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Jennie Wade House Museum

548 Baltimore St, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania 17325 USA

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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.

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Theresa R.

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

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Heidi J.

Very short self lead tour. The tour begins in the gift shop and then you get to go inside the house. The person who gets you going was dressed in era appropriate clothing and gave a quick overview... Read more

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Shana B.

Staff is friendly and knowledgeable. Gift shop allows for browsing before or after a tour and has a good selection of historical books. The rooms are small but the tour groups allow for guests to... Read more

Jennie Wade House Museum

548 Baltimore St
Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
17325 USA
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  • Sun, Sat: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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