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Gettysburg National Military Park

1195 Baltimore Pike

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".


Scott Sayles

Sunday, July 8, 2018
Wonderful place, well maintained and so many friendly helpful volunteers there. We went in the tremendous heat and got to give them credit for still getting into character and costume and giving such enthusiastic performances and so much information. The video, the cyclorama was amazing with great detail and brilliant sound. The museum has so much information and a couple of the volunteers have such expert knowledge on things. I highly recommend this as an all day trip or a day and a half. The local cafe is good as well, good variety and well priced. Lastly is the battlefield tour, we did the self guided audio tour, there are two options to purchase, I went with the one with Stephan Lang narrating because I loved him in the movie Gettysburg, but that is a great option as well, otherwise you can take a bus tour or have a guide drive you around in your car. Remember that this is hallowed ground.

Will Carpenter

Thursday, July 5, 2018
This should be a required visit for every American. It's so important to know our country's history, learn about our different paths, and understand why things are the way they are. Gettysburg is an ideal place to take in all that you can surrounding this pivotal time in the US. You can't go wrong with any of the tour options, it's a beautifully restored area, and a well-marked experience in terms of all the monuments. If I could recommend an order to your activities, I'd do the video, then the tour or the park, and finish up with the museum to fill in all the details.

Darren Embro

Monday, July 9, 2018
A very interesting spot and a must see if you enjoy history. The battlefield was way larger than I anticipated (the whole town), the visitor center was clean, the staff was super friendly, they made the experience interesting, while not undermining the significance of this place or being disrespectful to the fallen . There are several options for the tour, go with a tour bus, self guided with an information CD, self guided with out the CD, or hiring a guide. We took the totally self guided tour. Unfortunately bad weather set in so we did not see as much as we would have liked to, however this gives us a reason to come back.

Leonard Elliott

Thursday, Aug. 2, 2018
Second time here and still love it. First time was with a scout troop. This time I came with family and was overwhelmed with emotion. I recommend this site to all. It is as close to history as you can get

Mary Ellen Monack

Saturday, June 23, 2018
So much history. Battleground tours are excellent. Ghost tour of Mary Wade House & history behind it is excellent also. Great Seafood Buffet ($42) at Pikes Restaurant & Lounge. Never a free moment with so much to see & do. Highly recommend visiting Gettsburg.

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