We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

David Wills House

Certificate of Excellence
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: 8 Lincoln Sq, Gettysburg, PA 17325-2205
Phone Number:
+1 866-486-5735
Website
Today
10:00 - 16:00
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 16:00

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 290 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 139
    Excellent
  • 92
    Very good
  • 45
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Excellent displays and research

Part of the National Park System, the David Wills House is a favorite place of mine to visit.Walk in the steps of Lincoln on his visit to Gettysburg and stand in the room where he... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
civil-warrior
,
Bergen County, NJ

Similar Things to Do in Gettysburg

Add Photo Write a Review

290 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
Showing 290: English reviews
Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
Level Contributor
41 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an often overlooked museum in the heart of Gettysburg. I lived in the area for years before visiting, at which point I was like "Whoa, I can't believe I haven't see this! I should have done it sooner!" This is where Lincoln stayed before giving the Gettysburg address. At first this might seem like a superficial reason for... More 

Helpful?
Thank GettysburgLocal
Rotherham
Level Contributor
111 reviews
43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We called here as we were in town and were interested in the civil war history. This is a small exhibition but has some interesting information about Lincoln's visit after the battle of Gettysburg.

Helpful?
Thank andjanRotherham
Miamisburg
Level Contributor
109 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Wills House was one of our favorite museums. Such history here--the bedroom where Lincoln stayed while writing the Gettysburg address was the best. In addition, excellent movies and displays and the house is gorgeous. In addition the gentleman at the desk gave us lots of information about other "must see" attractions in Gettysburg. Very reasonable price and maybe an... More 

Helpful?
Thank Linda W
Bergen County, NJ
Level Contributor
68 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Part of the National Park System, the David Wills House is a favorite place of mine to visit.Walk in the steps of Lincoln on his visit to Gettysburg and stand in the room where he slept. The videos and exhibits are so much nicer than they were in the pre-National Park Days but wish the audio could be controlled so... More 

Helpful?
Thank civil-warrior
Level Contributor
18 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 March 2017

Small museum run by the NHS. The ranger was well-informed about the Wills House, Lincoln, and the town generally. Extremely helpful in planning out the rest of our day. The house itself is small, but has a good bit of history packed in. You can see the bedroom (and I think the bed) where Lincoln finished the Gettysburg address. There... More 

Helpful?
Thank Cat M
Middlesex, New Jersey
Level Contributor
119 reviews
80 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017

In the upper two right hand windows is the room where Lincoln wrote the Gettysburg address. Amazing to be standing in a place with so much history that changed so many lives.

Helpful?
Thank saintmels
San Antonio, Texas
Level Contributor
118 reviews
99 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 January 2017

We were recently in Gettysburg on a bus tour. We stayed at the historic Gettysburg hotel in downtown Gettysburg. The Wills House was closed when we got there that afternoon and closed when we left the next morning. We got some pics though, it's pretty awesome to imagine Abraham Lincoln staying there, and to imagine we spent the night across... More 

Helpful?
Thank Jeffery P
2 reviews
Reviewed 14 January 2017

When we first arrived we were met by a very nice staff member who was very knowledgeable and friendly. He made us feel welcome and spent time explaining different things about almost every room in the house. The place was very well maintained. The price was very competitive with just about everywhere else around. (If I remember correctly it was... More 

Helpful?
Thank Derrick L
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Level Contributor
621 reviews
157 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 157 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2017

Not sure how anyone could go to Gettysburg and not see this but I did inn 2002. Its been unfinished business ever since. Thye whole place is interesting but just knowing its Gettysburg address connection is enough to go. Pretty overwhelming.

Helpful?
Thank lannyr
Webster, New York
Level Contributor
29 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 December 2016

We made it to the Wills House just before closing on November 19. There weren't many people there at the time, which allowed us to have a very interesting conversation with the gentleman at the front desk. He was a wealth of information and the circumstances of our late visit allowed him to speak with us and answer many questions... More 

Helpful?
Thank Redwing88

Travellers who viewed David Wills House also viewed

 

Been to David Wills House? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of David Wills House and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
Pottsville, Pennsylvania

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from David Wills House staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?