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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

Very few Americans will get the opportunity to visit the WW2 European battle fields. Gettysburg is a sobering opportunity to see where over 50,000 men fought for what they... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 11 December 2015
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2015

A peaceful location. If you have Union ancestors who gave their lives at Gettysburg, you may able to find their grave. Also a place to think about Lincoln's Address on 11/19/1863- one of the most significant and well-written speeches in history (NOT written by a Presidential speechwriter like today.)

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North Port, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2015

Very few Americans will get the opportunity to visit the WW2 European battle fields. Gettysburg is a sobering opportunity to see where over 50,000 men fought for what they believed in. The Civil War challenged the very existence of the Union and shaped the country we live in today. The sacrifices made in three short days in Gettysburg can not... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2015

To live well in the future you have to understand the past. My wife and I are from Ontario, Canada. We are not history buffs at all, we do know you have to understand it. After visiting the excellent museum we only had time to do a self guided car tour through this park. It was very impressive and easy... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2015

This was my second visit to Gettysburg and I enjoyed this visit just a much if not more than my previous trip. I spent two whole days touring the Battlefield, Cemetery and the town of Gettysburg. There is so much history here I still don't think I have explored it all. Every time I come here I learn so much... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2015 via mobile

Well worth the visit. You could spend weeks exploring here. It's most definitely a family friendly place to visit. Lots to see and do.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2015

An awesome trip and extremely inspirational to walk the fields and climb the rocks and hills. Being at the angle was just unbelievable. Although I was there as a 13 year old with my brother, it did not have the impact that it does now. The pictures we took are beautiful! Although it was basically a one-day trip at the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2015

Very impressive and moving when we toured the battlefield with a extremely knowledgeable guide. I'd highly recommend a guide.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2015

Didn't really know what to expect, and we were blown away by the information the tour bus driver gave us, the ability to see the battlefields stretched out in front of us.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2015

Great experience to learn more about the carnage that occurred here. You can take self-guided tours, or bus tours or private tours of the area. Easily takes 2-3 hours to cover the major points. Be sure and climb the observation towers around the battlefield. Hard to imagine the tens of thousands killed over the course of three days but they... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2015 via mobile

What Hallowed and sacred ground. God bless them all and have mercy on both sides on judgement day. Whether North or South, this cemetery being for the North, they were all Americans, and there were good and bad on both sides.

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