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Review of David Wills House

David Wills House
Ranked #26 of 108 things to do in Gettysburg
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 21 September 2013

We were glad we visited the David Wills house even though others warned us not to. They have told the story well. We were happy with our decision to visit the David Wells house.

Keep in mind this is not a guided tour. You go through at your own pace and read the story.

To some it is not detailed enough to others it is just the right amount. We agree on just the right amount.

Other are upset about the pricing for what you get to see. We were not we found the price fair.

Also some were upset about how the building was preserved and/or renovated. We feel it would be nice to be in its original condition.
However, they maintained what they could considering at some point the first floor was a Rea and Derrick drug store.

So in summarization, you learn a lot if you take the time and worth the money.

1  Thank Curiouspb
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Reviewed 14 September 2013

This is only a self guided tour. It mostly consists of a few videos and displays. The Lincoln bedroom was neat but very dark and you could not use flash photography. It would have been nice if they sold postcards of the bedroom taken by a professional because your photos will not come out worth printing. The hours are 10-5 daily May through August. It was not worth the admission fee.

1  Thank Erica B
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Reviewed 4 September 2013

This tour was disappointing for such a wonderful man as David Wills. His house has been turned into more of a visitor center than a museum or house to tour.

Thank michelle h
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Reviewed 29 August 2013

For anyone who is a Lincoln fan, this place is a must see. Great information on the events leading to the Gettysburg Address.

Thank Scott D
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Reviewed 27 August 2013

Our friends have a "Friends of Gettysburg" membership so we were able to get in for free. I'm certainly glad because I wouldn't have wanted to pay for this. Only 2 rooms were furnished. The others simply had videos to watch & some information available, most of which we had already learned at the Gettysburg Museum. The room where Lincoln slept was interesting to look at but not enough to make up for the rest of the house. Not worth the price of admission.

Thank Linda P
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