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Gettysburg National Military Park

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Address: 1195 Baltimore Pike, Gettysburg, PA 17325-7034
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+1 717-334-1124
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

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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Truly impressive and helps you understand context

My husband has read a lot about the Civil War, but seeing the battlefield and the facilities as well as hearing the interpretations was revealing. We didn't bring our kids and I... read more

Reviewed 30 December 2015
Manhattan, Kansas

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Manhattan, Kansas
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73 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 December 2015

My husband has read a lot about the Civil War, but seeing the battlefield and the facilities as well as hearing the interpretations was revealing. We didn't bring our kids and I really wish we had. It is such an important part of our history and relevant today given our polarity. Really stunning seeing where Chamberlain held Little Round Top... More 

Thank kristina010
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 December 2015

This is a very well maintained park. To see the number of graves of unknown who fought and died for our country is very moving. Each state has a marker and lists the number of unknown from that state. There are grave markers for each one buried there. It is a very peaceful area and there are park rangers who... More 

Thank MaryLou777
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64 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 December 2015

Took my daughter here for a road trip as she is studying the civil war. Watched the movie and took a tour of the museum. Did the self guided tour of the battlefields. Reenactors were there at a couple of the sites. They did a great job. The self guided tour is free, Museum and movie are not. If you... More 

Thank Adam S
Denver, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 December 2015 via mobile

Historic well maintained site. Can't help but learn something new! The size and amount so see is overwhelming needs several trips or at least a week to see everything. Don't really recommend it for smaller children, cannons are cool, but after that they start to get bored. Highly recommend it!

Thank Tony L
Hagerstown, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 December 2015 via mobile

On one hand the scenery is just peaceful, serene and beautiful! But it is also sobering to realize how much carnage, destruction and death occurred on these peaceful grounds.

Thank Mfclingan
Winchester, Virginia
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3 reviews
Reviewed 21 December 2015

There is so much history at Gettysburg and visit there at least twice a year. We learn something different every time we visit.

Thank kybabe16
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78 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 December 2015

This is easily the best maintained battlefield I've visited while travelling through Maryland and Pennsylvania. Don't underestimate the size of Gettysburg and attempt to visit in the last half of the day. Wake up early, prepared to drive your way through the countryside to follow the pace of the battle. Although my tour was self-guided, I would occasionally drop in... More 

Thank Nigel D
Orange Park, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 December 2015

Drove around the battlefield, unbelievable so may deaths and history in this place. Just can't see it all and take it in. Spent a lot of time reading and finding out these that aren't taught in school. Would go again

Thank Barbara F
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 December 2015 via mobile

We love riding through the battlefield and are enamored of the wildlife there, as well as the historical signifance of this hallowed place and it's monuments to those who fought here.

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 December 2015

I would imagine that everything has been said about Gettysburg National Military. We can only say Absolutely Brilliant

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