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 dough in the kitchen when a rifle bullet pierced two doors 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.
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 in peak season and last approximately 30 minutes. Spring and Fall every 45 minutes.
- Adults: $8.00
- Children (ages 6-12): $4.00
- 5 and under: Free
- Hours: Closed for the season. However they will be open Saturday, March 8th and Sunday, March 9th 10 AM -4 PM. Opening day for the 2014 season is Saturday, March 15th. Parking including buses adjacent to museum.
Jennie Wade House Museum
548 Baltimore Street
Gettysburg, PA 17325
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