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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 Devry Becker Jones, November 11, 2020
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.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #16 Abraham Lincoln, and the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission series lists.
 
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. Located on the southeast quadrant of the Gettysburg traffic circle. Located in front of the Wills House. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Gettysburg PA 17325, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
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
Wills House and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, March 27, 2010
2. Wills House and Marker
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 (within shouting distance of this marker); Citizens of Gettysburg (within shouting distance of this marker); Lincoln Square Building (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gettysburg.
 
Wills House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 14, 2013
3. Wills House 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 was last revised on November 12, 2020. It was originally submitted on June 30, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 684 times since then and 43 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on November 12, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.   2. submitted on June 30, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   3, 4. submitted on September 5, 2013, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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Nov. 30, 2020