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“Home of the only civilian killed in the Civil War”
The Jennie Wade house was actually the home of Jennie's sister, Georgia McClellan. The dwelling lived through the Battle of Gettysburg and witnessed the tragic death of Gettysburg civilian Jennie Wade, as she was preparing bread for the Union soldiers. This brick house was not a good spot to be in during the fighting as it was between both armies and commonly referred to as "No Man's Land". Northern soldiers were setting up defenses South of town, while Confederate forces were occupying the North side of town. As both armies fired on each other, the house was struck repeatedly and riddled with bullets. The north side received most of the damage as it faced the Confederate position and today is marked with over 150 bullet holes. Also damaging the Jenny Wade house was a Confederate 10-pounder "Parrot" artillery shell which hit and entered the 2nd floor wall that separated the two dwellings. Fortunately, the Civil War projectile did not explode, and remained lodged in the house for many years after the war until it was removed. Evidence of this direct hit can still be seen today while taking the tour of the Jenny Wade house.
I meet my personal guide tour at Jennie Wade house. The reason why I meet him here because he want to show me what the beginning of the war was. Jennie is only a civilian that got killed during... Read more
Another cool spot in Gettysburg. An old nice home where Jennie Wade had horrible luck and got struck by a bullet during the fighting. This place definitely isn't haunted and that's a fact but... Read more
Jennie Wade museum is a great self tour . I'n the beginning they go over a briefing of Jenny and allow you to tour on your own. There is a night tour of Jenny Wade that is really good. Read more
Jennie Wade House Museum
- Sat: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
- Sun - Fri: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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