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David Wills House

David Wills House

Address

8 Lincoln Square

Gettysburg, PA 17325

Phone

717-334-2499

Alternate Phone

877-874-2478

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Groups can tour the David Wills House in downtown Gettysburg. 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.

Call 877-874-2478 or 717-334-2436 to customize your group’s visit.

Amenities

  • Student Travel
  • Handicap Accessible

Attraction Information

  • Tour Type : Self-Guided Tour

Property Information

  • Group Tour Contact : Lori Wright
  • General : Student Friendly

Group Tour Information

  • # Required for Group Discount : 16

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