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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. Plan your Jennie Wade House visit and explore what else you can see and do in Gettysburg using our Gettysburg road trip planning app.
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  • This museum visit should be paired with the Shriver House museum just down the road. It is a great visual as to the rich and poor families in Gettysburg and how they were affected by the battle in... 
    This museum visit should be paired with the Shriver House museum just down the road. It is a great visual as to the rich and poor families in Gettysburg and how they were affected by the battle in...  more »
  • An unfortunate end to a young ladies life, but she wanted to help the men as best she could as well as her family. A very interesting part of the history of the town. 
    An unfortunate end to a young ladies life, but she wanted to help the men as best she could as well as her family. A very interesting part of the history of the town.  more »
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  • This place is so watermelon. It is also haunted.
  • The home is accurately restored to the period. Our guide was very knowledgeable and engaging. The tour provided an insight into the townspeople's lives during the battle.

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