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Gettysburg National Military Park

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Address: 1195 Baltimore Pike (Route 97), Gettysburg, PA 17325-2804
Phone Number: 717-334-1124
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Activities: Driving
Description: Site of one of the bloodiest battles of the Civil War.
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A locale every American should visit

Touring the Battlefield over the Memorial Day Weekend was very poignant. There are several ways in which one can tour the Battlefield - self-guided, auto-CD tours, bus tours, etc.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
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White Oak, Pennsylvania
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White Oak, Pennsylvania
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Touring the Battlefield over the Memorial Day Weekend was very poignant. There are several ways in which one can tour the Battlefield - self-guided, auto-CD tours, bus tours, etc.

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Shrev
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

We took the bus tour one day & the guide was able to tell my husband where his ancestor was & with what unit.Then the self auto tour the next day, & we were able to walk right where his Confederate ancestor stood. Remarkable.

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Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

This has to be the best Civil War site in the country and to really see it forget the self guides and audio tours. Spend the money for a Licensed Battlefield Guide to make the trip truly worthwhile. We extended the standard two hour trip into over 5 hours and came away with a fantastic appreciation of the incredible struggle... More 

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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23 attraction reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

What a beautiful visitor's center! The employees are very helpful. They will explain what to do and what to see based on your interests. I highly recommend the movie and cyclorama - its only $12 per person. The cyclorama is a 360 degree painting of the battle of Gettysburg as if you were standing in the middle. It's an unbelievable... More 

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Traverse City, Michigan
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110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

History come alive. So many gave so much for what they believed in. You can feel it as you drive into town. Love coming to Gettysburg and walking straight into the past.

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Providence, Rhode Island
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54 reviews 54 reviews
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

This was my second trip here. I enjoyed the historic park the first time but didn't get to see everything. This time I took the free Ranger guided tours. I learned so much from the Rangers and they were able to point out where things happened (instead of me trying to guess where to learn during the CD tour), they... More 

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North Carolina
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

We hired one of the guides to take us around, since we'd heard this was the best way to see "everything". I am very glad we did this, because to say that the battlegrounds are overwhelming would be an understatement. I am sure we'd have missed a lot had we not had a guide, and even with a guide, I'm... More 

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Joplin, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

What a wonderful experience, Gettysburg on Memorial Day weekend. We hired one of the car guides, which I highly recommend. He spent 2 hours with us, explaining in detail some of the events of the battle. Just wish we'd had more time.

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Washington
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

We've visited the park at least six times over the past five years. I've brought my entire extended family here and have seen the changes initiated to the park, some good, some less so, in my opinion. First, the positives - I've visited battlefields and war memorials all over the world and Gettysburg is the best organized and administered park... More 

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Nazareth, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Great history. The grounds are exceptionally well maintained. Tour guides are friendly and well versed. Easy car access to sites.

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