Jennie Wade House
Dedicated to the memory of the only civilian killed in the Battle of Gettysburg. In operation since 1906.
Authentically furnished from cellar to attic, the Jennie Wade House 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 that 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, including the artillery shell that punctured the roof of the house and 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 next door.
Tours begin every 30 minutes in peak season and last approximately 30 minutes. In the Spring and Fall tours will run every 45 minutes.
- Adults: $8.00
- Children (ages 6-12): $5.00
- 5 and under: Free
- Parking including buses adjacent to museum.
- Open Feb. 14 (9 AM -4 PM); Feb. 15 & 16 (10 AM – 4 PM)
- March 7, 14 (10 AM – 6 PM); March 8, 15 (10 AM – 4 PM)
- Opening day for the season will be Saturday, March 21st, 2015.
Jennie Wade House Museum
548 Baltimore Street
Gettysburg, PA 17325
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