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“Sacred grounds with a famous backstory.”

Gettysburg National Cemetery
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US$115.00*
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Gettysburg Day Trip from Washington DC
Ranked #4 of 107 things to do in Gettysburg
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Rising Sun, Maryland
Level 6 Contributor
184 reviews
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“Sacred grounds with a famous backstory.”
Reviewed 3 March 2012

Within a few short steps from the cemetery center is located the very place where the destroyer of the peaceful southern society, Abraham Lincoln offered his infamous Gettysburg Address. All the while the Confederate dead were ignored, and left to moulder wherever they fell. On these grounds are buried the remains of many Union fallen, as well as qualified later burials. The Park service often has programs to explain the history of the grounds, as well as stories regarding some indiviual soldiers buried within. These programs are free.

Visited October 2011
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Reading, Pennsylvania
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“Solemn yet beautiful”
Reviewed 23 February 2012

The cemetary at Gettysburg is a solemn, beautiful place. It's been thoughtfully laid out and is a peaceful place to reflect on the events of the battle.

Visited May 2011
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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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“Puts it all into perspective!”
Reviewed 21 February 2012

Reading about the losses at Gettysburg is one thing, seeing the graves however, puts everything into perspective!

Visited February 2012
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Washington, DC area
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“Honor those who here gave the last measure of devotion”
Reviewed 20 February 2012

This cemetery is touching in its simplicity and grace. Taking a short walk through the grounds only gives you an inkling of the magnitude of loss caused by the battle.

Visited November 2011
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Lindenwold, New Jersey
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“Overwhelming”
Reviewed 18 February 2012

This cemetery is on the Battlefield Cemetery Hill.
The dead were removed from shallow graves and interred here.
I believe there were some 3,000 burials.
This is also where the Gettyburg Address was given.
So, there is a Lincoln Address Memorial.
It's a lot of walking but on a nice day it's a must see.

Visited July 2011
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