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David Wills House

8 Lincoln Sq, Gettysburg, PA 17325-2205
+1 866-486-5735
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Where Lincoln Slept

Right downtown on Lincoln Square (which is actually a circle). Judge Wills hosted President Abraham... read more

Reviewed 16 November 2016
Philip M
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Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
Lincoln really did sleep here -- along with many friends!

This attraction is privately owned and not part of the Gettysburg National Park - so there is an... read more

Reviewed 12 November 2016
Diane H
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Falmouth, Maine
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Reviewed 16 November 2016

Right downtown on Lincoln Square (which is actually a circle). Judge Wills hosted President Abraham Lincoln on the night before he gave his famous " Gettysburg Address". Much improved since initial opening as part of National Park Service.

Thank Philip M
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Reviewed 12 November 2016

This attraction is privately owned and not part of the Gettysburg National Park - so there is an admission fee. This house is where Lincoln stayed the evening before his Gettysburg address. Downstairs is a very interesting display and explanation of what happened at the...More

Thank Diane H
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Reviewed 6 November 2016

We wanted to see where Lincoln finished the Gettysburg Address. Never went in side, mainly a photo op and then shopping in the area.

Thank ladyme1
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Reviewed 5 November 2016

This is a good spot to stop in and get some history without spending too much time. It's part of the National Park System and they have a Passport Stamp

Thank Mark K
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Reviewed 3 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
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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
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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...More

Thank marian m
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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
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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...More

Thank Jo L
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Reviewed 12 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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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.
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