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Gettysburg National Military Park

1195 Baltimore Pike (Route 97), Gettysburg, PA 17325-2804
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Ranked #1 of 36 attractions in Gettysburg
Type: Battlefields, Historic Sites, National Parks, Monuments/ Statues, Cemeteries, Tourist/ Visitor Centers
Activities: Driving
Description: Site of one of the bloodiest battles of the Civil War.
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

Its very beautiful, but very sad knowing what happened there. we took a lot of pictures and we went there at night around 9 p.m. and walked a little there. we took a picture at one of the homes there and we did get a lot of orbs .These are spirits from the Civil War.

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Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

Excellent experience. Museum, video, cyclorama, and 2 hour battlefield tour with a very informative guide -$36 each! Amazing value. We spent 6 hours engrossed in the Gettysburg history, having only intended to stay for 2 hours. I would recommend this tour/experience to young and old

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Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
5 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

Spent several hours here. See the movie, diorama and museum. Several different ways to experience the battlefield.

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Franklin, Massachusetts
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52 reviews 52 reviews
20 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

I've always, always wanted go here. Sometimes dream trips don't live up to their expectations, but this not the case here. Truly majestic, deeply touching, a hallowed ground. Park is maintained in a way that is very accessible--terrific for hiking and biking, but also has auto accessibility. Go here. Also, read "The Killer Angels" before going--it brings it alive!

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Pella, Iowa
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

This is our third trip to Gettysburg, but this was the first extended stay, and without the kids. It can be done in one day with our blitz crew, but two days was better, and now I still have some time to kill to hit some extras. It's helpful to do some research in advance, but if you can take... More

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New Jersey
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105 reviews 105 reviews
65 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

We only visited for the day so maybe that was the problem but there just didnt seem to be much to do. We stopped at the visitor's center for a map and followed the audio tour route. Maybe nobody told us where all the cool stuff happens. We contemplated staying later to do one of the paid ghost tours but... More

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Tempe, Arizona
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

The museum had a great collection of artifacts. You really should make sure to see the movie. It is very informative without being gory. The cyclorama is an incredible piece of artwork.

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212 reviews 212 reviews
98 attraction reviews
139 helpful votes 139 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW via mobile

We took our 11 year old grandson to see the battlefield. He loved it. All the monuments and canyons were his favorite things. He can't wait to go back again

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Richmond, Kentucky
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94 reviews 94 reviews
34 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

I will not reiterate everything that has already been stated in other reviews. This place speaks for itself. We did the $30 per person for the movie, cyclorama, and 2 hour bus tour and it was worth every cent. Our guide was so knowledgeable, efficient, and friendly. Even if you are not a history buff, you will enjoy this hallowed... More

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Upstate NY
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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

As far as I'm concerned, the battlefields of Gettysburg are the most moving and humbling place on Earth. One can truly feel the spirits of the souls lost on this hallowed ground. Its contradictory existence as a beautiful landscape while the site of a bloody battle is powerful. Great to walk the fields early in the morning, when you are... More

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