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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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  • I had the last tour of the day, and I was fortunate to have George as my tour guide. He told many stories with great details, and I was thankful to know more about this family. 
  • We toured the Jenny Wade house on Oct 13th,2016. Our guide was very informative and explained that Jenny was the only civilian killed in the civil war. We toured her sister Georgia's home where she wa...  read more »
  • My husband and I visited the Jenny Wade House a couple of weeks ago and found it really interesting. We had Starr as our guide and she was fantastic! She knew so much about Jenny Wade, the house and t...  read more »
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • This house has seen it all. The house is small but was was really needed back then?? Great tour
  • Very interesting and intriguing. The basement made of dirt scared me! It's very nice because if your skiing at Libery Mountain and you want a break; this is the place to go! I seriously recommend it!!
  • The service was very good, except that they had many things that didn't have a bar code, so it took extra time to come up with an item the same price. The house itself was kept in tidy condition, and very intriguing.