Jennie Wade House is reputedly haunted by the spirit of the 20 year old woman who was killed there on the 2nd day of the Battle of Gettysburg. Many people have reportedly seen her wandering the house and the surrounding countryside she so dearly loved. Our knowledgeable guide who was dressed in a costume of the period related the story of how Jennie Wade, the only civilian killed in the conflict, died. Also, our guide described how the local citizens endured one of the fiercest battles of the Civil War. I took this tour in the evening which definitely added an element of anticipation to the tour.
What can you see on this tour? You can see the blood-covered floorboards where Jennie Wade fell after being shot in the back while baking bread for the Union troops. You can see the door with the original bullet hole. In the basement is a display of photographs taken by tour participants which show some rather eerie objects not visible with the naked eye. Is this proof of paranormal activity? Definitely bring your camera and take a lot of photographs. Who knows what you may capture? Maybe even a photo of Jennie Wade herself.