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Gettysburg National Military Park

1195 Baltimore Pike, Gettysburg, PA 17325-7034
+1 717-334-1124
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Amazing park ranger talks

Be sure to include ranger talks about each day of the battle. You will leave with a greater... read more

Reviewed 23 July 2016
Robin-in-WI
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Marinette, Wisconsin
Beautiful

It was great looking at this historic site. Must visit to understand the many lives that were lost... read more

Reviewed 23 July 2016
Heather W
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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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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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1195 Baltimore Pike, Gettysburg, PA 17325-7034
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Reviewed 23 July 2016

Be sure to include ranger talks about each day of the battle. You will leave with a greater understnding of the battle conditions and strategies. Regardless of your level of knowledge, you won't be dissappointed with the park. Take time to look at the monuments...More

1  Thank Robin-in-WI
Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

It was great looking at this historic site. Must visit to understand the many lives that were lost to protect our future.

1  Thank Heather W
Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

A must for first time visitors or anyone who has not yet been there. The film explained to me the logistics if the battle better the any of the other exhibits we saw.

1  Thank bee21961
Reviewed 23 July 2016

The tours offered were very expensive, so we used the free auto tour, which is really just the national park guide with a few lines written about each of the 16 stops on the tour. Allow lots of time (3-4 hours to see everything) even...More

Thank Mich S
Reviewed 23 July 2016

If you are nearby, Gettysburg National Military Park is a must see visit --- it captures one of the most important events in U.S. History and what it still means today. The museum and visitor center are terrific --- it starts with an excellent movie...More

1  Thank TravelingPards
Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

I am a grateful American. Thank you to all that made the ultimate sacrifice, for our freedom. God bless your souls, rest in peace.

Thank Deborah P
Reviewed 23 July 2016

I love to watch the movie Gettysburg then go to the park. Just thinking about the battle and should it be a hot day, you wonder how they did it.

Thank Nicholas G
Reviewed 23 July 2016

First day we took a horseback tour along the Confederate lines with a licensed battlefield guide, which I highly recommend. Our tour only cost 50 dollars each for a two hour ride. A great quiet way to see a small part of the battlefield and...More

Thank bugsycatsmith
Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

We made an impromptu trip to the Gettysburg battlefield while on the way to another destination, and had a great experience. We had been hoping to take a tour of the battlefield with a guide, but due to my poor planning they were all booked...More

Thank medrage
Reviewed 23 July 2016

With a multitude of monuments, this park is a moving and educational place to visit. The tranquillity of the park belies its bloody history. Learn all you can before visiting here.

Thank Jenny M
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Jennie H
25 September 2017|
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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.
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4Airedale
22 August 2017|
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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
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Laura B
14 August 2017|
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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
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