We checked this out, and it was a great experience. I highly recommend checking it out. Lincoln and other famous guests stayed there the night before the dedication of the cemetery. There was a living history woman dressed in period clothing, and she was extremely knowledgeable and described everything in great detail. It was an amazing visit, and I highly... 更多
The Wills House is owned and operated by the NPS - don't forget your unique passbook stamp - is you collect them. The house provides a self guided tour that offers interesting signage and interpretative materials. The highlight, of course, is the actual bedroom set that President Lincoln used the night of Nov. 18th 1863 when he stayed with the... 更多
In the heart of Gettysburg (at "the square" aka the roundabout), the David Wills House provides a slice of history to visitors. Best suited for older kids and adults, it provides information from Abraham Lincoln's stay in Gettysburg. Incredibly, the house is very small! It was a surprise to hear how many guests it accommodated in one week! As a... 更多
expected to see a beautiful mansion, restored and interesting. there is little of the original fabric of the home left. there is too much modern intrusion and nothing much to see..... diorama is nice, but its not the story of David Wills.
You know the story of the Gettysburg Address but after visiting the David Wills House you'll know it like you never imagined you might. Even better, you'll walk in the home in which President Lincoln stayed before delivering his address and, most significantly, see the same bed and furniture that Lincoln used that night. What a treat!
This was a self-guided tour that didn’t take long but was well worth seeing. I think the best was seeing the room Lincoln slept in and the bed too. The desk clerk was extremely friendly and helpful. My oldest daughter and I spent quite a while talking to him about the other battlefields and places she’s been. He was so... 更多
The proximity to downtown makes this a no-brainer for a quick visit. Really, how much easier do you want it to be to see the bed Lincoln himself slept on and where he finished his immortal address? The house and its location to the battlefields really shows how people lived just 150 years ago. It's living history, especially with the... 更多
So this house tells a lot about Lincoln's visit before the Gettysburg Address as well as the planning of the cemetery. It was very interesting. If you enjoy the Gettysburg attractions, I highly recommend the museums in Lecompton, KS. We enjoyed seeing where the Civil War was seeded (Bleeding KS) and when it turned tide (Gettysburg).
After many visits to G'burg got in for free during 152nd Anniversary of Gettysburg Address. For that occasion we spent over an hour here just listening to the NP guide and costumed docents. That was the best part. Furnishings from the Willis family. Lots to read. Not many "artifacts". But the "supposed" cover for the saddle Lincoln rode is on... 更多
Independent walk-thru tour to gain knowledge of the Wills family and Lincoln's involvement at the Dedication of the First National Cemetery. Elevator available.