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Address: 1195 Baltimore Pike, Gettysburg, PA 17325-7034
Phone Number: +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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Gettysburg Day Trip from Washington DC
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First time visit for a civil war buff.

Great presentation, movie and diorama at the visitors center. Plan on a couple of hours at the center before any tour! We purchased the 2 hour auto tour and it was very good, get... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 16 November 2015
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Salt Lake City, Utah
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2015 via mobile

Great presentation, movie and diorama at the visitors center. Plan on a couple of hours at the center before any tour! We purchased the 2 hour auto tour and it was very good, get the map at the visitors center it helps. Was an all day trip from DC but worth it.

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Columbus, Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2015

I was in the area for business and had never been to Gettysburg, so I decided to stop before I drove home. I had no idea how big of an area the military park covered. I purchased The Concise Audio Tour of the Gettysburg Battlefield from the visitors center which said it would take 1.5 to 2 hours to complete.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2015

We visit Gettysburg several times a year and always discover some new piece of history we previously did not know. If you are interested in U.S. history and learning about thie biggest battle in the American Civil War, GNMP is a must-do. The Visitor's Center is your central point for information and tours. Filled with National Park Service Rangers as... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2015

Abounds with history. Make sure you take the tour with the tour guides as they are extremely knowledgeable and make the battle come alive.

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Youngstown, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2015 via mobile

Definitely worth a visit. It has a great shop & museum. My daughter & I stop here every year that we visit. There's also a film about the war that you can see, which is very good. Prices are pretty decent.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2015

This park is so well maintained. We drove from NJ to visit with my uncle coming from England. There was so much to see and it was worth the visit. The monuments were so beautiful.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2015 via mobile

Every time I visit here I'm still in awe....beautiful. ..well maintained. ..quiet..just amazing...and the park rangers are a wealth of information

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2015

Very fortunate to be included with a group on a walking tour of Culp's Hills with a Licensed Battlefield Guide. I use the plural because there are actually two Hills. The Battle is a hobby of mine but touring any part of the Park with a Licensed Guide is a great experience. Our Guide was Fred Weiners and, like his... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2015

We have been here a couple times. Once we only went into the visitors center and paid the admission for the inside things. In the past my husband had taken my children to the battlefield itself, but I had never had the opportunity to go. We went into the visitor center just to get a map. Then we started walking.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2015 via mobile

Definitely a place to see when visiting the East coast! You can drive and walk around the battle fields for hours .

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