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Gettysburg National Cemetery

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Address: 97 Taneytown Road, Gettysburg, PA 17325-2804
06:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 06:00 - 22:00
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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Serene, stately and drives home the sacrifice of many for freedom. Flags stationed at each tombstone. Teaches young ones the price for what this country stands for.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Serene, stately and drives home the sacrifice of many for freedom. Flags stationed at each tombstone. Teaches young ones the price for what this country stands for.

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Amissville, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I toured this at the end of our tour. It's a humbling and sobering place that brings together the sacrifices made. Take your time looking through the cemetery.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

As with all military cemeteries, the Gettysburg National Cemetery is humbling. To understand and realize the sacrifices these soldier made for a cause they deeply believed in really allows you to understand the true nature of being an American.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Sections for Civil War, statues and monuments. Other veterans buried there as well. Noticed many from Dec 7, 1941--Pearl Harbor. Lincoln gave Gettysburg Address in this cemetery. Worth going through. Parking is kind of far away, walking through cemetery is a long hike.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the most interesting things to see at the Gettysburg National Cemetery is the Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address Memorial located not far from the cemetery entrance. The monument is approximately 300 yards from the actual spot where President Abraham Lincoln delivered one of the most famous and important speeches in American history. Lincoln's address was given on November 19, 1863... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A trip to Gettysburg always merits a few moments spent in "The Hallowed Ground" upon which Lincoln trod more than one hundred and fifty years ago. Unfortunately though, high winds that developed later in the day cancelled the annual illumination ceremonies. Despite that, a few moments of thoughtful reflection cost absolutely nothing for those who had once done so much.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went to listen to the reading of the Gettysburg Address. The ceremony and cemetery were beautiful and each grave was marked with an American flag. The cemetery is very well maintained and peaceful. A place to pause and give thanks to the brave men who sacrificed everything for their country. There is also a space in the cemetery where... More 

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Aurora, Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After our Gettysburg Battlefield tour, we self toured the National Cemetery next to the battlefields. It is well laid out and it was awesome to stand on the very spot where President Lincoln gave the Gettysburg Address. We spent about 1 1/2 hours there and wanted to stay longer but it was getting dark. The cemetery is well kept with... More 

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Canton, PA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Came to Gettysburg not realizing it was remembrance weekend. Woke up super early to walk the cemetery. Hoped the wall and noticed off in the distance a person in full civil war dress walking around. A chill came over me as I realized I was walking on sacred ground. I'm sure the figure I saw was a participant in remembrance... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is something that every single American should see in their lifetime. Be sure and block of at least a half day for the entire experience.

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