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“Nice Day Tour, Ghost Tour at Night”
Review of Jennie Wade House

Jennie Wade House
Ranked #9 of 107 things to do in Gettysburg
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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.
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Level 4 Contributor
32 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Nice Day Tour, Ghost Tour at Night”
Reviewed October 6, 2013

My friends and I decided to take the day tour of the Jennie Wade House in the morning and then take the ghost tour that was offered at night. The morning tour was very informative and had a lot of information about the house, the occupants of the home, and the Civil War in general. The ghost tour, which is offered at night, was a decent tour, but not the best ghost tour of a building in the Gettysburg area. I would say if you are looking for somewhere to tour, either for a ghost tour or an educational experience during the day, this should be near the top of the list of places to go.

Visited October 2013
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Great Meadows
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“FANTASTIC!”
Reviewed October 3, 2013

This was our first tour in Gettysburg. The curator was great. He dressed in the period and was very knowledgeable. The little house in the middle of Gettysburg where the one and only civilian died. Poor Jenny Wade, I think everyone would love this part of history.

Visited September 2013
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Pittston, Pennsylvania
Level 4 Contributor
32 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Informative and touching, highly recommend”
Reviewed October 2, 2013 via mobile

Excellent tour! Very informative regarding the Wade family and their experiences in this house during the battle at Gettysburg. The house contains several authentic artifacts and photography is allowed. The house is supposedly haunted (my favorite type of attraction), and I felt pressure on my shoulder and nausea in the basement (ghosts??). Ghostly Images also offers nighttime ghost tours of this location (they are fantastic, we did their haunted orphanage tour). If you are into the paranormal, this is one of the must-see locations in Gettysburg!

Visited October 2013
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Medford, New Jersey
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Just enough, what a nice tour”
Reviewed September 29, 2013

This is a small place but the great staff and tour guide tells you about this family and the death of the first civilian fatality. It is a great story and it was a good way to start off the tours of the day. The audio in the basement sucked. But the rest of the tour was very good and informative.

Visited September 2013
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Herndon, Virginia
Level 3 Contributor
20 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“very informative”
Reviewed September 29, 2013

We took a tour of the Jennie Wade House and were very impressed with our tour guide. She really made the tour interesting and did not sound like it was from a script. We learned a lot and would recommend this tour for anyone going to visit Gettysburg.

Visited September 2013
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