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Gettysburg National Military Park

1195 Baltimore Pike
717-334-1124

A New Birth of Freedom

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".



Reviews

J Rose

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Saturday, May 26, 2018
Excellant National park, definitely a place to see. The park visitors center is very nice with a museum and gift shop in the center. Staff are very friendly and helpful. The military battlefield and park was inspiring and the park staff keep it looking as much like it did during the battle as possible. Park Rangers are loaded with detailed info on everything about the battle and the time. I would go back in a heartbeat!

G Aquino

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Saturday, June 2, 2018
Definitely worth a visit but some planning is required to make your visit worthwhile. The entire battlefield is huge and is dotted by monuments and historic markers that it is easy to get monument fatigue after a while, and still miss out on the most notable sites. If you don't have much time planning, you can book a bus tour that shows you the most significant sites. The bus tour we joined from the Visitor Center was disappointing so I would suggest other tour operators in town. Be sure to read the tour's fine print and reviews to know what you're getting. Otherwise, you can do a self-guided tour and ask for resources (for free) at the Visitor Center or do some prior online research. The best experience is probably a re-enactment of the entire battle but none was available during our visit. The museum at the Visitor Center was otherwise helpful in making the Gettysburg story come to life. I highly recommend a visit. If you have some extra time, I also recommend visiting the Eisenhower National Historic Site to learn about the life and times of the 34th President. You can also do a walking tour of downtown Gettysburg and explore its many beautiful buildings.

Loretta Compher

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Thursday, March 22, 2018
Very nice place. Tour guide very helpful. He personally took us around pointing out places of interest and telling lively stories of historic events. Answered questions we had. Excellent gift shop. A nice variety of items for small and large prices. Saw a tour bus bring a large group of Amish people. It's was a nice visit and a way to get in touch with history.

Andrew Cuevas

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Sunday, March 4, 2018
A fantastic military park! This place is a must-visit for any person who’s interested in American history and absolutely breath-taking views. To start off, the visitor center is state-of-the-art: new museum, films, facilities, and more. What is undesirable is that most everything is for a fee (see pictures for costs of films and museum entrance). Besides that, the park is phenomenal. A drive (over 20 miles) provides views is over 1,000 monuments dedicated to those that served and gave their lives to the Battle of Gettysburg (see pictures for just a few of them). Overall, I thoroughly enjoyed this park and only saw a small fraction of it. There is plenty to impress everyone!

Jack Dowers

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Saturday, March 17, 2018
This place is huge. It requires a full weekend to get the entire experience. The auto tour is informative and a good way to guide yourself through the town. There are many places that you can park and look closely at the monuments and battlefield and get a real feel for how the battle lines were drawn on separate days. The town is unfortunately a tourist trap, with many of the prices that go along with that title, but some places are reasonable if you take your time. If you are looking for confederate monuments, confederate street will be the only place you can find them. Union monuments, however, seem to outnumber the people. All in all, a great historical destination for all ages.

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