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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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Budget lots of time!

Obviously if you are in Gettysburg you are probably here for the Park, or planning to visit the Park if you're here for some other reason. Plan to spend more time here than you... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 15 October 2015
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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2015

Obviously if you are in Gettysburg you are probably here for the Park, or planning to visit the Park if you're here for some other reason. Plan to spend more time here than you think you need! We planned on the recommended 2 - 3 hours for the auto tour and actually ended up spending more like 4.5 hours on... More 

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Quarryville, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2015

We really enjoy spending time at the Battlefield. The remember the sacrifice and lose suffered on this Hallowed Ground. The Museum gift shop is a great place to stop and pick up the Self guided Auto Tour Book!

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2015

We did a self guided tour through the park, next time will definitely go with an educated tour guide.

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Cleveland, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2015

don't just drive through-take the time to get out of your car and walk around-feel the profound sense of sacrifice

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2015 via mobile

Every time I visit Gettysburg I learn something new. Standing in front of the Trostle barn (where General Sickles got hit by a cannon ball) I can see why he was concerned about the higher ground on his front and why he moved his brigades forward. Walk the path adjacent to Garnett's brigade as part of Pickett's charge. You can... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2015

I was not aware that the battlefields covered such a large area. Although we did this on our own a guided tour would be better with their knowledge of what happened where. There are so many monuments over this area. We visited in autumn and the leaves changing color added to the beauty of the area. To view completely would... More 

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Comstock Park, Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2015

We toured the park in our car using an audio CD and guide book we purchased at the Visitor's Center. Audio was very well done and auto tour was well marked and easy to follow. Preferred this to the bus tour as we could go at our own pace.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2015

The National Park is quite extensive in size. You can self-drive the area and there are tours available which are recommended. Check with your hotel or visit the Park's website. A tip before you go, visit the "Cyclorama" at the National Military Museum. It will prepare you for the journey onto these hallowed areas of the battlefield. Younger children would... More 

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Bainbridge, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2015

I'm a Civil War buff and since it's close to home I have been to the park many times. My son wanted to go for his birthday. We stopped at the visitors center first and then drove through the park. It's always a moving experience to visit the park. I always think about the men who fought and died for... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2015

By being right here where the battlefield is gives you a perspective of how significant this battle was in the war. We had a local guide that explained how the battle began and how it developed. A must for history buffs

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