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David Wills House

David Wills House


8 Lincoln Square

Gettysburg, PA 17325



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Best known as the house where President Abraham Lincoln stayed prior to delivering the Gettysburg Address, the home of attorney David Wills also served as a center for compassion and inspiration in the days and months following the Battle of Gettysburg.

Inside, Wills managed the immense task of providing proper burials for the fallen soldiers and began planning for the national cemetery. On the eve of the cemetery dedication, Lincoln spent the night in the home while adding the finishing touches to his inspirational address. With historic rooms restored to their 1863 appearance, today’s David Wills House features a seven-gallery interactive museum relating the story of Wills, Lincoln’s visit and the Gettysburg Address.

  • Discover unique artifacts and experience life in Gettysburg immediately after the battle.
  • Step back into Wills’ recreated office where plans for the Gettysburg Soldiers’ National Cemetery originated.
  • Stand in the bedroom where President Lincoln finalized his immortal Gettysburg Address. See the actual bed he slept in.
  • Gain a better understanding and appreciation for Lincoln’s brief, yet powerful, address at Gettysburg.


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