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David Wills House

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Address: 8 Lincoln Square, Gettysburg, PA 17325
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+1 866-486-5735
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Sat - Sun 10:00 - 16:00

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Over many years I have been to everything in Gettysburg but never to this museum. As seniors we paid $5.50 each which was about the 'value'. inside. I felt it was nice but... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 26 September 2016
Pottsville, Pennsylvania
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Sykesville, Maryland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

We enjoy touring homes that have the atmosphere and decor of the time period they represent. This building is a museum with one bedroom depicting where Lincoln might have slept and the remaining rooms being glass cases of memorabilia.

Thank Dan S
Arvada, CO
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

Must see for all historians and non-historians. Lincoln stayed here the night before delivering his famous address. Wills was instrumental in securing 17 ac to bury dead from war.

Thank JohnboyF9
Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

We really enjoyed this visit. Details of the Gettysburg battlefield can be overwhelming and tedious. Yes Lincoln slept here before giving his Gettysburg Address. Here you can learn how people of the town responded to the battle that came to their town. Mr Willis a young influential man in the community was asked to find an appropriate final resting place... More 

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North Brunswick, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

TWO STORY BLDG which was owned by lawyer, David Wills. President Lincoln finished writing his Gettysburg Address here, which he started writing in Washington prior to his arrival. Extremely interesting; much history to learn; moderate ticket fee.

Thank Alice L
Streamwood, Illinois
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19 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

This is an awesome piece of history. To walk through and learn what it was like to be there and prepare to finish the Gettysburg Address, it is overwhelming to take in. In addition to this, the welcome we received was unbelievable. Very warm and inviting and could ask many questions without feeling you were bothering them. Truly a great... More 

Thank Jo L
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

Very interesting to see where Lincoln stayed the night before giving Gettysburg address. Learned also about the wills family.

Thank Marie W
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

this is the place were President Lincoln stayed the night before the ceremony at the Gettyburg Mititary Cemetary and his famous speech. He actually completed the address at the Wills House that night and presented it the next day. there is a lot to see at the Wills house and you are on your own to walk the house and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

This should be the first stop to start to understand what happened in Gettysburg during the civil war. The layout and rooms explain the locals participation during the war.

Thank CaptainManny
Sarasota, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

A must see. 33 year old David Wills had Lincoln staying at his house the night before Lincoln gave the Gettysburg Address. Short walk from the place the train came into Gettysburg.

Thank gschiffe
Pottsville, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

Over many years I have been to everything in Gettysburg but never to this museum. As seniors we paid $5.50 each which was about the 'value'. inside. I felt it was nice but nothing grand. Two period rooms and 2 videos were best part. Rest are photos and written description of the Willis family, the time they resided there, Lincoln's... More 

Thank saramay

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