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“The local perspective of the war” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Jennie Wade House

Jennie Wade House
548 Baltimore Street, Gettysburg, PA 17325
(717) 334-4100
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Ranked #10 of 64 things to do in Gettysburg
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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
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111 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“The local perspective of the war”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013

I really enjoyed this stop because they told the story from the perspectives of the locals who lived through it. You can take endless tours about strategy, artillery and generals, but this tour talks about how the war affected the common person. I truly enjoyed it!

Visited November 2013
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westwod,nj
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“not much to see”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

This is where the only civilian in gettysburg was killed during the battle. Her name was Jennie Wade and was baking bread on the second day of the battle, when a stray bullit went through two doors and struck her in the back and killed her instantly. Other than the small room, where this took place; there is a gift shop and little else.

Visited November 2013
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Abingdon, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Civilian experience during the battle”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2013

Inspiring story of the only civilian killed (while baking bread for Union soldiers) and her family's surviving between the army lines. Our docent was knowledgeable and in period dress. The 30 minute tour covered all three floors of this historic home, and described Jennie's childhood friendships with both a Union and a Confederate soldier. Unique gift shop with friendly staff. Definitely plan to return during our next visit.

Visited November 2013
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Baltimore, Maryland
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“Must do while in Gettysburg”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2013

Nice little tour led by our guide Ben. This is the house where Jennie Wade died. She was the only civilian killed at Gettysburg during the battle. Its a sad tragic story that is best left for Ben and the other guides to tell but youll be cheating yourself out of a fun tour if you skip it.

Visited November 2013
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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 159 helpful votes
“Cute house”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

Decided to pass on the $12 tour of the Wade House due to time constraints and just buy some souvenirs from the gift shop. But we did put our ring fingers inside the bullet hole outside the "kitchen". There is a legend that if a single woman puts her ringfinger inside the bullet hole of the Jennie Wade House, she will soon be married. Hope it works for my daughter. Unfortunately, nothing was ever mentioned about this legend...we just had to read about it beforehand. However, nice attraction and great gifts. Staff was friendly.

Visited October 2013
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