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Address: 1195 Baltimore Pike (Route 97), Gettysburg, PA 17325-2804
Phone Number: +1 717-334-1124
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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The Battle of Gettysburg was a turning point in the Civil War, the Union...

The Battle of Gettysburg was a turning point in the Civil War, the Union victory that ended General Robert E. Lee's second and most ambitious invasion of the North. Often referred to as the "High Water Mark of the Rebellion", Gettysburg was the Civil War's bloodiest battle and was also the inspiration for President Abraham Lincoln's immortal "Gettysburg Address".

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A very interesting and educational place

We have been here a couple times. Once we only went into the visitors center and paid the admission for the inside things. In the past my husband had taken my children to the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 15 November 2015
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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2015

We have been here a couple times. Once we only went into the visitors center and paid the admission for the inside things. In the past my husband had taken my children to the battlefield itself, but I had never had the opportunity to go. We went into the visitor center just to get a map. Then we started walking.... More 

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Monterey, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2015 via mobile

Definitely a place to see when visiting the East coast! You can drive and walk around the battle fields for hours .

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Eagle, Idaho
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2015 via mobile

You cannot imagine the history here without visiting. It is real, enduring, palpable. The entire place pays homage to both North & South as our nation overcame the scourge of slavery. All the soldiers are recognized for their loyalty and bravery. The museum and displays are instructive and amazing. Lincoln was a benevolent victor as he shepherded our country back... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2015

The Civil War battle at Gettysburg was a huge confrontation. Huge in it's historical significance, and a really BIG area of countryside where 150,000 soldiers fought over 3 days. So here are my two tips to make this a better experience. #1 - Watch a portion of the Ken Burns great documentary film The Civil War, episode 5 titled "A... More 

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Roanoke, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2015

A must stop for history buffs and store shoppers! Plenty to see on the battles fields. Take the car tour so you can stop at will. Main circle in town has many shops and good places to eat. Love staying at the Swope Manor B&B. We line 5 hours away and visit frequently.

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Glens Falls, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2015

The battlefield is nicely preserved and laid out. After watching Ken Burns Civil War several times it is very moving to see the actual battlefield that turned the tide of the war. The guided tours are a bit pricey but are very knowledgeable and worth it. We went on a rainy Saturday in October. Some of our views were impaired... More 

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Cazenovia, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2015

Take the time with a licensed guide or the audio program to read as many monuments and grave markers as you can. The history available to you for the reading is so incredible. Many people like the guided bus tours as well. We preferred a licensed guide who was ours for 4 hours. Well worth it.

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Pinellas Park, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2015 via mobile

Liked the CSA side of the park. We always visit battlefields for that only. Certainly much better and more fair to the Southern States than Sharpsburg Battlefield.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2015 via mobile

My fiancée and I spent a weekend in Gettysburg and throughly enjoyed it. We toured the park and all of the battlefields via a guided bus tour. I recommend buying tickets in advance. The line to purchase tickets was very long and I skipped everyone and went straight to the front where the will call line was. No waiting at... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2015 via mobile

The battlefields and monuments are a wonder to see. They have gone to great lengths to keep the battlefields and areas around them historic in nature. They have replaced fences and orchards, and cleared brush.

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