Jennie Wade House

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Jennie Wade was a seamstress and the only civilian to be directly killed in the Battle of Gettysburg when a stray bullet entered this house, where she was visiting her sister. At the house, now a tourist attraction, visitors can see a bullet hole in the door. Legend has it that women who place their finger through the hole will soon be proposed marriage, a gift from the spirit of Jennie herself, who was killed before she could be married.

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    548 Baltimore St
    Gettysburg, PA 17325
    United States

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    39.823306, -77.23064799999997
    Adams County, Pennsylvania
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    1. took a night time tour here in april 2014. the guide told a good story but her fact were badly inconsitent. I didn’t say anything at the time, I didn’t want to spoil the fun for a bunch of teens who were happy being scared out of their minds by a good story and were higly suspectable and so could have sworn they had experiences

    2. I’ve visited this place many times over the years. On my first visit, however, I caught an orb on camera in the basement (which is where they took Jennie’s body after she was killed and where the families hid out until the fighting was over). The orb had human facial features. As many times as I’ve been back I’ve never caught anything else. Such a shame!

    3. I stayed at the hotel next door.
      It’s not surprising, though. Her house is used as a Gift and Souvenir Shop.
      I’m sure that when these people were fighting and dying for the respective causes, they didn’t do so to sell things.

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