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Jennie Wade House, Gettysburg

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Hear the story of Mary Virginia "Jennie" Wade, the only civilian to be killed during the Battle of Gettysburg, at Jennie Wade House. Here, you can take a guided tour of the house where Wade was shot by a stray bullet during the three-day battle. On July 1, 1863, 20-year old Wade was visiting her sister when one of the more than 150 bullets that hit the home shot through the door and pierced her heart. The home is decorated with artifacts from the day Wade died, and guides in period clothing retell the story of her death. The guides also describe life in Gettysburg during the battle. During the tour, your guide will point out various bullet holes in the walls, including the one through which the fateful bullet entered. Notice the floorboard where Wade stood--still marked with her blood. Arrange your visit to Jennie Wade House and discover more family-friendly attractions in Gettysburg using our Gettysburg travel itinerary maker.
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  • The tour and Starr our tour guide was very educational. Starr was great at telling what happened on that day that took the life of a young civilian lady and the fate of her family, beau, and childhood...  more »
  • We took the last tour of the day and had Starr as our guide. She was very excited to talk with us, was passionate about the tour, and oh so informative! The tour was very serious, and also fun when ap...  more »
  • While this isn't a large or long tour, the guides make it so very interesting. Some of the battle from the civilian point of view!!  more »
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  • We loved the tour and the history. We took the ghost tour and it was very thrilling. The gift shop has some unique and interesting items. Worth the ticket
  • Jennie Wade was the only civilian killed in the Battle of Gettysburg. We took part in the historical tour, which takes you through the house as you relive her final living moments. For those of you interested in her after-living moments, ghost tours also go through the house at night. Our tour guide Jen was excellent, and the tour was very interesting and informative.
  • When visiting Gettysburg we usually tour the Jennie Wade House and it never gets old to me. We also take the Ghostly Images haunted tours there as well. If you have never tried either of those tours, you are missing out. The house is charming and the history is incredible.
  • I'd have to say that when I started going to the Jenny wade house, I was 8. It started as a self guided tour that began with a projection on a civil war era mannequin. Now the tour has a guide that shows you around the house. As being in my 30's I appreciate the museum even more, and recommend the museum to anyone that visits Gettysburg. It gives a great insight to how the civilians lived in Gettysburg during the civil war.
  • Just went on the tour today.Our guide was very knowledgeable of the Jennie Wade story, she was awesome. Thoroughly enjoyed learning about the history of Jennie Wade. A must see if you are ever in Gettysburg!