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Gettysburg in Adams County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Wills House

 
 
Wills House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, March 27, 2010
1. Wills House Marker
Inscription. Abraham Lincoln was a guest of David Wills in this house, Nov. 18 and 19, 1863. Here he met Governor Curtin and others, greeted the public, and completed his Gettysburg Address.
 
Erected by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 39° 49.843′ N, 77° 13.847′ W. Marker is in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is at the intersection of Baltimore Street (Business U.S. 15) and York Street (U.S. 30), on the right when traveling north on Baltimore Street. Click for map. Located on the southeast quadrant of the Gettysburg traffic circle. Located in front of the Wills House. Marker is in this post office area: Gettysburg PA 17325, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Return Visit (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named Wills House (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named The Wills House (a few steps from this marker); Old Courthouse (within shouting distance of this marker); The Stoever - Schick Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Company K, First Pennsylvania Reserves
Wills House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 14, 2013
2. Wills House Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); Lincoln Square Building (within shouting distance of this marker); "by the skin of our teeth" (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Gettysburg.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Wills House and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, March 27, 2010
3. Wills House and Marker
Wills House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 14, 2013
4. Wills House Marker
This picture of President Lincoln preparing for his Gettysburg Address can be viewed inside the Wills House.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 537 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   2. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   3. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   4. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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