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Gettysburg National Military Park

1195 Baltimore Pike, Gettysburg, PA 17325-7034
+1 717-334-1124
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Gettysburg Day Trip from Washington DC
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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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“visitor center” (537 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
1195 Baltimore Pike, Gettysburg, PA 17325-7034
+1 717-334-1124

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

A place of great loss on both sides. Seeing the battle fields and how each side fought was mind boggling. The outcome of this battle made a difference in the war and battles in the future. Would recommend this as a definite stop if in...More

Thank majdad04
Reviewed 3 days ago

The whole Gettysburg experience is something that should be taken in by everyone. The Civil War was one of those defining moments in our country's history and this park does a remarkable job of explaining and preserving it.

Thank ahaskell
Reviewed 3 days ago

We waited for summer crowds to leave, and arrived the week after Labor Day. The parking lot was mostly empty. Walked right up the counter to book our tickets. We saw the film about the Civil War first, then viewed the Cyclorama, and took the...More

1  Thank Elizabeth T
Reviewed 4 days ago

The Park is huge! Practically surrounds the town of Gettysburg! I strongly recommend getting a tour guide who can share pertinent information regarding the origins of the monuments at various sites, as well as the markers. My husband and friends were extremely impressed by this...More

Thank doneill241
Reviewed 4 days ago

The battlefields are a somber reminder of our Civil War, and that it has been preserved so well is a great thing. We did an auto tour first, then returned to specific places that we were interested in. It is sometimes overwhelming to look out...More

Reviewed 4 days ago

We did the auto tour when we got the map from the visitor center. We did not get the cd because you had to buy it for 20+ dollars. The locations of the stops were marked on the map along with what took place at...More

Thank Tom H
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Not sure how because we walked by it twice whilst in town. But we did find it and it was another awesome place to visit. Friendship monument is inside the park and is really worth the visit.

Thank EFW2014
Reviewed 4 days ago

We drove through this park and also the battlefield and the monuments were quite spactactular ! Interesting history ! The information center is very important also to help you decide what you want to do and where to go !

Thank barbarawelsh12
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This place is truly and American icon. You must visit this battlefield but I want you if there's any national parks you want to see see them first. This place is so beautiful and has thousands or monuments and markers. It will ruin all other...More

Thank Chuck W
Reviewed 5 days ago

As a Civil War reenactor I especially enjoy going in my uniform and sitting on top of Little Round top and just listing to the sounds. I also enjoy talking to people who asked me about what it is like being a reenactor.

Thank Lori T
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Jennie H
26 September 2017|
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Response from Kim H | Reviewed this property |
The battlefield is "FREE" however, the museum, file and cyclorama you need tickets
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
Laura B
15 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