On Tuesday, July 3rd, the anniversary of Jennie Wade’s death, the tragic story of the only civilian to die during the battle of Gettysburg will be told by the “Ghosts” of those who were closest to Jennie in life and death.
Start your evening in the room where she met her fate as a confederate bullet accidentally ended her life. Hear the story of her death as told by the ghost of Jennie’s mother Mary who was an eye witness on July 3, 1863.
Journey through the structure following the route that the Union soldiers traversed as they escorted Jennie’s family to safety. The spirit of Captain Emil Koenig (58th NY Infantry) will escort you along as he remembers the desperate moments, the anxiety, the fear of death and the courage. All of these emotions were felt by soldiers and family alike that awful day.
Having survived the trip through the house, you will be escorted to the cellar where the confused ghost of Jennie’s Father, James awaits. There he will try to explain what he remembers about the family and the death of his daughter, but also the uncertain outcome of the battle outside. (Did you know that Jennie’s father went insane?)
As your visit draws to a conclusion, don’t be surprised if there isn’t one more ghost lurking in the shadows. Do you dare to be there to find out?
This theatrical production lasts approximately one hour and is sponsored by Ghostly Images. Tour departs from The Jennie Wade House, 548 Baltimore Street, Gettysburg, PA 17325.
Tickets can be purchased online at www.gettysburgbattlefieldtours.com or at Ghostly Images of Gettysburg (717) 334-1156, Gettysburg Tours (717) 334-6296, option 1 or in person at the Jennie Wade House, 548 Baltimore Street, Gettysburg, PA 17325. Advance ticket purchase is recommended as tours do sell out.