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Address: 1195 Baltimore Pike (Route 97), Gettysburg, PA 17325-2804
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+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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Every American should visit Gettysburg at least once

My wife and I are Civil War buffs so it isn't surprising that we have visited Gettysburg National Military Park nine times. I've walked the route of Pickett's Charge, from Robert... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My wife and I are Civil War buffs so it isn't surprising that we have visited Gettysburg National Military Park nine times. I've walked the route of Pickett's Charge, from Robert E. Lee's monument on Seminary Ridge to the Angle on Cemetery Ridge, a half-dozen times. Every American should visit Gettysburg at least once. It is such an important part... More 

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We were on our own bus with a registered guide. This gentleman was great at telling the stories and pointing out the different battle positions

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

My homage to the most famous battle of the American Civil War. A bucket list place to see and I wasn't disappointed. A fantastic national monument with great travel guides. I can recommend getting a guide to accompany you in your own car. Our guide was a font of all knowledge of the battle and took me places so that... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The site is well maintained and easy to follow. Driving took about 2-3 hours with a couple stops. This park is a must see for everyone, not just history buffs. Very family friendly, and most of the walkways are paved. For an outdoor area, the park is extremely clean.

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Rockville, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We had a great tour first and the just drove all over the battlefield stolpping at many places to take in the unbelievable history of this place. The 100's of monuments all by themselves are positively fascinating.

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Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The park itself is amazing. It is quite easy to understand the course of the battle with the map and signage. We were able to find the location of my great great great grandfather's battery and stand where he stood during the battle, that in itself was incredibly amazing. I like that most areas are accessible and not blocked off,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

if you love american history, especially civil war history, this is the place for you....from the monuments and battlefields, , to the very somber cemeteries that hammer home the cost of the civil war ..... while day trips are fun, you will want to have at the very least 4 days minimum to take in the whole of gettysburg. Make... More 

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Fort Gordon, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The drive was fun---its Gettysburg, what more need I say? We were able to get through the whole museum (taking pictures) while running before they closed in approximately 12 minutes....But if you stop and read everything it could take a couple of hours.

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Columbus, Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The park has an atmosphere about it. When you stand at the different points on the battlefield it's almost overwhelming. You can't help but think of the men who fought there, all believing in their cause. As for the popular stories about ghosts. I'll let you decide that one yourself.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I can't count how many times I've been to the battlefield. My dad is a huge history buffs so we come a few times a year for the past few decades. The grounds are well maintained with plenty of monuments and inscriptions. They provide more than adequate coverage on each piece of the multi-day battle. The overlooks are worth going... More 

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