Jennie Wade House
Dedicated to the memory of the only civilian killed in the Battle of Gettysburg. Operating since 1906.
Authentically furnished from cellar to attic, the Jennie Wade House Museum is a shrine to Jennie and to life during the American Civil War. Just 20 years old at the time of the Battle, Jennie was kneading bread dough in the kitchen when a rifle bullet pierced the kitchen door and claimed her life.
The Jennie Wade House features Guides in period attire who are well-versed in the history of the home. For years, they’ve enthralled visitors with passionate retellings of the tragedy that befell young Jennie and her family.
Artifacts from that fatal day in 1863 are on display, as well. The artillery shell that punctured the roof of the house…a floorboard with Jennie’s blood still on it…and even the bullet recovered from her body.
You can help to keep the memory of Jennie alive: unique Jennie Wade souvenirs and collectibles are available in the Jennie Wade Gift Shop, right next door.
Tours begin every 30 minutes and last approximately 30 minutes.
- Adults: $7.75
- Children (ages 6-12): $4.00
- 5 and under: Free
- Hours: Daily 9 AM – 5 PM. Parking including buses adjacent to museum.
Jennie Wade House Museum
548 Baltimore Street
Gettysburg, PA 17325
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