Gettysburg, Pennsylvania: Jennie Wade, Bread Martyr: See the Bullet Hole

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Jennie Wade House and Museum

Address:
548 Baltimore St., Gettysburg, PA
Directions:
Jennie Wade House and Museum. On the east side of Baltimore St. just south of where it splits from U.S. Hwy 15.
Hours:
Daily 9-6 (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Phone:
717-334-4100
Admission:
Admission $8 for house tour. Outdoor statue is free.
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Jennie Wade.

Jennie Wade, Bread Martyr: See the Bullet Hole

20-year old Jennie Wade was baking biscuits when a stray bullet killed her. Pose with her statue out front, tour the house, stick your finger in the bullet hole. Open since 1906.

Roadsideamerica.com Report... [08/30/2016]

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Legend of the Marriage Proposal Hole.

Jennie Wade, Bread Martyr

There is a legend that goes with this house; it is said if a single woman sticks her ring finger the hole in the door which the bullet traveled through that killed Jennie she will receive a marriage proposal within six months. It is a cute little house, worth a stop if you have time. It may be life-changing if you're single!

[Amanda, 06/27/2013]

Jennie Wade Statue.

Jennie Wade House Museum

Jennie Wade is the only civilian to be killed in the Battle of Gettysburg, when a stray bullet went through the kitchen door as she was baking bread for Union soldiers in the area. The bullet holes are still visible, including the one that supposedly is responsible for her demise. The little house is now surrounded by parking lots and a motel, but still cute and accessible. There is a usual gift shop of Civil War, Gettysburg, and ghostly items. There is also a sign on the wall that certifies the place as haunted by the local paranormal society.

You can also tour Jennie's house for a small fee, although today the shop attendants seemed more enthused to read their books rather than help customers in the shop. Many ghost chasers have investigated this house with 'positive' results.

[TexasWeatherGirl, 11/26/2011]

The house is verifiably pocked with July 3, 1863 battle bullet holes, and Jennie, collateral damage at age 20, is probably America's First Bread Martyr. The statue in front of her house shows Jennie clutching a loaf of bread to her chest. Modern visitors don't seek bread... they're much more interested in ghost orbs.


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In the region:
Mural of Presidents: Eisenhower Thru Obama, Washington, DC - 63 mi.

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