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David Wills House

8 Lincoln Sq, Gettysburg, PA 17325-2205
+1 866-486-5735
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Interesting to learn about another aspect of the Civil War

This house was interesting to tour and learn about the role of David Wills relative to the Civil... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Oak Creek, Wisconsin
Lots of history here!

Abraham Lincoln stayed here the night before he gave his Gettysburg Address. It's a very neat... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Rocky Mount, Virginia
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8 Lincoln Sq, Gettysburg, PA 17325-2205
+1 866-486-5735

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Reviewed 4 days ago

This house was interesting to tour and learn about the role of David Wills relative to the Civil War. However, a lot of the things in the house were only 'important' because Lincoln wrote his last draft of the Gettysburg Address in the house. To...More

Thank 747robertat
Reviewed 4 days ago

Abraham Lincoln stayed here the night before he gave his Gettysburg Address. It's a very neat museum they put together. There's a book upstairs that the person wrote to David Wills when he was burying the soldiers. It has their name as well as inventory...More

Thank teknoge3k
Reviewed 1 week ago

A beautiful and well maintained historic building. The tour is self guided. The film was informative.

Thank AutumnKat
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is an often overlooked museum in the heart of Gettysburg. I lived in the area for years before visiting, at which point I was like "Whoa, I can't believe I haven't see this! I should have done it sooner!" This is where Lincoln stayed...More

Thank GettysburgLocal
Reviewed 4 May 2017

We called here as we were in town and were interested in the civil war history. This is a small exhibition but has some interesting information about Lincoln's visit after the battle of Gettysburg.

Thank andjanRotherham
Reviewed 2 May 2017 via mobile

The Wills House was one of our favorite museums. Such history here--the bedroom where Lincoln stayed while writing the Gettysburg address was the best. In addition, excellent movies and displays and the house is gorgeous. In addition the gentleman at the desk gave us lots...More

Thank Linda W
Reviewed 30 April 2017

Part of the National Park System, the David Wills House is a favorite place of mine to visit.Walk in the steps of Lincoln on his visit to Gettysburg and stand in the room where he slept. The videos and exhibits are so much nicer than...More

Thank civil-warrior
Reviewed 27 March 2017

Small museum run by the NHS. The ranger was well-informed about the Wills House, Lincoln, and the town generally. Extremely helpful in planning out the rest of our day. The house itself is small, but has a good bit of history packed in. You can...More

Thank Cat M
Reviewed 26 February 2017

In the upper two right hand windows is the room where Lincoln wrote the Gettysburg address. Amazing to be standing in a place with so much history that changed so many lives.

Thank saintmels
Reviewed 27 January 2017

We were recently in Gettysburg on a bus tour. We stayed at the historic Gettysburg hotel in downtown Gettysburg. The Wills House was closed when we got there that afternoon and closed when we left the next morning. We got some pics though, it's pretty...More

Thank Jeffery P
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How much time should I allow to see the entire museum with out rushing?
12 September 2016|
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Response from rachaelandRay | Reviewed this property |
If you really want to read, see, and listen to everything the museum has to offer, I would say 11/2 to 2 hours.