David Wills House
The David Wills House in downtown Gettysburg celebrated its grand opening February 12, 2009, offering visitors a world-class museum experience that tells the story of Lincoln and the Gettysburg Address. David Wills' home was not just the center of Gettysburg -- it was the center of the immense clean-up process after the Battle of Gettysburg and where President Lincoln put the finishing touches on the Gettysburg Address. The speech transformed Gettysburg's community from a place of devastation to the symbol of our nation's new birth of freedom.
The museum features six galleries, including two restored rooms: Wills' office as he receives letters from families looking for loved ones after the battle and begins planning for a cemetery and its dedication; and the bedroom where Lincoln stays and prepares to deliver the Gettysburg Address.
The Gettysburg Foundation operates the museum as an official partner with Gettysburg National Military Park. The property is on the National Register of Historic Places.
This facility is handicapped accessible.
8 Lincoln Square
Gettysburg, PA 17325
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|January, February||Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Sunday 10:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m. Open Martin Luther King Day and President's Day|
|March||Thursday - Monday
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
|April, September, October||Wednesday - Monday 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.|
|May-August||Open Daily 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.|
|November, December||Saturday and Sunday 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Open Veteran's Day and Friday following Christmas|
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