18 month old and I visited The Jennie Wade House. We vaguely knew the story before going. We got a history lesson from our tour guide Starr. We were amazed of her knowledge of not only Jennie Wade but also the history of Gettysburg. With so many things to do and see in Gettysburg I highly recommend putting... More 

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