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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: 1-2 hours
1195 Baltimore Pike, Gettysburg, PA 17325-7034
+1 717-334-1124
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Reviewed yesterday

This was our second time at Gettysburg National Cemetery. The map of graves was a bit difficult to follow, but we eventually found my husband's great-grandfather's grave from the Civil War.

Thank Bonnie H
Reviewed yesterday

This is a proper monument/battlefield. WOW. And I am not easily impressed/don't run to the nearest museum when travelling. MY GF and I hit this on our way out of town. It was a dreary day which only added to the somber, ghostly hue that...More

Thank Michael W
Reviewed yesterday

The self guided tour is several hours so plan to spend most of your day here. We were told it took about 2.5 hours but that is if you just drive and don't get out to look or do any walking around.

Thank 136JuliaN
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We travel to Gettysburg every year. It is a very nice place and never get tired of visiting. There is so much to see and touring the battlefield is a great way to spend the day. The cemetery is a very solemn place. Many homes...More

Thank Russell D
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

If it’s your first time you will find the park packed with things to see. Great monuments you can actually go inside (the Pennsylvania) right on the battlefield with towers, trails and even horses if you want. If you’re returning then I don’t need to...More

Thank Michael D
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is a great place to visit and a beautiful place regardless of the season. Before embarking on driving through the Battlefield I recommend getting a CD Audio Tour from the Visitor Center which tells the story of the Battle. The Gettysburg Battlefield has a...More

Thank mebenyeda
Reviewed 3 days ago

What a fabulous place! We drove around the battleground and then visited the museum. The film was outstanding and the 360 painting was breathtaking! Visit!

Thank Patricia A
Reviewed 4 days ago

we did this on Memorial Day and it was amazing. We hired the guide who comes with you in your car- well worth it; he had photos that were taken right after the battle so you were better able to envision what it was like....More

Thank Traci L
Reviewed 6 days ago

We really enjoyed the driving tour. Signage is clear and helpful. Monuments are beautiful and a wonderful way to honor and remember those who fought for our freedoms.

Thank Jennifer B
Reviewed 1 week ago

There is a lot to see and we did not plan well enough to see it al. We ended u downloading a tour through an app and driving around. The tour was good and the sites are eery and historic. I would advise to set...More

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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.
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
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