On Christmas Eve 1863 the Mother of Jennie Wade, Mary, was still coping with the death of her 20 year old daughter. Jennie was the only civilian to die during the infamous battle when a stray bullet passed through two doors striking her in the back before passing through her heart.
Tonight the spirit of Mary Wade has returned to the scene of that tragic death as she painfully tries to make sense of just how it all came to be.
You are invited to join her in her time of need as she retells the tale once again. Follow her as she makes her way through the house, just as the family did in 1863, to the cellar where Jennies’ body was placed as the battle raged on outside.
This is a dramatic event where you the visitor will meet the “Ghost” of Mary Wade, mother of Jennie. You will travel back to Christmas Eve 1863 where Mary is still mourning the death of her daughter. Hear her reminisce about Jennie’s life and tragic death. Journey through the house where Jennie died as mother discusses the traditions of the holiday season in 1863. A night to remember in a holiday, historic fashion.
December 2022 Tour Times Will Be Posted Soon!
- This tour begins at the Jennie Wade House gift shop. 548 Baltimore Street in Gettysburg.
- If it states tour is sold out, please call and double check as another tour may be added.