We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Gettysburg National Military Park

1195 Baltimore Pike, Gettysburg, PA 17325-7034
+1 717-334-1124
Review Highlights
Good place to visit!

We passed through Gettysburg on our way to another destination. The park is great for walking and... read more

Reviewed 26 August 2016
Indianapolis, Indiana
via mobile
Our Summer Road Trip

We started our tour at the visitors center. Didn't realize the different options of touring the... read more

Reviewed 25 August 2016
Kimberly Y
Read all 6,866 reviews
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
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".
  • Excellent89%
  • Very good8%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“auto tour” (729 reviews)
“civil war” (911 reviews)
“visitor center” (545 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
1195 Baltimore Pike, Gettysburg, PA 17325-7034
+1 717-334-1124
Write a Review
Reviews (6,866)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More languages

1,371 - 1,380 of 6,749 reviews

Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

We passed through Gettysburg on our way to another destination. The park is great for walking and offers historical facts and rid bits of knowledge at different points. Devils Den offers amazing views of the battlegrounds as well👍🏼

Thank mellissak73
Reviewed 25 August 2016

We started our tour at the visitors center. Didn't realize the different options of touring the battlefield including hiring a licensed guide. Being budget minded we opted for the self driving tour, its free. Saying that we did purchase tickets for the film, cyclorama and...More

Thank Kimberly Y
Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

We bought a joint Cyclorama and Museum ticket. The Cyclorama is a great way to begin to understand how the battle unfolded. The Museum tells the story of the Civil War as a whole, leading you through the lead up, the war itself and the...More

Thank sueabram
Reviewed 25 August 2016

My husband and I enjoyed the day at the museum and the park. Our kids, did not. A lot of driving around and looking at similar things. For a 9 & 12 year old, it got boring fast. We purchased the audio tour and that...More

Thank spalmbos
Reviewed 25 August 2016

If you have never been to Gettysburg, or haven't been in a long time, I suggest getting the audio tour for your car. Totally worth it. There are so many things to see and always something new to learn. There are many hiking trails as...More

Thank OWoosh
Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

This place is beautiful and so absolutely peaceful. I love to just walk around and look at the different monuments. Love to learn the history and take pictures of everything.

1  Thank alannazack1426
Reviewed 25 August 2016

This driving park tour was amazing and very sobering. The fighting was quite intensive, poignant and ill-fated.

1  Thank PHstarman
Reviewed 25 August 2016

I can imagine that a very knowledgeable Civil War buff could do a self-guided tour of the Gettysburg Battlefield and get a lot out of it, but, for the average person, like myself, who knows only the general facts, I highly recommend hiring a Licensed...More

1  Thank fenway67
Reviewed 24 August 2016

Looking at the memorials of these brave soldiers and realizing the hardships they endured can bring tears and pride. Living within a few hours drive makes the occasional dr+ive a great experience seeing the fields the soldiers marched over and lived or died in. After...More

Thank HansJL
Reviewed 24 August 2016

There are several ways to tour the battlefields but, in my opinion, the best way is with a knowledgeable guide. That said, there are several choices to be made depending on time, cost, interest, etc. WI found out the night before that you can have...More

1  Thank GTN_and_Catz
Nearby Restaurants
Hunt's Battlefield Fries & Cafe'
967 reviews
1.51 km away
Tommy's Pizza
1,109 reviews
1.44 km away
Dobbin House Tavern
4,164 reviews
1.47 km away
Gettysburg Eddie's
1,261 reviews
1.38 km away
Nearby Attractions
Gettysburg Museum & Visitor Center
4,637 reviews
.10 km away
Association of Licensed Battlefield Guides
746 reviews
.37 km away
Gettysburg National Cemetery
1,549 reviews
1.16 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
Jennie H
25 September 2017|
AnswerShow all 6 answers
Response from Chuck W | Reviewed this property |
you receive discounts on those ticket prices if you're a senior and a member of the armed forces. Also I believe veterans. the pass you speak of is more for access fees like the fees to enter example petersburg.
22 August 2017|
AnswerShow all 18 answers
Response from L8628ZBrichardt | Reviewed this property |
As long (or short) as you'd like. I'd give it at least two hours, assuming you will stop at a few spots and get out, plus you'll be reading signs or listening to the audio description (if you have an audio tour program... More
Laura B
14 August 2017|
AnswerShow all 21 answers
Response from Ronald W | Reviewed this property |
hi, it all depends on how much you want to see. if you just want to see highlights of gettysburg 1 day should be good, if you want more endepth with viewing all museums shops etc. figure 2-3 days, as for philadelphia you... More