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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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  • visited the jennie wade house as part of a ghost tour in 2015, our tour guide was joe svehla, who was interviewed by the 'ghost adventures' team when they did a show in gettysburg....joe was awesome, ...  more »
  • Must see for any history buff. The guided tour is very informative, without being long and drawn out. The tour guide was great. You can see the Civil War bullet holes throughout the building and the s...  more »
  • This is a great history lesson for both adults and kids. It shows how families lived back during the Civil War and they tell you the story of Jenny Wade. She was the only civilian killed during the wa...  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!