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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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Truly worth the trip, the kids had fun while learning about History. We drove around the battlefield stopping to look at the monuments, and climb the observation towers, I would... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 26, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

Truly worth the trip, the kids had fun while learning about History. We drove around the battlefield stopping to look at the monuments, and climb the observation towers, I would recommend buying the cd, and follow the route as you go.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

We did this drive-through park on a sunny winter day with few other cars around. Despite the cd directions being mostly clear, we did manage to end up going the wrong way a few times, and there are a few vagaries on the cd. Best to do the museum film and visit first, as it will help you understand where... More 

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West Buxton, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

We drove around the battlefield and stopped at the monuments. Purchased the CD for our car and it was very helpful and would recommend it if you plan to drive around on your own

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015 via mobile

We stopped at museum and then went on to take driving tour. I highly recommend this order if you are interested but not knowledgable about battle. Very interesting.

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Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015 via mobile

Apparently thousands of trees were downed so people didn't have to imagine what the fields were like. I guess the killing will never stop in Gettysburg.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Many ask why would anyone want to visit a battlefield. It really is a learning experience for young & old . I have been the Gettysburg National Military Park, a number of times, at different times of the year. While physically uncomfortable to visit in early July 3-4 when Gettysburg War was fought, the heat & humidity, added to the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

We purchased an audio tour from the book store at the Visitor's Center and took the auto tour on our own. We listened to the cd in our vehicle and got out of our vehicle at all of the stops to explore and take pictures. We had our dogs with us and it was no problem to have them walking... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

I've been to the battle field in the summer and winter months and both times are equally somber yet beautiful times. Definitely a must see while in Gettysburg.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

My husband and I visited over Valentine's Day weekend. It was definitely low season in Gettysburg, which was wonderful because there weren't any crowds. We wanted to do a battlefield tour, but there weren't any on the Friday we were there. So, we decided to hire a personal guide. THis was $65 (only $5 more than it would have cost... More 

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Bahamas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I have always been interested in the Civil War and to visit Gettysburg helped to paint a better picture of what took place. It is a somber place yet it is beautiful and peaceful at the same time. Due to time or the lack of it, I had to skip areas so would definitely go back to complete the tour.

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