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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
1195 Baltimore Pike, Gettysburg, PA 17325-7034
+1 717-334-1124

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Allow way longer than you think you'll spend here. We came some 20 odd years back and this visit couldn't have been more different. Firstly the Visitors Centre sets the scene perfectly. A brilliant film followed by the Cyclorama captures the enormity of what happened...More

Thank Telgip
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Booked a private two-hour tour of the battlefields with Mike K that was absolutely wonderful !!! He was engaging and quite knowledgeable. When he found out we were from Ohio, he made a point of making sure we saw where 'our boys' had fought and...More

Thank Paula2930
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I suggest getting the CD's in the gift, and listen to them as you drive through Gettysburg. You will learn a ton of information.

Thank MirandaBone10
Reviewed 2 days ago

This is a large military park that takes more than 1/2 day tour to do it justice. Weather wise it is probably best to tour the park in the spring or fall when you're not fighting heat & humidity. There are many free ranger-led tour...More

Thank Jayhawker2016
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Everytime our family visits Gettysburg, we spend most of our time here. You can just feel something when you tour the park. It's solemn, historic and beautiful.

Thank JennSmith1989
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We came here on a friends trip and learned so much about this part of the Civil War. The raw emotion you experience when you hear the stories and walk the grounds are incredible. I learned SOO much! We walked Picketts Charge in 90 degree...More

Thank Stephanie L
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

AWESOME!!! Booked the bus tour. It is the best way to see and understanding the battle from an official tour guide. We definitely will return!

Thank Dell H
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We toured the Gettysburg National Military Park with Gary Kross. I highly recommend this man. He was professional, knowledgeable & held our interest for our tour which was three hours. He patiently answered all our questions & I could not recommend him more highly.

Thank bevmc7
Reviewed 3 days ago

A major bucket list item. Could come back dozens of times and not run short on the many different ways to experience all of this important -- and still so relevant -- history and culture.

Thank JM W
Reviewed 3 days ago

We hired a registered historian for our visit to the Battlefield. His name was George Newton and he has written a book on Artillery. He met us at the B&B where we were staying and drove our car. He has an incredible knowledge of the...More

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Lisa C
24 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
20 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
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