Jennie was the only civilian killed during the three day battle here at gettysburg. It has become a popular tourist attraction.
A quick video of the basement of the jennie wade house.
Jennie wade house. Learn what took place in this small house in 1863 and how jennie came to be at this location and what she was doing at the time of her tragic death. Today the jennie wade house stands as a testament to wade s life and tells the story of both her death and what it was like for civilians during the battle of gettysburg. The north side received most of the damage as it faced the confederate position and today is marked with over 150 bullet holes.
In a short time the locality of the mcclellan home became a battlefield with union and confederate forces frequently dueling within site. Jennie wade house authentically furnished from cellar to attic the jennie wade house is a shrine to jennie and to life during the american civil war. Tour has been modified to adhere to social distancing.
Jennie was 20 when she a bullet pierced her body and she died after that. Jennie wade house is the site of the only civilian killed during the 1863 civil war battle at gettysburg. They buried her i.
Early 1900s photograph of jennie wade s house wade her mother and two younger brothers left their home in central gettysburg and traveled to the house of her sister georgia anna wade mcclellan at 528 baltimore street to assist her and her newborn child. The kitchen where jennie wade was killed. This is where they laid her dead body for safety until they could safely move her.
Just 20 years old at the time of the battle jennie was kneading dough in the kitchen when a rifle bullet pierced two doors and claimed her life. Tours start from a small gift shop behind the home which sits near civil war tails and gettysburg national cemetery. Also damaging the jenny wade house was a confederate 10 pounder parrot artillery shell which hit and entered the 2nd floor wall that separated the two dwellings.
It was july 1 1863 during the first day s fighting of the battle of gettysburg. 0 03 mi 1863 inn of gettysburg 0 09 mi brickhouse inn bed breakfast 0 05 mi inn at cemetery hill 0 11 mi a sentimental journey bed and breakfast 0 09 mi gettystown inn bed breakfast. The jennie wade house as it is now known in the borough of gettysburg was the home of her married sister georgia wade mcclellan and it was there that she found refuge from the rapidly escalating battle.
Jennie wade was the only civilian who was killed during the battle of gettysburg. Hotels near jennie wade house. Jennie wade house continued from home page.
View all hotels near jennie wade house on tripadvisor. Hence in order to pay tribute to her the house which once was her residence has now been turned into a museum. A guided tour of the jennie wade house.