Jennie Wade House

#6 in Best Things To Do in Gettysburg
Jennie Wade House
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548 Baltimore St.

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Historic Homes/Mansions, Museums, Sightseeing Type
Less than 1 hour Time to Spend
3.8scorecard
  • 4.0Value
  • 3.5Facilities
  • 3.5Atmosphere

To better understand what life was like during the Civil War, visit the Jennie Wade House. This historic building is where Mary Virginia "Jennie" Wade (the only civilian casualty during the Battle of Gettysburg) died when struck by a Confederate bullet on July 3, 1863, the last day of the battle. Today, the structure looks much as it did in the 19th century, with period furnishings and artifacts from the day Jennie died.

Most travelers raved about the Jennie Wade House, especially its interesting and informative tour guides (who wear period-inspired attire). However, a few previous visitors cautioned that the property feels more like a tourist trap than an authentic Civil War attraction.

The Jennie Wade House is located in downtown Gettysburg off of Baltimore Street. It can be found within walking distance of several must-see sights, including Gettysburg National Military Park, the Gettysburg Museum of History and the Gettysburg Diorama & History Center. Limited free parking is available by the gift shop should you choose to drive to the property.

Tickets cost $9 for adults and $6.75 for children 6 to 12; kids 5 and younger get in for free. Entrance fees cover a 30-minute guided tour of the building. The house is closed in January and most of February, and opening hours vary by day and month. On most days, expect the property to open at 9 or 10 a.m. and close between 4 and 8 p.m. For exact visiting hours and more background about the property, visit the Jennie Wade House website.

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