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Gettysburg National Military Park

1195 Baltimore Pike, Gettysburg, PA 17325-7034
+1 717-334-1124
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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: More than 3 hours
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1195 Baltimore Pike, Gettysburg, PA 17325-7034
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Reviewed 25 March 2016

Truly educational and moving to tour the area and understand what happened and why. Strongly suggest you arrange for a guide to add depth to the visit.

Thank Joel530
Reviewed 25 March 2016 via mobile

Have been coming here for decades.... it remains a very sacred place. Sunrise from Little Round Top with almost Full Moon setting. 03/24/2016

Thank Pamela Y
Reviewed 24 March 2016

When doing the battlefield take your time to totally appreciate the whole experience . Whether you take a guide or go on your own, make a day of it.

Thank Cheryl W
Reviewed 24 March 2016

My husband wanted to come here when we were visiting our kids in Gaithersburg, Maryland. It is only about 45 minutes to Gettsyburg and the countryside is just spectacular. It was cold and rainy and Monday, so it was not too busy. We didn't know...More

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Reviewed 23 March 2016

It was a very pleasant day to visit the military graves. We liked the statue of Lincoln and his Gettysburg address was written on a brass plaque. Each state that had soldiers die were listed on the tombstones. Many had a stone for unknown soldiers....More

Thank Thepodatrist1
Reviewed 21 March 2016

We were very impressed with this Park. The battle of Gettysburg becomes clear, they have done a nice job, interweaving the history with a working town. We did the self drive tour, which follows the events of those 3 days. The whole route is paved,...More

Thank MadGuy36
Reviewed 21 March 2016

Visiting Gettysburg has long been a trip I have wanted to make and I am so glad I was able to finally go. We deliberately went during a slow time of the year - wanting to avoid the crowds. We took the entire weekend, visiting...More

Thank adksgirl
Reviewed 21 March 2016

The layout of the park is great, you just follow the signs to the different areas. Not too much walking and tons of stuff to see. A must see!

Thank donjol
Reviewed 20 March 2016

For Civil War buff, student, or even experienced traveler, the Gettysburg Battlefield is an exciting, fascinating glimpse at the way it was on those fateful days of July 1863 when one of the American Civil War's greatest battles (immortalized by President Lincoln in his "Gettysburg...More

Thank George H
Reviewed 19 March 2016

We took a tour of Gettysburg one night after class. The tour guide was our teacher and boy did he do a great job! This place is amazing. You have to come visit. I will be back to spend more time!

Thank jlutt87
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Lisa C
Headed to Gettysburg in a couple of days with our bikes. Need to download an app for a tour of the park...any suggestions?
25 June 2017|
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Response from Marie-louise L | Reviewed this property |
I know they cell a cd at the park but I am not sure if there is anything available to download. We did a three hour car tour with a guide
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kbouressa1
i have called four times to reserve a guide and never get a call back any suggestions we are coming july 4 so i know it will be busy
21 June 2017|
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Response from Mbuina | Reviewed this property |
Hie, We didn't hire a guide during our tour but used auto tour self drive using the map provided free at the visitor center. However it is better if you buy the audio cd as suggested if you chose to self drive. You could... More
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Rads12342015
Hi, I would like to know how big the crowds are during the weekend/days around the July 4th battle anniversary. Would it be better to visit on Saturday or Sunday that weekend? How early do you think we should get to the park to avoid the largest of the crowds? Thank you so very much for your help.
31 May 2017|
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Response from AndyManCan44 | Reviewed this property |
REALLY BIG, especially considering that Saturday and Sunday (July 1 and 2) are both commemorative of the battle itself. If you're looking to avoid crowds, you won't avoid them on those days (no matter how early). You'll... More
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